<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Architect of the Capitol, Utilities and Power Plant Operations, Mechanical Systems Branch is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic Assistant Supervisor. The position shares responsibility with the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor for assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of subordinates, evaluating their work performance; planning, scheduling, coordinating work operations, and solving problems related to the work performed.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong> Supervisory Responsibilities: </strong><br /><br />This position functions as a full assistant to the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor with full authority to act on all matters for which the supervisor is responsible. Shares responsibility with the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor for the quality and quantity of work performed by subordinates.<br /> <ul> <li>Participates with the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor in performing administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties to subordinates, and assists in evaluating their performance. Develops performance requirements for subordinates and ensure a mutual understanding of the performance standards. 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.</li> <li>Makes recommendations to the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor concerning personnel matters such as employment and promotion; initiates disciplinary actions; schedules and approves leave; and keeps time and attendance records.</li> <li>Utilizes a thorough knowledge of and compliance with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in managed areas.</li> </ul> <br />Performs a variety of non-supervisory duties in the following area:<br /><br /><strong> Maintenance, Repair and Inspection: </strong><br /> <ul> <li>Responsible for the planning, scheduling, and coordination of work of the Mechanical Maintenance Branch at the Capitol Power Plant. Directs and performs maintenance, repair, and inspection of mechanical equipment in the steam, refrigeration and co-generation plant. Assists management in operations scheduling, operations training, and certification programs. Also assists in the coordination of maintenance activities with operation requirements.</li> <li>Observes, enforces, and instructs subordinates in all safety rules and regulations. Ensures that work is performed in a safe manner and initiates or takes corrective action on unsafe working conditions.</li> <li>Ensures that all safety programs and procedures and adhered to and that maintenance and operations activities are in compliance with OSHA, Congressional and organizational safety requirements. Must possess an understanding and working knowledge of industrial steam generating equipment and distribution piping systems that operate at 200 psig.</li> <li>Possess an understanding and working knowledge of industrial chilled water generating equipment rated at greater than 3,000 tons and distribution piping systems that operate at or below 43 degrees F.</li> <li>Prepares cost estimates of materials for proposed or anticipated repairs, alterations and new construction. Initiates and approves requisitions for supplies, equipment, materials, and tools necessary for the functioning of the branch and ensures that they are properly used, stored, and cared for. </li> <li>Maintains necessary records of work orders, work performed, and materials used. Installs, modifies, repairs high pressure piping systems.</li> <li>Conducts inspections of and troubleshoots piping systems, identifying irregularities and existing and/or potential problems. <br /> Identifies source and nature of system malfunctions. Uses diagnostic techniques such as tracing steam to locate problem. <br /> Plans, lays out, fabricates, maintains and repairs a variety of metal parts and articles, i.e., high pressure steel pipe, structural steel ladders, gratings, and platforms using acetylene and electric welding techniques and equipment.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 11 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen.</li> <li>You must be able to pass a drug test.</li> <li>Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.</li> </ul> <br /> . <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. <br /><br />You must meet the selective placement factor required for this position:<br /><br />Ability to supervise employees in the mechanical trades field.<br /><br />***<strong>TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, JOURNEY-LEVEL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED IN THE FOLLOWING OCCUPATIONAL TRADES: AIR CONDITIONING AND PIPEFITTING ***</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Welcome Veterans.</strong> 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 <br /><br /><strong>If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the</strong> <strong>Selective Service System</strong>. 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.<br /><br /><strong> DRUG TESTING </strong>: 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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 <br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Moving expenses are not authorized.<br /><br />Relocation expenses are not authorized.<br /><br /><strong>Probationary Period – </strong>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.<br /><br />This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.<br /><br />All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><strong>Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) 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 knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:</strong><br /><br />1. Ability to supervise employees in the mechanical trades field.<br /><br />2. Knowledge of technical practices performed in the air conditioning and pipefitting trades.<br /><br />3. Knowledge of air conditioning and pipefitting equipment assembly and installation.<br /><br />4. Skill using tools in the air conditioning and pipefitting trades.<br /><br />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 not hiring you or disqualification for further consideration. <br /><br />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). <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />To apply for this position, <strong>you only need to submit: a) your resume and b) answers to the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. </strong>The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant information. <strong>No additional documentation or attachments are required at the time of application. </strong><br /><br /><strong>Your resume should list your education, training and work experience including job titles, employment dates, duties and accomplishments.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Nothing further is required until it is requested by AOC's Human Capital Management Division</strong>. 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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).<br /><br />Failure to provide the required documents will end further consideration and/or result in the withdrawal of any tentative job offers.<br /><br /><strong>Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of this job announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.