Gardener NA-04

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Full Time

  • Performs seasonal gardening tasks involved with preparing planting areas, laying sod, watering, planting, transplanting, pruning and trimming plants, shrubs and trees.
  • Maintains flowers and seeded areas to ensure attractive appearance.
  • Applies fertilizers and chemicals.
  • Reports atypical plants to supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required.
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks in accordance with AR 215-3, para.2.
  • Incumbent may also be required to complete a Tier 1 background investigation for a Common Access Card for physical access to federally-controlled facilities.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, and the pushing of carts and wheelbarrows.
  • Climbing is required to prune or trim vegetation.
  • Lifts and carries heavy objects such as bags of fertilizer, grass seed, etc. weighing up to 50 pounds.


  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of seasonal gardening tasks, such as fertilizing, preparing seedbeds, transplanting, laying sod, aerating, pruning, trimming, and applying chemicals to plants. This skill/knowledge "must" be clearly reflected on your resume to be considered eligible for this position.
  • Must be able to work under general supervision, responding to initial oral and written instructions and completing assigned tasks.

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This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This is an open continuous announcement to provide a ready pool of available applicants as needed. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as vacancies occur.

Area of Consideration:
  • The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is the local commuting area of US Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. (Defined as a radius of 50 miles of Harford/Cecil counties). (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)
Manual Applications:
  • If you are unable to apply online, you may submit your application package using a manual application method. Please contact the NAF Human Resources Office or representative listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 1200 noon on 07/11/2023 in order to process your application in a timely manner. Please note that neglecting to respond to the job-related questions may result in an ineligible rating.
Allowances, Incentives, and PCS Costs:
  • Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid.
  • Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
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