Fitness Trainer
City of Nampa - Nampa, ID

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January 16, 2013

Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa Recreation Center has an opening for a part-time Fitness Trainer . The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529 or 7-1-1 .

Salary : $11.97- $14.37 per hour; no benefits.

Hours: Up to 19 hours per week. Varied hours; evening and weekend shifts required.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to develop and implement recreational fitness and health training programs. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Trainer Supervisor, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, other city employees, community and neighborhood organizations, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a health and fitness environment.


  • Maintains a safe environment for fitness training, including inspecting equipment for damage, following proper protocol and guidelines in the event of injury, providing information and assistance to patrons regarding proper exercise techniques.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, implements and evaluates various fitness tests, protocols, and programs for patrons at all levels of fitness and health, including administering fitness tests and assessments, screening for physical or medical conditions, developing safe programs, and implementing the programs to meet individual patron needs.
  • Maintains thorough and accurate records of safety and inspection for all equipment utilized by patrons, including updating a weekly log of each equipment piece and the related working condition, and providing written documentation for service workers in order to forewarn of faulty or dangerous equipment in need of repair.
  • Facilitates City fitness testing, including administering quarterly fitness tests to City employees.
  • Performs other directly related duties as required or assigned.


    Substantial knowledge of the current principles and practices involved in recreational fitness activities, athletic programs and patron safety.

    Substantial knowledge of human anatomy and physiological function as it relates to health and fitness.


    Ability to follow physician instructions as related to patrons with various therapeutic and rehabilitative needs.

    Ability to utilize computer software as necessary to organize detailed fitness and assessment techniques.

    Ability to maintain flexibility in competing assigned tasks and duties while meeting the needs of patrons.

    Ability to perform detailed and accurate testing.

    Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.

    Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions, use logical and creative though processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.

    Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks, and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.

    Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

    Integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.


    Bachelor’s Degree in a related Health or Fitness field, National Personal Training Certificate, and/or working towards degree in a Health or Fitness field.


    Some fitness training experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.


    CPR Certification; First Aid Certification.


    Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone and related equipment and use primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.


    Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.


    Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.


    Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to perform such tasks related to the job.


    Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to perform the work in a recreational facilities environment. Heavy work - exerts up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently.

    Special Conditions : The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving check.

    Dates to Submit Application : Application and position information may be found online at: . Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position will close on February

    1, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. The City of Nampa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.