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 (4:00 A.M. -12:30 P.M. ) or
Night Shift: Monday – Friday (9:00 P.M. – 5:30 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 handling materials.
Assists with concrete forms, pouring and finishing concrete using basic tools.
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 materials.
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 power tools.
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.
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.
*** 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 position.
- SCREEN-OUT: Ability to perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
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:
1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
2. Dexterity and Safety
3. Ability to Interpret Instructions
4. Work Practices
5. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
To preview questions please click here .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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.
Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of this job announcement.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.