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1 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-12 level, leading a staff that maintains and develops a public garden? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Have you earned at least a Bachelor's degree in plant science? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 Have you earned at least a Bachelor's degree in plant science?
    • Yes
    • No
3 I can lift 70-pound objects on a daily basis, without the assistance of equipment or another person. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
4 Can you work, on a daily basis, in temperatures above 90 degrees F and below 32 degrees F? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Can you work all day in the rain, when required? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Can you walk, stoop down, and climb steps and ladders, when required, for a whole work day? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Which of the following statements describes your experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided administrative supervision to subordinate employees.
  • I have reviewed subordinates´┐Ż work for accuracy and completeness.
  • I have established deadlines for subordinate employees, and held them accountable.
  • I have assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of the employee.
  • I have evaluated performance of subordinates.
  • I have identified developmental and training needs of employees, and planned to meet those needs.
  • I have ensured staff are appropriately used, developed and treated in a fair and equitable manner.
  • I have provided recognition and reward for effective or outstanding performance.
  • I have resolved complaints from subordinate employees.
  • I have provided technical guidance to fellow employees.
  • I have experience supervising employees who are members of a union.
  • I have served in a formal role of team lead, and received favorable performance feedback for it.
  • None of the above statements describes my experience
8 Have you had final responsibility for managing at least five subordinates in all three areas of hiring, performance management, and pay setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have experience training others on workplace safety guidelines? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Have you supported the federal acquisition process through at least one complete procurement action of less than $25,000? This might mean drafting a brief statement of work, conducting market research and speaking with contractors to make arrangements for work, for example. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Have you independently managed a purchase card or credit card from your employer, as part of your job duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12

I have been responsible for planning out day-to-day and long-term work plans that include a weather contingency.

Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
13 Select those items which accurately describe work you have completed as part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Staking and tying potted plants
  • Fertilizing and watering potted plants
  • Setting up a decorative plant display
  • Weeding and mulching plant beds
  • Operating in-ground irrigation systems (drips, automatic, overhead or manual)
  • None of the above accurately describes my work experience
14 Select those items which accurately describe work you have completed, as part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Removing old sod
  • Tilling ground
  • String-trimming grass or weeds
  • Leveling a plot of land
  • Mowing a lawn
  • Re-seeding a lawn
  • Re-sodding an area
  • None of the above accurately describes my work experience
15 Select those items which accurately describe work you have completed. Answer to this question is required
  • Pruned and trimmed trees, bushes or hedges
  • Transplanted a tree
  • Completed edging around the perimeter of a lawn or garden plot
  • Completed plant propagation assignments
  • Applied insecticide in exterior spaces or to greenhouse plants, with an industrial sprayer
  • Applied fertilizer in exterior spaces or to greenhouse plants, with an industrial injector
  • Used a handheld or backpack blower to remove debris/refuse from walkways
  • None of the above accurately describes my work experience
16 Which of the following have you used to measure quantities or amounts? Answer to this question is required
  • Measuring cups
  • Temperature gauges
  • Scales/weights
  • Tape measures
  • Measuring wheels
  • None of the above implements
17 Have you used measuring instruments to apportion fertilizers or herbicides? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Have you used measuring instruments to determine size of sod areas or planting beds? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 I have used chemical weed killers as part of my job. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
20 I have applied pesticides as part of my job. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
21 Complete the following statement accurately: I have completed at least 24 credit hours of _________ coursework at the college level. Answer to this question is required
  • botany or plant science
  • landscape design
  • horticulture
  • floriculture
  • none of this
22 Are you an active member of a professional organization in the landscape, horticulture or nursery fields? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Complete the following sentence accurately: "I have been trained on the appropriate application of, and applied, _________." Answer to this question is required
  • ice melt
  • soil amendments
  • different mulch types
  • none of these
24 Complete the following sentence accurately: "I have been trained on the effective planting of _________." Answer to this question is required
  • annuals
  • perennials
  • tropical plants
  • shrubs
  • trees
  • ground covers
  • none of these plants
25

Do you currently hold a valid Pesticide Applicator's License in the District of Columbia, or a state that has reciprocity with the District of Columbia?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
26 Indicate those actions you have performed as part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Checked mechanical equipment for safety purposes, before using
  • Donned personal protective equipment (PPE), issued by an employer
  • Blocked off hazardous work areas to prevent accidents among passers-by
  • Completed manual labor adjacent to objects or structures of exceptionally high monetary value
  • None of these actions
27

I have experience applying herbicides to established turf grass.

Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
28

I have experience applying fertilizers to established turf grass.

Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
29

Which of the following tasks have been a part of your work responsibilities?

Answer to this question is required
  • Designing annual planting beds
  • Designing new, permanent planting beds
  • Conducting soil test to find out mineral content
  • Applied insecticide in exterior spaces with an industrial sprayer
  • Applied herbicide in exterior spaces with an industrial sprayer
  • I have experience managing snow removal procedures in a public, non-residential area.
  • I have experience implementing snow removal procedures in a public, non-residential area
  • None of these accurately describes my experience
30 Have you completed basic horticultural tasks in a place frequented by the public? Examples of such places could be a public garden, a commercial nursery, on site for a landscaping company, or an institution with a garden open to the public. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
31 Indicate those items accurately describing work you've performed in support of gardening or landscaping tasks. Answer to this question is required
  • Mixing spray formulas and solutions, according to label directions or a supervisor
  • Following a schedule given to you for planting specific plants, at specific times
  • Following a schedule given to you for pruning or trimming specific plants, at specific times
  • Following a map or sketch showing the location and scope of a work assignment
  • Reading and following contents of an instruction manual for repairing or maintaining equipment
  • None of the above experiences
32 Indicate the work location(s) and roles you've listed on your resume, where you have completed gardening or related assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • One or more golf course(s) as a lead landscaper or lead gardener
  • Public garden(s) as a lead landscaper or lead gardener
  • A large plant or flower nursery as a lead landscaper or lead gardener
  • Large private or public estate(s) as a lead landscaper or lead gardener
  • Landscaping services company(ies) as a lead landscaper or lead gardener
  • Any of the above locations as a landscaper's assistant, or gardening assistant
  • None of these work combinations is described on my resume
33 Which of the following have you set up, operated and maintained, as part of your job duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Power mower (push)
  • Power mower (riding)
  • Hedge trimmers
  • Snow blower
  • Chain saw
  • Tractor
  • Electric "golf cart" or utility vehicle
  • Lawn aerators
  • Rotary tillers
  • Mechanized "scissor" lift
  • None of these power implements
34 Which of the following have you set up, operated and maintained, as part of your job duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Soil cultivator
  • Hand edger
  • Hand-operated hedge clippers/trimmers
  • Shovel
  • Hoe
  • Rake
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Hand saw
  • Dolly/hand cart
  • Watering tank
  • None of these hand implements
35 Choose the application(s), if any, that you can use proficiently at this time. "Proficient" means that you can use the software daily, to complete a wide variety of tasks, with only occasional consultations of peers, supervisors, or reference manuals. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • Other applications not listed here
  • None of the above applications
36

I have set up, operated and maintained a skid steer as part of my job duties.

Answer to this question is required
  • True
    36.1

    Which skid steer options, if any, have you used?

    • Bucket
    • Forks
    • Snow brush
    • Tiller
    • Snow blower
    • Snow plow
    • Others not listed here
    • None of these
  • False
37 Choose the statement that most accurately describes your experience coordinating tours as part of professional or volunteer responsibilities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.