Athletic Equipment Specialist

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Purpose of Classification:

Coordinates activities involved with distribution, maintenance, collection and ordering of athletic equipment for all university sport teams.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from the first level, Athletic Equipment Attendant, in that it supervises student equipment attendants. Incumbents in this classification are required to maintain a flexible work schedule in order to accommodate evening and weekend sporting events. Incumbents are required to travel periodically.

Example of Duties:

  • Coordinates activities of subordinates.
  • Monitors issuance of uniforms to team coaches or individual athletes; maintains accurate records and files regarding equipment check out.
  • Stores and packs sporting equipment appropriately when not in use.
  • Monitors daily maintenance of equipment which includes laundering, repair and general upkeep of equipment.
  • Coordinates student workers in performance of athletic equipment maintenance duties.
  • Participates in athletic equipment purchases; orders equipment according to department procedures; checks in equipment upon delivery to verify receipt.
  • Monitors maintenance of machines used in equipment maintenance; performs minor repairs and preventative maintenance and/or arranges for repairs as necessary.
  • Travels to athletic games as assigned to perform equipment maintenance responsibilities.
  • Prepares equipment for distribution such as stamping names or numbers on equipment in order to track it.
  • Assists with fitting athletic equipment to individual athletes.
  • Coordinates the preparation of facilities for intercollegiate athletic team practices and contests.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of athletic equipment maintenance and management.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Skill in fitting athletic equipment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years athletic equipment maintenance and management experience; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
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