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Athletic Trainer
San Mateo County Community College District in San Mateo, California
Date Posted 10/29/2020
Salary $61,344 (annual) to $78,396 (annual) -  
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number


Position Title

Athletic Trainer


College of San Mateo


Kinesiology / Athletics / Dance CSM (DEPT)

Position Number


Percentage of Full Time



Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)

Months per Year


Min Salary

$61,344 (annual)

Max Salary

$78,396 (annual)

Position Type

Classified Positions

Who We Are

The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District

College of San Mateo is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 15,000 students each academic year. College of San Mateo has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateo’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

Who We Want

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position

Under direction, the employee advises and coordinates programs of preventative care, immediate first-aid, and therapeutic treatment for student athletes at College of San Mateo. This includes referrals to outside providers in emergencies and other injury or illness situations as appropriate. Public contact is extensive and primarily involves students, parents, and staff for the purpose of exchanging information related to prevention, care, and therapeutic treatment of sports-related injuries. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to analyze and interpret data for the resolution of frequent minor and occasional major problems that arise. The Athletic Trainer can lead the work of other specified staff and student assistants as assigned.

The duties of certain classes of jobs are subject to fluctuations in daily working hours which are not susceptible to administrative control. As a consequence, the Board, in accordance with Education Code Section 88026, exempts these classes from overtime compensation for service in excess of the hours in the workday, but agrees that hours worked in excess of the hours in a workweek, or for hours worked on a holiday, will be compensated on an overtime basis. The classes to which this section applies are: Athletic Trainer, Theatre Technician/Events Coordinator and Theatre Events Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Exchanges information with students, parents, and staff regarding various exercises, preventative care, rehabilitation programs, first-aid and follow-up referrals, safety equipment and supplies, and other information related to student athlete health and safety

2. Serves as technical advisor to staff and athletes on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and safety techniques

3. Confers with medical providers regarding injury follow-up and rehabilitation recommendations

4. Attends workshops, conferences, and other activities to maintain continuing education

5. Researches and designs injury prevention programs and training schedules for student athletes

6. Maintains and operates the athletic training facility

7. Applies padding, tape, braces, and other supplies to athletes as required

8. Monitors, documents, and confers with staff and others regarding the rehabilitation progress made by students following injuries

9. Attends on- and off-site athletic events with student athletes and staff as directed

10. Contacts medical providers and medical practitioners as required facilitating the treatment and care of student athletes for their speedy and safe return to competition

11. Researches and designs rehabilitation programs as part of continued student participation in sports activities

12. Makes recommendations for and monitors progress of various forms of therapy, and use of applicable equipment and supplies

13. Makes recommendations and assists as directed in the selection of a designated team physician

14. Schedules and coordinates athletic physical examinations as required

15. Completes and routes student insurance, injury, and other forms in conjunction with Health Center and management staff

16. Uses a variety of computer software to set up and prepare documentation, and to compose and prepare special and regular reports, routine correspondence, memoranda, and other written materials

17. Maintains all student-athlete health records as well as records for all individual injuries and treatment

18. Performs inventory of athletic training equipment and supplies; makes recommendations for the modification or purchase of new equipment and supplies

19. Functions as a liaison and fosters an environment of communication and collaboration between physicians, coaches, parents, student-athletes, and administration

20. Drives a motor vehicle to on and off site locations as required

21. Performs other related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

• Current CPR, AED and First Aid Certification

• Current Athletic Trainer (ATC) as certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) in good standing

• Two years of experience as a certified athletic trainer

• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

2. Ability to function as an effective athletic trainer in a community college/college or university athletic program

3. Knowledge of methods, practices, terminology, and techniques used in athletic training activities, including the prevention of injuries

4. Knowledge of athletic injuries, applicable treatment, and first aid methods

5. Knowledge of various types of therapeutic treatment, equipment, and conditioning programs

6. Ability to utilize interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy to maintain cooperative relationships with all constituencies

7. Knowledge to operate rehabilitation equipment and modalities

8. Ability to develop and implement a program for the prevention of injuries to athletes

9. Ability to prepare inventory/budgets for first aid, medical supplies, and equipment for approval by the Dean

10. Ability to understand and work within scope of authority; maintain/prepare records and reports; and utilize word processing and database software applications

11. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Physical Requirements

This position requires rapid response and movements such as but not limited to: reaching, pulling, pushing, kneeling, crawling, tumbling; standing for extended periods of time; ability to run short distances to reach injured athletes; moving people and objects of moderate to heavy weight; exposure to varying climates; exposure to blood and other bodily fluids; manual dexterity to apply athletic tape support, manipulate joints, apply therapeutic modalities and strength to perform essential functions.


Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date


First Review Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary

Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax:(650) 574-6574
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2019 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2019 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2019 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2019 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

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