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Athletic Trainer (2022)

MiraCosta College

Last Updated: 11/22/22

Job Description

Athletic Trainer (2022)
MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
One regular, full-time, extended-day position, 40 hours per week, 10 months per year, from August through May, on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be typically be Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm. This position may require an irregular schedule, including some weekends, according to the department's needs. This is an “extended day” position, subject to possible fluctuations in daily working hours, and may be exempt from compensation for overtime in excess of 8 hours in one day. Hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week period shall be compensated on an overtime basis. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

MiraCosta College believes that flexible work enables employees to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life. The District offers the opportunity to telework (remote work) for certain positions, depending on the operational needs of the District and the provisions of the telework policy. Probationary and temporary employees are not eligible to telework unless approved by the appropriate vice president. No employee is guaranteed the right to telework. No employee shall be authorized to telework 100% of the time; regular, on-campus presence is expected for all District employees on a weekly basis.
IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 within the workplace and to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit

Salary Range: 28
Compensation: Starting at $67,105.83 per year, range 28, step 1, on the 2022-23 classified salary schedule, with salary step increases up to step 5. Initial step placement is determined based on directly-related experience. After five years of district service, employees earn a longevity stipend that increases over time.

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees.

  • The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents
  • $100,000 life insurance policy
  • Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays
  • State pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS)
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Wellness Program
  • Participation in the District’s Early Retirement Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition fee reimbursement
  • Childcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)

Position Term in Months: $Term

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the Essential Duties, Other Duties, and Desirable Qualifications.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

5. NATA Certification

6. First Aid, CPR/AED Certification

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen).

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under direction, develop, coordinate and administer a comprehensive sports medicine program focused on prevention and care of athletic injuries related to intercollegiate sports; educate student athletes on injury prevention; administer treatment and rehabilitation to injured athletes; and perform related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Athletic Trainer is distinguished from Assistant Athletic Trainer in that an incumbent in the former class is the full professional journey-level classification.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Serve as the athletic trainer for a competitive intercollegiate community college athletics program; provide athletic training services to the district’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled intercollegiate practices and home and away competitions; administer first aid and emergency medical care to injured student athletes during competitions and practices.

2. Assist in developing the overall sports medicine program for the district, including injury prevention programs, clinical injury examination and diagnosis, injury treatment/rehabilita­tion, and referral to educational programs and counseling for student athletes.

3. Oversee and administer rehabilitation programs for injured athletes; work to restore athletes to normal function through therapeutic modalities and exercise; evaluate the use of rehabili­tation equipment and techniques to determine their appropriate use; inform coaches regu­larly of the status of injured athletes.

4. Assist the team physician in coordinating and facilitating physical examinations and medical referrals for athletes to determine their eligibility to compete.

5. Maintain records of all athletic injuries and athletic training treatments/services provided by the district and healthcare professionals; inspect regularly all athletic training physical agents and therapeutic devices and ensure compliance with mandated safety and sanitation standards.

6. Hire, direct and instruct multiple student athletic trainer interns; ensure coverage of intercollegiate practices and competitions per the schedule of classes; oversee the effective operations of the district’s athletic training room; contribute to the development of the sports medicine program budget and control supplies for sanctioned sports within the allocated budget.

7. Facilitate communication between athletes, coaches, parents, administration and the com­munity concerning the health and physical status of athletes within HIPAA guidelines.

Other Duties:
1. Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would benefit the sports medicine program.

2. Prepare policies and procedures in collaboration with the team physician and Police regarding emer­gency management, injury treatment and reconditioning of injured athletes.

3. Assist in reviewing athletic insurance coverage and assist student athletes and staff in the submission of insurance claims.

4. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Advanced principles, ethics, modern practices and techniques of athletic injury prevention, recognition, management/treatment and rehabilitation, including knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, kinematics, biology, nutrition, health and exercise physiology.

2. Activities and techniques involved in multiple team and individual sports and inherent dangers and potential injuries.

3. Symptoms of athletic injuries and the human body’s response to injuries; applicable treat­ment and first aid methods.

4. Principles and methods of educating, training, advising and counseling coaches, student athletes and athletic trainer students.

5. Federal and state regulations, rules and laws governing intercollegiate sports and athletic injuries.

6. Principles and practices of public administration for budgeting, purchasing and record-keeping.

7. Research methods and data analysis techniques.

8. The district’s insurance policy covering athletes.

9. Principles and practices of effective supervision.

10. Pacific Coast Athletic Conference governing rules.

11. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.

Ability To:
1. Organize and oversee the day-to-day operations, activities and services of a community college sports medical program and its athletic training room.

2. Clinically evaluate and diagnose all athletic-related injuries.

3. Prevent, identify and rehabilitate athletic injuries across multiple sports.

4. Operate and utilize preventative diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and devices, including tape, wraps, bandages, braces, support orthotics, protective gear, casting/splinting materials, goniometer, electrical stimulation machine, ultrasound and more.

5. Immobilize injuries; administer first aid and CPR; utilize AED machine.

6. Counsel/advise student athletes regarding injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise.

7. Prepare and maintain accurate and confidential files, records and reports.

8. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

9. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

10. Operate a computer and standard business software.

11. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with district staff, coaches, student athletes, parents, team physicians and others encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in kinesiology or a related field, and at least three years of responsible professional experience performing pre­ventative and rehabilitative athletic modalities; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Experience leading an athletic training department.

2. Athletic training experience at a California Community College.

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification.

Certification in First Aid, CPR-AED for Basic Life Support/Professional Rescuer level or beyond.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Moderate physical activity with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds; ability to use/operate medical devices, tools, braces and other therapeutic objects; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to attend sporting events.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and com­munications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily an athletic training room environment where the noise level is usually moderate. Attend indoor and outdoor sporting events, exposed to dust, dirt, heat, cold, wet or humid condi­tions, slippery services, sweat and blood; and where the noise level may be loud due to crowds; subject to frequent public contact and inter­ruption; inter­mittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; some evening, week­end and/or holiday hours are required.

Posting Number: S21/22055P
Human Resources Contact Information: or [Register to View]
Job Close Date: 6/14/2022
Open Until Filled: No
First Screening Date:

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help...