This came up on USA JOBS, the portal for civilian employment in the armed forces. It’s for a PART TIME position, which is important to remember because the salary below is quoted for a full time position. So the pay is half of what you see listed. They’re forced to list it this way –remember, it’s a government job and there are all sorts of requirements. Ditto that for the interview. You’ll be asked lots of questions that seem weird considering it’s a TaiChi/Wellness job. But you’ll be asked how you get along with others, how to describe a situation where things weren’t working out –standard government weirdness questions.
Anyway, what makes this job special is it’s funded through Navy Medicine –rather than a contracted job for a teacher through the Fitness Centers. This is a bold step in the right direction, and we applaud their decision to take this move. Recently, they hired their first part time yoga instructor to work with the Department of Alternative Medicine, which is associated with the hospital. Tai Chi and Yoga are wonderful adjunct therapies to nourish mind, body, spirit.
We’re guessing it might be to work with wounded warriors through the hospital. Camp Pendleton recently opened its new Hope and Care Center. Read about it here. Please do ample research on their wounded warrior regiment, the hospital. Plus, some soul searching is recommended. Decide whether or not you want to work with this population. The Marines uphold and deeply abide by their values of Honor, Courage, Commitment. They don’t sign up for the Marines, they become Marines. The same is expected of anyone working with them. This is a point that Jillian, Dave and I can’t stress enough.
Job Title:HEALTH AND FITNESS THERAPIST (TAI CHI)
Department:Department Of The Navy
Agency:Naval Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:SW10601-R3-513594PD079564-D
$42,199.00 to $54,862.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 to Wednesday, October 26, 2011
SERIES & GRADE:
Part Time 20 hours – Term NTE 366 Days
Few vacancy(s) – Camp Pendleton, CAView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
United States Citizens
The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipe fitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!
This announcement is being amended to extend the closing date to Thursday, October 26th, 2011.