5520 Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist


TITLE Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Director of Athletics

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Athletics


The Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist performs varied athletics equipment stores work (including issuing, storing, maintaining, and repairing athletics equipment used in intercollegiate athletics), maintenance and laundering of practice and competitive gear, and preparation of athletic venues. The Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies stored in the equipment room and accurate records of equipment issued to authorize persons. The Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist performs preventive maintenance functions on athletics equipment. The Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist presents coaching staff with suggestions of equipment that is needed and should be ordered for their respective sports.


Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.

Experience: Two semesters experience as a team manager or student equipment attendant at the college level or one year of experience in stores-keeping, preferably in a recreational or athletics facility, is required.

Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with student-athletes, coaching staff, and other authorized personnel 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. Computer proficiency is preferred.

Certification: Must be certified by the American Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) or obtain certification within 12 months of hire.

License: A valid driver's license is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and transport equipment, furniture, and materials weighing up to 80 pounds. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Other: Evening and weekend work is required. Must be available to work flexible hours in order to attend on campus athletics events.


1. Provides essential support for intercollegiate athletics by issuing required individual athletics equipment to student-athletes involved in athletics programs which may involve sizing students for athletics equipment and checking returned equipment for damage or wear and repairing it within the capability to do so.

2. Assures that athletics gear is clean and available for both practice and competition by laundering practice and competitive gear.

3. Assists with event administration by preparing venues as assigned (i.e. the softball field), ensuring equipment is available in assigned venues as required, and setting up various equipment (goals, netting, audio-visual equipment, etc.) as needed.

4. Ensures accountability of athletics equipment by keeping a continuous inventory of all equipment and supplies stored in the respective equipment rooms, maintaining accurate records of equipment issued to student-athletes, athletics staff, 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 isn't returned or replaced.

5. Provides a service to student-athletes, athletics staff, and other authorized individuals utilizing the athletic 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.

6. Assists in the preparation for subsequent athletics seasons by preparing a final inventory of equipment in each sport with an accurate status of its condition and any shortages, advising the appropriate personnel regarding the status of equipment, and providing the departmental administrator with purchase order information for athletics equipment and supplies required for subsequent seasons.

7. 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.

8. Provides a measure of safety and security for student-athletes, athletics staff personnel, and other authorized individuals utilizing the athletics facilities by monitoring access to the locker room area and enforcing University policies regarding authorized use of the facilities.

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 and other audio/visual equipment utilized by the Athletics Department.

10. Abides by and complies with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Missouri Valley Conference rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the University, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department and reports any concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines or policies to the Director of Athletics or the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance.

11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

13. Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Athletics Equipment Stores Specialist is supervised by the Associate Director of Athletics.




Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job

Level 2 - 100 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills

Level 2 - 350 Points: General mechanical or technical aptitude and a general knowledge of, and experience in, a skill, craft, or trade. A general ability to understand procedures, operations, and/or operate basic equipment, that typically require some previous experience or training is required. Jobs at this level typically require at least one and up to two years of related experience for successful performance.

Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility

Level 1 - 25 Points: No responsibility for the work of others. Limited responsibility for expenses, purchases, or inventory.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 2 - 50 Points: Specific guidelines and established routines exist, but some judgment in applying guidelines and deviating from standards must be exercised. The number and similarity of guidelines and work situations requires the employee to use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines, references, and procedures for application and in making minor deviations to adapt guidelines in specific cases. At this level, the employee may also determine which of several alternatives to use. Situations to which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or significant proposed deviations from the guidelines are referred to a supervisor.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 3 - 100 Points: The purpose is to advise or counsel students, coworkers, or the general public, or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals and where relationships are generally cooperative. Contacts are moderately structured and routine.

Factor 6: Work Environment

Level 3 - 70 Points: The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as operating heavy machinery or dangerous equipment, or frequent exposure to hazardous materials. Alternatively, the work area may be subject to environmental discomfort such as poor ventilation. Loud noises, and/or extremes of heat or cold. The work often requires wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable. The nature of the work environment may produce moderate levels of stress.

Factor 7: Physical Demands

Level 3 - 100 Points: Work requires continuous moderate with some strenuous physical exertion including standing, climbing, crawling, and regular lifting of objects over 50 pounds.

Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources

Level 2 - 40 Points: Jobs at this level might require frequent but routine responsibility for facility security, public safety, equipment, or money.

Factor 9: Complexity

Level 1 - 100 Points: The work consists of tasks that are clear-cut and directly related. There is little or no choice to be made in deciding what needs to be done. The actions to be taken are usually easy to discern and unambiguous, otherwise the employee requests assistance from a supervisor. Work is performed as it arrives or in an order set by someone else. The work can be learned relatively quickly.