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Grade: 06

1 Do you possess a valid and unexpired state motor vehicle driver's license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which response best describes your highest level of responsibility related to planting, growing, and tending lawns, trees, flowers, and other plant materials? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience related to planting and tending lawns, trees, flowers, and other plant materials.
  • I completed training or education related to planting and tending lawns, trees, flowers, and other plant materials, but I have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  • I have assisted senior individuals with planting and tending lawns, trees, flowers, and other plant materials.
  • I have planted, grown, and tended lawns, trees, flowers, and other plant materials under close supervision or with assistance from others.
  • I have independently planted, grown, and tended lawns, trees, flowers, and other plant materials.
3 Which response best describes your highest level of responsibility related to applying pesticides to lawns, trees, flowers, and other plant materials in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience related to applying pesticides to plants/soil.
  • I completed training or education related to the application of pesticides to plants/soil, but I have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  • I have assisted senior staff with the application of pesticides to plants/soil.
  • I have applied pesticides to plants/soil under close supervision or with assistance from others.
  • I have independently applied pesticides to plants/soil.
  • I have provided guidance or training to others on how to apply pesticides to plants/soil.
4 I have hand-watered plants on a regular and recurring basis to address unique plant moisture needs using techniques to avoid plant damage (e.g., watering leaves, water temperature). Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
5 Select the gardening tasks you have performed from the following list. Answer to this question is required
  • Ensured correct plant identification.
  • Maintained plant records.
  • Labeled plants.
  • Prepared signage.
  • Prepared inventories.
  • Provided technical information.
  • None of the above.
6 Do you have experience monitoring automatic climate control systems and identifying when adjustments to light, temperature, or humidity are necessary? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Which gardening concepts have you learned through coursework, training, or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Recognizing plant abnormalities (e.g., yellow leaves)
  • Plant life cycles (e.g., seed to mature plant reproduction)
  • Ranges of care needs for different types of plants (e.g., variability in amount of light and water needed)
  • Plant hardiness zones
  • None of the above
8 Which documents have you read and interpreted to ensure your gardening work followed guidelines and requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Landscape designs
  • Blueprints
  • Work orders
  • Safety procedures manual
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • None of the above
9 I have listened to oral instructions and performed tasks exactly as I was told. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False

Grade: 08

1 Do you possess a valid and unexpired state motor vehicle driver's license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Are you skilled in developing shows and exhibits that highlighted the uses of plants? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select the responses related to growing plants in a greenhouse environment in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Moving and spacing plants
  • Watering
  • Planting seedlings in pots
  • Planting cuttings in pots
  • Fertilizing
  • Weeding
  • Cleaning greenhouse floors
  • Greenhouse pest control
  • None of the above
4 I have experience propagating, growing and maintaining plants in a public and/or private garden or commercial environment. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
5 Which techniques have you performed to propagate plants? Answer to this question is required
  • Rooting
  • Layering
  • Grafting
  • Division
  • Seed propagation
  • Striking or cuttings
  • Micro-propagation
  • None of the above
6 Select the objectives you have achieved from applying pruning techniques to plants. Answer to this question is required
  • To encourage growth (e.g., fruit/flower production, stimulate healing)
  • To remove disease
  • To improve structure
  • To remove safety hazards
  • To improve or maintain aesthetics
  • None of the above
7 Select the instructions you have read and interpreted to complete gardening assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • Equipment operation manuals
  • Pesticide labels
  • Fertilizer mixing instructions
  • Manufacture instructions (for chemicals, etc.)
  • None of the above
8 I have experience locating specific plant information (e.g., plant types, culture diseases and geographical information) in reference books and web sites when I need more information to perform a gardening task. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
9 Select the large power tools you have used to perform gardening work (i.e., to cut grass, to remove snow, etc.). Answer to this question is required
  • Rototiller
  • Ride-along mowers
  • Push mower
  • Snow removal equipment (e.g., snow blower, sweepers, brushes)
  • Push edger
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the tasks you have performed to install seasonal displays and/or exhibits. Answer to this question is required
  • Clearing weeds and existing plants
  • Tilling the ground
  • Amending soil for proper pH and nutrient deficiencies
  • Preparing plants for optimal growth (e.g., address root-bound issues)
  • Installing plants at proper spacing and depth
  • Creating display labels for plants
  • None of the above
2 Do you have knowledge of growing media and the use of temperature, light level, humidity, watering, fertilization, and air movement to mimic conditions of the plant's natural environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I have experience planning, installing and maintaining living horticultural displays in a public and/or private garden. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
4 Select the hand tools you have used to perform gardening work (i.e., to prune or trim plants, to prepare soil for planting, etc.). Answer to this question is required
  • Pruners
  • Loppers
  • Shovels
  • Rake
  • Hand saw
  • Spade
  • Action hoe or stirrup hoe
  • Sheers
  • Pole trimmers
  • Trowel
  • Pitch fork
  • Digging fork
  • Bulb planter
  • Post-hole planter
  • Machete
  • Digging bar
  • Backpack/hand sprayer
  • Liquid fertilizer proportioner (e.g., Dosatron)
  • Wheelbarrows or carts
  • None of the above
5 Select the large power tools you have used to perform gardening work. Answer to this question is required
  • Electric/ Gas Gators
  • Hedge trimmer
  • Electric/ Gas Powered Blower
  • Hydraulic Sprayer
  • Pallet Jack
  • Fork Lift
  • None of the above
6 Where did you learn about this Architect of the Capitol job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Washington Post Ad
  • AOC Employee (former or current)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Job Bulletin Board
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Email recruitment communication
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • LinkedIn
  • Glassdoor
  • Indeed
  • Other
    6.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above