Materials Handler (Fork Lift Operator) Assistant Supervisor

Washington, D.C
Oct 11, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Building.

The selectee will be responsible for assigning, directing and reviewing the work of subordinates and evaluating work performance; planning, scheduling and coordinating work operations; and solving problems related to work performed by the unit, and will perform non-supervisory tasks in support of the mission.

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Tour of Duty: 11:00 PM to 7:30 AM | Sunday Night through Friday Morning

Shift May Change Due to Operating Needs of Management.

Major Duties:

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties and evaluates performance.

Manages the organizational unit's budget and workload, and develops performance requirements.

Resolves complaints and grievances. Provides for employee skills enrichment through job related coaching, mentoring and training.

Establishes deadlines, priorities, work sequences and plans work assignments, based on general work schedules, methods and policies set by higher level supervisors.

Ensures materials and tools are available and that needed stock is obtained from supply locations.

Ensures that each employee has a full workload. Checks work in progress and when completed, and checks for compliance with instruction on work sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines.

Demonstrates proper work methods and answers workers' questions regarding procedures, policies, written instructions and other directives. Ensures tools are properly used.

Utilizes a thorough knowledge of and compliance with applicable AOC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take correction action on unsafe conditions in managed areas.

Materials Handling:

Orders and purchases equipment and furniture for special functions set-ups. Stores, delivers and sets up equipment and furniture in rooms used for special functions for meetings.

Responsible for maintenance, storage and repair of furniture and equipment. Purchases necessary inside equipment, such as chairs, tables, easels, podiums, coat racks, etc. and equipment for outside maintenance, such as power washers, bobcats, leaf blowers, etc.

Receives and unloads designated conveyances, palletizes and stacks material. Examines packaging material for conformity with security requisitions which includes proper markings, method of packing and required shipping protections.

Checks materials received against invoice report or receipt document, comparing short titles, stock numbers, register numbers and quantity. Loads, transports, unloads and assembles tools, parts and materials.

Operates industrial vacuum cleaners, floor polishers and other cleaning tools and equipment to vacuum rugs, clean floors, base-boards and performs other routine cleaning tasks.

Fork Lift Operating:

Operates hand truck, pallet jacks, dollies and other material handling equipment to deliver stock to storage areas or job sites.

Operates a fork lift truck with a load capacity of less than 10,000 pounds or higher and a height capacity of 168 inches or more.

Re-positions large trucks at the loading dock bays to facilitate workflow or specialized functions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related elements.

This position requires:
  • A valid D.C. or State driver's license

  • A Certificate as a Powered Industrial Truck Driver to operate a Forklift in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.178 (l) (6).



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.
  • Supervise workers and perform administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates along with performing non-supervisory tasks in support of the unit's mission.


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 - Ability to supervise workers directly or through subordinate leaders in accomplishing the work of the unit.

-- Work Practices - Resolves work-related problems such as excessive costs or low productivity and determines causes and implements corrective actions.

-- Materials - Ability to estimate labor and material resources needed

-- Equipment - Ability to estimate staffing needs and material and equipment estimates.

-- Dexterity and Safety - Utilizes a thorough knowledge of and compliance with applicable AOC and OSHA safety rules and regulations.

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 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 b) 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 your education, training and work experience, including job titles, dates of employment (MM/DD/YY), and duties.

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

For example, we may be ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires licensure 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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