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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 702H
Category: Recreation & Athletics


Supervise total operation and maintenance of a major sports or recreational activity equipment room; responsible for fittings, adjusting, modification, maintenance, repair, requisitioning, receipt issuance, and accountability of athletic garments and equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by total responsibility for acquisition, upkeep and maintenance of all athletic equipment within a large, centralized recreational facility, or for a major sports program such as football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, gymnastics, track, skiing, rowing, la Crosse, etc. Responsible for the skilled selection and fitting of athletic equipment for prevention of injury to the athlete. Supervise and participate in the requisition, receiving, storing, issuing, testing, fitting, maintenance, repair, and surveying of sports uniforms, equipment, and accessories. Supervise the operation of equipment rooms, locker rooms, and laundry facilities.

Typical Work

Select, train, supervise, and schedule staff in total sports program; provide skilled instruction on use and application of various athletic equipment; assist high schools in modification of gear to accommodate injury and post-injury conditions;

Determine annual athletic equipment needs; review requirements with directors/head coaches and assist in budget requests;

Direct inventories, identify shortages and submit requisitions for new or replacement athletic equipment and protective garments;

Supervise fittings and fit uniforms and protective equipment; fit shoes, making adjustments; custom fit and alter shoulder pads to individual body structure; fit helmets to size and shape of the head to aid the prevention of injury to athletes; modify equipment for previously injured athletes;

Assist coaches and recreation supervisors in establishing amounts, types, and quality of required athletic equipment for academic year; may travel with varsity football team and has personnel present for all home events (including weekends and evenings) to provide athletic equipment and services;

Make reports of inventory, staff activities, games operations, and recommended policy changes;

Supervise and participate in inspection of uniforms and accessories for wear and damage; sew and mend, re-stitch shoes, replace cleats, re-rivet helmets, replace cups and epaulets on shoulder pads, re-stitch gym mats and make other repairs to equipment and uniforms;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

College Degree in Physical Education;


Three years of full-time experience in athletic equipment room operations.

Examination Requirements

  • A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability, and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class: 9-14-73
Revise Title & Class: 1-18-74
Revised new class code: (formerly 4171) effective July 1, 2007