Custodial Worker Leader

Washington, D.C
Dec 06, 2022
Dec 14, 2022
Full Time

This is an Essential-Employee Position. The employee will be required to report to work during emergencies AND inclement weather situations.

Work schedule may require some occasionally mandatory overtime on holidays AND weekends.

Leader Responsibilities:

Sets the pace of work, provides leadership and instructions, and performs and checks cleaning duties in an assigned group of rooms and public areas.

Monitors, reports and reviews completed work to ensure supervisor's instructions on work priorities, deadlines and standards are met.

Provides supervisors feedback on employee performance, team issues/problems, recommendations for awards and performance appraisals.

Obtains necessary supplies and equipment for assigned jobs. Sets the pace of work, demonstrates proper work procedures, checks work in progress and answers questions from the Supervisor and the workers.

Custodial Responsibilities:

Handles and controls heavy powered cleaning equipment such as wall washers, carpet cleaning machines and buffing machines. Cleans and makes adjustments to equipment. Performs minor equipment maintenance such as cleaning, oiling and changing brushes, buffer discs and rollers.

Performs work in offices, public corridors, stairways, closets, restrooms, restaurant facilities, machine rooms and storage areas.

Cleans and maintains floors, walls and ceilings. Surfaces include bronze, concrete, glass, linoleum, marble, plastic, porcelain, sandstone, stainless steel, tile and wood. Uses an assortment of cleaning solutions to removes marks and stains. Uses specialized solutions to clean statuary and sculptured ornamentation.

Prepares areas for cleaning by moving heavy furniture and any other items that are required to be moved.

Replenishes supplies such as toilet tissue, towels, soap, paper towels, as needed.

Collects and sorts recyclable materials. Collects and disposes of wet waste materials and relines wet waste containers. Cleans recycling containers.

Follow all relevant safety rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures.

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.
  • Led a team by monitoring, reviewing and checking on work progress of performing cleaning duties in an assigned group of rooms and public areas.


There is no educational requirement.

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 .

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.

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