Supervisory Recreation Specialist (Fitness Program Director) Jobs at US Navy – Jacksonville, FL

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Supervisory Recreation Specialist (Fitness Program Director) Jobs at US Navy - Jacksonville, FL

Job description

    • Duties


    • The primary purpose of this position is to plan, manage, and administer a comprehensive, year-round fitness, recreational sports, and aquatics program, and the associated facilities used in conducting these programs.


    • Plans, organizes, develops, implements, and manages a diverse and comprehensive fitness, sports, and aquatics program, within the scope of objectives and guidelines established at higher organizational levels, to include related facilities (e.g., group exercise classes; self-directed fitness sports, and aquatics programs; aquatics programs; incentive programs; special events; intramural, extramural and varsity sports; instructional programs; and awareness and education programs).


    • Coordinates with city, state, other military bases, and pertinent organizations in establishing a well-rounded fitness and sports program and to effectively promote all aspects of health/wellness to the community.


    • Coordinates with base organizations to ensure fitness advisory members are assigned and the bylaws and philosophy of fitness programs are thoroughly understood.


    • Conducts meetings and hosts collaborated events/educational seminars/information fairs, etc.


    • Maintains records of command participation and determines the winner of individual and base awards and makes arrangements for presentations.


    • Interprets considerable data relating to program trends, costs, problems, and needs; refines or modifies program methods and techniques based on findings.


    • Prepares appropriated fund (APF) and NAF budgets, which include the expenditures required to conduct the fitness, sports and aquatics programs (categories A and B).


    • Monitors contract services and properly performs quality assessment and evaluation (QAE) responsibilities.


    • Completes local needs assessments and/or local surveys annually to determine customer needs and incorporates these finding into the annual program plan.


    • Coordinates with marketing staff to plan and develop promotional advertising, commercial sponsorship, and publicity strategies.


    • Assists local Command Fitness Leaders (CFL) in conducting and administering safe and proper Physical Readiness Tests.


    • Solicits, interviews, selects, and directs volunteers and contract instructors for activities and specialty programs.


    • Maintains appropriate records and submits deserving volunteers for recognition through the base volunteer recognition program.


    • Reviews research publications and health journals to ensure currency in methodology and philosophy in the area of health and fitness (e.g., exercise physiology, life-style management, nutrition, and physical conditioning).


    • Ensures the program meets or exceeds industry standards as established by governmental and private organizations such as the Cooper Institute, Presidents Council on Physical Fitness, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Defense (DoD), American College of Sports Medicine, etc.

B. Facility Management (includes but not limited to): 10%

    • Coordinates the use and maintenance of indoor and outdoor facilities, which may include but is not limited to, gymnasium(s), fitness center(s), tennis court(s), swimming pool(s), softball field(s), jogging track(s), football field(s) and soccer field(s) to accommodate the comprehensive installation fitness, aquatics, and sports programs.


    • Coordinates with and assists engineers on requirements related to construction of all new indoor and outdoor fitness and athletic facilities. Coordinates with Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and other base agencies (e.g., Safety Office) regarding requirements for maintenance and repair of fitness, sports and aquatic facilities and purchase and installation of new equipment.


    • Develops a five-year facility improvement program to maintain a state of the art program, prepares construction plans for renovations/additions or expansion and submits work orders for all minor construction projects from inception to completion.


    • Ensures inventory control of all property, equipment and supplies to protect government assets and determines replacement requirements levels.


    • Takes timely and appropriate action to comply with safety, fire and environmental directions and ensures safe, healthy, contemporary, comfortable, and adequate facilities.

C. Supervisory duties comprise 25% of incumbent’s time and include but are not limited to:

    • Directs work to be accomplished by a staff that includes Fitness Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Aquatics Coordinator, Fitness Facility Coordinator, Outdoor Maintenance Supervisor and other subordinate staff.


    • Assigns work based on priorities, difficulty and requirements of assignments, and staff capabilities.


    • Conducts annual performance reviews of staff.


    • Participates in MWR Fitness staffing decisions.


    • Ensures staff receives proper training to fulfill requirements of their positions.


    • Addresses potential disciplinary and/or performance issues timely and takes appropriate, corrective action(s) as necessary.


    • Supports CNIC’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy; fosters a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and/or reprisal; and ensures equitable treatment of all staff.

Travel Required

    • Occasional travel – To Support Mission

Supervisory status

    • Yes

Promotion Potential

    • 04


    • Job family (Series)
    • Requirements

      Conditions of Employment

      Must be able to work varied work schedules to include split days off, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state drivers license. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid certification.


