County Administrator HR Clerk of the Circuit Court

Wellness Specialist

Recruitment #2001-WLNSSPCPP3-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Ideal Candidate will have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Wellness, Exercise Physiology, or other related field and at least 2 years of experience working in a wellness or fitness center environment. They must be able to communicate well and have the ability to motivate people to make healthy choices and lifestyle changes.  Experience working one on one with clients to assess wellness needs and develop workout plans and proper nutrition plans is a plus.  The applicant should be capable of developing curriculum for classes on healthy lifestyles and eating and exercise habits as well as exercise classes and other health related fields.

This position will work at the SouthShore Community Resource Center Healthy Living Facility as their primary location.  There will be times where the individual may be called upon to cover the other two sites for class instruction, vacations, training purposes, etc.  It is very beneficial that this individual speak Spanish, however it is not mandatory.


Responsible for assisting with the coordination and planning of fitness and wellness programs and activities. These duties include exercise classes, health seminars and special events, scheduling, supervision, and maintenance of the day-to-day operations and programs of the County's Wellness Centers/Senior Centers. This position is also responsible for all job-related administrative tasks such as staff, equipment, and facility supervision, monthly and annual reporting, etc.


Associate's degree; and
At least two years of experience in the health and wellness field; and
Current CPR/Basic Life Support, AED, and First Aid Certification; and possession of a current State of Florida Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification if position is assigned to an Aging Services Department Senior Citizens Center. 


An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job specific competencies listed above; and
Current CPR/Basic Life Support, AED, and First Aid Certification; and possession of a current State of Florida Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification if position is assigned to an Aging Services Department Senior Citizens Center.  


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Heavy work - Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds or force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle and feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

    • Assists in planning, organizing, documenting, and implementing health/wellness programming events for participants.
    • Assists in conducting group and individual health and wellness seminars.
    • Coordinates personal training programs and associated processes.
    • Assists in conducting community outreach and seeks out community partnerships to expand health and wellness program offerings.
    • Provides documentation on evaluation of wellness programs as it pertains to marketing, attendance, participation, and performance data.
    • Provides training to staff and volunteers on health and wellness topics.
    • Provides administrative task support assistance at centers such as answering phone calls, maintaining inventory, data entry, filing, copying, etc.
    • Oversees fitness and wellness program marketing materials and processes.
    • Inspects fitness and wellness facility areas for maintenance and repair, cleanliness, safety, and efficiency of operations.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


      • Working knowledge of agency procedures and documentation.
      • Working knowledge of office policies, procedures, and practices.
      • Working knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
      • Ability to evaluate customer's information to determine course of action.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to work effectively with others.
      • Ability to use good judgment in handling employee/citizens' concerns while keeping supervisory staff well informed.
      • Ability to perform accurate computations and verifications of data.
      • Ability to coordinate the work of other employees.
      • Ability to use computer terminal to quickly and accurately enter data.



        We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

        • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
        • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
        • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
        • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
        • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
        • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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        Veteran’s Preference:

        Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

        Equal Opportunity Employer:

        Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

        Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

        Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

        Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

        Response/Recovery Activities:

        Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*