Athletic Trainer II

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Athletic Trainer II

Classification Title: Athletic Trainer II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Thursday, March 23rd @ 11:55pm PDT

Please Note: As of Thursday, March 9th this position has been reposted and is under active recruitment. Apply today! (Prior applicants need not re-apply.)

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of Student Health and Counseling Services, direct supervision from Associate Athletics Director of Sports Medicine, Head Athletic Trainer, Team Physician(s) and other qualified medical personnel, incumbent will educate student-athletes, and athletics in related health care administration; assist with the leadership and coordination of Sac State’s overall sports medicine program, including, but not limited to injury prevention, evaluation, management, and treatment of injuries, short-term and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Other responsibilities of the AT II are to take a high-risk sport. The ability to communicate at a high level and handle the pressures associated with DI athletics.
The appropriate candidate must have experience in mentoring staff members and assisting with professional development. Experience in taking on lead administrative responsibilities or chairing various committees (ordering, budget, preparticipation physicals). Knowledge and advanced experience in DEI and Mental Health Suicide Prevention Training is essential for this position. Advanced skill, knowledge, and expertise in handling the majority of post-operative rehabilitations is required. Advance certifications and experience in prevention of injury is a requirement.
The Athletic Trainer II will assist with the establishment of the athletic program budget; establishment of the Sports Medicine’s policies and procedures; ensures compliance with provisions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as well as compliance with HIPAA and OSHA Standards.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,833 per month - $6,667 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,158 - $8,058 monthly

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Temporary (Annually Renewable)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: To be determined at time of hire.

Department Information 

Student Health & Counseling Services embraces a holistic and collaborative approach to healthcare, mental health services and sports medicine to the Sacramento State campus community. SHCS is committed to providing quality care and service delivery and is accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Minimum Qualifications 


Comprehensive knowledge of the Athletic Trainer I.


Ability to demonstrate full-to-advanced proficiency in the skills and abilities of the Athletic trainer I; demonstrate the leadership, organizational, and administrative skills involved in coordinating an athletic training and sports medicine program.


Equivalent to two years of experience as a certified Athletic Trainer in a high school or college environment.


Equivalent to bachelor's degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology, or related field of study or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

License and Certifications:

Possess and maintain Board of Certification (BOC) certification for Athletic Trainer. Some positions may require a valid California driver's license.

 Required Qualifications 

  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree or higher, preferable in Athletic Training from an Accredited University
  2. Minimum two years Athletic Training experience in DI high risk sports or professional sports DI football/ Basketball
  3. Chair or take on lead administrative duties
  4. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  5. Experience and expertise in electronic medical record system
  6. Excellent verbal and written skills
  7. Evidence of strong commitment to student athlete welfare and diversity
  8. Evidence and ongoing education in DEI.
  9. Ability to take on administrative duties.
  10. Proven ability to collaborate with others and promote teamwork and positive work culture.
  11. Ability to provide leadership to AT1s.
  12. Advance certification and knowledge in injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation.
  13. Advanced experience in rehabilitation of post-operative surgeries; upper and lower extremity.
  14. Advanced experience and knowledge in concussion evaluation and clearance process.
  15. Advanced experience and education in Mental Health Illness and suicide prevention training.
  16. Advanced ability to lead staff members, take on administrative roles and work with a high-risk DI team (football or MBB).
  17. Advance training and experience with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental Health and Nutrition.
  18. Ability to work with campus partners.
  19. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  20. Organizational and advanced skills in documentation.
  21. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with coaches, administrators, physicians, and student athletes.
  22. Possess and maintain Board of Certification (NATABOC) certification for the certified athletic trainer.
  23. Certification in functional movement screen (examples: FMS or SFMA).
  24. Possess current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification.

Conditions of Employment: Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from an Accredited University.
  2. Experience Working with Electronic Health Records.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

  • Possess and maintain Board of Certification (NATABOC) certification for Athletic Trainer.
  • Certification in functional movement screen (examples: FMS or SFMA).
  • Possess current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification.
  • Valid Driver's License.

Documents Needed to Apply

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copy of current required certifications
  • Copy driver's license
  • Minimum of three professional references

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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