Fitness Specialist

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland
Oct 08, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time


This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Fitness Program Branch; Fleet Readiness; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); NAS Pax River. Serves as a Fitness instructor, personal trainer or group fitness instructor and may perform one or a combination of functions within the Fitness Program.
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Group Exercise (includes but not limited to):

Designs, supervises, coaches, and instructs a variety of group exercise programs (e.g., Step, Spin, Water Aerobics) inside and outside of the fitness facility.

Provides fitness training and programming to groups of various sizes.

Prepares written instruction and procedures for performance of work, use of equipment, safety, and well-being of all involved.

Provides instruction on the proper implementation and maintenance of conditioning and training programs for aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, and flexibility training.

Conducts fitness testing, which includes measuring aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, and blood pressure.

Works with various command representatives to develop and implement physical fitness programs for military personnel. CFL/FEP Outreach (includes but not limited to):

Provides certified personal training and group exercise services to active duty military as outlined in the Navy's Physical Readiness Program instruction.

Assists with the instruction of the Command Fitness Leader course and fitness related general military training.

Assists patrons on the fitness floor by providing training tips in order to prevent unsafe or ineffective exercise techniques.

General (includes but not limited to):

Provides certified personal training services to all eligible patrons.

Instructs patrons in the proper use of all equipment for training and self-monitored progress by preparing written instructions and procedures for the performance of work, use of equipment, safety and well-being of all involved.

Assists customers by providing general fitness information, instruction on proper use of fitness equipment and program information.

Ensures fitness spaces and equipment are clean and maintained.

Performs basic equipment maintenance and repair.

Trains/leads other employees in various recreation/physical fitness-related positions.

Prepares and analyzes functional area specific reports.

Stays current with latest fitness programming ideas to increase attendance and improve customer Page 2 of 4 satisfaction.

Assists with marketing and promotion of fitness programs.

Assists Fitness Director and/or Coordinator with Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS), Mission Nutrition Command Fitness Leader Course and other CNIC Headquarters supported/endorsed programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel of less than 10% may be required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent Unit (copy must be submitted with resume)
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • MUST SUBMIT WITH RESUME copies of all associated fitness and/or trainer certifications


Ability to competently and independently carry out fitness programs through the proper application of principles, concepts and techniques of recreation to satisfy specific needs of the community to be served.

Skill in planning and carrying out an enhanced program in the recreation specialty area which meets the needs of the participating community.

Skill and ability to provide fitness training and programming to individuals and groups of various sizes.

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

Ability to conduct accurate fitness testing and provide recommended fitness program, based on fitness goals.

Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).

Ability to prepare clear, concise, and technically sound reports related to work within the Branch.

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

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Must possess or be able to obtain the following within 60 days of hire:

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid Certification

Automated External Defibrillator Certification

Blood-borne Pathogen Training

Navy Basic Fitness Certification


Additional information

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with CNIC, if after November 22. CNIC will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of CNIC a legally required exception from this requirement.

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 complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form 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 .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

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.

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

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

All appropriate fitness certifications.

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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