Athletic Equipment Specialist/Driver

Saddleback College

Irvine, CA

ID: 7195260 (Ref.No. REQ11615)
Posted: November 20, 2023

Job Description


Athletic Equipment Specialist/Driver

Job Category:


Job Opening Date:

November 20, 2023

Job Closing Date:

December 07, 2023


Irvine Valley College

Work Location:

Irvine, CA


School of Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics

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Work Days:

Monday - Friday

Work Hours:

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Starting salary at $2,440 per month

Required Documents:

Resume and Cover Letter required

Job Description:

C.S.E.A. Classified Bargaining Unit Salary Range 121
Must apply by 11:59 p.m. on 12/06/2023 to be considered for this position.

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Under general supervision from assigned management staff, performs a variety of duties related to fitting, issuing, repairing, maintaining and storing athletic and physical education uniforms, equipment and supplies; oversees and maintains the locker room; prepares and maintains related records and reports; sets up equipment for athletic events; and drives athletes and equipment to away athletic games.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Issue and collect athletic and physical education uniforms, lockers and equipment; inspect equipment and materials for proper condition upon return; work closely with athletes for the proper fitting of helmets, pads and uniforms to ensure comfort and safety; following proper procedure holds transcript of any student who does not return college property and releases transcript when property is returned.

Launder, sort, fold and store athletic uniforms, towels and equipment; mend and alter uniforms; mark identification number on equipment and uniforms.

Participate in the ordering, maintenance, and inventory of clothing, materials and equipment; serve as liaison between coaches, physical education instructors and sales representatives to ensure ordering the best quality uniforms, equipment and instructional supplies; at competitive prices according to budget and timelines; store materials according to standard procedures.

Repair and maintain a variety of athletic and physical education equipment including helmets, shoes, shoulder pads, gloves, spikes, blocking sleds, tackling machines, pitching machines, tennis machines, and weight machines; replace basketball, volleyball and tennis nets; lube weight machine cables and pulleys; re-upholster weight benches; schedule major repairs on equipment as necessary.

Answer telephones and respond to inquiries and requests for information regarding athletic and physical education programs or events; assist in resolving complaints or problems regarding equipment, uniforms, lost items and other issues.

Issue lockers to students and staff; assist with combination problems; change locker combinations at end of each semester; sanitize, clean and repair lockers.

Set up required equipment for athletic and physical education events; work closely with coaches and instructors to make sure events run smoothly; work with pool maintenance to replace lane lines, diving boards and starting blocks as needed; prepare tennis courts for matches; break down and inventory equipment after each event.

Drive athletes and various athletic equipment to games and events; prepare, pack and unload uniforms and equipment; schedule transportation for teams as necessary.

Serve as liaison with coaching staff, department personnel, and maintenance departments; respond to a variety of inquiries; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner

Open and secure locker room; resolve problems and ensure safety; respond to accidents in locker room as needed; clean equipment room; sweep floors; mop shower room, empty trash receptacles; secure equipment.

Schedule and train game workers for assigned sporting events; perform game management duties as necessary.

As assigned, participate in monitoring and preparing assigned budget; assist in cost estimates; assist in monitoring and controlling expenditures of allocated funds.

Perform related duties as required.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Methods and procedures used to fit, launder, repair, maintain, inventory and store a variety of athletic uniforms.

Techniques and procedures used to repair, maintain, inventory and store athletic and physical education equipment and machinery.

Various physical education and athletic programs offered at a community college.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Basic janitorial and housekeeping practices.

Operational characteristics of cleaning equipment and materials.

Basic rules for athletic events.

Basic mathematical principles.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Basic office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.

Ability to:

Work closely with athletes for the proper fitting of uniforms according to recognized safety standards.

Stock, receive, mark, issue, collect, inventory and store athletic and physical education equipment and uniforms.

Set up, repair and maintain a variety of athletic and physical education equipment.

Operate various equipment including washers, dryers and sewing machines used in the maintenance of uniforms and supplies.

Prepare and maintain accurate, orderly and timely records and reports.

Work cooperatively with other college departments and outside agencies.

Drive athletes and various athletic equipment to games and events.

Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the rules and requirements of a variety of sports and physical education.


One year of increasingly responsible experience in the repair and maintenance of athletic uniforms and equipment.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability.

Preferred: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Athletic Equipment Manager certification issued by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association.


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; work with a variety of athletic equipment; exposure to noise, dust, unpleasant odors, and inclement weather conditions. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an indoor/outdoor environment; walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.

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Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Important: You must complete your application for a posting by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, by the deadline, along with any required documents, in order to be considered for the position.

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At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.