Sports Scorekeeper/Timekeeper

Town of Blacksburg   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Sports and Recreation / Fitness
Posted on January 7, 2022
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General Definition of Work

This position is responsible for keeping score of scheduled athletic games and programs. A high level of independent judgment is essential for the function of this position and a thorough knowledge of current VHSL rules and regulations for each sport. This position will also perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Hours: Weekends and Nights

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Score keep at sporting events, games, or competitions.
  • Keep track of event times, including game times and elapsed time during game segments, starting or stopping play when necessary.
  • Report to regulating organizations regarding sporting activities, complaints made, and actions taken or needed such as fines or other disciplinary actions.
  •  Confer with other sporting officials, coaches, players, and facility managers in order to provide information, coordinate activities, and discuss problems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Communication skills. Scorekeepers must have good communication skills because they inform coaches, athletes, and spectators when needed for different time/score events.
Good vision. Scorekeepers must have good vision to view officials, etc., from the sidelines.
Teamwork. Because many scorers work in groups to keep score of a game, the ability to cooperate and come to a mutual decision is essential.
 
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and moderate knowledge of officiating sport(s).

Special Requirements
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a satisfactory driving record.
 

Physical Requirements

Good vision, stamina and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

No benefits are available for this position.