Army Installation Management Command Gardener Leader NL-8 in Fort Gordon, Georgia

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The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Installation Wide. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Fort Gordon Technical Support Service.

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  • Serves as a working leader of 3 or more employees in accomplishing trades and labor work.
  • Work requires the use of a variety of trade tools and practices such as; plumbing, gardening, maintenance, carpentry, painting, electricity and hydraulics.
  • Checks work in progress, and when finished, for compliance with supervisor's instruction on; work sequence, procedures, methods, and deadlines.
  • Applies fungicides, pesticides, herbicides. Checks for disease or pest control problems. Applies fertilizer.
  • Works along with other workers, setting the pace performing non-supervisory work of the same kind and level as that done by the group led.
  • Demonstrates proper work methods and answers workers' questions regarding procedures, policies, and instructions.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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5003 Gardening

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • A one year probationary period may be required
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
  • Must be able to lift and carry heavy objects, weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work outside, possibly in rain or in uncomfortably hot and humid conditions.
  • Muat be able to pass a health assessment.
  1. Must have a working knowledge gardening technique and procedures, including irrigation systems.
  2. Must be skilled applying fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides.
  3. Must be skilled in the use operation and maintenance of a variety of gardening power tools and heavy duty equipment.
  4. Work experience directly related to the duties and skills described above.
  5. Ability to do the work of the position under normal supervision.
  6. Incumbent must have experience in irrigation system repair, modification and usage.
  7. Must have a working knowledge of the chemicals and equipment used to control fungi, insects, and weeds.

Special Qualifying Criteria: "Current Georgia State Applicator's License to apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizer preferred" ****PLEASE NOTE: Your resume must reflect the qualifications stated in the announcement and questionnaire/assessment to be rated eligible. Those applicants that possess the highly qualified criteria will be referred to the selecting official first****

Additional information
  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ?is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move ?is not in the Government's interest.
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  • Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:

  • NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
  • NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:

  • Resume

Optional: Job Application (DA Form 3433) will accepted in place of a Resume.

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:

  • DD-214
  • PCS Orders / Marriage Certificate
  • Resume
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:

  1. Electronically (preferred) at and search for Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)
  2. Manually: A manual application can be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this vacancy announcement.
  3. If you would like to apply manually, please contact the servicing NAF Human Resources representative listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form.
  4. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner.

Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.

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Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/13/2018 to 03/26/2018

Salary: $13.69 to $15.97 per hour New hires will receive step increases progressively, starting Step 1 ($13.69 P/H) and ending with Step 5 ($15.97 PH).

Pay scale & grade: NL 8

Work schedule: Intermittent

Appointment type: Intermittent