Washington D.C.
Jul 06, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

The AOC prides itself on its Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.

The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards.

We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.

We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • 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.
  • 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 elevator mechanic (electronics) without more than normal supervision. (Screen Out)


    Not Applicable


    Day Shift – Monday - Friday (5:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) Weekends and Holidays as needed.
    ***Hours may change due to Operational Needs of Management

    This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Superintendent, Capitol Building, Capitol Building and Capitol Visitors Center (CVC) Operations and Maintenance Division, Maintenance Branch, Elevator Section. The selectee installs, maintains, evaluates and adjusts, repairs, and calibrates electronic control equipment and systems in support of elevators and other electronically controlled systems in the Capitol Building and the Capitol Visitor Center.

    Major Duties:

    Interprets, diagnoses, and responds to the full spectrum of elevator operational problems, e.g., power buildup problems in multi-voltage generator systems, changes in platform leveling, high maximum elevator speeds, or sudden stops or changes in elevator speed. Reads and responds to mechanical information from engineering and inspection reports including technical directions of engineering, event readings or recordings, and oscilloscope waveforms.

    Interprets electronic diagrams and specifications of complete elevator bank systems. Evaluates, adjusts, and repairs new systems and invents processes to handle unexpected defects. Determines the need to modify test devices. Develops alterations to detailed schematics and maintenance procedures. Organizes efforts with professional and technical workers on changes to equipment and its functioning qualifications.

    Troubleshoots electronic systems for errors for which there is little documentation. Communicates with engineers and manufacturer's representatives to examine, adjust, and develop changes, replacements or improvements to equipment to eliminate malfunctions and/or simplify repairs or operational modifications. Uses automated test equipment to recognize deficiencies in the programming or unit to correct issues. Troubleshoots errors in electronic systems. Corrects and/or repairs integrated digital control systems (Motion Control Engineering and Otis). This includes IMC Performa, I-Control, I-Box, and IMC SCR. Troubleshoots contemporary electronic control systems, requiring substantially greater skill, knowledge and responsibility to troubleshoot and adjust integrated systems and circuitry involving motion control, security lock-outs, fire protection, telecommunications, and CCTV, using keyboard computerized data navigation and non-proprietary and proprietary diagnostic tools. Performs electronic preventive maintenance, testing and adjusting complex integrated electronic controls. Must follow all relevant safety rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures.

    Complies with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that all safety practices and equipment are fully utilized. Ensure the use of any required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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