Cabinet Shop Supervisor #691

Washington D.C.
Oct 28, 2022
Nov 25, 2022
Full Time

Work Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm
Pay Band: SAA-9 - $85980-$128964
Remote Work Status: Onsite / FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date Range: 10/28/2022-11/11/2022
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Job Description
This is supervisory work overseeing cabinet shop services including furniture design, build, and repair, and picture framing services. Work includes assigning, supervising and reviewing final work products from the Cabinet Shop. Considerable time is spent providing oversight to the design and fabrication of cabinetry work for Senate offices. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Furnishings Manager, who reviews work for timeliness and efficiency of services as well as customer satisfaction.

Examples of Work
Provides leadership to shop staff, approves schedules, defines employee objectives, provides regular performance feedback to staff including quarterly reviews, writes performance appraisals and makes recommendations for hiring. Disseminates information to staff. Oversees the planning, assigning, prioritizing, and reviewing the work of skilled and semi-skilled staff. Provides cost data for production. Ensures adequate inventory of materials and supplies; places orders and monitors budget expenditures. Ensures all equipment in the shop is functioning well and that work performed is done with a focus on safety. Works as a back-up to the Cabinet Designer by meeting with customers to develop requirements, takings space measurements, and creating computer-aided furniture schematic drawings on the computer outlining desired features and measurements. Works in conjunction with Furnishings to assist in determining workspace solutions; discusses furniture features, wood preferences, design and special needs requests for Senate offices in the Capitol. Develops procedures to review final products for quality control and adherence to work order requests. May assist in shop operations.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a high school diploma (or GED), and three to five years increasingly responsible experience in a custom cabinet shop including at least one year of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of planning, assigning, reviewing, and coordinating the work of skilled and semi-skilled personnel in various shops.
  • Knowledge of woodworking and finishing techniques, and wood types and shop capacity.
  • Skill in defining employee objectives, providing feedback and writing performance appraisals.
  • Skill in project management.
  • Skill in budget development and forecasting.
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate work efforts.
  • Ability to use a computer to create schematics of furniture designs in AutoCAD and assist in engineering the Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Work requires extended periods of bending, stooping, and reaching to take measurements and extended periods of computer work. Work includes exposure to chemicals, dust, noise, and fumes in the shop environment.

Licenses, Certification and Other Requirements For education requirements please see Minimum Qualifications.

Conditions of Employment
To be employed by a Senate employing office in a paid position in the continental United States an individual must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen;
2. Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
3. Be (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) have filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
4. Owe allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., qualify as a non-citizen U.S. national under federal law).

Employment is contingent on background / security investigation results.  


The SAA provides a highly competitive benefits package for all SAA staff. Our benefits extend beyond health care coverage to help provide employees with student loan reimbursement, professional development, transportation subsidy, TSP/retirement savings, access to our Employee Assistance Program, and more! For more information regarding SAA’s benefits, please visit


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the SAA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAA and need special assistance or an accommodation to complete the application process, please submit your request to email (with “Accommodation” in the subject line).


If you are identifying as veterans' preference eligible under the VEOA, please use this link to complete your application for Veterans' Preference AFTER you apply for this position. The link will also be available on the "Thank You" page after you have submitted your job application.

Candidates only need to apply one time for veterans’ preference to be considered for all future veterans’ preference positions within the Senate Sergeant at Arms. 

  • All supporting documents must ONLY be provided within the Veterans’ Preference Application and within the stated deadline of the job announcement. Late applications for veterans’ preference will not be considered. Documentation to obtain veterans’ preference will not be considered if attached to the job application. If you need to revise or resubmit your Application for Veterans' Preference/documents, please withdraw your previous Application for Veterans' Preference and resubmit. If you require assistance, please email To view additional information regarding the VEOA, please click here.

An applicant who declines to self-identify as a disabled veteran and/or to provide information and documentation regarding his/her disabled veteran’s status will not be subjected to an adverse employment action, but the individual may be ruled ineligible for veterans’ preference.

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