By Ray Hamill — With the local high school basketball season just six weeks away, there is a growing concern the season could be in jeopardy.
As of early October, the Six Rivers Basketball Officials Association assignor position remains vacant and local officials have described the situation as a “high priority issue right now.”
The association assignor is responsible for assigning officials to more than 400 high school games at varsity, JV and freshman levels.
And the problems for the local association don’t end there.
Harvey added to the roster of officials during his time in charge, but the association has lost a number of officials this offseason with less than 30 committing for the upcoming season.
“Our association has lost a number of veteran varsity officials who have either retired or are not returning,” one official told Humboldt Sports.
The SRBOA has reached out to the H-DNL for assistance, not just with the open assignor position but also in regard to mileage and the current local gas prices, which is also a concern for the association.
Officials travel four or five nights a week for games all across the County
Anyone interested in applying for the position of assignor can contact the SRBOA.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS
The Six Rivers Basketball Officials Association (SRBOA) is inviting applications for the position of Assignor.
The following is required:
— Familiarity with basketball – ability to assign referees to games at appropriate skill level.
— Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to correspond professionally via email and phone calls to schools, coaches, and official’s inquiries.
— High level of computer/technical knowledge –- utilizing scheduling software, e-mail program
— Have own internet connection, computer, and phone
— Basic accounting/bookkeeping knowledge
To apply, please submit a letter of interest as soon as possible with your contact information to:
PO BOX 5611
EUREKA, CA 95502-5611