Recreation Specialist (Group Exercise Instructor)

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jun 10, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Full Time

Responsible for conducting one or more group exercise classes which includes but is not limited to lectures, exercise instruction and various athletic endeavors.

Must promote good patron relationships and enhance the image of the respective program.

The incumbent reviews the schedule of functions that are to take place during the assigned shift in order to ascertain what special preparations are required.

Ensures that necessary space, supplies and equipment are available and that room arrangements are completed prior to start of class.

Provides instruction and guidance to all patrons.

Exercises supervision over all operation of the class/activity.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass all applicable records and background check.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


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 possess the following:
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION: Must posses and maintain at all times a Certified Group Exercise Instructor/Trainer Certificate from one of the following organizations: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); Cooper Institute; American Council on Exercise (ACE); Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA); American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA); National Dance Exercise Instructor Training Association (NDEITA);International Dance and Exercise (IDEA); Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Must possess and maintain at all times a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Instructor certificate and First Aid Instructor certificate.

  • Position has been designated Non-Critical sensitive. As a position of trust and ITII position, employment is conditional on the successful completions of an Access National Agency Check (ANACI).
  • Must possess and maintain a current driver's license to drive a government vehicle in the performance of duties may be required.
  • Position is subject to an irregular tour of duty which may include weekends and holidays.


This position does not have a positive education 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. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. 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.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.