Arlington County, Virginia
$27.02 - $43.94 Hourly
May 05, 2022
Jun 09, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
NOTE: This is a re-announcement to expand the pool of qualified candidates in order to fill additional vacancies. If you have already applied for this position under the former announcement 7321-22C-DPR-DB, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is looking for part-time, temporary, experienced, dependable, and hard-working Personal Trainers to provide quality and highly adaptable fitness programs designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of skill, age, and fitness levels through educational and fun sessions in a safe environment.

Responsibilities include conducting personal training fitness sessions, sports/fitness/health related sessions, and filling in for other staff to conduct group exercises which includes sports conditioning, golf conditioning, and other fitness and/or health related sessions to customers from youth to seniors. We are seeking individuals with experience in personal training and exercise to provide instruction to customers primarily at Thomas Jefferson Community Center in addition to other possible community centers in Arlington.

Specific duties include:

  • Conducting personal training sessions to customers of all ages;
  • Conducting health and/or fitness assessments and other fitness testing protocols such as Functional Capacity Screening and Functional Movement Screening ;
  • Providing cardiovascular training, strength training, core work, balance work, and flexibility for each participant;
  • Delivering exercise sessions in a safe, comprehensive, and effective manner;
  • Providing prompt friendly customer service including providing information in person and by phone to customers and potential customers;
  • Performing administrative functions such as completing paper work and maintaining and updating accurate client workout cards;
  • Ensuring personal training space is cleaned and in order after each session;
  • Assisting with the personal training program and Athletic and Facility Services at large by conducting additional sessions as needed;
The ideal candidates for these positions will be dedicated, punctual team players, with excellent communication skills and a proven record of experience assessing and applying information to a wide range of diverse individuals in small to large groups, and of all ages.

Selection Criteria
NOTE: This recruitment may be used to fill other comparable vacancies that may occur.


  • High school diploma/GED;
  • 1200 hours of technical experience in personal training or other fitness/health related activities, of which at least 50 hours must be as an instructor;
  • Must have Adult and Child CPR/AED and First Aid certifications (or obtain within 90 days of hire date).
Technical experience may come from variety of sources, such as work experiences, volunteer experiences or formal athletic participation.

Substitution: Additional education in a related field may be substituted for experience requirement, with each year of post-high school education substituting for 400 hours of technical experience. However, additional education may not be substituted for the instructing hours requirement.

Desirable: Preference my be given to candidates with experience/credentials in one or more of the following:

  • Conducting personal training sessions to diverse clients;
  • Working with diverse customers of all ages from youth to seniors; and/or
Certification in any of the following:

  • Functional Movement Screen Lv1 and/or Lv2 (FMS)
  • Functional Capacity Screen (FCS)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Performance Enhancement Specialist, (PES), or Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - CPT
  • American Council on Exercise - (ACE)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditional Specialist (CSCS)
  • NASM-Golf
  • NASM-Youth Sports
  • Titleist Golf
  • DragonDoor Kettlebell

Special Requirements
Must have and maintain current valid Adult and Child CPR/AED and First Aid certifications or obtain within the specified timeframe.

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid Driver License, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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