Mason, WG-3603-11

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 08, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief of Operations, Capitol Grounds and Arboretum, Maintenance Division, Masonry Branch. The ideal candidate will serve as a journey-level Mason to work on altering and/or restoring historic, iconic structures and monuments on the Capitol Grounds.

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Responsibilities

***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.

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief of Operations, Capitol Grounds and Arboretum, Maintenance Division, Masonry Branch. The selectee performs work as a journey-level Mason in altering and/or restoring historic, iconic structures and monuments on the Capitol Grounds.

Tour of Duty (Monday - Friday) 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM Summer Hours-----6:00 AM - 2:30 PM Winter Hours

Hours may change due to the Operational Needs of Management

DUTIES:
  • Removes caulking and mortar; cleans mortar joints; repairs mortar joints on marble and granite walls; caulks stone joints in pools and fountains; blends surfacing compounds to match color tone variations to patch broken surfaces and holes in granite and marble; cleans and polishes stone; realigns large marble blocking that has shifted due to erosion; repairs damaged stone surfaces to match existing tone; repoints mortar joints to match original historic work; reconstructs falling marble column tops; replaces cracked and damaged sections of marble retaining walls; and constructs concrete catch basins for metal grates and builds wheelchair ramps.
  • Performs decorative brickwork in the Grotto Building, cutting and shaping brick to match original construction specifications.
  • Maintains, repairs, constructs and makes alterations to masonry structures of brick, block, stone, marble, cement and similar materials.
  • Responsible for the decorative upkeep and repair of interior and exterior limestone, sandstone, granite, brick, block, glass and ceramic tile on historic structures.
  • Responsible for the restoration of public monuments that require the paramount skill to manufacture unique, decorative brick patterns such as scrolls, curves and arched cornices.
  • Demolishes walls and other surfaces to create openings for new doors, passage ways or fire exits.
  • Complies with OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Uses required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

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.

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Qualifications

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

You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT: Ability to perform masonry work without more than normal supervision.

Education

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 http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 .

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:

1. Ability to perform masonry work without more than normal supervision. (Screen-out)

2. Trade techniques / practices

3. Ability to use and maintain masonry tools.

4. Knowledge of masonry layout and measurement.

5. Knowledge of masonry materials.

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
Other

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

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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