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Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Senate Office Buildings (SOB), Tenant Service Division, Painting Branch. The Senate Office Buildings seeks temporary Painters for the upcoming 117th Congressional Moves. Workers will begin in early February 2021 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.
  • Application of Coating Materials: Performs coating work including special finishing techniques such as marbling, mottling and graining. Plans the materials, tools and techniques needed for the work and completes the work with little or no advice.
  • Determines the methods, devices and materials that are best suited to each surface to achieve a glossy finish, grained effect or a finish that must meet specified thickness levels or other criteria.
  • Utilizes standard tools and equipment such as brushes, rollers, spray guns, trowels, screeds, straight edges, viscosity testers, graining devices and wet and other thickness gauges. Erects and dismantles staging and scaffolding.
  • Refinishes metal cabinets by matching colors with established office furniture. Prepares surfaces by using metal resins and plastic compounds, obtains smooth surfaces with abrasive compounds, evens out dents and treats with pre-coating agents.
  • Refinishes doors, baseboards, floors and interior trim in each of the offices.
  • Applies decorative finishes including striping, stippling and graining. Matches colors, shading and textures of interior finishes where exact matching with previous finish is required.
  • Cuts and installs glass in windows and picture frames. Preps surfaces for special effects, such as filling, shaping and leveling with metal and synthetic resins.Evens out dents out dents and scars by burning-in processes.
  • Preparation of Surfaces for Coating: Determines the methods, techniques, devices and materials best suited to the surface finish. Ensures that surfaces meet smoothness, level and shape requirements, using accepted methods and techniques.
  • Prepares surfaces by methods such as smoothing with pumice and rottenstone; filling, shaping and leveling with metal and synthetic resins; and mixing and applying pre-coating agents such as picking and alkali compounds.
  • Uses standard tools and equipment such as scrapers, putty knives, wire brushes, sandpaper, trowels, screeds, straight edges, viscosity testers and thickness gauges.
  • Performs refinishing work or assists sandblasters in preparing surfaces. Erects and dismantles staging and scaffolding.

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.

The positions require the ability to work on ladders up to 24 feet, and on man lifts and some scaffolding (lower than 30 feet).

*** Please Note: 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 and that the temporary appointment is limited in duration. The duration of this temporary appointment may be shorter or longer, depending on the duration of the work or project. The temporary position may also be terminated at any time due to lack of work and/or lack of funds without any advance notice. 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 qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT(S) required for this position.
  • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. Examples include: working on residential or commercial properties and preparing, selecting, coating methods/techniques and applying paint and associated products. ***Journey Level Experience is required for the Position.***


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, 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 and Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision- preparation and coating methods/techniques.

-- Knowledge of Technical Practices- knowledge of smoothed surfaces with abrasive compounds, pumice and rottenstone, even out dents and treats surfaces with pre-coating agents.

-- Knowledge of using and maintaining Tools and Equipment by selecting the appropriate tools and equipment for the assigned work orders.

-- Knowledge of Materials by using proper materials to repair and preparation of surfaces for the proper surface coating.

-- Knowledge of Dexterity and Safety in observing and complying with all safety rules and regulations. Wears protective clothing and equipment as situations warrant.

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.

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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