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 Other Agencies and Independent Organizations. The opening is for a Horticulturist (Greenhouse) in Suitland, Maryland Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Horticulturist (Greenhouse) – Suitland, Maryland
Smithsonian Institution , Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
Job ID: 610185Start Date: 08/08/2022End Date: 08/30/2022
You must also meet the basic requirements for this position as well as the specialized experience referenced below.
Experience:You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.For this position specialized experience is definedasworking in a greenhouse facility maintaining or culturing a diverse plant collection (such as perennials, tropical plants, or orchids); performing horticulturist duties such as plant identification, cultural care and record keeping; managing the physical operations of a greenhouse facility; and using specialized powered equipment such as utility vehicles and snow blowers.
All qualified applicants must be able to obtainand maintain District of Columbia (and Maryland depending on duty station) certification to apply pesticides to landscape plants and turf.
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; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Part-time and/or unpaid experiencerelated to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: Two full years of progressively higher levelgraduate education leading toa master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree in horticulture; orrelated discipline of basic plant science may be substituted to meet the specializedexperience requirements.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see theQualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.
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