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US Botanic Garden-Gardener (Collections Section) Two openings-Tue, 11/03/2020 - 1:08pm

Gardener (Collections Section) Two openings

Company

US Botanic Garden
245 First Street SW
Washingon , DC 20024
United States
District Of Columbia US

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Job Description 

Two openings for Garden position in the Collections Division of the United States Botanic Garden

Pay scale & grade
WG 06 - 08

Salary
$22.52 to $30.53 per hour
The United States Botanic Garden is accepting applications for two Gardeners possessing a broad knowledge of rare and historical plants as well as the specialized living accessioned collections assigned to the Collections Section. Collections include, but are not limited to: plants from the Orchid family, Cacti and Succulents, Tropical and Subtropical plants with known medicinal or economic properties, plants of historical significance or institutional importance, rare and endangered species.

Duties & Responsibilities 

This position is located in the United States Botanic Garden (USBG), Horticulture Section, Collections Department. The Collections Department is responsible for growing, maintaining and displaying the USBG’s living accessioned collection. The incumbent serves as a Gardener and is responsible for broad knowledge of rare and historical plants as well as the specialized living accessioned collections assigned to the Collections Section. Collections include, but are not limited to: plants from the Orchid family, Cacti and Succulents, Tropical /Subtropical plants, plants with known medicinal or economic properties, plants of historical significance or institutional importance, rare and endangered species, and collections utilized to support mission functions. The incumbent will perform duties in any of the following areas: propagation, acquisition, cultivation, program development and maintenance for one of the collections.

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 job-related elements.
Must possess a valid, unexpired State driver's license at application.
APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS AND MAINTAIN A VALID AND UNEXPIRED STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If the above required license is not held during employment, the incumbent will be terminated for failure to meet the conditions of continued employment.

Qualifications
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT:

-- Ability to do Gardening Work Without More Than Normal Supervision.

Qualification at the WG-6 level: Assists with gardening projects and has a working knowledge of gardening practices in order to maintain a diverse group of plants.

Qualification at the WG-8 level: Is able to work on gardening projects independently and has knowledge of methods for propagating and cultivating a wide variety of plants.

Application Instructions 

For more information, full job description and to apply see:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/583514200

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Ray Mims