GARDENER A06*

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Quantico, Virginia
Posted
Oct 07, 2019
Closes
Oct 15, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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Responsibilities

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Weeds, fertilizers, lays sod, waters, cuts, edges, prunes, trims and aerates all grass, ground cover, flowers, shrubs, hedges and trees for a neat appearance. Prepares proper mixture of such materials as sand, humus, topsoil and fertilizer. Prepares seedbeds, mulches and transplants according to seasonal demands. Applies chemicals to grounds, flowers, shrubs and trees according to direction. May also spray or dust with these chemicals according to instructions. Stores chemicals safely. Looks for obvious plant diseases, molds, brown spots, rusts, blight, plant insects, leaf mites, scale borers, slugs, etc. on all indoor and outdoor flowers, shrubs, hedges, trees and lawns. Places seeds or plants in soil at proper depth, taking care not to damage roots while planting or transplanting. May reproduce plants through cuttings, rootings or grafting. Connects hose and sprinkler system at designated points on grounds to irrigate lawns, flowerbeds and landscaping. Gathers, removes and disposes of all litter and debris, such as grass cuttings and leaves from assigned areas such as sidewalks, curbs and lots. Remove grass and weeds from cracks in pavement. Rotates indoor plants according to season or lighting requirements, avoiding unusual or poor plant growth.

Operates a variety of hand and power operated garden tools and equipment such as seeders, spreaders, edger's, hedge trimmers, pruning shears, sprayers, lawn mowers and tractors. Utilizes hand-operated snow blowers, truck driven snowplows and ice chippers for snow/ice removal from sidewalks, steps, entrances and parking areas. Removes snow and ice by scraping, chipping, and/or spreading chemicals and/or sand. Spreads sand/chemicals by hand with shovels from a truck as needed. Maintains all assigned operating equipment in a clean and operating condition. Inventories equipment.

This position is emergency essential. May be required to work when the rest of the Base is closed or arrive on duty early and/or stay on duty after normal working hours to initiate maintenance repairs, remove snow, ice, etc.

Operates electric or gasoline driven vehicles up to one and a half ton trucks as required. May be required to drive five-ton truck, and drive and operate a dump truck, a forklift, and a front-end loader. Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on all assigned equipment and maintains equipment in a clean and operating condition. Abides by proper safeguarding procedures to prevent loss of assigned supplies and equipment. Keeps work area safe and clean.

Provides trash pick up for all MCCS activities. Repairs outside fences, sign posts, sidewalks, steps and curbs as necessary to upgrade and maintain appearance of outside assigned areas. Installs and removes fencing as required. Sets up and takes down tents and barbeque equipment in areas for special events.

Adheres/observes all vehicle, safety, fire and security regulations and standards. Uses required safety equipment and observe safe work procedures. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Acknowledges customers, smiles and makes eye contact. Asks questions to determine, verify and solve problems. Checks for satisfaction on the quality of goods and services. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise.

Performs other related duties as assigned/required. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Lifts and carries objects up to 45 lbs independently and objects over 45 lbs with assistance.

Performs other related duties as assigned/required.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • See Duties and Qualifications

EVALUATIONS:

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school graduate preferred with one year experience in a related field.

Must be able to read and write. Must be able to read and comprehend instructions. Ability to complete a work assignment sheet. Must know how to accomplish seasonal gardening tasks. Experience with hand and power operated gardening tools is required. Must have knowledge and ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to tools. Must be able to use a variety of tools to accomplish maintenance work such as tape measure, hammer, screwdriver, etc. Must be able to operate tractors, riding lawn mowers and utilize a variety of lawn equipment. Must possess a valid Virginia state driver's license and be capable of obtaining a government vehicle operator's license.

An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the qualifications above.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, carrying and crawling. Lifting up to 45 pounds and climbing ladders to prune or trim vegetation is required. In inclement weather the work can be strenuous and continuous.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is done outdoors and indoors. In working outdoors, the gardener is subject to discomfort from long periods in the hot sun or cold and being exposed to dirt, dust, mud and sometimes to chemical sprays/dusts. Protective clothing such as eye shields, respirators or safety shoes must be worn as required. There is a chance of minor injuries such as bruises, cuts and scrapes. Safety procedures and regulations must be of the foremost concern and carefully followed.

Education

Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.

INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Varies - Review "OTHER INFORMATION"

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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