Maintenance Mechanic Assistant Supervisor

Washington, D.C
Jun 15, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Facility Manager Building and Grounds Supreme Court, Maintenance Branch, Evening. The selectee will be a full Assistant Supervisor to the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor in the Evening Shift Branch and be responsible for managing and overseeing operations, maintenance and repair of mechanical, plumbing, utility, HVAC, hydronic heating, steam generating equipment and building automation systems.

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The selectee will oversee the Maintenance Branch, Evening which operates between the hours of 2:00pm and 11:30pm.

Work may include Holidays and weekends on a regular and reoccurring basis.

***The selectee will be designated as "Emergency/Essential" and will be required to report to work during emergencies and inclement weather conditions.***

Major Duties

  • Functions as a full assistant to the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor with full authority to act on all matters for which the superior is responsible. Shares responsibility with the Maintenance Supervisor for overseeing, managing and directing Maintenance Mechanic Branch, Evening personnel performing work at the WG-11 or lower level. Serves as a working supervisor, working alongside subordinates performing the same work as the subordinates and provides advice to the Facilities Manager's team on all matters affecting facilities maintenance productivity, efficiency and management.
  • Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties and evaluates performance. Manages the organizational unit's budget and workload to include material purchases and service contract development and oversight. Practices non-discriminatory and non-retaliatory employment actions and prevents unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, age or disability.
  • Is 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.

Piping Systems Installation, Inspection and Maintenance
  • Troubleshoots and analyzes defects or malfunctions in specialized pipeline systems and related fixtures. Inspects piping system equipment and fixtures using a variety of diagnostic techniques and equipment to locate a problem. Checks steam and chilled water system for leaks, defects in equipment and malfunctions.
  • Installs, modifies, repairs, maintains and troubleshoots high and low pressure piping systems, including domestic water distribution systems; sewage systems; steam generation systems; tempered water systems; hydronic heating systems; drain, waste and vent systems; sump pumps, sewage ejectors, irrigation systems; and fountain display systems.
  • Performs a variety of routine pipefitting tasks such as fabrication, installation, modification, repair and testing of piping and tubing made from iron, steel, brass, copper, copper-nickel, stainless steel, plastic and also a wide variety of low, medium and high-pressure hoses. Works on systems such as compressed air, central vacuum, steam lines, exhaust lines, etc.

Air Conditioning System and Refrigeration Troubleshooting, Installation and Maintenance
  • Ensures the repair, overhaul, maintenance and servicing of equipment such as refrigerator, freezers, water coolers, ice machines, commercial air handling units and smaller air conditioning units; ventilation systems, humidification and dehumidification systems, air compressors and central vacuum systems.
  • Ability to navigate the Building Automation System (BAS) system from an operation, troubleshooting and diagnosis standpoint; as well as perform the installation of equipment and components.
  • Oversees the installation, repair and troubleshooting of low voltage equipment such as thermostats and controllers; complex heating units related to steam, domestic and secondary hot water systems; other HVAC equipment such as variable frequency drives and motor controllers; and routine maintenance such as replacement of filters, bearings, calibration of sensors and other equipment.

Electronic Equipment Maintenance (Building Automation System/Direct Digital Controls)
  • Works on highly complex systems that are characterized by application of advanced electronic theory and frequent technological changes in the systems.
  • In support of HVAC operations, installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs new and existing highly complex systems of electronic sensing and control as well as new systems of similar complexity, mechanic implementing maintenance and repair procedures on major new or modified systems.
  • Is responsible for installation, modification, operation, maintenance, calibration, repair and troubleshooting of the Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and for the day to day overall performance of the DDC.

Electrical Maintenance, Audio/Visual and Function Oversight
  • Performs minor electrical work to include installing, modifying, repairing and replacing lighting ballasts and light bulbs for both interior and exterior applications.
  • Provides audio/visual support for Supreme Court functions and is on standby during events as required. Liaisons directly with the Court for all after hours function support.

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.



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 supervise and oversee operations, maintenance and repair of HVAC, pipefitting, and electronic systems.
  • Must have journey-level ability in 2 of the following trades: HVAC, pipefitting, electrical.


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:

-- Ability to supervise a diverse workforce of skilled workers in the mechanical trade occupations identified above.

-- Knowledge of mechanical trade principles and theories.

-- Knowledge of trade-specific equipment assembly, installation and repair.

-- Ability to interpret job-related instructions, specifications, blueprint readings and schematics.

-- Ability to troubleshoot various mechanical and electrical systems and equipment.

-- Ability to use and maintain trade-specific tools and equipment.

-- Ability to establish a culture of safety for fellow co-workers.

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.