Instrumentation Controls Technician Assistant Supervisor

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Full Time

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Director Utilities and Power Plant Operations, Assistant Director Engineering Division, Instrumentation and Controls Branch.

As an assistant supervisor, performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties and evaluates performance. Manages the organizational unit's budget and workload using various computer software systems. Develops performance requirements for subordinates and ensures a mutual understanding of the performance standards. Counsels employees on problems and adjusts informal complaints through discussions with employees. Initiates proposals for formal disciplinary action as needed. Promotes a positive work environment and the participation of employees in such programs as the suggestion program.

Maintains production reports and records. Provides expertise in calibrating, troubleshooting, maintaining, installing, and repairing complex state-of-the-art digital and analog electronic and industrial equipment typically found in power generation plants, heating steam plants, and chilled water plants. Performs maintenance, repair, calibration, installation, and reading of various meters, controls and control systems, gauges, and a wide variety of industrial process instrumentation utilized for the production and control of steam and chilled water for the Capitol Power Plant (CPP).

Maintains, adjusts, calibrates, troubleshoots, and repairs electronic, pneumatic and digital control mechanisms (e.g., level and pressure transmitters, oxygen analyzers, continuous emissions monitoring systems, relays, valve positioners, power drives, pneumatic and electric motor operated valves, pressure controllers, and similar mechanisms); refrigerant leak detectors; emissions monitoring equipment; and electro­mechanical control mechanisms (e.g., water softener and de-alkalizer control panels, automatic poppet valves, and cycle flow valves).

Utilizes a thorough knowledge of and compliance with all OSHA and Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR) 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 all direct reports are properly instructed on the use of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Routinely checks to verify that subordinates are using all required PPE.

Maintains, calibrates and updates the industrial process instrumentation currently located in the steam and chiller plants. Maintains all instrumentation and completes regular calibration of all chilled water plant instrumentation including chillers, cooling towers, condenser and chilled water supply pumps.

Performs the duties of a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) in managing contracts for major maintenance or repairs to critical control systems.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.

  • 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 qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

You must meet the screen-out factor required for this position: Ability to supervise employees in the performance of power plant control system work.

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 is 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

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, 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 on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period-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.

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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