Recreation Specialist (Fitness)

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Regular, Full Time
$18.00 - $21.00 Hourly
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Location: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - Fitness Center

Pay Grade: NF-0188-03

This position provides quality customer service to all eligible patrons. Employee privileges include access to base facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and discount tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

Brief Description of Duties: The primary purpose of this position is to provide patrons with information and techniques for physical readiness through instruction and programs that support Navy standards. Incumbent must conduct an ongoing variety of fitness classes and set up individual fitness programs for patrons on fitness equipment, ensuring that the patron fully understands how to safely exercise and operate all fitness equipment. Applies knowledge of fitness techniques and programs to provide a variety of ongoing fitness programs and instructions such as introduction to fitness lifestyle changes, basic muscular toning, circuit training, aerobic conditioning training, etc. for purpose of providing patrons with a broader understanding and application of fitness, skills and abilities. Assist in designing individualized exercise programs for patrons based on their goals or current fitness status by performing fitness profile testing (Aerobic capacity, blood pressure, heart rate and body composition). Screen participant for cardiovascular risk factors prior to exercise via a comprehensive medical history and health habits questionnaire. Enforce all rules and regulations of the fitness center. Attend fitness meetings, workshops, and seminars presented by the Fitness Manager and other outside organizations. Incumbent must exercise tact, good manners and courtesy when serving and assisting customers. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements: A Degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Sports Medicine or a Health related field is desired, or two-years experience within the health/fitness field and a high school diploma. Employees must have current certification in each of the following when placed in the position: Personal training, Group exercise instructor, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid Certification. Instructional materials to prepare for the ACE of ACSM will be provided by Fleet & Family Readiness Program to assist in meeting this requirement for continued employment. Knowledge gained through extensive and relevant experience which enable the incumbent to competently and independently plan, development and conduct a diversified fitness program through proper application of fitness principles, concepts, and techniques that relate to the specific needs of the patrons and the interest of the military community at several dispersed locations is required. Possess computer skills in order to operate Microsoft Office, Work, Excel, and Power-point.

Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of National Agency (NACI) background check required. Must obtain certification from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or The American Council on Exercise (ACE) in personal training and group fitness within six months of placement in the position.

Other Information: Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

Advancement Opportunities: Fleet & Family Readiness Programs is a worldwide enterprise as far-reaching as Europe & Japan with career opportunities in business, fitness, recreation, child care, hospitality management, housing, food services, or human services. Gain valuable experience and benefit from our mentoring and employee development programs. Where do you want to go today?

How to Apply: Interested applicants can apply online via USAJobs at: Send signed application, Form 306 and resume to: or mail to, NRNW Fleet & Family Readiness Program, Attn: Personnel Bldg 94 1103 Hunley Rd Silverdale WA 98315.

*Application and Declaration for Federal Employment Form 306 required of all applicants