Floor Maintenance Trainee/Helper/Technician

District of Columbia, D.C
Jun 29, 2022
Jul 07, 2022
Full Time

Tour of Duty: Sunday night- through Friday morning 10:00pm-6:30am

Cleans floors, carpets, and walls in designated areas. Uses carpet cleaning equipment to shampoo and vacuum carpets. Uses electrically powered sweeping equipment to clean and polish hard surfaced floors. Uses wall washing equipment in conjunction with lifting equipment and scaffolding to clean walls. Uses polishing, burnishing, and grinding equipment to restore damaged floor and wall surfaces.

Readies assigned work areas for maintenance. Relocates furniture and other movable items to free floor and wall surfaces.

Restores surfaces and finishes of flooring and walls subject to wear and tear. Receives general instructions from the supervisor on required floor and carpet care duties and performs assigned responsibilities without supervision.

Cleans carpets using shampooing techniques and chemicals appropriate to the type and amount of soil or discoloration. Restores carpets damaged by water and other fluids or substances using appropriate methods based on the nature of the substance.

Notices details of equipment in work areas that are not functioning as intended and are in need of adjustment or maintenance, e.g., nonfunctioning lamps, lighting fixtures or outlets, worn or marred flooring. Notifies supervisor of findings.

Monitors assigned work areas for spillage and incidental scrapes and blemishes. Performs maintenance on such areas as soon as possible to reduce possibility of lasting damage.

Places and sets up ladders and scaffolds and uses lifting devices to clean and maintain wall and ceiling surfaces.

Operates electrically powered cleaning equipment and uses hand tools and cleaning and polishing materials. Chooses proper equipment based on flooring type. Maintains equipment in good working order by performing preventive maintenance. Cleans, adjusts, and replaces brushes, rollers, and buffing pads as needed. Checks and replenishes battery fluid levels in portable machines as needed.

Trains Floor Maintenance Trainees and Helpers to carry out the tasks of cleaning and maintaining floors, carpets, and walls.

Participates in Institution of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IIRC) or equivalent training to be certified to perform work in accordance with industry standards.

The candidate is responsible for utilizing a thorough knowledge of and compliance with applicable AOC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (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. Provides or receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is utilized.


Conditions of Employment

  • 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
  • You must be able to pass a drug test and background check.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related Elements.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.


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.
  • Ability to perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision.

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 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.

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