Activity Therapist II
North Dakota State Government - Jamestown, ND

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Requires a bachelor’s degree in recreation therapy, exercise science, health and wellness, exercise physiology, physical education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, communication disorders, human resource management (human service track), social work, psychology, counseling, developmental disabilities, special education, vocational, rehabilitation, nursing, sociology, elementary education, or child development and family science and one year of work experience working with special population groups; OR a master’s degree in one of the fields listed above.

Preference given to candidates with physical fitness/activity oriented training and/or health and wellness program coordination and/or kinesiology degree.

Application Procedures:
Complete a State of ND Application for Employment (SFN 10950). Access application form at: or hard copy from any ND Job Service Office.
Please include the position # and requisition # on your application. Also, provide details in the employment history sections of the application form on how your education, experience and skills will qualify you for this position. Supplemental information such as a cover letter and resume may be included, but the initial review and score will be based on the information provided on SFN 10950.
Please fill in all information requested on the application form, such as dates of employment, hours worked per week, credits earned, etc. INCOMPLETE SECTIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN CREDIT.
The Department’s Human Resource Division staff will score applications against the minimum qualifications and preferences listed on the job announcement and qualifying military service. After the scoring is completed, a certified list of eligible candidates and the applications will be forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview, based on the final scores.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
All application material must be received on the closing date by 5:00 pm or before the closing date at the following address:

Human Resource Division

Department of Human Services

600 East Boulevard Avenue Dept 325

Bismarck ND 58505-0250

Fax: 701-328-1927; e-mail:

For More Information, Assistance or Accommodation Contact: Michele Curtis

Employing Unit: North Dakota State Hospital

Telephone Number: 701-253-3032

TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888 (text); 1-800-366-6889 (voice)

ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work:
Will provide physical fitness programs for individuals with mental illness and chemical dependency of all ages and abilities. Physical active/fitness/wellness programs would include individual and group fitness training and would be responsible for motivating others to develop a physically active lifestyle, which will lead to tangible results in improving overall physical health, fitness, and wellness.

The ND Department of Human Services offers challenging work opportunities, a full range of employee benefits, including a comprehensive employer-paid health plan, paid leave, a retirement plan, flexible work hours, and more. For more information, contact our website at: .

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