Power Plant Operator Supervisor

Washington, D.C
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 07, 2022
Full Time

This position is emergency essential. The incumbent is required to report to work during emergencies, failure of plant machinery and equipment and inclement weather situations to support the critical mission of the Capitol Power Plant. AOC is seeking an experience Power Plant Operator Supervisor who will be responsible for the safety, environmental, compliance, reliability, and efficiency, of all equipment in the CPP.

Key duties include:
  • Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates, and limited to administrative supervision for the Shift High Voltage electrician.
  • Complies with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner.
  • Operates the electric generation, steam, and chilled water utility systems on a continuing basis.
  • Utilizes the plant Distributed Control System (DCS), environmental Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAHS), electric system Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and other control systems to ensure operation of all plant systems within desired parameters and at the highest possible efficiency.
  • Manages personnel matters such as employment and promotions; initiates disciplinary actions; schedules and approves leave; and keeps time and attendance records.
  • Develops performance requirements for subordinates and ensures a mutual understanding of the performance standards.
  • Provides for employee skills enrichment through job related coaching, mentoring and training.
  • Fosters a culture of learning, sharing, cooperation and teamwork that improves efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organization.
  • Manages the organizational budget and workload.
  • Provides leadership to ensure support for equal employment opportunity (EEO) goals and requirements.
  • Ensures that preventive maintenance schedules are followed and that work orders are assigned in a timely manner.
  • Utilizes various office automation software for maintaining records such as price estimates, logbooks, status reports and inventory. Utilizes acquisition and material management procedures to order supplies, equipment and materials.
  • Utilizes portable plant instrumentation such as refrigerant and combustible gas leak detectors, infrared scanning equipment, digital thermometers, borescopes, and vibration testing equipment.


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.

The work requires the incumbent to hold and maintain current status for one of the following

Licenses: National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIUPLE) First Class Power Engineer License; District of Columbia Class 1 Steam Engineer License; State issued Stationary Engineer License; or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Engineer License. The work also requires the incumbent to obtain an EPA Universal Certification for refrigeration systems within the first year 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.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.