<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position serves in the Architect of the Capitol, House Office Buildings, Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Operations Division, Mechanical Systems Branch. The selectee will perform tasks to obtain and to develop basic skills and knowledge of the plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning trades.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />***TOUR OF DUTY IS 7:30 AM-4 PM, MONDAY-FRIDAY***<br /><br />Hours may change depending on Operating Needs of Management<br /><br />This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Superintendent, House Office Buildings, Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Operations Division, Mechanical Systems Branch. The selectee serves as a Maintenance Mechanic Helper performing routine tasks for shop maintenance and assists journey-level workers with assignments.<br /><br />Duties:<br /><br /><strong>AIR CONDITIONING:</strong><br /><br />- Assists with preventive maintenance inspections of air conditioning equipment including the various types and sizes of exhaust fans, air conditioning and heating equipment, humidifiers, pneumatic controls, hot water generators and other equipment.<br /><br />-Assists with direct digital controls (DDC) and building automation systems (BAS).<br /><br />-Assists in gathering and laying out tools and materials for major preventive maintenance jobs. Selects the appropriate tools and equipment for minor jobs.<br /><br /><strong>PIPEFITTING/PLUMBING:</strong><br /><br />-Assists journey-level workers by locating piping lines, setting up tools and equipment for use by others, cleaning up work areas after work has been completed and storing tools in appropriate storage areas. Helps journey-level workers with the installation and repair of utility, supply and disposal systems, for example, toilet, sinks, showers, sewage, water, steam, fire sprinklers, fixtures and other equipment.<br /><br />-Carries and handles tools, fittings and equipment for the journey level Pipefitter, holding pipe during assembly, and screwing or bolting pipe hangers to walls or ceilings.<br /><br /><strong>SHOP AND WORK SITE MAINTENANCE:</strong><br /><br />-Works with Plumbers, Pipefitters and A/C Equipment Mechanics to perform required maintenance, inspections and repairs. Assists with the assembly, laying out work, hanging of pipe by lifting, carrying and handing tools, fittings and equipment to the journey-level plumber or pipefitter; holding pipe during assembly, and screwing or bolting pipe hangers to walls, ceilings, etc.<br /><br />-Assists mechanics in sorting tools, cleaning the shop, carrying materials and maintaining a safe and clean work site environment. Provides assistance in carrying tools and equipment and holding materials during repair, modification and installation of plumbing or air conditioning parts, items and assemblies.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 08 <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 all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. <br /><br />You must meet the selective placement factor required for this position which includes:<br /><br />-Appropriate Level of Supervision <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 />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 iwho is not currenty 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 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><strong>- </strong>A newly appointed selectee(s) 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 />-Appropriate Level of Supervision<br /><br />-Tools<br /><br />-Knowledge of Equipment & Building Systems<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 />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.