Job Details

Position Code:13.026
Position Title:Fitness Instructor - Cycling
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Position Description:Recruitment No. 13.026
Date Opened: August 7, 2013


SALARY: $20.00 to $30.00 per hour

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 25 qualified applications or closing no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2013

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary part-time position of Fitness Instructor to work in the Parks & Recreation Department. The normal work schedule will be between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide fitness services to individuals or groups; supervise, coordinate and lead fitness exercise classes, assist in planning, promoting, conducting and evaluating recreation programs and activities; interact and stimulate interest while conducting, demonstrating and supervising program activities such as aerobic, non-aerobic and strength training activities or water fitness program activities for groups and/or individuals; inspect assigned recreation facilities and/or equipment and recommend any necessary repair or maintenance work and supply needs; set up facility as needed for assigned program activity; complete records and reports as required; promote and enforce safety procedures; render first aid and CPR, if certified, as required; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service; perform related duties as assigned


Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

One (1) year cycling experience preferred.

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade or seventeen (17) years of age.

College majors in recreation or related field are preferred.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of physical fitness, aerobic exercise and personal training; practices and methods of public relations and customer service; techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication; methods and principles in instructing individuals or groups of children, teens, or adults; principles and techniques of first aid and CPR respiration; principles and practices of safety management.

Ability to:
On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules; stand, bend, stoop, kneel as necessary to instruct a high intensity physical fitness class; intermittently interpret policies and procedures, and explain operations and problem solve issues for the public and with staff; lift or carry weight of 45 pounds or less; lead and motivate large group classes; respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner; administer first aid and CPR, if certified; understand and carry out written and oral directions; communicate tactfully with customers; communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certificates; possession of, or ability to obtain, Personal Training/Group Exercise certification from an accredited fitness Association such as American Council on Exercise (ACE), Aerobics and Fitness Association (AFAA), or a degree in Exercise Science from an Accredited Program and University is required.

Nationally ranked group fitness certification and/or cycling specific certification.

Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department and then forwarded to the Park and Recreation Department for final consideration. Those applicants meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview and they may be asked to “audition” their ability to teach a class or train a client. Final appointment is contingent upon passing a City-paid pre-employment physical, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.


1. Please list in detail your Personal Training/Group Exercise certification from an accredited fitness Association. List the name of the association(s) and the type(s) of certification.

2. Do you have any cycling experience? If so, please describe.
Job Status:Temporary / Seasonal, Salary
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