Supervisory Horticulturist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 18, 2019
Closes
Mar 26, 2019
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-437-13. Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-12 level, leading a staff that maintains and develops a public garden.

Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

  1. Knowledge of contemporary management principles and practices.
  2. Ability to lead and participate in a complex horticultural program.
  3. Skill in performing horticultural support tasks, to include communication and education.

Other Relevant Eligibility Criteria: Must have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or equivalent major, with 30 semester hours of coursework in botany, plant physiology, plant taxonomy, plant pathology, genetics, agronomy and horticulture. Must have completed 16 semester hours of coursework in the breeding, care, management, production, and post-harvest handling of horticultural crops.

OR

The same specialized courses completed, with equivalent work experience substituted for the remaining degree requirements.

Must be able to climb, and to work daily in areas above 90 degrees F and below 32 degrees F.  Must be able to work in areas which are wet, dirty and dusty.  Incumbent is subject to burns, cuts, falls, and insect stings, as well as requirements to stoop, bend, stand, lift or kneel for extended periods.

 "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Other Relevant Eligibility Criteria: Must have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or equivalent major, with 30 semester hours of coursework in botany, plant physiology, plant taxonomy, plant pathology, genetics, agronomy and horticulture. Must have completed 16 semester hours of coursework in the breeding, care, management, production, and post-harvest handling of horticultural crops.

OR

The same specialized courses completed, with equivalent work experience substituted for the remaining degree requirements.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified".

Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:

Best Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.

Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some, but not all of the major aspects of the position.

Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.

If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.                                                                                             


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