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NPS Botanist Position Available

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Opportunity Type: Employment Opportunities
Submission Deadline: February 5, 2024

Department of the Interior

National Park Service


This position is located at George Washington Memorial Parkway, in the Resource Division.


This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expecting to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of three years, or more based on any changes to regulations governing the number of years term appointments may last, without further competition. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The National Park Service retains the right to extend the duration of this appointment after selection and/or appointment, based on changes to the regulation governing the number of years term appointments may last. This change, which may be made at the agency’s sole discretion and without further competition, shall not be construed or interpreted as the granting of a right to a selectee or employee to such an extension. No extension to a term appointment shall be granted to a selectee/employee to an amount of time that exceeds the maximum number of years authorized under any present or current regulation, unless such regulation expressly allows such action.

Major duties include but is not limited to:

  • Identify and kill non-native plants occurring in George Washington Memorial Parkway.
  • Hold a Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pesticide Applicator Certificate, Category 2 Forest Pest Control and Category 8 Public Health Pest Control, license and know which herbicides to use to kill woody and herbaceous non-native plants.
  • Safely lead team of two bio-techs to assist with fieldwork of killing invasive non-native plant species.
  • Map treated areas using Global Positioning System (GPS)/Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • The position will require strenuous physical activity including periods of standing, walking, climbing, and lifting and carrying heavy objects in all weather conditions (extreme heat and cold).
  • Ensure team is supplied with all equipment needed for work. Track team’s time and attendance.

For more information, or to apply, visit the official USAJOBS posting.