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Gardener
Category: Horticulture


United States Botanic Garden
Washington, DC

Salary: Min $19.49/hour - $22.75/hour
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2012

GARDENER: Horticulture Division, Exhibits and Displays Section  

 

Duties:

  • This position is located in the United States Botanic Garden (USBG), Horticulture Division, Exhibits and Displays Section. This Section is responsible for producing the majority of the USBG's program plants including, but not limited to, foliage, palms and other plants that support special conservatory and outdoor gardens exhibits and programs.

    Specifically, the incumbent maintains and cultivates groups of specialized display plants. Waters, fertilizes and maintains the proper greenhouse conditions on temperature, humidity, ventilation and light levels for the plants.

    Repots and divides plant groups as needed to maintain the proper balance of foliage to root mass to provide long term care in a container or growing bed.

    Propagates (by division, cuttings, tissue culture, seeds or air layering) the plant groups at the appropriate time as needed. Maintains accurate plant propagation records. Requests labels as necessary.

    Assists in maintaining an Integrated Pest Management program within the Horticulture Division. Monitors pest populations and life cycles; determines threshold level and applies appropriate physical, cultural and biological or chemical controls.

    Maintains knowledge of seasonal schedules and works on grow schedules of plants.
    Helps install aesthetic or educational displays related to the plants or plant families maintained within the Section or other Sections. This may include layout and design of the display, selecting and properly labeling the plants, maintaining and rotating plants in the exhibit.

  • Must be active in the efforts to make the Garden more sustainable.

    Assists in snow, trash and recycling removal and other duties as assigned.
    Full time Position; Tour of Duty: Tuesday - Saturday. 

For questions, contact Armetia Mobley 202.226.8136 or amobley@aoc.gov 

For full position go to www.aoc.gov  and click on Employment Opportunities. 

Deadline is 11:59PM June 8, 2012

 

  • THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED THROUGH AN ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.  To apply, go to www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html
  •   (URL is all lower case).

    ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR JOB APPLICATION.

    FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
     

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