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Requisition Number 17-0065
Post Date 6/9/2017
Title Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor
Department Recreation Center
Location City of Nampa
Work Schedule Part-time > 20 Hours

City of Nampa

Aquatic Fitness Instructor

Notice of Job Opening

Nampa Recreation Center

June 8, 2017

Please post or otherwise make available the following information.  The City of Nampa Recreation Center has an opening for a part-time Aquatic Fitness Instructor.

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.

Department: RECCR 

Job Status: Part Time 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Reports To: Group/Aquatic Fitness Coordinator 

Grade/Level: 13/ $16.97 per hour 

Amount of Travel Required: None 

Job Type: Regular 

Positions Supervised: None 

Work Schedule:  Must be able to work flexible and varied hours. 


Plans, organizes, and implements group fitness classes for customers and City employees; performs other duties as required or assigned.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to develop and implement group fitness classes. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Group/Aquatic Fitness Coordinator, 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 Fitness Coordinator, Fitness Supervisor, other City employees, community and neighborhood organizations, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a recreational and fitness environment. 


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Plans and leads, group fitness classes as scheduled. 

Maintains a safe environment for group fitness instruction including providing information, demonstration and assistance to customers regarding proper exercise techniques and including inspecting equipment for damage. 

Secures substitutes for scheduled classes when unable to cover. 

Maintains accurate records of equipment issues updating equipment log as necessary. 

Promotes special events for customers and community members, including implementing special events when necessary. 

Accurately documents class attendance numbers. 

Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of position. 

Fosters relationships with customers, coworkers, and others. 

Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions; review publications and audio visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, certifications and new developments in assigned work areas.  

Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned. 

Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.

Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.

Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.

Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.

Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.

Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.

Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.  

General knowledge of safety principles, current practices and equipment related to the fitness class assigned.

General knowledge of principles for dealing with people of various ages and from various socio-economic groups.

General knowledge of human anatomy and physiological function as it relates to specific classes. 

Physical ability to instruct a 1 to 1 ½ hour long fitness class.

Ability to plan and instruct safe, motivating and effective group fitness classes.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.

Ability to use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

General ability to understand and apply music phrasing.

Ability to apply integrity, ingenuity, inventiveness, and empathy in the performance of assigned tasks. 


Competency Statement(s)

Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 

Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace. 

Commitment to Safety - Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with safety policies and procedures; completes all required training; takes personal responsibility for safety.  

Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.  

Customer focus - Ability to take care of the customers" needs while following company procedures. 

Goal Oriented - Ability to act to ensure that you and others stay focused on a asked objective and perform in accordance with clear expectation and goals. 

Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal. 

Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability. 

Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy. 

Technical Expertise and Usage - Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information. Acquiring and applying technical and functional knowledge in a technological area of specialty. 


Some Group Fitness instruction experience desired or any combination of knowledge and experience or willingness to become trained.

Computer Skills:

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. 

Certifications & Licenses:

Nationally recognized Group Fitness or Aquatic Fitness Certification (or ability to complete within 6 months of hiring).

Specialty certifications required for Zumba, Yoga, Cycle, Pilates (others as deemed necessary by national organizations).

CPR/AED and First-Aid Certification. 


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Demands

Stand F Walk F Sit O Manually Manipulate F Grasp O Reach Outward F Reach Above Shoulder F Speak F Climb O Crawl O Squat or Kneel O Bend O 

Lift/Carry 10 lbs or less F 11-20 lbs F 21-50 lbs O 51-100 lbs O Over 100 lbs N 

Push/Pull 12 lbs or less F 13-25 lbs F 26-40 lbs O 41-100 lbs O


The principal duties of this class are performed in a recreational and fitness environment. 



Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone and related equipment.


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


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 make general observations of facilities and structures; to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form, and perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal and visual inspection of equipment.


Sufficient personal mobility, strength, cardio-endurance and physical reflexes with or without accommodation to perform the work in a recreational and fitness 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 (if applicable to position).

Dates to Submit Application:  Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position information and online application may be found online at www.cityofnampa.usPosition will remain open until filled.

The City of Nampa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The City of Nampa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The City has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the City reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the City may deem appropriate. 


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