Furnishings Manager #561

Washington D.C.
Nov 11, 2022
Dec 16, 2022
Full Time

Work Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm
Pay Band: SAA-11 - $100929-$151391
Remote Work Status: Hybrid / FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date Range: 11/10/2022-11/24/2022
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.



Job Description
This is managerial work supervising the procurement, issuance, maintenance, repair and fabrication of Capitol furniture and furnishings. Work includes assignment and tracking of furniture and furnishings, as well as overseeing the maintenance and purchase of furniture, drapery, fabric and carpets for Senate and staff offices. Supervision is exercised over personnel and operations of the cabinet shop and furnishings design and inventory functions. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Capitol Facilities, who reviews incumbent’s work for effectiveness and efficiency of operations.

Examples of Work
Provides leadership to Furnishings Division staff, approves schedules, defines employee objectives, provides regular performance feedback to staff including quarterly reviews, writes performance appraisals and makes recommendations for hiring. Works with SAA and Senate staff include the Secretary of the Senate, Committee on Rules and Administration, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and Architect of the Capitol on special projects/events. Oversees the design, assignment and tracking of furniture and furnishings within the Capitol and other buildings; ensures accurate use of automated inventory management system to track Furnishings property; manages the issuance and control of keys to Capitol spaces. Ensures overall customer satisfaction with Furnishings Division services by conducting continuous analysis of customers’ feedback and implementing necessary changes to practices and procedures. Coordinates services with the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) and outside contractors regarding refurbishing and renovation projects within the Capitol building. Works with the director on preparing the budget and ongoing monitoring of expenditures for the Furnishings Division. Ensures adequate furniture stock is maintained to meet the needs of customers in the Capitol. Anticipates needs/projects including re-carpeting hallways; the Senate Chamber; etc. Seeks approval, schedules and executes projects. Assists the director by providing project management, oversight, and administrative support to various service and facility sections; assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures. Identifies, develops and implements internal processes and controls for the Furnishings Division. Assists the director with showing of private offices in the Capitol.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related field and five to eight years of progressively responsible experience in inventory management, project coordination, and staff supervision; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of modern inventory control and asset management practices.
  • Knowledge of different types of furniture, draperies, carpet, etc.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, assign, direct and evaluate the work of supervisory, skilled and administrative staff.
  • Ability to establish policies, guidelines and procedures for effective and efficient operation of the Furnishings Division.
  • Ability to analyze difficult and complex issues and make recommendations for action.
  • Ability to develop, track and monitor budgets.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Work is performed in an office environment requiring some periods of walking and standing to monitor furniture, carpet or drapery installations.

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 https://sen.gov/OPPW.


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 SAAHRMedical@saa.senate.gov 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 employment@saa.senate.gov. 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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