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Field Supervisor Jul. 19 2017| 7.2 MB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer
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Field Supervisor for FIRST Robotics Competition is a Key Volunteer position. They supervise field assembly and disassembly in collaboration with the FIRST Technical Advisor. This is a critical role in the competition as they direct activity on the field to ensure efficient execution of the matches, maintain the pace of the event, and smooth flow of match play. Field Supervisors work in collaboration with the FIRST Technical Advisor.

*Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement prior to start of service.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in training opportunities offered by FIRST
  • Supervise field constructions in collaboration with the FIRST Technical Advisor
  • Direct field reset process
  • Facilitate adherence to match timing
  • Monitor placement of robots on field
  • Promote and monitor the safety of volunteers and team members
  • Collaborate with Lead Queuer, Game Announcer, Emcee and FTA to monitor and set/adjust game pace
  • Conduct volunteer training for and supervise Field Assembly/Disassembly and Field Repair/Reset volunteers at event
  • Obtain a radio from event management office to keep aware of event information and issues, return it to office at end of day 
  • May be required to attend daily morning meeting conducted by Event Manager/Coordinator

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience required; including understanding of event match cycles
  • Team experience ideal; Team match participation preferred
  • Must be post-high school or equivalent (minimum age of 19 at time of service)
  • Knowledge of the competition game and rules
  • Construction experience helpful
  • General knowledge of robot construction is a plus
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and move about playing field

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event Training calls
  • Setup Day
  • Practice Day (if applicable)
  • Minimum 3 full day commitment

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.

Training

    Field Supervisor Trainer: Paul George

    Training Conference Calls: Coming soon

    *An invitation to join the Box.com folder will be sent via email by the Trainer/FIRST Headquarters

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: FIRST Technical Advisor provides support and advice during the event

 

* Must read and comply with the FIRST Code of Conduct