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Match Observer - DC Power FC

United Soccer League - Part Time
Washington · DC
Player Operations: Team Administration/Operations
United Soccer League 
Job Title:  Match Observer - 1099
Position Type: 1099 Independent Contractor – In Person Duties 
Location: Washington, DC 
1099 Payment: $100 stipend for each approved match observation 
Overview of the United Soccer League (USL)
The United Soccer League (USL) is the heartbeat of American soccer. Impacting more than 200 communities across the United States, the USL is the first and only soccer organization in the United States to build a youth-to-professional pathway for both men and women within one ecosystem. That structure includes three professional leagues: USL Super League (women), USL Championship (men), and USL League One (men); two pre-professional leagues: USL League Two (men) and the USL W League (women); and two youth platforms: USL Academy and USL Youth.
Authentic, vital, and exciting, the USL is dedicated to providing an inclusive and memorable soccer experience for players, fans, and communities across our growing "soccer nation."
Position Purpose
The United Soccer League is seeking a Match Observer (MO) who can represent the USL in a professional and impartial manner in each respective market. The Match Observer is responsible for documenting and reporting club match day procedures and operations, as well as making note of any violations of league guidelines. The MO will also document adherence to competition guidelines from both teams, and report any instances of irresponsible behavior from players, coaches, and staff, both on and off the field.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Evaluate matches during the regular season (August-June) as determined by the USL and any playoff matches if applicable.
  • Effectively record and report any minimum standards violations to USL team members.
  • Inspect the venue for league and federation compliance.
  • Document safety and security incidents and make note of potential liabilities.
  • Document location and environment conditions of league broadcast equipment.
  • Keep teams accountable in meeting professional standards.
  • Record and report any potential disciplinary incidents.
  • Adhere to local rules/guidelines on public safety, e.g., wearing a mask or face covering, temperature checks, and social distancing.

  • Knowledge of soccer is required.
  • Coaching or administrative background in soccer is preferred.
  • Able to handle highly confidential material and information that could have substantial impact upon the organization.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and meet strict league deadlines.
  • Flexible work schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be fluent in English; written and verbal.
  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Must live within 50 miles of designated market. 
  • Must have U.S. work authorization.
Important Information for Independent Contractors: 
  • Match Observers will receive a set amount of $100 USD per successfully observed match.
  • As a Match Observer Independent Contractor, you are not considered an employee of USL. Rather, you will function as a vendor to perform match observation.
  • Must evaluate (10-12) matches during the regular season (August-June) as determined by the USL and any playoff matches if applicable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Are you at least 21 years of age?

  2. Do you live within 50 miles of the designated market?

  3. Do you have a coaching or administrative background in soccer?

  4. Are you a Season Ticket Member for any USL clubs? If so, which one(s)?

  5. Are you legally authorized to work, including 1099 services, in the United States for our Company?

  6. Do you now, or will you in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status, etc.) to work, including 1099 services, legally for our Company in the United States?