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Fitness Specialist

Announcement Number:
MWR 117-2018
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$14.00 - $17.00 Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Application Email:
Opening Date:
Closing Date:

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JOB SUMMARY:  This position is located at the Gym and Fitness Center which is part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department aboard Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. This activity is maintained and operated as a service for all active duty, retired military and their dependents.


Assists in coordinating and conducting base wide PRT training.  Works in close contact with command representatives to identify specific areas of need.  Arranges classes and provides workshops that support the command PRT program.  Provides individualized fitness and nutrition training as required by individual commands. Conducts an ongoing variety of group fitness classes, both in the Gymnasium and the Fitness Center.  Designs individual fitness programs utilizing exercise physiology principles. Attends workshops and seminars presented by the Fitness Coordinator as well as training offered outside the workplace to maintain certification and introduce new programs.  Implements new training material into programs to promote the health and well-being of patrons. Performs extra classes and appears in outside exhibitions to promote the fitness program which could result in night and weekend work. Assists in the duties of front desk operations to include: operating cash register, signing in new members and input information into computer, unloading and stocking of new stock.  Assist in completing inventory on a monthly basis. Assists in the supervision and performs custodial duties to include: mopping, vacuuming, cleaning of showers, sauna, dusting, etc, as required.  Custodial duties include outside areas of facilities. Required to do laundry. Responsible for promotion of fitness programs, creating interest and maintaining sufficient class participation. Enforces all rules and regulations of the activity, MWR, NAS Jacksonville and higher authority elements. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: College degree in Health, Physical Fitness or Exercise Physiology preferred.  Must possess previous experience as aerobics/fitness instructor and have a current group fitness certification.  Must be certified in CPR and First Aid certified within one month of employment.  Must be Personal Trainer certified by a NCCA agency within 6 months of employment. Must be able to assess patron interests and needs. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Must be proficient in computing and various Microsoft Office programs.



NOTE:  Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the 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 closing date. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee will be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer where employees are respected and valued. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, contact the NAF HR Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case by basis.


HOW TO APPLY:   All interested applicants should submit an application OR resume in one of the following ways: 

BY FAX TO: (904) 542-3424



NAF Application form and Request for Military Spouse Preference form can be picked up at the MWR Personnel Office or can be downloaded from under the "Jobs" tab.

Where a first cut-off date is indicated, a selection may be made from the resumes/applications received as of the specified first cut-off date. Completed applications (resume, supporting documentation, etc.) must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the cut-off/closing date. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received will be reviewed.

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If requesting any type of employment preference, supporting documentation must be submitted with the application/resume to prove preference eligibility. The submission of a preference does not guarantee a position as applicant still must be highly qualified with the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements of each submittal.

*If claiming Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc). is required.

*If claiming Gold Star Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-1300 as well as any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.) is required.

*If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

*If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

*Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

SPOUSAL PREFERENCE: Spousal Preference can be used only once to gain regular full time employment in the commuting area but may be used multiple times for flexible type position.
To prove eligibility, you must submit the following with your resume/application:

  • Request for Military Spouse Preference form
  • Copy of spouses’ orders that state the “Ultimate Activity” is within the average commuting distance to NAS Jacksonville.
  • A copy of the marriage certificate that provides proof that marriage occurred prior to the issuance of the orders.


Employment is contingent upon a successfully completed and positively adjudicated National Agency Check (NACI) or higher background clearance as required by the position or local security requirements.

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