Calgary Police Service – Leader Physical Training

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Calgary Police Service – Leader, Physical Training

Job ID307207

Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary . City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits . Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life. The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request. The Leader, Physical Training is responsible for creating innovative ways to ensure effective and safe delivery of fitness & wellness services to both sworn and civilian personnel in the Calgary Police Service (CPS). This position supervises and provides guidance to a diverse group of both permanent and on-call staff at the CPS Fitness Unit. Primary duties include:

  • Supervise and lead fitness team members including scheduling, performance management, hire and train new employees.
  • Collaborate with the CCLC Command teams and other internal and external users to help create the organization’s vision as it relates to fitness and wellness.  As a leader this vision will be shared and implemented by the Fitness Team. 
  • Develop and deliver Fitness Unit programs and services and ensure good management of budget resources.
  • Ensure current and best practices around physical fitness are maintained internally for recruit training, in-service specialty areas.
  • Conduct OH&S reporting practices to reduce injuries and maintain integrity of all fitness programs and mitigate risk for the service.
  • Provide guidance and direction for recruit applicant testing and training, recruit training, in-service physical fitness training and competitions. This includes, participating in the working committee under the Alberta Association of Chief’s of Police and provincial testing standards.


  • A Degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years experience as a Physical Training Instructor and experience in leading people & teams, strategic thinking, change management.
  • Previous experience in supervision, leadership, performance management, budget management and experience in developing programs through an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) lens is also required.
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) designation and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) designation is required.
  • Previous experience working in a unionized environment is considered an asset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • A demonstrated commitment to health, wellness, and fitness.
  • The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the following competencies: leadership, analytical thinking, change management, coaching and development, communication, managing resources, relationship building and team building and teamwork.

Pre-employment Requirements

  • An enhanced security clearance will be conducted.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
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