Feb 18, 2020
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR Town of Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation Code 610 JOB SUMMARY Teaches land based exercise classes for the members and participants of the Christiansburg Recreation Department. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Teaches safe and fun land based exercise classes • Maintain a safe and controlled atmosphere to ensure a high quality program that meets the standards of the department • Ensures that all participants in the class are engaged in the class and that the class abides by department standards • Motivates all class participants to accomplish their goals • Comfortable working with varying ages ranging from teenagers to senior citizens • Stay current on exercise trends and how they may influence the group exercise programming • Start and end class on time and return equipment to its proper location • Recommends new and or replacement equipment when needed • Maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, other instructors and participants WORK CONTEXT The Instructor works a varied schedule based on the number of scheduled classes. The classes will begin between 6:00am-7:00am. Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in light to moderate work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light to moderate weight (5-50 pounds). Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. WORK PERFORMANCE The Instructor is required to follow departmental expectations and adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the Town of Christiansburg Personnel Handbook. Work performance is reviewed utilizing the Town’s employee performance review program following first 6 month probationary period. During this probationary period, the employee must demonstrate a strong understanding of all that the job requires. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education and experience • Education or training in one or more certifications from National Fitness Organizations in Group Exercise, Health, Fitness, and Wellness programming and instruction; supplemented by a minimum of one (1) year of experience in teaching/ instructing classes; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job Licenses and Certification • CPR and First Aid • Valid, Virginia driver’s license with the ability to meet/maintain Town insurability requirements, preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge : Upon Hire • Principles and practices of group exercise Skills and Abilities : Upon Hire • Ability to plan a fun, safe, effective exercise program for the class they would be instructing • Effective verbal communication skills • Must be in good physical condition • Must have the physical stamina to instruct at least a one (1) hour exercise program several times a week. Lift and or exert force up to 50lbs occasionally, and other varying amounts of weights that would be used in an exercise program • Operate and set-up sound system and provide your own music for the said program • Ability to maintain professional and courteous relationships with internal and external customers, vendors and staff • Well -developed interpersonal skills • Basic math skills with the ability to add/subtract/multiply/divide; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; utilize principles of fractions and interpret graphs • The ability to operate , maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and /or materials used in performing essential functions • Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data; exercise discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships • Ability to apply principles of personal persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility • Apply principles of rational systems; interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria • Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information • Ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals; some tasks require the ability to communicate orally SAFETY The employee shall adhere to Town of Christiansburg policies regarding safety precautions and the use of safety equipment that is necessary for the health and safety of all employees and citizens. If a safety concern arises, the employee must stop any life-threatening problem immediately and in other cases immediately inform the employee’s supervisor. DISCLAIMERS The job description is: • Intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and behaviors required of employees in this job title. • Not an employment agreement or contract. The Town of Christiansburg has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. • Intended to describe the essential functions of the position that a qualified individual must be able to perform, either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Town of Christiansburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Christiansburg will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time without notice.
Town of Christiansburg
Christiansburg, VA, USA