Cabinet Shop Supervisor #691

Washington D.C.
May 04, 2021
Jun 08, 2021
Specialty Trades
Full Time

Cabinet Shop Supervisor #691

Salary: $83,459 - $125,183


This is supervisory work overseeing cabinet shop services including furniture design, build, and repair, and picture framing services. Work includes assigning, supervising and reviewing final work products from the Cabinet Shop. Considerable time is spent providing oversight to the design and fabrication of cabinetry work for Senate offices. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Furnishings Manager, who reviews work for timeliness and efficiency of services as well as customer satisfaction.


(This list is not absolute or restrictive, but indicates approximate duties and responsibilities which may be redefined pursuant to operational needs.)

● Provides leadership to shop staff, approves schedules, defines employee objectives, provides regular performance feedback to staff including quarterly reviews, writes performance appraisals and makes recommendations for hiring.

● Disseminates information to staff.

● Oversees the planning, assigning, prioritizing, and reviewing the work of skilled and semi-skilled staff.

● Provides cost data for production.

● Ensures adequate inventory of materials and supplies; places orders and monitors budget expenditures.

● Ensures all equipment in the shop is functioning well and that work performed is done with a focus on safety.

● Works as a back-up to the Cabinet Designer by meeting with customers to develop requirements, takings space measurements, and creating computer-aided furniture schematic drawings on the computer outlining desired features and measurements.

● Works in conjunction with Furnishings to assist in determining workspace solutions; discusses furniture features, wood preferences, design and special needs requests for Senate offices in the Capitol.

● Develops procedures to review final products for quality control and adherence to work order requests.

● May assist in shop operations.


Work requires extended periods of bending, stooping, and reaching to take measurements and extended periods of computer work. Work includes exposure to chemicals, dust, noise, and fumes in the shop environment.


Work requires a high school diploma (or GED), and three to five years increasingly responsible experience in a custom cabinet shop including at least one year of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

● Knowledge of planning, assigning, reviewing, and coordinating the work of skilled and semi-skilled personnel in various shops.

● Knowledge of woodworking and finishing techniques, and wood types and shop capacity.

● Skill in defining employee objectives, providing feedback and writing performance appraisals.

● Skill in project management.

● Skill in budget development and forecasting.

● Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.

● Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate work efforts.

● Ability to use a computer to create schematics of furniture designs in AutoCAD and assist in engineering the Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine.




Hiring for this position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (“VEOA”), as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (“CAA”). Pursuant to the VEOA, qualified applicants who are not current employees of the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms and who are disabled or who have served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in certain military designated campaigns (“veterans”) may be eligible to receive a preference over non-veterans in hiring decisions. Family members of veterans may also be eligible to receive a veterans’ preference if the veteran cannot claim his or her veterans’ preference.

To be eligible for a veterans’ preference, applicants must meet all of the requirements set forth in the VEOA and applicable regulations. Those eligibility requirements are summarized in the Application for Veterans’ Preference, which is available at

If claiming a veterans’ preference, an applicant must indicate that he/she is preference eligible on the application or resume and must submit a completed copy of the Application for Veterans’ Preference along with the supporting documentation specified on that form. If the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms does not receive the Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation by the closing date, the applicant’s claim for a veterans’ preference may be denied.

Applicants may obtain a copy of the Office’s Veterans’ Preference In Appointments policy by submitting a written request to

Individuals who are entitled to a veterans’ preference are invited to self-identify voluntarily. This information is intended solely for use in connection with the obligations and efforts of the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms to provide veterans’ preference to preference-eligible applicants in accordance with the VEOA. An applicant’s status as a disabled veteran and any information regarding an applicant’s disability, including the applicant’s medical condition and history, will be kept confidential and will be collected, maintained and used in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as made applicable by section 102(a)(3) of the CAA, 2 U.S.C. §1302(a)(3). An applicant who declines to self-identify as a disabled veteran and/or to provide information and documentation regarding his/her disabled veteran’s status will not be subjected to an adverse employment action, but the individual may be ruled ineligible for a veterans’ preference.

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