Washington, D.C
Nov 16, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Planning and Project Management, Construction Division, Construction Branch. The selectee will be responsible for providing carpentry support to new construction and renovation projects in assigned jurisdictions within the Architect of the Capitol.

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TOUR OF DUTY: DAY SHIFT (4:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.)

NIGHT SHIFT (9:00 P.M. - 5:30 A.M.)



The selectee will perform the following duties:
  • Plans, computes, and lays out complex and exact projects with features such as arcs, tangents, and circles for new construction and renovation projects. Interprets complex instructions, sketches, blueprints, building codes, and uses advanced shop mathematics to calculate measurements and dimensions to produce finished products with precise fits and accurate dimensions.
  • Constructs, alters, installs, maintains and repairs items where accurate spacing, precise fit, and structural soundness are essential, such as window frames, interior/exterior trim or staircases.
  • Builds, installs, fixes, and/or alters wood and wood substitute structures and items requiring work to close tolerances, fit, appearance and structural soundness, such as building door and window frames, interior and exterior trim, counter tops, bookcases, etc., for new construction and renovation projects. Installs or replaces interior partitions, flooring, panels, suspended ceilings, counter tops, and moldings. Builds and puts together items using a variety of joining techniques, such as mitered, rabbet, dado, biscuit, dowel, mortise and tenon joints.
  • Fabricates and repairs historical ceilings, roofs, stairways, windows, architectural trim, studs, mud sills, steps and hand rails. Follows blueprints and drawings to assemble/re-manufacture parts and pieces of historic wood items, or splice in new wood with old.
  • Performs from complete designs and sketches to build concrete forms for foundations, columns, walls, beams, girders, catch basins, stairways , floor systems, slabs, waffle slab construction, one way slabs, two-way joist construction, curtain walls, and conductive flooring. Builds projects with steel, concrete, aluminum, acrylic, drywall, brass, glass, bronze, carpet, plastic, fiberglass, rubber, mirrors, stainless steel, steel wire, and grating.
  • Establishes and runs general and precision carpentry and woodworking equipment, such as routers, band and scroll saws, and drill presses. Operates and uses power and hand tools and woodworking equipment such as portable drills, clippers, joiners, shavers, sanders, routers, power nailers, combustion-type saws, screw fasteners, drill presses, and tables saws. Establishes and adjusts stationary power equipment, such as radial arm saws. Sets up the tools and adjusts them to make certain cuts and moldings.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
09 - Full Performance Level is WG-09


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 the job-related KSAs.

This position is temporary in nature and is not to exceed 13 months. This is strictly a temporary appointment where there is no permanent need or permanent funding available for the work involved. This position 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 without any advance notice. If project work continues however, it could be extended beyond the 13-month time frame at the sole discretion of the Agency. As a non-permanent employee, you may also be separated for failure to meet management's expectations, with no advance notice.


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

SCREEN-OUT FACTOR: Ability to perform the duties of the position 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

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:

KSA 1 - Ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervison.

KSA 2 - Ability to interpret carpentry work instructions

KSA 3 - Knowledge of carpentry materials to do carpentry work

KSA 4 - Layout and Measurement in performing carpentry work

KSA 5 - Knowledge of carpentry in equipment assembly

KSA 6 - Knowledge of carpentry tools

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
Not Required

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.

To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.

We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).

If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

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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