Afloat Fitness Specialist (Fit Boss)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Base, Virginia
Posted
Sep 18, 2021
Closes
Sep 23, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is that of Afloat Fitness Specialist (NAF Civilian) on board ships worldwide. The primary purpose of this position, also known as "Fit Boss," is to plan, coordinate, organize, and direct a well-balanced afloat fitness program for crew members and embarked personnel aboard United States Navy aircraft carriers and large-deck amphibious assault ships.
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Responsibilities

In order to qualify for this position, resumes must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicant resumes are the key means for evaluating skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position therefore, applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing experience.

Serves as the Afloat Fitness Specialist, with the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, with responsibilities for planning, developing, organizing, promoting, coordinating, executing, evaluating and supervising a comprehensive and total fitness program for as many as 5,400 active duty military aboard a large U.S. Navy ship (aircraft carrier, multi-purpose amphibious assault ship, or hospital ship).

Deploys with ship during underway periods.

Co-manages the ship's intramural and varsity level sports program with the Afloat Recreation Specialist, "Fun Boss."

Conducts and/or supervises exercise sessions for groups and individuals.

Provides training in all aspects of exercise physiology to include stretching, use of fitness equipment, strength training, cardio-vascular conditioning and safety in proper exercise execution.

Manages and directs the care of fitness spaces on board the ship, in coordination with the Recreation Services Officer (RSO).

Recommends selection of high quality fitness equipment and coordinates with local Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Deployed Forces Support Office for issuing.

Coordinates with shipboard engineers, safety officers and other related technical subject matter experts for proper repair and maintenance of fitness equipment, fitness spaces and the installation of new fitness equipment.

Identifies disposal of old fitness equipment to Supply Department for proper disposition procedures.

Assists the Command Fitness Leaders (CFL) with Physical Fitness Assessments (PFA), Physical Readiness Tests (PRT) and body fat measurements.

Oversees exercise prescriptions on a regular basis for personnel who fail to attain satisfactory standards on their PFA.

Monitors the ship's Fitness Enhancement Programs (FEP), if requested by command or CFL.

Advertises and promotes ship's afloat fitness program activities utilizing various resources.

Assists with administrative duties, to include drafting and executing financial plan/annual budget; preparing and submitting justification for funding, personnel, facilities, supplies, and equipment; processing financial reports and data collection; and providing information and guidance to the Commanding Officer on the fitness program.

Instructs and motivates military personnel assigned to the shipboard recreation division on proper operating procedures and policies; conducts the same for volunteers supporting the afloat fitness program.

Reviews and inspects work assignments given to assigned military or volunteers within the fitness division.

Directs designated military personnel and volunteers with tasks in support of the afloat fitness program, when authorized.

Communicates through various formats to include but not limited to; memorandums, executive summaries, slide presentations, briefs and e-mails to effectively correspond with CNIC HQ, ship's command and crew.

Travel Required

75% or less - Employee can expect to spend 30% - 70% of the time at sea during a calendar year, depending on the cycle of the ship. There are no definitive schedules with regards to deployments as current and world affairs are ever changing and dictate ship deployment schedules.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
04

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • Will be required to pass pre-employment examination


Qualifications

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.

Knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts and techniques that govern physical fitness programs which includes knowledge of exercise science, strength conditioning, nutrition, weight loss/control, cardiovascular endurance, exercise requirements and projected results.

Knowledge of bio-mechanics, fitness testing and exercise prescription supplemented with a knowledge of proper procedures in the use of strength training equipment, nutrition, exercise, physical fitness programming and testing equipment.

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology as relates to exercise and physical fitness.

Knowledge of military physical fitness standards and testing procedures.

Knowledge of budgeting, internal controls, cash management, and inventory systems.

Skill in planning and executing a comprehensive fitness and/or sports program that includes a variety of fitness activities.

Skill in developing and adapting new methods, approaches and procedures for the most effective management of a fitness program.

Skill in common computer applications such as Microsoft Office or alike program applications to include word files, e-mails, spreadsheets, presentations, calendars and other information technology resources.

Skill which applies to marketing and promoting fitness, nutrition and sports activities.

Ability to perform maintenance and repairs on fitness equipment.

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

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Education

Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, or related field; OR, at least 2 years' specialized experience in fitness.

