The Architect of the Capitol, Senate Office Buildings, Maintenance Branch is seeking an independent and reliable Maintenance Mechanic Assistant Supervisor to perform administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates performing air conditioning, electrical and plumbing work. The position also serves as a working supervisor performing journey-level work in repair of air conditioning systems, plumbing, electrical and general maintenance tasks.

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  • Tour of duty for this position is: Tuesday to Saturday or Monday to Friday 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m
  • This is an Essential-Employee Position. The employee will be required to report to work during emergencies AND inclement weather situations. Work schedule may require some occasionally mandatory overtime on holidays AND weekends.
  • Serves as a working supervisor. Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Provides for employee skills enrichment through job related coaching, mentoring and training.
  • Assigns duties and evaluates employees' performance. Routinely checks on employees progress on tasks and projects. Resolves complaints and grievances as delegated by higher level supervisors.
  • In the absence of the supervisor, prepares material list from drawings, blueprints or site inspections for proposed or anticipated construction projects and alterations.
  • Performs journey-level work in repair of air conditioning systems, plumbing, electrical, and general maintenance tasks. Ability to read and interpret information from blueprints, drawings, schematics and operators manuals.
  • Maintains computerized work orders, logbooks, material inventories, cost estimates, material take offs, inventory sheets, blueprints, drawings. Create and update spreadsheets. Requisitions supplies, materials, and tools.
  • Ensures that all direct reports know how to use required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Routinely checks to verify that subordinates are using all required PPE. Conducts daily safety briefs and maintains all safety and training records.
  • Be an active members of the JOSH committee and following its guidelines.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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 elements.



You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT required for this position.

  • Perform the work of a Maintenance Mechanic Assistant Supervisor by supervising trade mechanical positions performing air conditioning, electrical and plumbing work. The supervisor assigns work to subordinates consistent with overall work plans and ensures the efficient accomplishment of work assignments and objectives.
  • Must have Journey level experience in at least two of the following trades is required: air conditioning HVAC, plumbing, electrical.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

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 visit http: www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

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 case-by-case basis.

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 Federal agency.

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 the Capitol.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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 and competencies:

— Ability to supervise trade mechanical positions and assigns work functions to subordinates consistent with overall work plans to assure the efficient accomplishment of work assignments to meet organizational goals and objectives.

— Knowledge of Equipment and Building Systems- ability to repair of air conditioning systems, plumbing, electrical, and general maintenance tasks.

— Ability to Interpret Instructions- ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and other manuals and documents

— Safety and Dexterity-Routinely checks to verify that subordinates are working safe and using all required PPE.

Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education and/or experience is cause for non-selection or disqualification from further consideration.

Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

The Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) job application process is designed to ensure you only provide information necessary to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position vacancy.

To apply for this position, you only need to submit: a) your resume and b) answers to the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant information. No additional documentation or attachments are required at the time of application.

Your resume should list your education, training and work experience including job titles, employment dates, duties and accomplishments.

Nothing further is required until it is requested by AOC's Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for the position, you will be asked to provide it during the interview or selection process. At that time, you may be asked to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

For example, you may be asked to provide a copy of your diploma, college transcripts, or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires licensure or certification, you will be asked to provide proof at the time of selection.

If Veterans' preference is claimed, you will be asked to submit proof (DD-214, and, if claiming a 10-point preference, a SF-15 and the proof required by that form).

Failure to provide the required documents will end further consideration and/or result in the withdrawal of any tentative job offers.

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