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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Y0015 / Chain Crew Member
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 05

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Holds and moves the yard markers at 1st and 10 yard intervals. Marks "downs" to include current yard line as well as closest line. Works all Lobo football home games.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Hold yardage markers at first and ten yard intervals.
  2. Track and monitor "down" system.
  3. Track and log all team penalties.
  4. Assist officials with spot related fouls.
  5. Keep track of official footballs during the games, ensuring they are in playable condition.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED; no previous experience required. Certification/Licensure Licensed as a Football Official with the State of New Mexico High School Officials Association.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to read and calculate yardage and yard markers.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Knowledge of the game of football.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017