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Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (Overseas Military Setting)

DURO Health, LLC.
Salt Lake City, UT
$75,000 - $80,000 a year - Full-time


Salt Lake City, UT

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  • 401(k)
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance

Full job description

Aviano ITALY - CSCS Position


Overseas Strength and Conditioning Specialist – Military Setting


Aviano, Italy

Start Date:

August 1, 2024

Position: Strength and Conditioning Specialist

DURO Health LLC is seeking an exceptional Strength and Conditioning Specialist to support US military personnel in a military setting. Open-minded candidates excited to learn new programming and coaching techniques are encouraged to apply to work with our specialized team and unique client demographic. Our operational focus is centered on injury management, rehabilitation, and prevention in elite-class military operational personnel.

Preferred candidates will be successful in demonstrating their comprehensive understanding and ability to manage human performance concepts through cognitive and practical demonstrations of their experience.

Our Company

DURO Health LLC is a premier provider of military-based occupational medical care that leverages its distinct expertise in optimizing occupational health in serving high-performance aviation aircrews and special operations personnel. DURO Health is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah from where it delivers world-class health care to over 16 operational locations in 11 different states.

Job Description

The position entails the execution of assigned duties, performance as a strength and conditioning specialist within a diversified team, and working in a military clinical setting supporting elite US military personnel. Primary duties are central to injury prevention techniques, optimizing human performance, movement evaluation, rehabilitative exercise, performance testing, individualized program development, and documentation. Additionally an exceptional appreciation and capacity to deliver personalized customer service and collaborate with a diverse rehabilitative team is required.


The CSCS is to establish and administer effective strength and conditioning protocols to maximize the physical performance of individual Rescue Operators. These protocols will ensure tactical conditioning by monitoring and resolving performance trends while addressing individual needs. The CSCS shall provide routine fitness reports to the appointed Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and maintain a professional relationship with the operators’ medical support staff to resolve problem areas outside their scope. The specific tasks to be performed are:

- Perform initial evaluation, design individualized training program, and establish records for all Rescue Operators within 90 days of contract start.

- Coordinate individualized exercise programs with the organization to ensure a safe and expeditious return to training of individuals recovering from injury.

- Design and implement physical training programs to ensure proper functional movement fitness routines for each individual Rescue Operator to increase energy system development, strength training, power development, and endurance.

- Design and monitor physical training programs for personnel who are on temporary duty (TDY) or deployed.

- Perform routine (once a month) pre and post evaluations that will determine arm/leg/abdomen/hip girth measurements and functional movement screening that will determine Rescue Operators ability to move efficiently.

- Perform routine (once a quarter) performance testing that includes the following


----Energy System Development/VO2 max testing, Vertical Jump, Grip Strength, 90 Degree Static back extension test.

----Rescue Operator Fitness Test.

----Rescue Operator functional movement max performance Fitness Assessments

- Provide instruction and guidance to individuals on physical conditioning and injury prevention.

- Collaborate with registered dietician to provide routine (once a month) nutrition education and evaluation for each individual Rescue Operator to increase performance and transform body compositions.

- Refer all personnel under his/her purview with an apparent new or undiagnosed medical condition to a medical provider for evaluation and treatment.

- Understand the unit’s mission and operator physical requirements.

- Understand how strength and conditioning impacts mission accomplishment.

- Understand operator scheduling issues and be familiar with training and deployment cycles.

- Review and evaluate physical training programs and identify opportunities for improvement as required.

- Perform administrative duties such as maintaining records of workload.

- Assist with physical conditioning/rehabilitation supply inventories. Provide input to organization regarding supply needs and optimal equipment.

- Ensure equipment and facilities are properly organized and utilized, and are in safe working condition.

- Perform work on site during normal duty day and support occasional surge operations. The contractor is not required to work on federal holidays. Federal holidays listing found at

- Advise the Government on layout of the human performance facilitys

- Assist in developing facility standard operating procedures, guidelines, and exercise protocols including the safe use of strength and conditioning equipment. Additionally, the contractor shall collect, analyze, resolve, disseminate, and archive information resulting from products created under this support and requires the contractor to understand the highly complex DoD culture, policies and processes.



The contractor shall possess a Master’s Degree in an accredited exercise science, health science, or physical education-related discipline.


Demonstrated sustained experience working with elite athlete populations and shall have a minimum of five years of experience. Creditable specialized experience includes: developing long and short-range planning and coordination of Special Operation Personnel (SOP) specific performance programs resulting in attributable results with elite athletes (i.e. Division I collegiate, Olympic, professional level athletes or SOP-specific tactical professionals).


- The contractor shall possess and maintain current certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) as a certified strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Maintenance of this certification shall be an enduring commitment of the requirement and be the contractor’s responsibility.

- Current certification in basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to include Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.

- The contractor shall be physically proficient to demonstrate all prescribed exercises and techniques.

The contractor may be asked to attend certain training to better understand SOP performance and injuries - contractor should be able to hike over rough terrain, function in austere environments, and able to lift and manipulate loads and plates up to 25 kilograms.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to 80,000.00 annually

Ranged salary offers are relative to personal work experience and achieved (preferred)



Benefits Stipend


11 Paid Holidays

120 Hours Paid Vacation

Professional Development Allowance

Relocation Stipend

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing and able to move to AVIANO, ITALY for this role?


  • CSCS Certification (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Salt Lake City, UT: Relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: In person