Personal Training Program Specialist

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$55,577.60 - $84,843.20 Annually
Posted
Apr 19, 2019
Closes
Apr 19, 2019
Ref
7236-19A-DPR-DB
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is hiring a Personal Training Program Specialist to assist in the overall evaluation, development, management and implementation of a Countywide Personal Training Program for the Athletic and Facility Services (AFS) Division.

The personal training program's goal is to provide safe and effective personal training exercise to participants in a one-on-one, semi-private or small group exercise environment. This employee works as an effective team member with DPR center and recreation staff, immediate supervisor, and outer-agency contingents. Additionally, this employee will teach group exercise classes (i.e. cycling, muscle conditioning, or others), and lead summer camp fitness specialty visits.

Specific duties include:
  • Delivering individual exercise programs to personal training clients and group programs to exercise class participants and summer camps;
  • Managing, coaching, and training of temporary personal training staff;
  • Using Microsoft Excel to assist with maintaining accurate client and program record data and tracking staff certifications and completion of training;
  • Marketing and promoting the personal training program through proactive outreach and using Microsoft Publisher and/or similar software to create fliers or other branding documents;
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge base in-the-area of exercise programming to ensure participant's safety and appropriate exercise parameters; and
  • Supporting the vision for the personal training program and providing on-going recommendations for excellent customer service delivery.
The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and physically fit certified personal trainer and leader dedicated to promoting fitness with excellent communication skills.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Wellness/Exercise Science, Health Promotion and Education or related field, plus considerable experience as a personal trainer or directly related experience. Nationally recognized fitness certification as a personal trainer required (current or renewable within 3 months).

Substitution: Additional years of directly-related experience may be substituted for the college degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in a directly-related health field may be substituted for one year of experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Working with customers with various fitness levels and/or physical challenges;
  • Facilitating general group exercise and/or cycling classes;
  • Facilitating summer camp sessions;
  • Marketing including experience using Microsoft Publisher to create fliers; and/or
  • Master's degree in Exercise Science, Community Health Promotion, Health Promotion Management, Public Health (MPH) or Health Education; Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).


Special Requirements

Nationally recognized fitness certification as a personal trainer required (current or renewable within 3 months of hire date).

Must possess valid CPR/AED and First Aid certifications or be able to obtain within one month of hire.

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's licenses from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

WORK HOURS: This is a 40 hours per week position with a flexible schedule based upon the needs of the personal training program. Hours are between 6:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

This position is expected to also be "out in the field" a portion of the time, with alternating work hours between community centers (currently Thomas Jefferson, Langston-Brown and Fairlington). As needed, occasional weekend hours may be required with the possibility of including telework hours.

The official title of this position is Personal Trainer II.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

What is your highest level of education:
  • High School Diploma
  • Some College
  • Associate's degree in related field
  • Associate's degree in un-related field
  • Bachelor's Degree in Wellness/Exercise Science, Health Promotion and Education or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in un-related field
  • Master's degree in Exercise Science, Community Health Promotion, Health Promotion Management, Public Health (MPH) or Health Education
  • Graduate work in un-related field
  • None of the above


02

How much experience do you have as a personal trainer?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 to less than 4 years
  • 4 to less than 5 years
  • 5 to less than 6 years
  • 6 years or more


03

If you do not have experience as a personal trainer but you have directly related experience, please describe below. If you do have experience as a personal trainer, please describe your experience facilitating personal training sessions.

04

Please select the appropriate response that applies to you.
  • I possess a current nationally recognized fitness certification as a personal trainer
  • I possess a nationally recognized fitness certification as a personal trainer that is not current, but renewable within 3 months of hire date
  • I do not possess a nationally recognized fitness certification as a personal trainer


05

Please select if you possess valid certification with any of the following: Check all that apply.
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Functional Movement Screen Certification (FMS)
  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
  • National Sports Performance Association (NSPA)
  • American Aerobic Association of International/International Sports
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • None of the above


06

Please indicate if you have experience with any of the following: Check all that apply.
  • Working with customers with various fitness levels and/or physical challenges
  • Facilitating general group exercise classes
  • Facilitating general cycling classes
  • Delivering individual exercise programs to personal training clients
  • Facilitating summer camp sessions
  • Facilitating sports conditioning sessions
  • Using Microsoft Publisher to create fliers for marketing/branding purposes
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite functions to maintain spreadsheets and create documents
  • None of the above


07

Do you possess valid CPR/AED and First Aid certifications?
  • Yes
  • No


08

Do you possess a valid driver's license from your place of residence?
  • Yes
  • No


Required Question

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