Group Exercise Instructor (part-time/temporary)

Arlington, Virginia
$24.25 - $39.44 Hourly
Jul 18, 2019
Jul 25, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking experienced and energetic temporary, part-time Group Exercise Instructors. The Group Exercise Instructors are responsible for providing quality fitness programs designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of skill, age, and fitness levels through educational and fun classes in a safe environment.

General classes include cardiovascular training, strength training, core work, and flexibility. Cycling classes require a specific certification and the ability to teach safe and effective classes.

Specific duties include:
  • Instructing fitness classes within an area of expertise in a safe and effective manner while providing proper instruction;
  • Providing prompt friendly customer service;
  • Tailoring classes to participants attending based on level and skill;
  • Tracking attendance for classes;
  • Arriving to work at least 10 minutes prior to classes to gather and prepare materials; and
  • Being aware of other Arlington County goods and services provided, all Fitness Membership services and upcoming events.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High school diploma or G.E.D plus 1200 hours of technical experience in group exercise or cycling, of which at least 50 hours must be as an instructor.

Substitution: Experience may be substituted for multiple certifications in group exercise

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in the following:
  • Certification in General Group Exercise or Cycling.

Special Requirements

Must have CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

Additional Information

Work hours: Most classes are early morning, mid-afternoon, or in the evening.

Note: This recruitment is open continuous and will close once the positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Qualified applicants in this first group will be referred to the hiring manager and interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. 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:

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.


Do you have at least 1200 hours of technical experience in group exercise or cycling, of which at least 50 hours must be as an instructor?
  • Yes
  • No


Please check if you have certification to teach the following:
  • General Group Exercise
  • Cycling
  • None of the above


Please list any other certifications in specialty fitness classes that you have.


Describe your experience teaching group exercise and/or cycling.


Do you have a CPR/AED and First Aid certification?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

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