Equipment Room and Fitness Program Support

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
06 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The mission of the Department of Health and Exercise Science is to discover new knowledge through excellence in research in the areas of health and exercise science and to disseminate that knowledge through academic and outreach programs. We deliver and support undergraduate and graduate education in the area of Health and Exercise Science.

Position Summary

This Exercise Facility and Equipment Materials Handler I -supports the commitment of the Department of Health and Exercise Science to provide high quality physical activity opportunities and facilities. The central focus of the position is to help facilitate the operations related to the various technique classes and fitness programs offered through the department. This includes maintaining the locker rooms for students, faculty, and staff each semester; maintaining all related fitness equipment; maintaining related laundry services; ensuring that adequate supplies are available to customers for their activities (this includes clothing, protective gear, and activity supplies, such as basketballs or racquetball, rackets); securing the facilities when not in use; providing a high level of customer service to a diverse population; maintaining an accurate records for members of Noon Hour: assisting other departmental faculty and staff as needed and consistent with the department’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • One full-time year of experience (12 months) which includes sports equipment maintenance, handling, material moving, receiving, storing, and/or inventory.

Please Note:

  • The shift for this position is 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Due to the CSU Noon Hour Fitness Program, the employee in this position must work between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM in order to provide coverage for this high volume time frame.
  • A Cover Letter is required to be submitted with your application, by the application deadline. Your cover letter should address your fit with the position’s preferred qualifications as outlined in this job announcement. Failure to submit a Cover Letter will result in an incomplete application and disqualification from consideration for this position.


A Bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science or higher in materials management or a related field may substitute for the required professional work experience, (i.e. 30 credit hours of materials management course work = one year of work experience)

If using degree or college coursework to meet the position minimum qualifications, you must attach official or unofficial transcripts to your application by the application deadline. Failure to provide transcripts if using the substitution, will result in disqualification for consideration for this position.Year for year work experience may be substituted for Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, abilities and experience:

  • One year of supervision experience
  • Experience with persons with disabilities
  • Inventory management experience
  • Experience with computer software and systems to include financial systems (i.e. CSU Kuali Financial System), student systems (i.e. ARIES), and the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Prior experience with repair, maintenance and cleaning of exercise and fitness equipment
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • The desire to continue to develop and grow within the position to create work stability and valuable contributions to the University

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Departmental Support/ Work Leader Duty/Responsibility

  • Oversees one equipment room, four locker rooms, fitness and exercise rooms and courts, and a laundry facility. Physical locations of areas are Moby B-C Wing and Glen Morris Field House.
  • Provides training, and support for up to two student employees and two employees from a local community resource, including scheduling and assigning of job duties, as well as communicating work study hours worked with immediate supervisor.
  • Trains student employees to check-in customers, maintain member logs and billings info for Noon Hour Fitness Program participants, use database to facilitate locker check out and member enrollment, check-out keys and equipment to instructors, handle lost and found items, make rolls (of clothes) to disperse to customers, sort clothes for laundry, and keep locker rooms clean, operational, safe, and secure.
  • Assists with Homecoming Race preparation and with race day set-up and tear-down.
  • Ensures the transportation of laundry twice daily to and from the equipment rooms to laundry area via a department van.
  • Performs all of the aforementioned tasks when support staff is not scheduled.

Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty Category Customer Service Duty/Responsibility

  • Interacts directly with and assists customers (including students, faculty, Youth Sports Camps staff, Adult Fitness and Noon Hour Fitness Program participants) in a professional and courteous manner, and as an ambassador for the department.
  • Follows through on customer requests or complaints to an appropriate resolution.
  • Records lost and found items.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty Category Security and Incident Response Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintains safe and secure activity areas by locking activity areas when classes are not in session.
  • Locks tools, keys, equipment rooms, and storage areas each night.
  • Reports security problems such as activity doors that were left unlocked.
  • Unlocks men’s and women’s locker rooms in the morning.
  • Reports problems such as burned out lights or broken down baskets for basketball backboards.
  • Reports intruders in the locker rooms and activity areas.
  • Confirms that all lockers have locks.
  • Locks any lockers that are left open.
  • Acts as initial responder in medical emergencies, and coordinates appropriate professional response when needed.
  • Provides ice, Band-Aids and antiseptic to instructors and Youth Sports Camp Counselors for minor cuts and scrapes.
  • Submits phone reports and injury reports to instructors for completion.
    Secure items left out in the building and locker rooms.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty Category Specialized Training/Laundry Duty/Responsibility

  • Obtains and/ or maintains lifeguard certification (including First Aid and CPR certification) and is AED trained. in order to perform lifeguard job duties when certified student workers are unavailable.
  • Completes Building Proctor Training in order to perform job duties and assist Lead Building Proctor for Moby B-C Wing and the Glenn Morris Field House.
  • Completes training to perform job duties of Fire Marshal in order to respond to building emergencies, including weather, fire, or other safety issues.
    Trains and works with hourly employees for laundry duties, and personally assumes all these duties during the summer..
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on machinery such as cleaning the filters and dryer vents daily.
    Transport of laundry twice daily to and from the equipment rooms to laundry area via a department van.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Inventory Management and Equipment Maintenance Duty/Responsibility

  • Keeps up-to-date records of equipment and supply inventory; tracks usage to monitor inventory levels; determines appropriate reorder points when inventory is low; maintains list of vendors and the items they supply; and orders items from vendors as needed via campus procurement policies and procedures.
  • Follows manufacturers’ guidelines and maintenance schedules to properly maintain all exercise equipment (treadmills, weight machines, etc.)
  • Develops a resource protocol for third party maintenance
  • Performs minor repair on exercise equipment
  • Assists with activity and correspondence related to surplus property in the department.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty Category Adult Fitness/ Noon Hour Programming Support Duty/Responsibility

  • Work with Program Directors of Adult Fitness and Noon Hour to support community outreach programs.
  • Work with Department Marketing Administrative Assistant III and Program Directors of Adult Fitness and Noon Hour to make newsletters for both programs. Mentor two Health Promotion Practicum students in Noon Hour.
  • Help facilitate incentive wellness programs for Noon Hour.
  • Work as a session aide to Adult Fitness, as needed. Coordinate life guard schedules, Coordinate RamFit/Noon Hour classes for fall and spring semesters.

Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants






Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License - Regular, Shift Work - Ability to work varied hours as needed to accommodate the business needs of the position (which may include extended hours during the week of Homecoming) , Special Requirements/Other - Lifeguard Certification, including CPR and First Aid. This can be obtained during a trial period., Pre-employment Physical - Ability to exert in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.