Architect of the Capitol
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require or confer civil service Competitive Status
4 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
These positions are located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office
of the Chief Operating Officer, Director, Planning and Project
Management, Construction Division, Construction Branch. The
selectees will perform a variety of Laborer duties assisting various
journey level trades craftsmen with construction projects.
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**Day Shift: Monday - Friday (5:00 A.M. -1:30 P.M. )
Night Shift: Monday - Friday (8:00 P.M. - 4:30 A.M.)**
SHIFTS MAY CHANGE DUE TO OPERATING NEEDS OF MANAGEMENT
Loads and transports scaffolds, equipment and materials and
transports to work site. Erects scaffolding at worksite. Assists in
Assists with concrete forms, pouring and finishing concrete using
Maintains cleanliness of work site and shop areas in support of
craftsmen by cleaning area as directed.
Utilizes significant manual skill in lifting, carrying, and moving
equipment, supplies, and materials to assigned areas.
Assists in erecting and dismantling walls, ceilings, doors, and
built-in furniture. Operates power jacks and transporters to move
excessively heavy objects, heavily loaded skids, etc.
Uses hand trucks, dollies, flatbed trucks, etc., to move very heavy
Operates single-function equipment that have components/attachments
that are independently controlled through hydraulic and/or
mechanical devices. Attaches, adjusts, and operates attachments
designed for equipment. Cleans, oils and makes minor operational
adjustments on power equipment utilized in the work.
Digs and grades ditches and trenches with pick and shovel. Prepares
and restores the work site; fills and levels holes, tracks, and
ruts. Repairs damaged roadways, mixing materials and leveling
surface of patch with tamper; sets forms, mixes and pours concrete,
etc. Operates various power equipment, adjusting controls,
mechanisms, oiling and cleaning. May occasionally operate and
control specialized powered equipment, such as jack hammers or heavy
Complies with all OSHA work safety practices and utilizes personal
protective equipment as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned for all functions and
trades associated with construction projects.
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- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- You must be able to pass a drug test.
- Your resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related
**\\\*This position is covered under the Architect of the Capitol
Veterans Preference Policy; therefore, consideration is restricted
to preference eligible Veterans as long as there is an available
qualified preference eligible Veteran applicant. If a preference
eligible Veteran is not available, consideration will be given to
any qualified non-Veterans who apply.\\\***
\\\* Please Note: This position is temporary in nature and is not
to exceed 13 months. This is strictly a temporary appointment where
there is no permanent need or permanent funding available for the
work involved and that the temporary appointment is limited in
duration. The duration of this temporary appointment may be shorter
or longer, depending on the duration of the work or project. The
temporary position may also be terminated at any time due to lack of
work and/or lack of funds without any advance notice. As a
non-permanent employee, you may also be separated for failure to
meet management's expectations, with no advance notice.
\Temporary appointment may be renewed.\
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the
closing date of the job announcement.
You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT(S) required for this
- SCREEN-OUT: Ability to perform the work of the position without
Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of
1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative
branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional
Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy
announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under
honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other
proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of
Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For
more information, please visit OPM vet guide
**If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must
certify that you have registered with the** **Selective Service
System**. If you are exempt from registration under Selective
Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please
visit the Selective Service System website for more information.
DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free
Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate
tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an
AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug
use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of
employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to
being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule,
provide and cover the cost for the drug test.
The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is
subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and
satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the
Architect of the Capitol.
The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is
an Internet-based system that compares information from an
employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data
from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security
Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the
United States. If you are selected for this position, the
documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS
Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic
system. For more information on E-Verify, please
The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion,
age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic
information and/or disability.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The
decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a
Moving expenses are not authorized.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject
to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period,
regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been
completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies
in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
All application materials become the property of the Architect of
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for
consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined
based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to
job specific self-assessment questions.
Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to
demonstrate the job elements for this position, possession of any
specialized experience, and how well your background and experience
relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement.
The self-assessment questions relate to the following job elements
1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal
2. Dexterity and Safety
3. Ability to Interpret Instructions
4. Work Practices
5. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
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