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Job opening: Gardener

Salary: $29 - 33 per hour
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in a National Park Service Unit. The primary purpose of the position is to perform journey level gardener duties that are necessary for the proper maintenance and care of landscaped areas. A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected. The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay.

Duties

The major duties of this position include but are not limited to: Transplants trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants by digging proper sized holes and preparing the soil to receive the plants. Removes the plant taking care not to damage the roots and removes sufficient soil to insure its continued growth in the new location. Computes quantities of plants, seeds, and other materials needed for specific areas. Determines when plants need additional watering and how long they should be watered. Selects and sprays area with herbicides, fungicides and insecticides for the control of plant diseases, plant insects, and weeds. Fertilizes, waters, and seeds turf areas, and removes rocks, leaves, trash and debris from landscaped areas.

Requirements

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT) Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints) Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment Dexterity and Safety Knowledge of materials Technical Practices (theoretical precise, artistic) Use of Measuring Instruments Pesticide applicator certificate - The incumbent of this position is required by the Park to obtain a pesticide certificate within 6 months of employment. Screen Out Factor: I have the ability to perform I have the ability to perform common tasks including fertilizing, preparing seedbeds, transplanting, laying sod, dividing plants and watering. If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors. Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

Contacts

  • Address Office of NPS Liaison to the White House 1849 C St NW Room 1426 Washington, DC 20240 US
  • Name: NCR SHRO
  • Email: [email protected]

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