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Equipment Attendant (Athletic Equipment Attendant II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Athletics, Temporary, Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University.  Currently, there are 18 sport programs, approximately 550 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department.  The offices include the following:  The Aztec Club/Development, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, External Corporate Sales, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.

The employing unit, Athletic Equipment Services (AES), has within its scope of responsibilities the operation of an athletic equipment facility that receives, distributes, maintains, fabricates, launders, and repairs athletic equipment and supplies for team sports. AES also operates two other equipment rooms that are maintained to service three sports beyond the main equipment area.  Athletic equipment includes, but is not limited to, all equipment, apparel, and gear provided to varsity teams sponsored by the Department of Athletics.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Athletic Equipment Services, the Athletic Equipment Attendant has the primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination of all logistical activities related to all assigned men and women’s sports teams, receipt and distribution of athletic equipment and supplies, laundering, and maintenance of inventory records. This position is responsible for assisting in the enforcement of NCAA, university, conference, and State policies and procedures as they relate to the athletic equipment facility. The position regularly acts as a liaison between the department and student-athletes.  This position must work closely with all team sports contacts to resolve problems and/or issues arising in the day-to-day operations of the department. The incumbent often makes independent decisions by evaluating and establishing work priorities under pressure and demands of constant deadlines.  

Duties may be reassigned intermittently depending on department needs, deadlines, and workload.  Frequent travel, variable work schedules, weekend work, and/or overtime are required.  Work involving game-day events may require split shifts (i.e., 8am-noon, 6-10pm).

For more information regarding the department of Athletics, click here.

Full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2023, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.

Education and Experience

One year of experience which would provide adequate training for supervising the equipment and supply services in a college athletic program.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more years of experience at an NCAA school or professional sports organization performing duties as an athletics equipment room attendant.  
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with inventory tracking software such as (or similar).

Specialized Skills

  • The incumbent is required to have the physical ability to lift materials and supplies weighing up to 70 pounds per package (boxes, bags, etc.). 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, emphasis in Excel.
  • Must have initiative, good judgment, and the ability to efficiently perform duties and responsibilities with a minimum level of supervision. 
  • The Athletic Equipment Attendant is expected to exercise professional, courteous behavior, good judgment, and good customer service when interacting with student-athletes, staff, coaches, visitors, and coworkers.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required

AEMA certified or certifiable within eleven months of hire.  Possession of or ability to obtain an American Red Cross First Aid Certificate.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,334 per month. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,120- $4,840 per month. 

 SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

 Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on August 5, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by August 4, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Rachael Stalmann at

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