Napa Valley College Athletic Trainer Position Openings


Athletic Trainers (Full-time and Part-Time)

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Napa, CA
Job Type
Physical Education
Job Number
3/25/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Napa Valley College is seeking two Athletic Trainers (full-time and part-time) for the Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance Division.  One of the primary functions of the Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance Division is to support the Athletics program and maintain compliance with CCCAA requirements.  The incumbents in this position will implement the athletic training program, develop fitness programs and strength training sessions, assist with supervision of students during all aspects of their participation in sport activities, evaluate medical conditions of student athletes, oversee and schedule services and support and orient student athletes and coaches regarding potential health risks and injury preventing strategies.  The position reports to the Associate Dean, Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance.

Two classified positions are available:

  • One position is full-time at 40 hours per week, 11-months-per-year. The starting salary range is $4,478/month to $5,184/month, with future steps up to $6,301/month.
  • One position is part-time at 24 hours per week, 11-months-per-year. The starting salary range is $2,686.80/month to $3,110.40/month, with future steps up to $3,780.60/month.

The salary will be at the appropriate placement on range 22 of the current Classified Salary Schedule.  Placement is made based on experience.  The college offers a fringe benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, employee assistance program, and public employee retirement system membership.  The district benefit allotment is prorated for less-than-full-time and less-than-twelve-month employees.

  • Administers first aid and treatment to student athletes for the purpose of meeting their immediate medical and health care needs for those participating in the athletic program.
  • Assesses new equipment and treatment methods (e.g. therapeutic devices, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing frequency of injuries and duration of time prior to medical clearance for sports participation.
  • Attends a variety of meetings, workshops, conferences, etc. for the purpose of ensuring updates and compliance information is shared with students and staff.
  • Communicates with physicians, coaches, and athletes for the purpose of disseminating the athlete’s status for participation in athletics.
  • Consults with physicians and other medical personnel (e.g. referrals, physical exams, monitoring individual rehabilitation plans, etc.) for the purpose of determining and monitoring the appropriate course of treatment for injured athletes.
  • Evaluates conditions contributing to athletic injury (e.g. preexisting physical conditions, facility and playing field hazards, inadequate equipment, injury trends, etc.) for the purpose of making modifications and recommendations that could reduce the risk of injuries.
  • Evaluates medical condition of student athletes for the purpose of recommending precautions and treatment for individual students, referring to appropriate medical personnel and facilities as needed; providing clearance to participate in activities.
  • Maintains treatment area and related equipment during athletic events (e.g. splints, pads, protective devices, sanitation, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring ability to respond to injuries and equipment needs and meet regulatory and safety guidelines.
  • Maintains athletic injury, treatment and health records (e.g. physicals, emergency information, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring accurate and thorough recordkeeping in compliance with all legal and college requirements.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies (e.g. ordering, receiving, stocking, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of all sports medicine modalities and supplies for use during preseason, regular season and post season.
  • Orients coaches, student athletes regarding potential health risks of participation in athletics for the purpose of implementation of preventive strategies.
  • Prepares purchase orders and requests for payment (e.g. take inventory, contact vendor, physician, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring adequate medication, medical equipment and supplies are available and meet regulatory guidelines.
  • Prepares players for practices and competition (e.g. bandaging, conditioning and rehabilitation activities, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring proper exercises and warm-ups meet state and regulatory compliance.
  • Processes a variety of lists, records and documents relating to injuries while maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information (e.g. accident/injury reports, records of treatment, etc.) for the purpose of documenting information in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Provides game services in pre-practice, practice, post-practice, and non-traditional seasons game services (e.g. treatment and care, training, determination of athlete playing status, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring response time is adequate to meet acceptable standards of care.
  • Responds to injuries, illness and medical emergencies of athletes and staff in attendance at athletic events (e.g. determine level of treatment, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating the situation and taking an appropriate course of action.
  • Schedules hours of athletic training room operation, staff coverage of athletic activities and assigned responsibilities for the purpose of ensuring availability of required coverage for all practices and games.
  • Supervises student workers (e.g. train, provide orientation on equipment and training rooms and department protocols, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating performance and ensuring guidelines and regulatory requirements are maintained.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; administering first aid; applying pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; and organizing and communicating information and concepts.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: equipment used in activity/program; injury prevention and appropriate treatment protocols; pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; public relations protocols; relevant professional standards and practices; and safety practices and procedures.

ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a wide variety of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of types of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with persons of varied educational and cultural backgrounds; communicating empathetically with injured student athletes; dealing with frequent interruptions; exhibiting strong leadership; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; providing a firm, fair, and consistent occupational discipline approach; setting priorities; traveling to off campus athletic events; and working extended hours that may include evenings and/or weekends.

Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking, and 40% standing.  The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.  Job requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


Experience:          Job related experience within a specialized field.

Education:            Master’s degree in job-related area.

Equivalency:         Eight (8) years of experience working as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the NATABOC.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Athletic Trainer certification by the National Athletic
  • Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certificate
  • Valid CA Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability

Continuing Education/Training:

  • Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses


  • Criminal Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Clearance
  • Physical Capacities Test Clearance

Title 8, USC, Section 1324-A requires verification of eligibility for employment in the United States.


A.  Applicants must complete the online application through  To begin the application process, please visit the Napa Valley College website at and click the “Career/Job Opportunities” link.  All elements of the application, including supplemental questions, must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete.
Internal applicants are still required to submit a complete application packet for this position.  This includes submission of transcripts and all other required application materials.

B.  Applicants must attach the following to complete the application process: (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .bmp, .gif, .jpe, .jpeg, or .jpg files only)

1.  A letter of interest, not to exceed two pages, that addresses how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for the position as outlined in this announcement.
2.  Current comprehensive resume.
3.  Legible copies of transcripts verifying college work, degrees, and conferral dates.
4.  Copy of certifications:
  • Athletic Trainer certification by the National Athletic
  • Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certificate

It is important that your application reflect all of your relevant education and experience.  Please note that your resume does not take the place of completing the “Work Experience” section of the application.  Applications will be rejected if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are completed and properly uploaded into the system. Only complete applications will be forwarded to the selection committee for further review.  An application is only considered complete if all items above are uploaded.

All required application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on the filing deadline.  Please do not submit material not requested.  Application materials submitted become the property of Napa Valley College and the Office of Human Resources cannot copy, return, or transfer material to other positions.  Any expenses incurred in connection with the initial interview will be the responsibility of the candidate.  The college will reimburse certain travel expenses associated with second interviews (if applicable), depending on distance of travel.

The District will not accept materials by e-mail, fax, or mail for this position.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact Human Resources.

Napa Valley College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and requires that employees abide by that policy.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources:
(707) 256-7100
[email protected]

For technical support, contact NEOGOV at (855) 524-5627.


2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy.
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 256-7100

[email protected]