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CITY OF AMES Personal Trainer in Ames, Iowa


\$24.34 - \$25.08 Hourly


50010, IA


Less than 20 hours/week




Parks and Recreation




10/15/2023 5:00 PM Central







Centrally located in the heart of Iowa, Ames is a vibrant, progressive community with more than 66,000 residents providing an excellent quality of life. Home to Iowa State University, Ames offers year-round recreation opportunities, diverse cultural offerings, a stable economy, safe neighborhoods, and a high-achieving school district.

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The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Department has an exciting opportunity for a Personal Trainer!\ \ Personal Trainers can expect to work 3-10 hours/week, days and/or evenings.\ \ Personal Trainers are directly accountable to the Public Wellness Manager and adjunctly accountable to the Parks and Recreation Superintendent and the Director of Parks and Recreation.\ \ Open until filled.

Provide one-on-one fitness instruction to clients desiring a program tailored to their specific needs; conduct fitness consultations and assessments; assist, monitor and instruct clients by ensuring safe and effective use of gym equipment and weight machines; and help motivate client to achieve their fitness goals.\ \ Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement; inspiring creativity and innovation; being customer driven; making data-driven decisions; committing to diversity, equity and inclusion; championing employee involvement; striving for excellence; having fiscal stewardship; acting with honesty and integrity; exhibiting leadership; choosing a positive attitude; respecting one another; promoting safety and wellness; and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Education and Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age, have a CPR Certification, and have obtained National Certifications from the following organizations: ACE, ACSM, NSCA.\ \ Four year degree in Exercise Science preferred.\ \ Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have a thorough understanding of fitness concepts and human anatomy, strong communication and motivation skills, and the ability to conduct fitness consultations and assessments. Must have skill at being customer service oriented.\ \ Ability to understand, appreciate, and embody the City of Ames Core Values; maintain an exceptional level of safety; maintain a professional appearance at all times while on site; maintain a professional demeanor (calm and courteous) at all times while on site.

Selection Process:\ The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, an interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.\ \ NOTE: Applicants with disabilities may submit requests for ADA testing or interview accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the test or interview.\ \ The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protecte veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.\ \ E-Verify Process:\ The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA)and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicants Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity on their first day of employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents on your first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at:

Agency : City of Ames



Address : 515 Clark Ave\ \ Ames, Iowa, 50010



Phone : 515-239-5199



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*Required Question

Personal Trainer Supplemental Questionnaire\ *QUESTION 1 : Are you at least 18 years of age, have a CPR Certification, and have obtained National Certifications from the following organizations: ACE, ACSM, NSCA?

*QUESTION 2 : A four year degree in Exercise Science is preferred but not required for this position. Do you have a four year degree in Exercise Science?

*QUESTION 3 : What certifications and experience do you have related to this position?

*QUESTION 4 : What experience do you have in providing personal training with older adults?