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Recreation Assistant (Fitness Center)

Employer: Goodfellow Air Force Base- Working at the Mathis Fitness Center
Posted: July 21, 2015


Performs a variety of duties and responsibilities in support of the day-to-day operation of the Goodfellow AFB fitness centers.  Sets up gymnasiums and playing fields for sports events, tournaments, and practice games.  Conducts fitness assessment tests and formulates individual fitness improvement programs for patrons.   Serves as desk attendant ensuring only authorized patrons use the facility and equipment.  Greets visitors, answers telephones, makes reservations for classes or use of equipment and facilities, and provides information on scheduled events and classes.  Provides assistance and basic instruction to patrons in the proper use of exercise machines and equipment.  Tests equipment for safe operation.  Issues sports equipment and completes required documentation for transaction.  Inspects returned equipment noting damage.  Inspects all equipment and facilities according to established standards and local fire and safety procedures.  Reports damaged exercise equipment to supervisor.  Conducts cleaning of machines as necessary.  Operates point of sale system; receives payment and issues change for services.  Prepares cashier reports and makes daily deposits to central cashier.  Performs opening and closing procedures of facilities IAW written guidelines.  Assists in setting up and cleaning facilities, grounds and equipment for programs and special functions.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Must have experience which provides a working familiarity with the routines and procedures followed in group activities or programs; and practical knowledge and/or experience of recreational activities and equipment, rules and procedures in a recreation program activity which has involved recreation work in the area of sports and fitness.  Must demonstrate knowledge of utilization and operation of basic fitness equipment.  Must have basic computer knowledge.  Experience must demonstrate knowledge of proper cash handling procedures, the ability to resolve common arithmetic problems used when receiving payment from customers, and the ability to operate a cash register.  Must possess a current American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and basic first aid certification or obtain within 30 days of hire.  Must complete the AETC Fitness Fundamental Course within 180 days of assignment.  Must successfully complete a Physical Training Leader course taught by Fitness Program Manager within 120 days of assignment. Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 100 pounds and successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.  Must be able to read, speak, and write English and communicate effectively with patrons.  Must possess skill in dealing with the public.  May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty.  Subject to successful completion of a National Agency Check with Inquiries.


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Anyone interested in applying for this position should apply online at  Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must upload or fax a copy of their DD214, Member Copy 4.   Applicants claiming Military Spouse Preference must upload or fax a copy of their spouse’s orders assigning him/her to Goodfellow AFB The fax number is 325-654-5529.