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Job Standard for Athletic Equipment Manager

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Athletic Equipment Manager Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 02650
  • Pay Grade: G
  • FLSA Status: Non Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Athletics
  • Function: Athletic Services


To issue, retrieve, inventory, and repair equipment and clothing for various athletic, recreation, or physical education activities; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: sports equipment and clothing used in at least two major sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, gymnastics, and track and field. Some knowledge of supervisory practices.

Experience: adjusting and repairing sports equipment; following written and oral instructions; maintaining inventory records and applying inventory control procedures; laundering and maintaining various types of athletic clothing. Some positions require the ability to lift athletic equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to assess customer needs, meeting quality standards for services.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas and actively look for ways to help people
  • Knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Athletic Equipment Manager must:

  • Issues, delivers, and retrieves equipment and protective clothing for various sports to individuals, teams, faculty, and coaches; recommends changes in policies and procedures regarding distribution of equipment and clothing; maintains inventories and records and prepares shortage reports; prepares equipment and clothing for travel and home games; contacts other schools to coordinate availability or rental of equipment; analyzes equipment serviceability and performance and advises coaches and staff; estimates cost of equipment and clothing and recommends purchase; may monitor budget balances and advise coaching staff; may prepare equipment purchase requests; acts as liaison with purchasing department, sporting goods dealers, and staff; coordinates purchase of awards for athletes.
  • Cleans, maintains, and repairs equipment and protective clothing; launders athletic clothing according to fabric and care requirements; supervises students in assembly and disassembly of equipment; installs, services, and redesigns athletic equipment and machines; uses hand tools to repair equipment.
  • Interviews and hires assistants; trains assistants and evaluates their performance; organizes daily work schedules and follows up on work progress.

35% of Time the Athletic Equipment Manager

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Athletic Equipment Manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Employees in these positions are required to work irregular shifts depending on the season and scheduling of various athletic and sports events. These positions involve standing or walking up to three hours at a time. Incumbents interact with various individuals such as student athletes, coaches, vendors, and the public.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Athletic Equipment Manager

Career Path

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, Other professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.