Underdog is always looking for dynamic people to join our team of Sports Officials!

Underdog is always looking for dynamic people to join our team of Sports Officials!

Now Hiring

- Flag Football Referees

- Softball Umpires

- Kickball Umpires

- Event Staff


Underdog Sports is looking for sports passionate individuals with good customer service skills to join our high quality staff of sports officials, supervisors, and ambassadors.


What does it take to Work with Underdog Sports Leagues? 

  • Assertive enough to make tough calls and Confident enough to stand by them
  • Good with people and able to interact with players and fans professionally
  • Clear with your communication
  • Understand how to hustle and always be in good position
  • Drive to be the best sports official you can be, always improving your technique
  • View adult sports as Fun & Entertaining, not an all consuming idea
  • Good understanding of sports and rules
  • Strive to be a good ambassador for Underdog, you are the face of USL at leagues
  • Need to be able to be and do all of the above when it’s hot, sunny, raining, cold, windy, or snowy

This is a great way to earn extra income while having fun being involved with sports. You can also fit it in around your full-time job, college classes, parenting, or whatever you have going on in your life! 

We Train & Certify our own staff of Umpires & Referees.  No experience necessary but past officiating is a major plus.

Your past sports officiating experience is only as relevant as your ability to adapt to Underdog rules and procedures. 


On average, most officials get between 3-16 hours per week in the evenings and on Sundays.
We'll typically schedule you for 3 or more games per shift, not one game at a time.

We offer shifts mainly around the NE & SE Portland areas but some further around the Portland Metro area.


Applicant Qualifications: 
* Must be 18+ years of age 
* Must have reliable transportation to transport league gear
* Must be able to lift and carry 35 lbs of equipment 
* Good knowledge of general rules of the sport you want to work

Benefits for League Officials:

  • League Gear Provided
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Weeknight (after 6:00pm) and Weekend Shifts
  • Competitive Bi-Weekly Pay
  • Training System and Advancement Opportunities



Flag Football Referee

Join our 2-3 person Referee crews

Currently hiring for Wednesday availability

Sunday opportunities starting in late August


Softball Umpire

Both weeknight and Sunday opportunities


Kickball Umpire

Both weeknight and Sunday opportunities


Events/Leisure League Staff

Looking for the "life of the party" type of person that wants to talk to everyone they meet.  Upbeat, organized and energetic with a huge customer service approach is a must.

*** Underdog Staff are not permitted to play in officiated Underdog leagues ***



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  • Bowling
  • Cornhole
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Kickball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball