Applicants must be within 2 years of completion of program requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctoral or technical/vocational degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which the degree (or certification) was completed.
GS-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal Service OR successful completion of a full four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathmatics. At least 6 semester hours must be directly related to the position (e.g. microbiology, botany, pest management, etc.).
Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:
1. Knowledge of the basic principles of horticulture or botany.
2. Knowledge of garden maintenance and development such as weeding, propagation, planting, watering and/or pest management.
3. Skill in the use of garden maintenance equipment such as a lawn mower, leaf blower, loppers, and pruners.
4. Ability to collect and summarize data using a personal computer and software packages.
If qualifying all or in part based on your education, you must submit a copy of your academic transcripts OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grade point average or class ranking to verify education when applying for this position. If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.
Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on this topic.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume, supporting documents and responses to the online questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you meet eligibility and minimum qualification requirements.