Upholsterer Assistant Supervisor

Washington, D.C
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 09, 2022
Full Time

  • Tour of duty for this position is Monday - Friday 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Assists the Upholstery Supervisor in the planning, direction and administration of the work of upholsterers who also install carpet, draperies and Venetian blinds.
  • Assists in the planning, lay out, coordination, direction and review of a variety of difficult and exacting work on the unusually intricate pieces of executive-type and historically significant office furniture.
  • Making and hanging of curtains and drapes; designing and making special pillows for chairs, cutting, patching and laying rugs and cushions; re-taping, re-roping and adjusting Venetian blinds.
  • Installing carpets and draperies; and performing other upholstering duties.
  • Assists in establishing deadlines, priorities and work sequences and plans work assignments based on general work schedules, methods and policies set by higher level supervisors.
  • Plans and establishes overall leave schedule, keeps time and approves leave for employees; determines training needs of subordinates and arranges for its accomplishment.
  • Establishes performance standards and makes formal appraisals of subordinate work performance. Initiates recommendations for promotion, reassignment of subordinates and disciplinary actions.
  • Assigns work and provides technical direction and/or help in accomplishing difficult work steps and processes. Observes work in progress anticipate and resolve problems.
  • Reassigns personnel within the group supervised and coordinates work among workers and other supervisors to maintain work progress to meet schedules.
  • Recommends and implements solutions to problems in the areas of prioritization and adaptation to engineering changes in coordination with supervisors in other functional areas.
  • Inspects upholstered furniture upon request and determines if and what upholstering work is needed. Ensures supplies, equipment, materials and tools necessary for functioning of the division properly used, stored and cared for.
  • Maintains work reports and records. Advises and counsels subordinates on how to improve their work performance and explains new work techniques. Initiates recommendations for promotion, reassignment and disciplinary actions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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.

You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT(S) required for this position.
  • Supervises upholstery and floor covering operations work of subordinates and performs upholstery and floor covering task.

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.