U.S. Capitol Arboretum and Grounds
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Employment TypeJob (Full-time)
Leadership (Executive Director, President/CEO)
Seeking an exceptional leader for the position of Deputy Director, Capitol Grounds and Arboretum. The leader will be responsible for assisting in planning, administering and managing work operations, and historic preservation and maintenance activities for the care, maintenance and improvement of the Capitol Grounds.
$155,700 – $183,500 per year
Pay scale & grade
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible for preserving and maintaining approximately 274 acres of landscape across Capitol Hill.
Duties & Responsibilities
AOC is a legislative branch agency, the recognized authority for the preservation, maintenance and construction of the world’s most iconic treasures and buildings on Capitol Hill. As a global destination for thousands of visitors every day, Capitol Hill intersects history, architecture and art with the birthplace of our nation’s laws.
Deputy Director, Capitol Grounds and Arboretum will be responsible for assisting in planning, administering and managing work operations, and historic preservation and maintenance activities for the care, maintenance and improvement of the Capitol Grounds.
-Serves as the expert in horticultural design projects and historic preservation.
-Implements the CG Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
-Sets goals and deadlines, oversees, plans, implements and assesses all grounds related horticultural programs including designs, installations, development and maintenance activities.
-Manages implementation of a strategic plan for initiating, overseeing and evaluating a sustainability program and irrigation system.
-Implements new tactics to meet industry standards and best practices.
-Collaborates with stakeholders on the planning, execution of exhibits and other public events.
-Provides lectures and tours on horticultural and landscape preservation topics to the general public and other interested parties.
-Communicates long term organizational planning.
-Provides technical guidance to all staff on horticultural and gardening practices.
-Successful candidates must have strong leadership, project management and public landscape management, facility operations and historic preservation experience.
Education and Experience
Conditions of Employment:
-You must be a U.S. Citizen.
-You must be able to pass a drug test.
-Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
-You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
Specialized experience for this position includes the following:
Applied Mastery of the principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques of horticulture.
Demonstrated extensive experience supervising and providing leadership to a staff involved in carrying out project operations and maintenance activities in a public botanic garden, monumental park, historic estate, or similar establishment.
Demonstrated experience analyzing organizational and operational problems and developing solutions.
Demonstrated experience in communicating effectively in writing.
Demonstrated experience communicating effectively other than in writing.
To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet one of the categories below:
A citizen of the United States;
A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States.
For more information and to apply, see: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/755489100?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=Application Deadline:
June 17, 2025