Journeyman Cabinet Maker

Washington D.C.
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 600 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Logistics & Support/Furnishings Cabinet Shop. Major duties include but are not limited to furniture repair and construction, service calls, shop upkeep, safety, customer service, and workforce planning. Other duties or special projects as assigned. The position does not have day-to-day supervisory/managerial responsibilities.

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Occasional travel - This position requires occasional travel.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Minimum 5 years of relevant experience required.

• Five (5) years of experience working in the cabinet making trade.
• Must be able to decipher blue prints and shop drawings, converting them into comprehensive material cut lists.
• Must possess all skills necessary for the cabinet making trade, to include the knowledge of how to properly measure and cut material using different types of woodworking machines.
• Must be able to distinguish between different types of woodworking materials.
• Must be able to design basic types of furniture to include cabinets, tables, containers, and bookcases.
• Must be able to safely use tools related to the cabinet making trade to include stationary and portable woodworking machinery, hammers, drills, staple guns, and basic power tools.
• Ability to use safe and effective techniques for cabinet construction, repair, disassembly, and reassembly, both on site and in the shop.
• Efficiently perform assigned duties in expected time frames.
• Must follow lead of senior shop personnel and adhere to shop policy, processes, procedures, criteria, and protocol.
• Must be able to accurately read measuring devices to include rulers and tape measures and have basic math skills.
• Attend, retain, and implement related training.
• Capable and willing to work various shifts, extended hours, or weekends to fulfill the U.S. House of Representatives’ needs.
• Must be able to meet minimum physical requirements to include physical demands listed below:
*Employees must frequently lift and /or move 50 pounds at a minimum
*Capable of learning to operate heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, pallet jack, ect.) as required
* Frequent standing, bending, crouching, lifting, twisting and grasping
• Must keep work area neat and uncluttered.
• Capable of learning House campus layout and work in a team/shop environment.
• Capable of learning applicable laws, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, processes, practices, and regulations affecting the House, CAO, Logistics & Support/Furnishings, and the Cabinet Shop.
• Have a general working knowledge of various automated systems and software programs used by the Cabinet Shop.

High school diploma or GED required.

Hiring for this position is governed by the Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should contact a CAO Human Resources representative at for further information.

Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check (or other applicable security clearance) and a pre-employment drug-test (pre-identified position only).

Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S. C app§ 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees, to file Financial Disclosure Statements, for information please visit

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Highly qualified candidates will be evaluated based on a structured interview.

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