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Facility Assistant and Equipment Manager

Department: Athletics & Recreational Services Effective Date:
August 17, 2009
Grade:

USG 4/5

40 hr./wk

Reports to: Facility Manager

General Accountability

This position is accountable to the Facility Manager for the achievement of program objectives through functions related to the operation of the Physical Activities Complex and the Columbia Icefield Equipment Centre, and arena. Performance of specific athletic equipment services and other assigned facility support services is necessary to create suitable and safe environments for internal and external users of the facilities.

Nature and Scope

The Facility  Assistant reports directly to the Facility Manager.  In addition, the incumbent interfaces directly with other department supervisory positions especially the Interuniversity Coordinators and the Coordinators of Campus Recreation, as well as the equipment centre full and part-time staff.  The full-time athletic professional staff, part-time coaches and assistants, and Campus Recreation student assistants  who use the facilities would interact with the incumbent in the areas of facility and field preparation , equipment disbursement, cleaning and repair,and ice surface management and preparation.

The incumbent has direct dealings in person and by phone with other university non-athletic staff, faculty, and administrative units such as Plant Operations, Grounds, Janitorial Services, and  Security.        Similarly, this person also interfaces with all constituent user groups who utilize the services available in the Physical Activities Complex, the Columbia Icefield gymnasium, change facility, and arena.

The incumbent must be knowledgeable in university policies and procedures, familiar with staff policies, have excellent communication and good interpersonal skills. Knowledge is also required of Health and Safety Regulations, commercial laundry equipment and storage, and minor repairs for all types of equipment. The incumbent will work closely with a number of interuniversity coaches related to the preparation, assessment, and fitting of equipment as a core part of the responsibilities associated with this position. The incumbent is responsible for renewal of First Aid course and the AED course which is a requirement of the Department.

The incumbent provides services to faculty, staff, and students including disbursement of athletic equipment; is responsible for gymnasium set-up and removal of equipment utilized for varsity home events and Campus Recreation programs; maintains and repairs equipment; acts as a building supervisor for special events by external users. The facility assistant also assigns and supervises change/dressing rooms, and issues equipment to varsity teams. As well, the incumbent will provide primary home game-day equipment support services for selected teams as determined by the Associate Director, Athletics and Facilities Manager.

The incumbent may be assigned, at the discretion of Facility Manager, any other task necessary for the proper and safe functioning of athletics programs and the facilities under the department’s jurisdiction.

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Specific Accountabilities

Working Conditions

This position requires work in non-traditional hours, often for extended periods of time outside the course of a typical working day.