Gardener

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Dam Neck Naval Facility, Virginia
Posted
Apr 07, 2021
Closes
Apr 13, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Navy Gateway Inns & Suites at Dam Neck Annex. 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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Responsibilities

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
No

Promotion Potential
04

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


Qualifications

Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience, knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possess 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.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

Conditions of Employment Cont.:

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. The staff member may be recalled to duty and/or required to work overtime, including on an emergency basis.

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.

In order to verify fitness for duty, a complete physical examination may be required. This position is subject to a favorable National Agency check (NAC).

The incumbent is expected to meet the requirements outlined in the Lodging Career Path Guide.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. 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.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

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@nhr-ma.com to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

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, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs 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
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents are required at the time of application:

A résumé

OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment

If current Federal Employee, a copy of your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50 and evaluation report is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders and marriage certificate is required.

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

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 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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