Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Aug 14, 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

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.

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  • 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 do the work of this position without more than normal supervision.


    Not Applicable


    This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol,Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Director, Utilities and power Plant operations, Assistant Director Engineering Division, Instrumentation and Controls Branch.
    The individual selected for this position will:
    Maintain, adjust, troubleshoot and repair pneumatic and digital control devices (e.g., level and pressure transmitters, draft controllers, relays, valve positioners, power drives, pneumatic and electric motor valves, and pressure controllers); refrigerant leak detectors; emissions monitoring equipment; and electro­mechanical control devices.

    Maintain, repair, adjust and calibrate meters (e.g., flow meters, differential pressure switches, pneumatic and electronic flow indicators and recorders and electronic flow meters) and gauges (e.g., low pressure, high pressure and vacuum).

    Perform chemical analysis and treatment of condenser water, condensate return, boiler feed-water, soft water and city water, and adjust chemical feed levels to maintain treatment levels within the recommended range of control. Maintains, adjusts and repairs chemical feed pumps.

    Solve complex problems by analyzing installation, circuitry and operating characteristics of the control systems. Adjust and align system sensors, transmitters, amplifiers, power supplies, display devices, controls, transponders, actuators, computers and related components. Maintain, modify, calibrate and inspect a wide variety of user test, measurement and diagnostic equipment.

    Install, maintain and modify pneumatic, electric and electronic controls and control systems for industrial type applications such as industrial boiler systems, industrial chiller systems, fly ash removal systems, stack emission monitoring, chemical treatment feeds and field instrumentation devices. Ensures that installed systems and controls function to meet operating needs by mounting instrumentation, installing tubing, installing conduit, installing cable trays, and connecting wiring to appropriate terminations.

    Perform combustion testing on all operating boilers to achieve maximum performance. Maintain, calibrate and update equipment ventilation controls for heating and air conditioning.

    Comply with all OSHA and Office of Compliance (OOC) safety requirements for the trade.

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