Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
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 L&S/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. Primary Duties/Responsibilities: * Perform basic furniture construction with professionalism and respect to the finishing process; in preparation for the finishing shop. * Perform quality repair on all types of furniture to include desks, cabinets, chairs, sofas, etc. in the shop and onsite. * Read and comprehend blueprints, drawings, and written specifications to mark dimensions, estimate the quantities and sizes (measurements) of material needed for furniture construction. Selects and prepares lumber and manufactured sheet goods for assembly into furniture. * Cut lumber to the correct size and shape, and trim parts of joints to ensure a snug fit using hand and power tools such as planes, chisels, or wood files. * Bore holes for insertion of screws or dowels, by hand or using boring machines. * Apply laminates to substrate materials. * Install hardware, such as catches, drawer pulls, handles, hinges, shelves or accessory items using hand or power tools and Install completed products. * With limited supervision, set up and operate woodworking machinery to include, routers, planers, jointers, power saws, table saws, shapers, etc. Conduct general adjusting, and testing of shop machines. * Work independently on assigned tasks. * With limited supervision, demonstrate woodcarving skills. * With limited supervision evaluate possible solutions to operational problems and make appropriate recommendations to management. * Instruct as well as learn from fellow co-workers with regards to the skills required in the cabinet trade. * Assist shop personnel to include shop safety and general servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing of shop machinery. * Visit House Offices, make deliveries and pickups, and properly receive and stock standard shop supplies as well as large, heavy items such as sheet goods and solid lumber, shop equipment, carpet, glass, etc. * Perform shop upkeep to include daily sweeping of the floor, taking trash bins to the loading dock, general cleaning, and basic maintenance of shop equipment. * Other duties as assigned. Safety * Abide by all House, Office of Compliance, CAO, and L&S/Furnishings safety policies and procedures and report any known safety violations to management. * Equipment use must follow safety instructions and guidelines as required by L&S/Furnishings and CAO policy and procedures. * Must meet medical and physical requirements to wear all personal safety equipment aids to include but not limited to respirators, safety shoes, hearing and eye protection as required. * Must understand and adhere to the requirements of all House, CAO, and L&S policies, practices, and procedures concerning the operation of House owned/leased vehicles for official business to include training, inspection, and drug testing if applicable.* 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 US House of Representative's 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 (eg, 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, L&S/Furnishings, and the Cabinet Shop. * Have a general working knowledge of various automated systems and software programs used by the Cabinet Shop. Qualified candidates please submit your resume online by clicking the "Apply for This Job" button. If you are unable to submit your resume online, please fax a cover letter and resume (reference announcement #LS-004-18) to 202-226-7514. For information concerning the CAO's collection of personal information, please see 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.