Floor Covering Installer

Washington, D.C
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 06, 2020
Full Time


These positions are located in the AOC, Senate Office Buildings (SOB), Tenant Service Division, Upholstery Branch. The Senate Office Buildings seeks temporary Floor Covering Installers for the upcoming 117th Congressional Moves. Workers will begin in late December 2020 and terminate at the conclusion of the project. Since office moves are scheduled 6 days a week, overtime may be required and will be mandatory.

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AVAILABLE SHIFTS: Day (6:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.), Evening (2:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.), and Night (10:00 P.M. to 6:30 A.M.)

***Shift will be determined based on Operational Needs of Management
***Hours may change depending on Operational Needs of Management

Major Duties:

Floor Covering Installation Work

Measures room areas for the installation of carpets and other floor coverings. Cuts carpet pads and carpets to fit designated floor areas with simple shapes and surfaces.

Installs carpets and rugs. Uses a "rug kicker" or "power stretcher" to straighten and/or stretch the carpet to insure proper fit.

Performs carpet work in the installation and repair of a variety of broadloom carpets, pads, and carpet tiles, measures rooms, halls, etc.; ensures proper color and dye lot numbers; measures and cuts to fit spaces and make patters and designs; lays out and lines up; ties in among and between rooms/halls; ensures proper alignment of directional materials; fastens with glue or tacking strips; stretches carpets with kicker; seams with seaming iron; binds with binding machines.

Performs Difficult Trade Labor Assignments Requiring Some Degree of Skill

When not actively engaged in rug laying, performs the following drapery, window blind, and window covering cleaning duties:

Removes draperies, window blinds, and other window treatments from offices as required.

Accurately cuts to fit replacement strings and guides in draperies, window blinds and other window coverings

Reinstalls draperies, window blinds and other window treatments upon completion of cleaning other duties as required.

Performs other duties as required.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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.

Please Note: This position is temporary, not to exceed 13 months. It is a position that is subject to the project needs of the Agency. Therefore, the appointment could be terminated at any time due to shortage of work or shortage of funds. If project work continues, however, it could be extended beyond the 13 months-time frame at the sole discretion of the Agency.


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 (worker-level floor covering installation) without more than normal supervision.


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 who is not currently an AOC employee 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 http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information 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 made on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

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 job elements 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 job elements and competencies:

- Knowledge of standard flooring installation techniques to install and repair carpets, pads, tiles, linoleum, and vinyl sheet goods for areas with simple shapes and surfaces.

- Knowledge of techniques used to remove old or worn flooring, padding, and other materials, and repair flooring by refurbishing or re-gluing loose materials, or refinishing exposed wood.

- Ability to repair or replace carpets, pads, tiles, linoleum, and vinyl sheet goods, using glue or tacking strips, and materials that are easy to work with.

- Skill in measuring, cutting, seaming, and binding broadloom carpet.

- Knowledge of the various cleaning solutions and the proper mixtures and types of solutions.

- Skill in removing, cleaning, repairing, reassembling, and installing blinds and draperies.

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 non-selection or disqualification from 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

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

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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