Electronics Mechanic

Washington D.C.
Aug 08, 2017
Aug 25, 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 FACTOR:

    Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision which includes working independently, showing job responsibility and exercising initiative.


    Q - Nonsensitive


    Tour of Duty: Sunday Night - Thursday Night, 10pm to 6:30am

    The employee may be required to work an Alternate Work Schedule. Hours may change depending on the operational needs of Management.

    This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Superintendent House Office Buildings, Assistant Superintendent Facilities Operations Division, Electrical Branch, Electrical Night Section. The incumbent serves as an Electronics Mechanic responsible for performing inspection and testing of fire alarm and sprinkler systems. Also performs trouble shooting, maintenance and repair of these systems necessary to correct problems discovered.

    Major Duties

    Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair (55%)

    Makes required repairs by replacing damaged, burnt or faulty items such as printed circuit cards. Uses a variety of test equipment such as vendor proprietary tools, digital volt meters, frequency and pulse counters and special test panels.

    Installs and Tests Complex Computerized Automated Fire Protection Equipment (45%)

    Assists and installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs electronics equipment of moderate complexity or a system of limited complexity. Electronic equipment serviced at this level is usually self-contained and functionally independent such as power supplies and multi-layered printed circuit boards. Working from manufacturers' specifications, schematics, block diagrams and technical orders, determines the operation of the circuits, locates the points from which to take readings and makes preliminary visual inspections and operational tests to determine components causing malfunctions or invalid readings.

    Performs connection, test and restoration work on fire protection systems and/or earlier assigned systems requiring major adjustments. Provides assistance on the latest and most technologically complex electronic systems. Examines, troubleshoots, overhauls and tests electronic equipment and complete operational systems involved with an assortment of construction, maintenance, repair and renovation projects.

    The incumbent must follow all relevant safety rules, regulations and standard operating procedures. The employee must utilize knowledge of and must comply with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Provides or receives training, either on-the-job or through classroom training, to ensure that all safety practices and equipment are fully utilized. Uses required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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