The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Gardener Leader in Calverton, New York Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Gardener Leader – Calverton, New York
Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 292166Start Date: 07/16/2020End Date: 08/05/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement,08/05/2020. Your background must demonstrate work involved in preparing soil for plants, seeding, thinning, transplanting, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, aerating, mulching, spraying, and dusting of grass, ground cover, flowers, shrubs, and trees, and other duties as described in the duties section of the announcement. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements.
The screen-out element(s) for this position are/is: Ability to do the job without more than normal supervision. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license. JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
Dexterity and SafetyHorticultureInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Lead or SuperviseMaterialsTechnical Practices
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; religions; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Physical demands on the incumbent consist of walking, bending, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing, pulling, tugging and climbing. Must be able to lift to 75 pounds. Incumbent should request assistance whenever performing tasks that require lifting more than 75 pounds. Must be able to walk in all types of terrain and soil conditions. Incumbent is required to wear personal protective equipment when appropriate. Protective equipment includes personal protection for the eyes, hearing, face, head, back, extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices and protective shields and barriers. This equipment will be maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition. Working Conditions: Work is typically performed outside in all type of inclement weather to include sun, wind, rain, cold, or snow and under periodic muddy conditions. The incumbent may operate machinery that causes noise and vibrations, emit carbon monoxide, have moving parts which may cut or harm the body and requires the use of safety-protective clothing and devices. The position requires walking and standing, including significant periods of outdoor duty to perform tasks such as attending services and inspecting sections of the cemetery (including sections which are active interment areas or sections under construction). The position requires bending, stooping, and lifting cemetery records, manuals, cremains containers, and other small items. The position requires assisting with the moving of caskets placed on wheeled biers in and out of committal shelters. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
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