This Specialty Classification will be paid a premium on hours paid. The current premium is $4.50.
The Recreation Leader – Fitness & Membership Specialty coordinates and leads personal fitness assessments, fitness consultations, fitness trainings and group exercise classes that meet current trends and maintain Portland Parks & Recreations high standards for quality. Working in a community center setting, this position requires high energy, initiative and motivation to encourage a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Responsibilities also include daily oversight, cleaning and maintenance of fitness equipment. Good communication and customer service skills are a priority as this position frequently interacts with the public and Portland Parks & Recreation staff. In this position, the Recreation Leader Fitness/Membership Specialty will process customer registrations and payments; promote and coordinate facility memberships as applicable, and provide information and assistance regarding fitness and wellness programs offered at assigned community center.
Position requires working a flexible schedule, including afternoon, evenings, designated holidays, and/or some weekends, and may involve front desk coverage. Positions assigned to this specialty possess the qualifications to meet the requirements of the specialty, listed below, in addition to the work described in the core classification description. This specialty also requires an accredited certification in Personal Training and an accredited certification in Group Exercise, OR an applied science degree in Fitness Technology.2 years of experience is preferred but not required. PP&R is recruiting for both part time and full time positions.
This classification is represented by the Recreation (Rec-LL483). To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link. This Specialty Classification will be paid a premium on hours paid. The current premium is $4.50.
The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 620,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. The successful candidate will have experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Portland Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.
The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment please see the Additional Information section below for details.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
A current Personal Trainer Certification from an accredited organizations such as ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine). ACE (American Council on Exercise) or a degree in exercise science.
Ability to acquire and demonstrate and/or experience in one on one and small group Personal Training.
Ability to acquire and demonstrate and/or experience teaching a wide variety of Group Exercise classes such as 32 count block, Tabata or HILT style, and mind/body variations such as Yoga and Pilates.
Knowledge of proper routine and annual fitness equipment maintenance.
Ability and experience recognizing, preventing and responding to safety and emergency situations.
Knowledge and experience applying best practices of health and wellness marketing pertaining to the fitness industry and promotion of sales strategies for fitness memberships.
Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships and communicating courteously with a team of diverse recreation staff, city employees as well as with program participants and the diverse public.
Additional Salary Information: This Specialty Classification will be paid a premium on hours paid. The current premium is $4.50.
Internal Number: 2018-00259
About City of Portland, Parks & Recreation
VISION Portland's parks, public places, natural areas, and recreational opportunities give life and beauty to our city. These essential assets connect people to place, self, and others. Portland's residents treasure and care for this legacy, building on the past to provide for future generations.MISSIONThe mission of Portland Parks & Recreation is to help Portlanders play - providing the safe places, facilities, and programs which promote physical, mental, and social activity. We get people, especially kids, outside, active, and connected to the community. As we do this, there will be an increase in the wellness of our residents and the livability of our city. We accomplish this through:Establishing, safeguarding and restoring the parks, natural areas, public places, and urban forest of the city, ensuring that these are accessible to all;Developing and maintaining excellent facilities and places for public recreation and community building;Providing dynamic recreation programs and services that promote health and well-being for all;Partnering with the community we serve.ORGANIZATIONAL VALUESQuality, responsive service to our diverse customers and partners.Community participation in... program and project planning.Innovation, creativity, and excellence in all we do.Openness, honesty, and respect in all relationships.A diverse and culturally competent workforce.Transparent, ethical, and accountable decision making.EQUITY STATEMENTWe recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to Portland Parks & Recreation's ideals and values.