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Job Title:Gardener

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:KLBA-14-1063473-DEU-SJ

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$26.02 to $30.33 / Per Hour


Monday, March 03, 2014 to Friday, April 11, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
San Francisco, CA View Map


United States Citizens


Public Trust - Background Investigation




About the Agency

This announcement has been extended an extra 10 business days per managements request.

This position is being re-announced; If you applied for the previous Gardener position you must apply again to be considered.

Located along world famous Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California, the park has the 12th largest visitation in the system exceeding over 4 million visits annually. The park's location, resources, and exceptional maritime collections interest a broad and diverse group of visitors, maritime advocates, researchers, partner organizations, community groups, elected officials, and city/county and state agencies. In addition to its many constituents, the park has two Cooperation Associations/Friends organizations and partnership agreements with the San Francisco Senior Center, a Sea Scout unit of the Boys Scouts of America, and the Dolphin and South End Swimming and Rowing Clubs. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history and is surrounded by urban and suburban communities; it is a complex working environment with changing priorities. Visit our website at NOTE: San Francisco is a high cost of living area.

Tour of Duty: This position is five 8-hour days. Flexible work schedules are available.

Currently only one vacancy will be filled, however, more than one vacancy may be filled through this announcement should the need arise.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Valid State Driver's License.
  • Qualified State Application License, Category B.


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This position is located in the Facilities and Ships Division of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The incumbent is responsible for landscape management pertaining to maintenance and repair work in various areas within the park depending upon seasonal requirements and landscape priorities. The incumbent is required to work with other trades, maintenance workers, volunteers, and other agency employees. Duties of the position are as follows: Irrigation System, Maintenance and Repair, Turf Management, Pest Control, Pruning and Hedging, Ornamental Landscape Maintenance and Landscape Construction.


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Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

For WG-08:
There is no specific length of training or experience required.  However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the following knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the work of a Gardener as described under Major Duties above.

  • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
  • Qualified State Application License, Category B.
  • Possession of a Valid State Drivers License.
  • Technical Practices - Theoretical, Precise, Artistic.
  • Use of Measuring Instruments
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications and blueprints.
  • Ability to use tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of Materials.
  • Dexterity and Safety.

You must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors to be able to perform the work of the position: We recommend you use USA Jobs resume builder for submitting a resume to ensure you include dates of employment for each job listed (month/year) as well as average number of hours (e.g., 40 hours, 20 hours) worked per week. Note: You can copy and paste your existing resume into resume builder. Please review the Tips for Applying for additional guidance. 

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

You must have a and maintain a Qualified Applicators Certificate (QAC) issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

You must have a valid and current State Drivers License.

Wearing a uniform is required.


Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)/competencies that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by the closing filing deadline will be considered. 

Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: 

Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job. 

Category Group III (Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.

Order of Consideration: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications required by the position will be considered in the following order: (1) best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point veterans' preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more, best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference, and then all other best qualified applicants, (2) well qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other well qualified applicants, (3) qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other qualified applicants.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP/ICTAP must be rated well-qualified under Category Ranking procedures, for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified is defined as meeting or exceeding the fully successful level for competencies required by the position. Candidates who meet the requirements for the Well Qualified Category will be placed at the top of this Category and be given selection priority.  Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. See required documents section. 


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. 


Please do not upload personal photos.

RELOCATION:  Relocation expenses will be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations and other applicable laws and Government-wide rules and regulations. 


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You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement and upload or fax the proof of such.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 11, 2014 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  
* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. 
* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: 

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. 

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1063473
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 11, 2014 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: 

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items  
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  

Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:  
   ïNot using the special cover page mentioned above. 
   ïMissing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number. 
   ïMissing or incomplete Social Security Number or name.

If you have questions about the duties of the position please contact: Micah Wright at 415-561-7133.

Please Note: All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package, please describe in detail your experience. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs/competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible or not qualified. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs/competencies.


INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For more information visit
For CTAP information visit

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference under competitive procedures, submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other proof of eligibility. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF 15) and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received. For more information visit

OTHER SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES: Please upload or fax any proof of eligibility for special hiring authorities such as Peace Corp letter of completion and/or Sch. A proof of disability. For more information visit


Shirley Jefferson
Phone: (415)561-7015
Fax: (415)561-7057
Agency Information:
Klamath Basin SF Bay Area SHRO
National Park Service
Fort Mason
KLBA Human Resources
San Francisco, CA
94123 Fax: (415)561-7057


After your application has been evaluated, you will receive notification via email with the status of your application.
Status updates are available on USAJOBS. 

If you applied incorrectly or submitted an incomplete application, we will be unable to send you notification regarding the status of your application. Please read the How to Apply instructions carefully to ensure that you submit a complete application.

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