QUALIFICATION: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-5000.
Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying.
Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
The screen out element for this position is to perform the work of a Gardener (Motor Vehicle Operator) performing grounds maintenance work such as planting, pruning and trimming flowers, shrubs, and grass; using hand and power operated gardening tools; as well as operating one or more types of vehicles such as pickup trucks, panel trucks, flat bed trucks up to 10,000 pounds without more than normal supervision.
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of seasonal gardening tasks such as fertilizing, preparing seedbeds, transplanting, laying sod, aerating, pruning, trimming, and applying chemicals to plants; grounds maintenance, such as mowing grass and trimming trees and shrubs; and how to apply fertilizer evenly to avoid underfeeding or burning of plants.
2. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures; and traffic and safety regulations, practices, and procedures pertaining to motor vehicle operation.
3. Knowledge of cargo handling and hauling and techniques for safeguarding and protecting cargo.
4. Skill in operating one or more gasoline, diesel, or electric powered wheeled vehicles with a GVW of up to 10,000 pounds such as pickup trucks, panel trucks, flatbed trucks, carryalls, sedans, crew cab pickup trucks, jeeps, and station wagons; and using and maintaining hand and power tools such as seeders, spreaders, edgers, hedge trimmers, pruning shears, sprayers, spades, hoes, rakes, and mowers.
5. Ability to recognize obvious plant diseases, plant insects, and unusual or poor plant growth.
6. Ability to follow instructions, work orders, and specifications related to gardening, motor vehicle operation, and performing preventive maintenance.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: May be required to train/guide other employees.
Employee will be required to support Base Readiness and Emergency Operations Exercises and Real World Threats and Events.
Employee will be required to support Special Events (i.e.
Annual Air Show, Base Exercises) not necessarily performing in their primary skill code.
Employee will be required to be part of the Civil Engineering Snow Removal Team not necessarily performing in their primary skill code.
Employee would be trained on safe snow shoveling and snow removal practice and would receive appropriate safety equipment.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.
You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.