Laborer (Recycler)

Washington, D.C
Nov 27, 2022
Dec 04, 2022
Full Time

These Positions are Temporary for the 118th Senate Congressional Moves. The job term may end when project is complete or funding expires. The Laborer (Recycler)'s will perform a wide range of laborer duties in support of the Senate Office Buildings during the 118th Congressional moves.

Positions will be filled for Day and Night shifts. Shifts will be determined based on Operational Needs of Management.

Hours may change depending on Operational Needs of Management.


Loads and unloads heavy boxes, bulky supplies and heavy construction building materials and supplies to and from trucks; moves heavy boxes and cartons by hand, hand truck or dolly; opens crates and boxes using crowbars and cuts bands using shears; and stacks boxes and cartons where directed.

Collects trash and debris, including horticultural debris, from Congressional Buildings and surrounding grounds. Empties trash, garbage and other debris from receptacles located throughout the building and the grounds.

Provides set-up and support for special events. Sets up dining areas, meeting rooms, auditoriums, classrooms, etc., in various configurations for many types of events.

Moves and arranges furniture and equipment for changes in room assignments or room configurations. Moves items that may weigh more than 80 lbs.

Assists the shop offices' trades personnel with short-term repair and construction projects.

Pre-vacuums or moves heavy furniture, supplies and equipment as necessary. Sweeps, vacuums, mops, strips, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors with appropriate powered equipment including heavy buffing machines.

Cleans, disinfects and deodorizes lavatories, urinals and toilet bowls. Collects and sorts recyclable material, including aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, newspaper and paper, from various locations within the buildings.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • 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.

Please Note: This position is temporary and subject to the project needs of the Agency. If project work continues, however, it could be extended beyond the 13 months-time frame at the sole discretion of the Agency.


You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT FACTOR:

Ability to do the work of the position (Laborer Recycler) without more than normal supervision.(detailed experience must be demonstrated in resume)


There is no educational requirements for this position.

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

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.