Washington, D.C
Mar 16, 2023
Mar 24, 2023
Full Time

Asbestos Abatement Certification and Confined Space Certification is required (Must complete training as prescribed by 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910 within first six months after being assigned to the position and attend annual refresher courses).

Tour of Duty: Night (8:00 PM - 6:30 AM)


***Please Note: This position is temporary in nature and is not to exceed 13 Months. This is strictly a temporary appointment where there is no permanent need or permanent funding available for the work involved and that the temporary appointment is limited in duration. The duration of this temporary appointment may be shorter or longer, depending on the duration of the work or project. The temporary position may also be terminated at any time due to lack of work and/or lack of funds without any advance notice. As a non-permanent employee, you may also be separated for failure to meet management's expectations, with no advance notice.

Major Duties:

Measures cuts, mixes and shapes insulating materials for complex arcs and irregular shapes and installing protective moisture proof, containment barriers for hazardous materials removal involving lead paint and asbestos. Complies with OSHA and EPA safety and reporting requirements as well as NIOSK, NESH and AHERA regulatory requirements.

Plans and performs work involving removal and installation of a variety of insulating materials on air ducts, heaters, generators, pumps, piping, evaporators, refrigeration units, and boilers.

Removes, repairs, encloses, and encapsulates asbestos insulation and other asbestos building products. Ensures that proper precautions are taken to reduce the possibility of releasing asbestos fibers into the environment during repair, removal, and encapsulation operations. Utilizes personal safety equipment and supplies to protect personal health and the health of others during asbestos abatement operations.

Repairs damaged insulation and upgrades existing insulation for increased performance. Work involves measuring, cutting, trimming, and fitting insulating materials on regular shaped surfaces of pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, and other structures, which have irregular and straight runs or surfaces and curves. Uses various types of insulating materials, such as cork, asbestos, magnesia, rock wool, glass wool, and spun glass. Works with these in sheet forms, molded forms, blocks, or pads. Mixes loose materials into cement or plaster forms for trowel application.

Insulating surfaces of pipes, ducts, valves, fittings, flanges, boilers, tanks, turbines, evaporators, refrigerating units and similar structures. Saws or shears sections of insulation to size and trims them to fit. Cuts out irregular shapes for valves, fittings, flanges, and similar parts. Secures insulation in place with wire, metal straps, special twine, or cements insulation to surface where appropriate.

Performing duties that may involve handling and/or removal of friable and non-friable asbestos. Must possess the knowledge required to safely and legally remove/alter friable and non-friable asbestos, erect protective enclosures, encapsulate asbestos, erect clean rooms, provide negative air and dispose of asbestos. Must possess the skill required to safely operate and maintain asbestos related tools and place asbestos related materials, i.e., mister, high efficiency particulate abatement (HEPA) vacuums and filtering systems, drill attachments, negative air machines, self- contained breathing apparatus, respirators and sampling tools.


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.
  • Ability to perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
  • Asbestos Abatement certification

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.

Note: Please be advised that federal retired annuitant candidates may only be considered as a temporary employee if the role can be filled in that capacity.

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.