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Washington, D.C
Jun 23, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time

** This position is designated as "Emergency / Essential" and will be required to report to work during emergencies and inclement weather conditions and other emergency situations.**

The position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief of Operations, Superintendent Capitol Grounds and Arboretum, Maintenance Division, Plumbing Branch. The Selectee serves as a Pipefitter and performs journey level duties and responsibilities in plumbing and pipefitting throughout the Capitol Grounds, primarily with landscape irrigation systems. Performs both pipefitting and plumbing duties based upon availability to respond to job needs during their shift.

Tour of Duty: Day (6:30 AM to 2:30 PM) Hours may Change Due to Operational Needs of Management

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

Installing major 12 inch diameter, steel pipe for fire hydrant installation and repair within the perimeter of the Capitol Grounds. Installing backflow preventers/backflow check valves, involving major excavation and the cutting and welding of steel pipe typical of the Pipefitting occupation.

Utilizing excavation equipment, including a Ditch-witch, Bobcat, Tractors, Sewer Machine for catch basins, as well as the K50 snake. Ensures that fire hydrants meet D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) and AOC service testing requirements annually.

Installing, maintaining and repairing complex landscape irrigation systems including electronically controlled large output heads to drip irrigation tape. This includes programmable valves, timing and water control flow valves.

Working with gardening teams to manage overall irrigation water use.

Identifying and implementing system upgrades and modifications and managing the control system to provide the most efficient irrigation possible.

Maintaining the historic exterior ornamental fountains throughout the Capitol campus. This process includes seasonal startups and shut downs as well as cleaning and maintenance through the season.

Troubleshooting piping systems and related fixtures for water conservation efficiency. Repairs leaks in pipeline systems in accordance with specifications and codes. Repairs piping by welding, bolting, brazing, gluing, fusing, soldering and replacing with new couplings including Pro-Press.

Assisting with snow removal operations.

The Selectee must follow all relevant safety rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures. Must utilize knowledge of and must comply with all OSHA and Office of compliance safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Receives training to ensure that all safety practices and equipment are fully utilized. Uses required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


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.

"To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet one of the categories below:
  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  • A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
  • A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
  • A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States."


You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

SCREEN-OUT: Ability to do the work of a Journey Level Pipefitter (Landscape Irrigation) without more than normal supervision.

Your application must show that you have sufficient training and/or experience to perform the duties of the position as described in the vacancy announcement.

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://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 .

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.