Athletic Equipment Manager

Job description


Provides equipment management and utility services in support a full range of athletic programs, physical education, and training. Maintains sports equipment inventory, locker rooms, sports courts, and related facilities in safe and clean status. Ensures cleanliness and workability of equipment, uniforms, clothing, and supplies.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Athletic Equipment Manager is the second and senior-level in a career path supporting physical education and athletic programs. The Athletic Equipment Manager requires competency in the fitting, care, and repair of athletic equipment for a full range of sports as well as a demonstrated ability to maintain inventory, to set up apparatus, and to assure cleanliness and security of locker, gymnasium, and related facilities and venues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:

  • Inspects, issues, and fits protective and injury prevention equipment to student athletes in compliance with manufacturer, intercollegiate, and District policies and specifications.
  • Prepares equipment and set up for physical education and athletic events. Determines needs, gathers equipment, assures working order, and sets up on-location according to faculty or coach instructions.
  • Sets up apparatus for sports venues and contests. Tests apparatus for working condition and safety. Loads and unloads equipment and supplies for off-site athletic events. Assists with setup and inspection of electronic timing and scoring apparatus.
  • Makes repairs and modifications to athletic equipment, apparatus, and uniforms. Applies manufacturers' specifications and conditions when making repairs.
  • Maintains and provides security for locker rooms, showers, restrooms, offices and other assigned areas in a clean and sanitary condition. Sweeps and mops floors, cleans mirrors and washes basins.
  • Cleans and disinfects locker room walking and other surfaces. Performs other custodial maintenance duties as needed.
  • Maintains training areas. Ensures that facilities are locked securely when assigned schedule is completed.
  • Checks out equipment to students, staff and athletic participants. Issues towels, PE clothing, athletic game gear and equipment. Washes and re-issues laundry. Keeps appropriate records and notifies coaches and instructors of students have received.
  • Receives and verifies shipments of equipment and supplies. Maintains and documents levels and conducts periodic inventory of equipment and supplies. Determines equipment and supply needs based on established standards and recommends purchases.
  • May assist coaches with support in areas such as preparing class lists and team rosters, locating student information, receiving and processing forms, etc.
  • May oversee and/or coordinate student help for oversight of training rooms during open times for student use and scheduled times for athletic teams.
  • Maintains, repairs, and replaces sports equipment and apparatus. Orders equipment from established vendors.
  • May drive a van to take student athletes to athletic venues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Qualifications and Physical Demands

The position requires basic knowledge of the policies and procedures connected with physical education, athletics, and use of training facilities. Requires working knowledge of athletic equipment fitting, safety, and repair. Requires basic knowledge of sporting event rules, venue layouts, and procedures. Requires familiarity with safety rules and procedures, in particular those relating to blood borne pathogens and chemical hazards. Requires working knowledge of proper first aid procedures. Requires knowledge of custodial and laundry procedures to ensure sanitation of environments. Requires basic knowledge of and skill at using a personal computer and common office productivity applications for inventory, research, and communications. Requires sufficient human relations skill to serve customers and work productively with coaches and students.

Requires the ability to independently perform the duties of the position. Requires ability to operate all of the equipment of the position in a safe manner. Requires the ability to fit helmets, pads, braces, and other equipment according to manufacturer specifications and physician, coach, and trainer instructions. Requires ability to prioritize and coordinate work in order to meet class, event, practice, and contest schedules. Requires ability to maintain awareness to health risks associated with body fluids. Requires ability to instruct others in the use of equipment and apparatus. Must have the ability to work varying work shifts.

Education and Experience:
The position requires an Associate's degree in physical education, participation in interscholastic athletics, and one year of experience in a collegiate athletic equipment environment. Alternatively a high school diploma and three years of experience and certification for student athlete equipment management may be accepted. Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the required equivalent qualifications for this position.

Licenses and Certificates:
Requires a valid driver license. Requires a valid First Aid and CPR cards. Requires Equipment Managers Certification from the Athletic Equipment Managers Association.

Physical Abilities:
Incumbent is required to perform work of an active nature, requiring sufficient physical stamina to carry out duties. Requires auditory ability to project voice to a small group. Position involves periods of extended standing plus light to medium work including stooping, kneeling and carrying and lifting of light to medium weight materials (10 to 50 pounds). Requires the ability to lift weights in excess of 50 pounds on an occasional basis. Requires normal hand-eye and arm, hand, finger dexterity sufficient to operate power and hand tools. Requires visual acuity sufficient to read MSDS and equipment operating instructions.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed indoors and outdoors where safety considerations exist from physical labor and exposure to blood-borne pathogens and septic conditions. Conditions of Employment

This is a regular, full-time, 12 month per year position. The normal hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Coast Community College District, through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees. Additional Information

ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310 (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:

  1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  2. A current resume (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  3. A cover letter providing evidence and examples that show experience, knowledge, abilities and education to meet the requirements of the position (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  4. Answers to all supplemental questions (please provide clear and thorough responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, or put "see resume" or "N/A").
Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

Disability Accommodations:
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

  1. All online applications and required materials received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  2. Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is required that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.
  3. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more 50,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.




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Posted: 2/25/2019
Application Due: 3/31/2019
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