TITLE Athletics Equipment Attendent
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5525
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Department Head, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, McQueary College of Health and Human Services
The Athletic Equipment Attendant performs varied athletic equipment stores work including issuing, storing, maintaining, and repairing of athletic equipment used in classroom instruction or available to students, faculty, and other authorized individuals utilizing the exercise/recreation facilities. The Attendant maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies stored in the equipment room and accurate records of equipment issued to authorized persons. The Athletic Equipment Attendant performs preventive maintenance functions on athletic, exercise, and recreation equipment.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.
Experience: At least one year of experience in stores keeping or a related area is required, preferably in a recreational or athletic facility, such as the Family Y, Park Board, Boys/Girls Clubs.
Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Mechanical aptitude in the use of small hand tools, is preferred.
Effort: Must be able to lift and transport equipment, furniture, and materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides essential classroom support for academic instruction by issuing required individual athletic equipment to students enrolled in classes which may involve sizing students for items such as fencing jackets, erecting and/or setting up athletic equipment such as goals, netting, floor mats, and tape recorders or similar audio equipment, ensuring that athletic equipment used for instruction is available in the assigned classroom as required, and checking returned equipment for damage or wear and repairing it within the capability to do so.
2. Ensures accountability of athletic equipment by keeping a continuous inventory of all equipment and supplies stored in the respective equipment rooms, maintaining accurate records of equipment issued to students, faculty, and other authorized individuals, sending overdue notices to borrowers who fail to return equipment, submitting grade encumbrances to the records office as appropriate, and advising department administrators when issued equipment is not returned or replaced.
3. Provides a service to students, faculty, and other authorized individuals utilizing the exercise/recreation facilities by assigning lockers, issuing combination locks and clean towels, repairing damaged lockers and locks within the capability to do so or replacing damaged locks, and maintaining the general cleanliness of the locker area.
4. Supervises equipment storage areas and an assigned locker room during periods of time when single sex participants may be changing clothes and/or showering.
5. Assists in the preparation for subsequent classroom instruction by preparing a final inventory of equipment in each sport with an accurate status of its condition and any shortages, advising the appropriate instructor regarding the status of equipment, and providing the departmental administrator with purchase order information for instructional equipment and supplies required for the approaching semester(s).
6. Assists in the proper accountability of University property and equipment assigned to the department by conducting annual property and equipment inventories of all items assigned to the department.
7. Provides a measure of safety and security for students, faculty, and other authorized individuals utilizing the exercise/recreation facilities by monitoring access to the locker room area and enforcing University policies regarding authorized use of the facilities.
8. Maintains exercise equipment, such as weight machines, in an operational condition by performing appropriate preventive maintenance services, including oiling gears, pulleys and associated moving parts, checking cables and replacing worn or damaged parts, and contacting servicing vendors for repairs beyond the attendant's capability to perform.
9. Reduces the likelihood for damage to equipment assigned to the department by demonstrating the proper use of the equipment, which includes operation of electronic scoreboards.
10. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
11. Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Athletic Equipment Attendant receives supervision from the immediate supervisor and generally exercises no supervision of others.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JULY 2018