Recreation Assistant (Fitness)

Annapolis, Maryland
Mar 16, 2023
Mar 23, 2023
Full Time

Administrative Support (includes but not limited to):

Provides customer service to patrons using the facility, to include: greeting customers; checking identification cards to ensure only authorized users are entering facility; issuing and receiving gear/equipment; and registering patrons for facility use, events, and/or classes.

Answers telephone, providing information in regards to facility hours of operation, upcoming special events and programs, etc.

Completes the Daily Activity Reports.

Assists in planning, scheduling, and publicizing various activities and maintaining related supplies in order to attract and motivate participants.

Oversees the sale of retail items associated with activities.

Evaluates the effectiveness of ongoing Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) fitness activities from the standpoint of participants' responses, resources, and program objectives.

Monitors patrons, volunteers and contractors at the assigned program/event and reports any issues to management.

Assists in the selection of fitness, sports, and aquatics activities to be offered, both within the required basic program categories and additional ones possible through available resources and desirable in terms of participant's interests and needs.

Instructional Support (includes but not limited to):

Monitors assigned participants in indoor and outdoor activities to include intramural sporting events.

Conducts instructional classes in the assigned recreational area.

Performs basic fitness orientation; identifies and corrects unsafe fitness techniques.

Demonstrates procedures common to the activities and instructs in the use of related equipment.

Establishes/reviews the schedule of events, conducts tours, sets-up/prepares gymnasiums/facilities/playing fields prior to scheduled start time for events.

Ensures adherence to regulations and safety procedures.

Facility/Equipment Maintenance (includes but not limited to):

Ensures facility and sporting fields are open and/or closed at the posted time. Monitors and checks the security of premises.

Monitors activity within the facility, circulating among the patrons to assist with basic use of equipment/gear and to maintain good order and discipline.

Ensures athletic playing surfaces are properly maintained, safe, and ready for play.

Assists in properly cleaning and maintaining equipment/facilities, maintains inventory, performs general janitorial services to ensure interior spaces are in a clean, neat, and orderly state at all times (e.g., sweeping and mopping floors; dusting and cleaning workout areas, mirrors, bathrooms, and locker areas; straightening equipment and accessories, etc.).

Makes minor repairs to facilities and equipment when appropriate and assists with outdoor maintenance.

Reports maintenance problems, material deficiencies, and unsafe conditions or discrepancies that cannot be repaired in-house to the supervisor.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain certifications for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid within 30 days of hire.
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain Automated External Defibrillator Certification, Blood-borne Pathogen Certification, and Navy Basic Fitness Certification within 90 days of hire.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI).


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate must possess the following:

Knowledge of MWR policies, rules, and regulations involving the work area.

Knowledge of basic arithmetic to compute charges, disperse change accurately, and prepare reports.

Knowledge of cash handling procedures.

Knowledge of basic fitness, aquatics and sports principles.

Knowledge of safe use and operation of fitness equipment, facility operations, and basic fitness equipment maintenance/repair.

Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and others as they relate to fitness, sports and aquatics programming.

Skill and ability to provide fitness, aquatics and sports training or orientation.

Ability to competently and independently carry out day to day recreation operations.

Ability to develop and effectively deliver presentations and/or training.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

"To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine."

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases, selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.