Mason Assistant Supervisor

Washington, D.C
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Full Time


Are you a team player who enjoys working on historical projects? The Architect of the Capitol has a dynamic opportunity for a skilled Mason Assistant Supervisor. This position is located in the Capital Building, Mason Section. In this role, the primary responsibilities are providing supervision and coordination for construction and renovation projects as well as maintenance and repair service requests.

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Tour of Duty: Monday thru Friday, 2:00 a.m to 10:30 a.m.

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Superintendent Capitol, Superintendent, Capitol Building, Assistant Superintendent CB and CVC Operations and Maintenance Division, Maintenance Branch, Masonry Section. The incumbent serves as Masonry Section Assistant Supervisor and provides supervision and coordination for service request, construction and renovation projects maintenance and repair. The incumbent is a working Assistant supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Serves as a working Assistant Supervisor. Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties and evaluates employees' performance. Resolves complaints and grievances as delegated by higher level supervisors. Provides leadership to ensure support for equal employment opportunity (EEO) goals and requirements. Practices non-discriminatory and non-retaliatory employment actions to prevent unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, age or disability. Provides for employee skills enrichment through job related coaching, mentoring, and training.

Establishes project priorities, develops work plans, and schedules sequence for tasks to accomplish alteration, renovation, and construction projects. Inspects work in progress to ensure work is accomplished according to specifications and plans.

In the absence of the supervisor, prepares cost estimates from drawings, blueprints or site inspections for proposed or anticipated construction projects and alterations. Maintains computerized work orders, logbooks, material inventories, cost estimates, material take offs, inventory sheets, blueprints, and drawings. Requisitions supplies, materials, and tools.

Masonry Project

Performs complex and intricate masonry work in the interior spaces of the Capitol Building and CVC. Repairs, maintains, and erects stone, brick, concrete, and concrete block. Uses hand and power tools, such as brick or concrete Skilsaw to cut and shape brick. Uses chisels, hammers and other fabrication tool and equipment to cut and shape stone. Uses tools such as cement mixers, caulking guns, chisels, core boring machines, drills, electric hammers, floats, grinders, hammers, jack hammers, levels, masonry saws, plumbs, power washers, terrazzo finishing machines, squares, trowels, rakes, and shovels to perform work.

Oversees the cutting, polishing, cleaning, and matching of a wide variety of stone used. These include types of marble, granite, and limestone.

Maintains and repairs interior and exterior masonry surfaces and appurtenances, including base, columns, curbs, decks, fountains, pads, partition walls, partitions, pools, stairs, steps, structural slabs, and ramps.

Sets stone and other types of building materials on walls and partitions. Polishes, cuts, cleans, and matches a variety of bluestone, granite, limestone, marble, and sandstone. Lays block and brick. Sets, lays, polishes, and repairs tile and terrazzo. Cuts openings in walls and finishes exposed surfaces.

Cleans masonry surfaces using chemicals or high pressure power washers. Installs waterproof membranes in fountains, pools, and showers. Installs ceramic tiles. Pours and finishes concrete pads and decks.

Identifies the types of stone used and differentiates among the grades and finishes to ascertain the country of origin or the quarry of origin. Uses this information to document materials used and their origin for display purposes.

Sorts stone by size and shape and cuts, shapes, finishes, and lays it to ensure long term endurance and appearance.

Uses specialized techniques to fasten brick or terra cotta veneer to structure faces. Uses tie wire or anchor holes as appropriate.

Responsible for utilizing a thorough knowledge of and compliance with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in managed areas. Provides or receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that all direct reports know how to use required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Routinely checks to verify that subordinates are using all required PPE.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.



You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

You must meet the selective placement factor required for this position which includes: Ability to Supervise Workers in the Masonry Trade


Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, and/or disability.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.
Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:

--Ability to supervise workers in the masonry trade.

--Ability to use and maintain masonry tools.

--Knowledge of masonry layout and measurement.

--Knowledge of masonry materials.

Your responses to the self assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or disqualification for further consideration.
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

The Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) job application process is designed to ensure you only provide information necessary to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position vacancy.

To apply for this position, you only need to submit: a) your resume and b) answers to the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant information. No additional documentation or attachments are required at the time of application.

Your resume should list your education, training and work experience including job titles, employment dates, duties and accomplishments.

Nothing further is required until it is requested by AOC's Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for the position, you will be asked to provide it during the interview or selection process. At that time, you may be asked to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

For example, you may be asked to provide a copy of your diploma, college transcripts, or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires licensure or certification, you will be asked to provide proof at the time of selection.

If Veterans' preference is claimed, you will be asked to submit proof (DD-214, and, if claiming a 10-point preference, a SF-15 and the proof required by that form).

Failure to provide the required documents will end further consideration and/or result in the withdrawal of any tentative job offers.

Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of this job announcement.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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