In the Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the Department of Correction this class is responsible for conducting physical fitness training at a police or correctional training academy.
Works under the general supervision of the administrator or coordinator of the academy.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts training in overall fitness including flexibility, strength training, cardiovascular improvement, endurance, nutrition and physiology; demonstrates stretching exercises, proper use of free weights and strength training equipment, aerobic training techniques, long distance running, sprinting and various other exercise techniques; educates recruits in proper nutrition including discussing weight gain or loss within dieting plans; educates recruits in dealing with injuries, discomfort and sleep recovery; motivates recruits to adopt proper workout technique and attitude towards fitness both in large groups and individually; assists recruits with personal exercise logs and fitness programs; assists staff with fitness testing; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of fitness training; knowledge of educational methods and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to perform fitness related activities; considerable ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with trainees, instructors and others contacted in the work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years experience training adults in fitness related fields or administering fitness related programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) credit hours equaling six (6) months employment to a maximum of one (1) year.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adquate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.
Permanent status cannot be attained while working in this classification.