AND

Possess a professional certification from a National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) accredited health/fitness organization is required per Department of Defense (DoD) MWR Fitness Standards. A current list of valid NCCA accredited certifications can be found here: http://www.credentialingexcellence.org/p/cm/ld/fid=121 A current list of valid DEAC accredited certifications can be found here:
http://www.deac.org/Student-Center/Directory-Of-Accredited-Institutions.aspx

**PROOF OF CERTIFICATION MUST BE UPLOADED AT THE TIME YOU APPLY FOR THIS POSITION**

Additional information

Position requires periodic deployment.

Due to the unique nature of the position, selectees will be required to complete a pre-employment physical examination and/or overseas medical screening.

Due to the overseas travel, all required vaccinations, including the anthrax vaccination, may be required as a condition of employment per DoD requirements.

At sea, the employee may share a stateroom with a junior officer. Meals are obtained by either joining the Officers' Mess as a paying member or by purchasing meals on the Enlisted Mess Decks.

Selectees must apply for a US No-Fee Passport upon employment.

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearances. Employment subject to successful Access National Agency Check with Inquiries (ANACI). Must have or be eligible for secret security clearance.

Must be able to obtain and maintain specialized training related to the position, including completion of the CNIC Afloat Recreation Program Management Course (ARPM) within 90 days of hire.

Certification in first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is required within 90 days of hire and must be maintained throughout the course of employment.

This position is not telework eligible.

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.

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. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodation(s) should email their request to MILL_MWR_Recruitment@navy.mil to ensure proper consideration is given.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents are required at the time of application:
  • OF 306 : U.S. Office of Personnel Management Declaration for Federal Employment
  • A résumé
  • Proof of Education - awarded/conferred academic degree transcript(s) and/or *related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position.
  • Proof of current fitness certification
    A current list of valid NCCA accredited certifications can be found here: http://www.credentialingexcellence.org/p/cm/ld/fid=121

    A current list of valid DEAC accredited certifications can be found here:
    http://www.deac.org/Student-Center/Directory-Of-Accredited-Institutions.aspx

Note: All transcripts MUST show student's name and the name of the awarding university or educational institution, degree type, awarded/conferred date, and the field of study. *If your degree has not been awarded/conferred, you must provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent along with transcript(s). Altered transcripts will not be accepted.

Transcripts from foreign colleges must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible to obtain and submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency which is a private U.S. organization. Credential evaluations are not free and applicants are responsible for the cost of the selected service.

Employment Preferences

The following employment preferences are available to qualified applicants who can provide required supporting documentation. Applicable preferences are listed in priority order below.

Reemployment Priority List (RPL)

Qualifying separated employees must have priority for a non-appropriated fund (NAF) position when the position has substantially the same duties as the Business-based Action (BBA) separated position. The position may be neither higher graded nor subject to internal candidate selection. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
    • Attach a copy of the separation Personnel Action Report (PAR) indicating the position was abolished via BBA.
      Military Spouse Preference (MSP)
      An applicant may qualify for MSP if he/she has been relocated to a new geographic location to which their spouse has been assigned. Qualifying applicants may request an MSP upon relocation to a sponsor's new permanent duty station. Preference applicable for NF-3 and below positions only. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
    • Attach a copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and a marriage certificate at the time of application.
      Note: Acceptance OR declination of a regular full- or part-time NAF or appropriated fund (APF) position ends the applicant's ability to claim MSP at the new duty station.
      Involuntarily Separated (IVS)
      An applicant may qualify for IVS if he/she is a military member (or their dependent) and has been involuntarily separated from the armed services with an approved separation program designator (SPD) code (indicated in block 26 of the DD Form 214) and a reenlistment priority (RE) code of 3T or 4T (indicated in block 27 of the DD Form 214) per the instructions of the Navy Personnel Command. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
    • Attach a copy of the sponsor's PCS orders at the time of application.
      This is a one-time hiring preference that ends with the acceptance or declination of any position that is expected to last at least 1 year.
      Veterans Preference (VP)
      Qualifying military veterans, and spouses or parents of deceased veterans, must be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
    • Attach a copy of page 4 of DD Form 214. Click here to learn how to get your DD 214 .
    • Attach a completed Form SF-15 from the Veterans Administration. Download an SF-15 form here .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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