Naval Shipyard, Virginia
Oct 24, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in Navy Gateway Inns & Suites at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA. The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of duties necessary for the maintenance of the grounds and outside of buildings
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Ensures security of all guests is maintained at all times

Ensures guest privacy is maintained at all times

Maintains appearance of external areas of buildings, to include walkways, entry ways, paths, sidewalks and driveways Rakes/shovels to ensure areas are clear of leaves, dirt, ice and snow Removes weeds and unwanted plants from cracks, joints, and crevices.

May assist with maintenance and care of building exteriors as needed to include washing windows and entry doors, cleaning sills, pressure washing building exteriors, and maintaining and ensuring the cleanliness of gazebos/decks/spa areas, etc.

Work includes gardening, general care of grounds including picking up trash and debris/cutting grass) planting and transplanting grass, ground cover, flowers, shrubs and trees Controls and prevents pests, vertebrate (rodents, birds etc) and plant pests such as weeds, plant diseases and fungi.

Maintains lawns to include laying sod, aerating existing lawns, seeding, mowing, and trimming edges with the use of applicable hand Prunes and trims flowers, shrubs and hedges for and power tools a neat appearance. Rakes/shovels to ensure areas are clear of leaves, dirt, ice and snow to ensure patron safety and visibility surrounding buildings and other areas.

Inspects plants for obvious plant diseases, plant insects, and unusual or poor plant growth and reports these conditions to the supervisor.

Operates equipment to include hand mowers, standing mowers, weed cutters, and a variety of hand tools May operate a tractor with pull mower.

May be required to greet guests at time of arrival and offer assistance with luggage, directions, base services, and local area information.

May be required to store and track guest luggage in a secure area.

Performs other related duties as required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • May be required to possess a valid state driver's license, as travel to other facilities may be required within the normal scope of duties.
  • This position may be designated ALPHA personnel for inclement weather or in the interest of national security and may be required to report for work when other employees are excused.
  • This position is subject to the possibility of workdays on weekends and holidays, as well as rotating shifts, often consisting of other than normal duty hours.
  • May be required to possess a valid state driver's license, as travel to other facilities may be required within the normal scope of duties.
  • The incumbent is expected to meet the requirements outlined in the Lodging Career Path Guide.
  • This position is subject to a favorable National Agency check (NAC).


Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Requires knowledge of seasonal gardening tasks and procedures. A general knowledge of gardening tasks and procedures.

Knowledge of environmental rules and regulations concerning procedures, equipment, commonly used chemicals and basic safety is required.

Ability to detect plant diseases and/or unusual plant growth.

Ability to use a variety of hand and power operated tools, such as seeders, spreaders edger's, hedge trimmers pruning shears and sprayers. Ability to use a variety of basic hand tools, portable power tools, hand /power operated garden tools and equipment such as seeders, spreaders, edger's, hedge trimmers, pruning shears and sprayers.

A minimum of 6 months experience in basic grounds and building maintenance is preferred.

Must possess basic math and reading skills.

Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing in English.

Must possess a welcoming manner and positive attitude demonstrate effective communication skills; professionally interact with guests; answering guest questions concerning hotel facilities and provide information about local attractions Provide assistance in handling customer complaints, involving management as necessary.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


Additional information

We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@ to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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 Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

USAJobs Resume

Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.

If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

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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