Job Overview


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SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORIZES CONSIDERATION: Eligible under Special Appointment Authority; Individuals who are eligible for consideration under special hiring authority (i.e., 30% compensable veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers, etc.) will be accepted and considered non-competitively for this vacancy.

The duty station of this position is at Rock Creek Park, located at the Center for Urban Ecology in Washington, D.C.  The incumbent serves as a team member on the Exotic Plant Management Team and performs duties as assigned by the Team Liaison or Crew Leader.

2 position available for this vacancy.  Work Schedule Type : 4 days 10 hours per days (Total 40 hours per week).  This position is temporary not to exceed 1 year but may be extended 1 additional year. The length of this appointment may be shortened or extended depending on work availability and funding.


  • Implement invasive plant control in a wide variety of settings.
  • Mix and apply herbicides.
  • Operate and maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Supports park personnel with invasive plant control, identification, inventory and mapping methods. 
  • Supports and advocates for the safety of the team and park employees as well as ensuring that all members follow established program protocols.  
  • Supports storage and safe operation and use of pesticides, chain saws, personal protective equipment and other equipment as required.  
  • Supports on-the-job training for team and park personnel in the areas of inventory and mapping and operational control of invasive plants.  
  • Supports native plant restoration work including seedbed preparation, planting and initial maintenance.
  • Conducts resource monitoring programs
  • Lead invasive plant control efforts with direction from the supervisor.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some overnight travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No