Furnishings Manager

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Nov 18, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

This is managerial work supervising the procurement, issuance, maintenance, repair and fabrication of Capitol furniture and furnishings. Work includes assignment and tracking of furniture and furnishings, as well as overseeing the maintenance and purchase of furniture, drapery, fabric and carpets for Senate and staff offices. Supervision is exercised over personnel and operations of the cabinet shop and furnishings design and inventory functions.

NATURE OF WORK

This is managerial work supervising the procurement, issuance, maintenance, repair and fabrication of Capitol furniture and furnishings. Work includes assignment and tracking of furniture and furnishings, as well as overseeing the maintenance and purchase of furniture, drapery, fabric and carpets for Senate and staff offices. Supervision is exercised over personnel and operations of the cabinet shop and furnishings design and inventory functions. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Capitol Facilities, who reviews incumbent’s work for effectiveness and efficiency of operations.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

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

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

●  Works with SAA and Senate staff include the Secretary of the Senate, Committee on Rules and Administration, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and Architect of the Capitol on special projects/events.

●  Oversees the design, assignment and tracking of furniture and furnishings within the Capitol and other buildings; ensures accurate use of automated inventory management system to track Furnishings property; manages the issuance and control of keys to Capitol spaces.

●  Ensures overall customer satisfaction with Furnishings Division services by conducting continuous analysis of customers’ feedback and implementing necessary changes to practices and procedures.

●  Coordinates services with the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) and outside contractors regarding refurbishing and renovation projects within the Capitol building.

●  Works with the director on preparing the budget and ongoing monitoring of expenditures for the Furnishings Division.

●  Ensures adequate furniture stock is maintained to meet the needs of customers in the Capitol.

●  Anticipates needs/projects including re-carpeting hallways; the Senate Chamber; etc. Seeks approval, schedules and executes projects.

●  Assists the director by providing project management, oversight, and administrative support to various service and facility sections; assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures. Identifies, develops and implements internal processes and controls for the Furnishings Division.

●  Assists the director with showing of private offices in the Capitol.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Work requires a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related field and five to eight years of progressively responsible experience in inventory management, project coordination, and staff supervision; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

●  Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and procedures.

●  Knowledge of modern inventory control and asset management practices.

●  Knowledge of different types of furniture, draperies, carpet, etc.

●  Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, assign, direct and evaluate the work of supervisory, skilled and administrative staff.

●  Ability to establish policies, guidelines and procedures for effective and efficient operation of the Furnishings Division.

●  Ability to analyze difficult and complex issues and make recommendations for action.

●  Ability to develop, track and monitor budgets.

●  Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

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