National Park Service

Садовник в Национальный парк (Америка)

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National Park Service - служба, которая помогает национальным паркам и общинам по всей Америке сохранять и защищать их природное наследие. 


  • This position is located in Gateway Arch National Park. 
  • Assists coworkers/Gardener Supervisor with the preparation and implementation of maintenance schedules for all shrubs, perennial plants, annual flowers and turf.
  • Utilizes Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for monitoring and initiation of control for pest and diseases in the landscape.
  • Works with NPS gardeners, laborers, individual volunteers and volunteer groups to complete maintenance and gardening tasks within cultural landscapes and gardens in the park.
  • Performs a wide variety of landscape maintenance duties including plant installation, preparation of landscape and IPM reports, watering, trash removal, pruning, preparation of planting beds, cultivation of ornamental plants and performing weed control.
  • Safely operates and maintains power equipment such as pick-up trucks, mowers and hand tools.
  • Performs snow removal using tools such as shovels, push blowers and Gator with snow blade. Interacts with the visiting public to answer questions about the park, gardens, and respond to basic visitor needs.
  • Must be forward thinking and safety minded.


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle.
  • You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
  • Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
  • You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
  • You may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or overtime.
  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • This position requires a Missouri Pesticide Applicators license - Category 3 within 90 days of Entry on Duty (EOD).
  • Qualifications
    • If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration.
    • In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job.
    • Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume.
    • The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone.
    • Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.
  • Volunteer Experience:
    • 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.
  • Education
    • There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

Additional information

  • This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
  • Physical Demands:
    • The work requires frequent walking, standing, pushing of carts and wheelbarrows, bending, and stooping.
    • The incumbent occasionally climbs ladders to prune or trim vegetation and lifts heavy objects such as bags of fertilizer, grass seed, etc.
    • Work requires frequent walking, standing, pushing of carts and wheelbarrows, bending, and stooping.
    • The gardener occasionally climbs ladders to prune or trim vegetation and frequently lifts heavy objects such as bags of fertilizer, grass seed, etc.
  • Working Conditions:
    • The work is done outside or in a greenhouse. In working outside, the gardener is subject to discomfort from long periods in the sun, and sometimes in chilly or rainy weather.
    • On a regular basis the conditions will involve working in air contaminated with chemical dust and sprays being applied to trees and shrubs.
    • The incumbent will be required to wear protective clothing during pesticide/herbicide application; as well as normal safety items such as gloves, boots, glasses, etc.
    • Because of the duties performed there is the chance of minor injuries such as bruises, cuts, and scrapes and occasional possibility of broken bones from falls.
    • Gardeners are usually exposed to chemical sprays and dusts.
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