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Company: Government jobs
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Information

Please read this entire announcement before submitting your application.

The Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) is seeking reliable, enthusiastic, positive Gymnastic Instructors for several temporary positions to coach andwork with children of all ages and adults in our Gymnastic Program. Our successful, well-established program offers gymnastics to both boys and girls starting from parent and tot classes through preschool and level classes based on the USA Gymnastics (USAG) program. Specialty programs include camps, birthday parties, special events, teens, adapted, and adults. Arlington Gymnastics also offers girls USAG Xcel competitive team and USAG Development Program competitive team (boys and girls).

Major Duties/Specific Tasks

  • Providing tailored Gymnastics instruction to student's needs while evaluating student performance;
  • Preparing for class instruction, lesson plans and curriculum;
  • Setting up equipment prior to class and securing equipment after class;
  • Inspecting equipment and reporting unsafe equipment to supervisor;
  • Recommending purchase of supplies and equipment; and
  • Completing required class paperwork, such as attendance reports.Currently our program is looking for people who can work weekday evenings and weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) and experienced in any of the following areas:

  • Women's Artistic Gymnastics coaches at the Optional (Levels 6-10);
  • Compulsory (pre-team through Level 5) and Xcel Bronze through Diamond Gymnastics;
  • Men's Artistic Gymnastics coach for Compulsory Gymnastics (pre-team through Level 5);
  • Recreational Classes (preschool, youth, and adult); and
  • Adapted Gymnastics (participants with disabilities)Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

    Recreation Instructor I start at: $19.71 per hour

    This position is typically assigned to beginner-level classes, or classes where less technical expertise is required to effectively instruct class participants.

    Recreation Instructor II starts at: $23.38 per hour

    This position is typically assigned to intermediate, or single-level classes. Concepts taught throughout the course are moderately complex.

    Recreation Instructor III starts at: $27.02 per hour

    This position is typically assigned to advanced-level classes and may be assigned to teach therapeutic recreation courses or sections specifically designed for participants with disabilities, including must have the knowledge and ability to serve as a substitute gymnastics instructor for many other classes when required.

    Selection Criteria

    Minimum: High School Diploma/GED; plus

    Recreation Instructor I
    • 400 hours of technical Gymnastics experience.Recreation Instructor II:
      • 800 hours of technical Gymnastics experience; and
      • 50 hours must be as an instructor.Recreation Instructor III:
        • 1200 hours of technical Gymnastics experience; and
        • 50 hours must be as an instructor.
          *Technical experience may come from a variety of sources, such as work experiences, volunteer experiences or formal athletic participation.

          Substitution: Additional education may be substituted for experience requirement, with each year of post-high school education substituting for 400 hours of technical experience. However, additional education may not be substituted for the instructing hours requirement.

          Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates the following:

          • Involvement in a competitive or recreational gymnastics program;
          • Current or previous gymnastics instruction through coaching or teaching;
          • First Aid, CPR certifications and/or other gymnastics certifications; and/or
          • Working with children of all ages. Special Requirements

            Must possess or obtain the First Aid and CPR certifications within three (3) months of employment.

            A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment, which may include the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

            The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid driver license, and provide proof, or the applicant must have the ability to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties at locations other than the primary worksite.

            Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment. Additional Information

            Work Hours: Multiple shifts, Weekday evenings (4pm-8:30pm) and Weekends (Saturday: 830am-6pm, Sunday: 12pm-7pm). Most hours are in the evening and on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

            Note: This recruitment is open continuous, but applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Qualified applicants will be considered and interviewed consistently throughout the recruitment until the job is filled or we receive enough applicants.

            Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is required and a part of the application process for consideration for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


            Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

            Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

            Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
            All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

            Paid Leave: Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

            Health and Dental Insurance: Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

            Life Insurance: A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

            Retirement: The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

            For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

            Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

            Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
            Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

            Limited Term Appointments:
            Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

            Temporary Regular Appointments:
            Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

            Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
            Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

            01 What is your highest level of education?
            • High School/equivalent
            • Associate Degree
            • Bachelor Degree
            • Master's Degree (or above)

              02 How many hours of technical, volunteer, or formal athletic participation experience within gymnastics do you have?
              • Less than 400 hours
              • 400 hours but less than 800
              • Less than 800 hours
              • 800 but less than 1200 hours
              • 1200 hours or more
              • None

                03 How many hours of gymnastics instructing/coaching do you have?
                • Less than 50 hours
                • 50 hours or more
                • None

                  04 Please indicate if you have the following (check all that apply):
                  • Gymnastics recreational instructor
                  • Compulsory and optional level gymnastics team coaching experience in a USA Gymnastics Member club setting
                  • USAG Gymnastics Certifications
                  • Experience working with children of all ages
                  • None of the above

                    05 Please indicate if you have experience in one or more of the following areas (any selected items must also be listed on your application):
                    • Girls USAG Development Program Competitive Team
                    • Girls USAG Xcel Competitive Team
                    • Boys USAG Development Program Competitive Team
                    • Adapted Gymnastics (participants with disabilities)
                    • Recreational Classes (preschool, youth, and adult)
                    • None of the above

                      06 Please describe any technical Gymnastics experience you possess? If not applicable, put N/A

                      * Required Question

Keywords: Government jobs, Arlington , GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR (MULTIPLE TEMPORARY VACANCIES), Education / Teaching , Arlington, Virginia

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