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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, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Athletic Equipment Services (AES), 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).

Compliance with all NCAA, conference, and San Diego State University rules, policies, and procedures is of paramount importance.  All position responsibilities should be carried out in full compliance with all such rules and regulations.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2024 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.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department 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 nineteen 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.

For more information regarding the Athletics department, click here.

Education and Experience

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

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one or more years of experience at an NCAA school or professional sports organization performing duties as an athletics equipment room attendant is preferred.  
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with inventory tracking software such as SportSoft (or similar).
  • Ability to move 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/Certifications Required

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

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,834 per month. 

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.

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: $3,338 - $5,179 per month. 

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community. 

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.  For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on March 2, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by March 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

CSU Vaccine Policy: The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable. 

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 and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Rachael Stalmann at

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