Army Installation Management Command Fitness Specialist (CYS) NF-03 in Fort Irwin, California

  • Duties



The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is worldwide. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at our Fort Irwin Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Child and Youth Services.

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  • Responsible for the delivery of a wide range of installation youth fitness, health, and outreach programs in multiple CYS settings.
  • Develops and maintains and partnerships with schools and community organizations to enhance CYS fitness and health programs.
  • Within an existing curriculum, develops and implements lesson plans and appropriate environments that incorporate a broad range of fitness and health activities for early childhood, school age, and youth program participants.
  • Maintains control of and accountability for all attending children and youth.
  • Models appropriate behaviors and techniques to establish a program that promotes positive child, youth, staff, and parent interactions.
  • Plans field trips to fitness and health events.
  • Assists in training coaches using the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) guidelines.
  • Provides assistance in planning practices to ensure appropriate warm up/cool down techniques, injury prevention, proper use of materials and equipment, and positive parent relations.
  • Helps inspect facilities/programs to ensure compliance with applicable standards and makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities as appropriate.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0188 Recreation Specialist

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • A one year probationary period may be required
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks in accordance with ARs 215-3, 2-15j, and a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation is required.
  • Must complete a health assessment including all required immunizations.
  • Must possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs, walk, bend, stoop, and stand on a routine basis.
  • Must obtain/maintain certification in CPR/First Aid.
  • Must currently possess or have the ability to obtain (within six months of employment) a fitness certification from a nationally recognized organization.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends and assist in coaching during sports seasons.

A bachelor's degree or higher in exercise physiology, exercise Science, Kinesiology, physical education, or other fitness-related disciplines


All of the following equivalent in scope and complexity to the next lower grade level: * Experience in the application of fitness principles, concepts, and techniques gained through the delivery of a comprehensive group fitness program. * Experience or education demonstrating the knowledge of basic health and nutrition concepts. * Experience training coaches or other professionals (i.e., teachers, caregivers, fitness instructors) in the proper application of sports or fitness techniques.

Best Qualified: In addition to the above, highly qualified candidates will possess experience in the planning, evaluation, or delivery of a fitness program or curriculum specifically for children or youth; or at least 12 semester hours in college coursework directly related to children or youth (i.e., PE for children, motor skills development, childhood development, early/elementary/secondary education, health/nutrition for children, child/adolescent psychology, etc.).

Any candidates meeting the following Best Qualified criteria will be referred to the selecting officials first.


A bachelor's degree or higher in exercise physiology, exercise Science, Kinesiology, physical education, or other fitness-related disciplines

Additional information
  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
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  • Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.
  • Announcement will have cut-off-dates every Monday and/or announced until filled.
  • Selectees may have the option to reside in On-Post Housing, at their own cost. Information may be obtained from The Villages at Fort Irwin, (760)386-4663 and/or
  • Ride Sharing/MassTransit Subsidies/eRide/etc. for individuals who live in the surrounding geographical area.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:

  • NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
  • NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran (OAV)

Any candidates meeting the following Best Qualified criteria will be referred to the selecting officials first.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:

  • Resume

Optional: Job Application (DA Form 3433) will accepted in place of a Resume.

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • PCS Orders and Marriage Certificate, DA 3434, Licenses and Certifications
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

NOTE: If claiming the following preference or Priority Consideration, additional documents will be required to support your claim. * Veteran's Priority Consideration (OAV) DD-214 (members copy 4 is the only acceptable copy) must be attached when applying. * Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) Sponsors PCS Orders and Marriage Certificate, if applicants name is not on the PCS Orders, must be attached when applying. * Current and Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE) must supply DA 3434 and DOD employee must supply SF-50 or similar (must be supplied before Entrance on Duty (EOD)). NOTE 2: Refusal of a Military Spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (for example, interview and so forth) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the Sponsor (for regular positions only).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



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  • How to Apply


How to Apply

You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:

  1. Electronically (preferred) at and search for Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)
  2. Manually: A manual application can be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this vacancy announcement.
  3. If you would like to apply manually, please contact the servicing NAF Human Resources representative listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form.
  4. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 1200 (NOON), on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner.

Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.

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Agency contact information
Jason Rivas

(760) 380-6227




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Next steps

Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/02/2018 to 06/02/2018

Salary: $44,934 to $57,737 per year

Pay scale & grade: NF 3

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent