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Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates<!– –> 07/12/2019 to 07/26/2019

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    WG 06

  • Salary

    $21.75 to $25.36 per hour

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time – Full Time

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Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Division of Horticultural Services (AHS) under the Office of the Administrator. AHS maintains 10 acres of exterior landscape, the 6-acre Sculpture Garden, 4 interior gardens, 9 greenhouses, 4 coldframes, and 3 specialty gardens of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The incumbent is a gardener with multitask assignment with primary emphasis on special event set-up, interior maintenance, operation of landscape equipment, and exterior landscape maintenance.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent is a gardener with a multitask assignment with primary emphasis on endowment plant maintenance; special event set-up, interior maintenance: and greenhouse maintenance.

  • Knowledge of Interior Plant Maintenance: Watering according to the types of plants; Cleaning; Recognizing the need for plant rotation according to conditions; Safe gardening and handling practices when workin gin close proximity to Art.
  • Mixes correct types of quantities of chemicals as directed for spraying floral and foliage plants for insects and/or diseases.
  • Work around priceless objects of art, with the safety of the as as a primary concern.
  • Fertilizing and watering floral and foliage plants.
  • Transplanting Trees and Shrubs: A. Proper digging techniques; B. Proper methods of ball and burlapping; C. Proper skating techniques.
  • Have the ability to lift 80-100 pounds; ability to walk for a period of 4-8 hours.
  • The incumbent performs snow removal and assists with trash removal as needed.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

10 – Promotion potential to the WG-10

The incumbent is a gardener with a multitask assignment with primary emphasis on endowment plant maintenance; special event set-up, interior maintenance: and greenhouse maintenance.

  • Knowledge of Interior Plant Maintenance: Watering according to the types of plants; Cleaning; Recognizing the need for plant rotation according to conditions; Safe gardening and handling practices when workin gin close proximity to Art.
  • Mixes correct types of quantities of chemicals as directed for spraying floral and foliage plants for insects and/or diseases.
  • Work around priceless objects of art, with the safety of the as as a primary concern.
  • Fertilizing and watering floral and foliage plants.
  • Transplanting Trees and Shrubs: A. Proper digging techniques; B. Proper methods of ball and burlapping; C. Proper skating techniques.
  • Have the ability to lift 80-100 pounds; ability to walk for a period of 4-8 hours.
  • The incumbent performs snow removal and assists with trash removal as needed.
  • This job is expired!