January 9, 2019: Position Opening: TACTICAL FITNESS SPECIALIST



U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation – a non-profit 501c3 organization – is seeking to hire a Tactical Fitness Specialist for a federally-funded grant – Implementation of a Regional Firefighter Wellness Initiative.


  • Conducts fitness testing and related wellness procedures in firefighters.
  • Conducts fitness training sessions and related educational components in firefighters.
  • Assists key personnel with a wide range of clinical research and program implementation activities, such as data management.


Minimum Qualifications: 1) Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2 years experience in fitness testing and prescription, OR Masters degree with research thesis or internship in a related field; 2) Fitness certification from a recognized organization (e.g. ACSM, NSCA) (preferably CSCS), OR certification in a related field, OR certified/licensed healthcare provider.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Post-graduate experience with designing and conducting exercise prescriptions for fitness training programs; 2) Experience working with first responders and tactical athletes; 3) Formal experience in clinical research.

Other skills and certifications: BLS / CPR certification; Human subjects’ research training (employer will provide research training upon hire).


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Hours: up to 40 hours/week (full-time or part-time appointments will be considered). Weekend hours may be required.

Number of positions open: up to 2.00 FTE.

Earliest potential start date: March 1, 2019.

Term: Up to 24 months (grant-funded).

Application End Date: Open until filled.

Location: San Diego, California.


To apply – Send resume / CV and cover letter via email to: John M. Mayer, DC, PhD, FACSM; Scientific Officer, U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation; phone: 858-583-4494; email: johnmayer@usssf.com

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