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Employment Type:
Part time
Job Category:
Physical Labor
Tree Worker (MVO)
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Department of the Interior | Washington, DC
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Job Description

* Duties




The primary purpose of this position is to provide care, maintenance and cultivation of trees throughout the National Mall and Memorial Parks and the Reservation One, the White House.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

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* Perform mature tree pruning, hazard reduction pruning and vista pruning.
* Perform rigging and removal techniques in topping, sectioning, lifting of large or technical trees.
* Use tools and equipment such as chainsaws, stump grinders, brush chippers, aerial platforms and spray equipment to perform all facts of tree maintenance work.
* Use industry standard climbing methods in scaling trees, such as ladders and safety ropes.
* Operate a crane to remove trees and limbs as well and maneuver large trees for planting.
* Operate equipment such as a stump grinder, brush chipper and/or wood chipper.
* Operate various motorized heavy equipment (e.g. winch, chipper, stake body, aerial lift, crew cab and heavy duty forklifts).
* Perform preventative maintenance and safety inspections for: pick up trucks, winch trucks, chipper trucks, crane trucks, stakebody trucks, dump trucks, aerial lift trucks, crew cab trucks and heavy duty forklifts.
* Climb trees up to 120 feet.
* Incorporate the techniques of Integrated Pest Management (cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical) to control pest problems.
* Inspect, diagnose and identify hazardous trees for annual tree condition assessment and corrective action determinations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

5042 Tree Trimming And Removing

* Requirements



Conditions of Employment

* 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 will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
* You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also 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 disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
* You must possess and maintain a current Class B (or higher) Commercial 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 on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
* If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
* Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.


To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors:

* Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT)
* Technical Practices: theoretical, precise, artistic
* Ability to interpret instructions, specifications; other than blueprints
* Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
* Knowledge of Materials
* Dexterity and Safety
* Use of Measuring Instruments

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.


There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

About Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. Its work affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to the children studying in Indian schools.