Materials Handler (Special Functions) Supervisor – Washington D.C.




This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol,

Position located in the Architect of the Capitol, Senate Office Buildings, Client Services Division, Labor and Custodial Branch, Special Functions Unit.

The selectee is responsible for assigning, directing and reviewing the work of subordinates and evaluating their work performance, and solving problems related to the work performed by the unit. The incumbent also performs nonsupervisory tasks in support of the unit's mission.

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Tour of duty for this position is: Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 pm.

Job Duties:

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates and assigns duties, directs and reviews and evaluates work performance of subordinates.

Approves leave, manages the organizational unit's workload, and develops performance requirements for subordinates.

Resolves complaints and grievances as delegated by higher level supervisors. Provides leadership to ensure support for equal employment opportunity (EEO) goals and requirements.

Provides for employee skills enrichment through job related coaching, mentoring and training.

Ensures that each employee has a full workload. Checks the employees work in progress and when finished.

Demonstrates proper work methods and answers workers' questions regarding procedures, policies, written instructions and other directives (e.g., technical orders).

Materials Handler Duties:

Orders and purchases equipment and furniture for special functions set-ups. Responsible for maintenance, storage and repair of furniture and equipment.

Purchases necessary inside equipment, such as chairs, tables, easels, podiums, coat racks, etc. and equipment for outside maintenance, such as power washers, bobcats, leaf blowers, etc.

Sets up facilities for special functions along with the materials handlers and stores, delivers and sets up equipment and furniture in rooms used for special functions for Members and committee meetings.

Operates industrial vacuum cleaners, floor polishers and other cleaning tools and equipment to vacuum rugs, clean floors, base-boards and performs other routine cleaning tasks.

Loads, transports, unloads and assembles tools, parts and materials. Ensures floors are stripped, waxed, polished and buffed. Loads and unloads trash and recycling and ensures committee rooms and other areas where access is restricted to day operations are cleaned.

May operate motor vehicles including a crew cab pickup, sedan, panel and flatbed truck, carryalls, jeep and station wagon which have a GVW of less than 26,000 pounds. Operates vehicles over Federal state, D.C. and County Roads in all traffic conditions.

Routinely checks to verify that subordinates are using all required PPE and performs other related duties as assigned.

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.

This position requires a valid non-expired D.C. or State driver's license.


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.

  • Supervise, assign and review the work of subordinates and coordinating work operations by solving problems related to the work performed by the unit. Also performs nonsupervisory material handler duties.


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 http: .

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:

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- Ability to supervise workers directly or through subordinate leaders in accomplishing the work of the unit.

–Work Practices- Resolves work-related problems such as excessive costs or low productivity and determines causes and implements corrective actions.

–Materials: Plans the use of subordinate workers' equipment, facilities and materials on a month-to-month basis.

–Equipment: Estimates labor and material resources and plans current and future work schedules, staffing needs and material and equipment estimates.

–Dexterity and Safety- Utilizes a thorough knowledge of and compliance with applicable AOC and OSHA safety rules and regulations.

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.

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.

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