Gardener (MVO)
Department of the Army - Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

This vacancy will be used to fill vacancies within the Business Operations Division located on Joint Base Lewis McChord. The Gardener (MVO) schedules and may be assisted by lower level employees in preparing planting areas; watering, fertilizing, planting, pruning and trimming plants, shrubs and trees. Maintain flowers and seeded areas to ensure and attractive appearance.
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DUTIES: Works under general supervision of the supervisor or lead who assigns projects to be accomplished, areas to be worked and the seasonal planting and maintenance schedule. The incumbent plans and carries out work according to the schedule or project assignment, keeping within the framework of established gardening practices.

Schedules and may be assisted by lower level employees in preparing planting areas; watering, fertilizing, planting, pruning and trimming plants, shrubs and trees. Maintain flowers and seeded areas to ensure and attractive appearance. Determine quantities of plants and materials required for specific areas. Identifies and applies treatment for plant diseases, insects and related problems. Uses a variety of hand and power operated garden tools and equipment.

Operates a farm-type tractor and towed or attached equipment on level or rolling terrain typical of a golf course. Frequently operates towed and attached equipment (i.e. mowers, aerators, plow spreaders, harrows, sprayers, etc.) manipulating both tractor and equipment controls through hydraulic or mechanical controls. Operate a variety of gasoline, diesel or electric powered-wheeled vehicles that typically have a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 and up to 26,000 pounds.

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Must have experience which demonstrated knowledge of seasonal gardening tasks, such as fertilizing, preparing seedbeds, transplanting, laying sod, aerating, pruning, trimming, and applying chemicals to plants; and be skilled in operating a variety of diesel, gasoline or electric powered wheeled vehicles with attachments with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 and up to 26,000 pounds.

Conditions of employment: 1. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license 2. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 3. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant. 4. All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position. 5. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Physical requirements, Gardening, MVO- Hand powered equipment, and Ability to follow instructions.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

BENEFITS: Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.

OTHER INFORMATION: To successfully claim veteran's priority consideration, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

The Department of the Army 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 servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor. To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

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