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Framer #524

Washington D.C.
Closing date
Jun 20, 2023

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Specialty Trades
Full Time

Framer #524

Department: Capitol Operations
Work Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm and 8:30am - 5:30pm
Pay Band: SAA-4 - $54420-$81625
Remote Work Status: Onsite / FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Posting Date Range: 5/15/2023-5/29/2023
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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 Job Description
This is responsible work framing pictures for Senators and other government officials. Work includes cutting, fastening, and gluing wood pieces into picture frames; preparing mats; and cutting glass to fit assembled frames. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general supervision of the Cabinet Shop Supervisor.

Examples of Work
Fastens, glues, and sands wood in preparation for constructing picture frames. Cuts glass to meet picture specifications. Repairs broken frames. Monitors inventory and requests supplies as needed. Maintains computer records and logs of frames issued, repaired and delivered. Prepares matting, including double matting, for special cuts, including newspaper articles. Receives and processes all orders for frames; establishes work priorities and deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a high school diploma (or GED), and three years of experience in frame construction or assembly; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

● Knowledge of professional techniques and practices used in framing pictures.

● Skill in assembling, matting and framing pictures.

● Skill in using glass cutting tools.

● Ability to operate woodworking equipment and machinery.

● Ability to communicate effectively.

● Strong customer service and interpersonal relationship skills.

Physical Demands and Working Environment Work

Requires the ability to stand for extended periods, stoop, bend, crouch, and safely lift up to 50 pounds. Work includes exposure to dust, noise, fumes, and chemicals, and requires the safe use of woodworking and framing equipment.

Licenses, Certification and Other Requirements
None. 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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