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 in Minneapolis, Minnesota Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Gardener – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 310874Start Date: 08/19/2020End Date: 09/09/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/09/2020. 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 Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. 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:
Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Technical PracticesUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision 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/Working Conditions: Work will be performed over an area of 100 plus acres, requires frequent walking, and the use of a utility vehicle for the transportation of equipment and materials. Frequent bending, kneeling, stooping, and standing are required due to the nature of the work.
The gardener may have to use a ladder or seek the assistance of a lift operator to prune trees or shrubs in some areas. He/she will be required to lift heavy objects such as bags of fertilizer, salt, plant material, and maneuver loaded wheelbarrows.
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