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Gardener
Category: Clerical


U.S. Botanic Garden
Washington, DC

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013

Architect of the Capitol

Gardener , WG-5003-08 


ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:
WP BG-2013-038
  APPLICATION DEADLINE:
02/04/2013
JOB LOCATION:
Washington,Dist of Columbia
  OPEN DATE:
01/07/2013
SALARY RANGE:
22.76
26.45
  LOCATION NOTES:
Washington DC
PAY SCHEDULE:
Hourly
  WHO MAY APPLY:
Unrestricted
TIME LIMIT:
Permanent - No time limit
  PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
8
NUMBER OF VACANCIES:
2
  WORK SCHEDULE:
Full Time


 




 

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:

  • The mission of the Architect of the Capitol is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 470 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC delivers professional expertise on the preservation and curation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov. 
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    CORE VALUES 

    The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism. 

    The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards. 

    We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence. 

    We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day. 


 

NOTES:

  • LOCATION: Architect of the Capitol; U.S. Botanic Garden, Horticulture Division, Exhibits and Display Section. 

    THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED THROUGH AN ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM. 

    To apply, go to http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html or www.aoc.gov/employment. (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case).

    ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR JOB APPLICATION. 

    FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    If you are unable to apply on-line, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call 202-226-7000.

    ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
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    Incumbent of the position must possess and maintain a valid, unexpired state driver's license at the time of application.

    TOUR OF DUTY INCLUDES WEEKENDS, EVENINGS AND HOLIDAYS ON A REGULAR AND CONTINUAL BASIS. 

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    *****APPLICANTS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS***** 


 

DUTIES:

  • This position is located in the United States Botanic Garden (USBG), Horticulture Division, Exhibits and Display Section. This specialized Section is responsible for producing many of USBG's program plants as well as other plants that support special conservatory exhibits and programs including tropical, sub-tropical, temperate and arid plants. Plants are produced in the USBG's greenhouse facility where the incumbent independently completes work assignments using project plans and long-range plans with little or no supervision. The incumbent is specifically responsible for collaborating with the Conservation Horticulturist and Public Programs Manager to develop, execute and maintain educational horticultural exhibits that are often related to botanical partners.

    The incumbent propagates and cultivates a wide variety of unusual plants, seeds, and plant materials that includes pinching, fertilizing, Integrated Pest Management, and selected use of plant growth hormones. Manages, maintains, develops and cultivates collections of specialized plant groups. 

    The incumbent utilizes an Argus greenhouse environmental control system to manipulate a production greenhouse environment to optimal plant growth conditions.

    Repots, divides and/or roots and prunes plants to maintain proper balance of foliage to root mass. Performs the propagation (by division, cuttings, seeds or air layering) of the collection at the appropriate time and maintains accurate plant propagation records. Prepares grow schedules and maintain accurate and updated records.
  • Installs aesthetic or educational displays related to the plants or plant families maintained within the Exhibits and Display Section which includes display layout and design, selection and labeling of plants and maintenance and rotation of plants.

    Provides information to the public about plant collections through classes, workshops and/or tours. As required, may also direct and coordinate a small group of staff and/or volunteers and summer employees in the performance of plant maintenance and care projects. Assists, as needed, throughout the U.S. Botanic Garden.

    Maintains the upkeep of assigned area by removing trash and debris, keeping floors and other areas clean. Ensures that pots are free of weeds and handles weed problems efficiently.

    During inclement weather, removes snow and ice from sidewalks and steps. Applies salt, sand and melting agents to clear area and provide safe conditions.

 

Contact Information:

Armetia Mobley
202.226.8136
amobley@aoc.gov

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