      In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. All non-government positions identified on your resume must include complete address and to and from dates. Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates and address of the agency/organization.

      One year of specialized experience directly related to the duties described above. Qualifying experience must have been equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression.

      Specialized Experience Must Demonstrate The Following

      Per DoD MWR Fitness Standards (issued 21 July 2016) this is a supervisory position responsible for total facility oversight including operation, programming and staffing. While elements (a) through (c) are preferred, a combination of two of these elements may sufficiently qualify an individual to perform their duties as program director:

      professional certification from a National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) accredited health/fitness organization; competency in business and the design and delivery of exercise programs; and at least three years of experience in the fitness industry/field for civilian personnel.
      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.

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

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

      Knowledge of military physical fitness standards and testing procedures.

      Knowledge of the physical and psychological factors that impact training, performance and recovery of individuals and team sports.

      Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties.

      Knowledge of CNIC’s EEO policy and procedures.

      Knowledge of NAF and/or APF budgeting processes including ability to prepare budgets.

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

      Knowledge of safety, fire and environmental regulations and procedures.

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

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

      Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

      As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire and your RESUME MUST SUPPORT AND VALIDATE YOUR ANSWERS or you may be removed from consideration.


      Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


      An undergraduate degree in health, fitness or related field preferred.

      Additional Information

      This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of closing date.

      The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of 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. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

      This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

      How You Will Be Evaluated

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

      Your experience is subject to evaluation and verification against the information in your resume. The numeric rating you receive is a self-assessment only and is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, or if your resume lacks sufficient information, you will be rated accordingly or may be considered ineligible.

      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, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities 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: .

      Background checks and security clearance

      Security clearance

      Drug Test Required


    • Required Documents

    • Resume
    • Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume
    • OF-306.
    • Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
    • Proof of certification, if applicable to position requirements.
    • If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
    • If you are a current federal employee, submit your last three evaluations.


    • Please ensure your status is indicated in your USAJOBS account and ALL required documents to claim preference are submitted at the time of resume submission.


    • Preferences are advantages in the candidate selection process. Individuals can claim the following preferences:


  • Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.

    To Claim This Preference, You MUST

  • Submit a copy of your BBA Separation Notification indicating eligibility for RPL.

  • Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.

    To Claim This Preference, You MUST

  • Submit sponsor’s PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
  • If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS.
  • Veteran’s Preference/Gold Star Veteran’s Preference: Qualifying military veterans, and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.

    To Claim Veteran’s Preference, You MUST

  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy); AND
  • Submit completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
  • Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc)

To Claim Gold Star Veteran’s Preference, You MUST

  • Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
  • Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
  • Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc).
  • Qualifying applicants with preferences are considered in the order listed above. Then all other qualifying applicants are considered.

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 .

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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits You Get To Enjoy While Working For Our TEAM Include But Are Not Limited To

    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.

    Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.). Stability of Federal Civilian Service People with passion for doing work that matters Quality of Work Life Balance

  • How to Apply

    To begin the process, click on the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USA JOBS account.

    Application process is submitted through your USA JOBS account. Resumes/ Applications received other than by USA JOBS will be destroyed and will not be considered.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify all the information in their resume and documents; HR will not modify documents submitted by an applicant. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in the resume.

    Qualifications must be clearly verifiable in your resume. Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates, and government agency/department.

    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.

    Please see the “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS” section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. You must submit all required documentation or you will not be considered for the position. Failure to submit all the required documentation may result in not be considered for the position.

    Technical Support

    Check the status of the application system and maintenance schedule here: If you experience technical difficulties applying online, report it here: . The support inbox is monitored Monday through Friday, from 8 AM ET until 6 PM ET. Make sure your status in USAJOBS is ‘Received’ after you submit your application to ensure it was submitted successfully.

    Agency contact information

    Commander, Navy Region South East Commander, Navy Region South East




    Commander, Navy Region Southeast
    919 Langley Street PO Box 14D
    Jacksonville, FL 32210

    Next steps

    PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT FOR NAF APPLICANTS: Authority to request this information is derived from 5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations. The purpose of this information is to determine the qualifications, suitability, and availability of applicants for employment with a NAF activity, and of current employees for reassignment, reinstatement, transfer, or promotion. The information will be used to assess qualifications, entitlement, and overall employment suitability. Completion of information on this form is voluntary. Failure to provide this information may prevent you from receiving full consideration for the position you seek.

    All applicants will be notified regarding their status by email. Applicants will either be contacted by email for an interview or sent an email of non-selection 3-6 weeks after the announcement closing date. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that communication is performed via email if you do not read your email, provide an inaccurate email address and/ or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

  • Fair & Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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