Electrician Helper

Washington, D.C
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time

The position is in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief of Operations, Facility, Manager, Buildings and Grounds, Supreme Court, Assistant Facility Manager, Operations and Maintenance Division, Electrical and Elevator Branch. The Electrician Helper will perform basic electrician tasks in support of Journey-Level Electricians. This is a career ladder position with promotion potential to the WG-2805-11.

This position is essential. The employee is required to report to work during emergencies and inclement weather situations. Tour of duty may include holidays, and weekends on a regular or recurring basis. Rotating shift may also be required at management's discretion.

This position requires a current DC or State Driver's License


Tour of Duty: (Monday - Friday) 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM


Maintenance, Installation, Testing, Troubleshooting, and Repair

--With direction from a higher-grade employee, works from building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, engineering drawings, and electrical maintenance and repair manuals. Complies with all trade safety practices.

--Regularly assists journey level electrician in performing duties common to the trade such as: cutting, bending and installing conduit and pulling wire; installing light fixtures and receptacles; installing computer cable, hooking up office equipment and drilling and mounting supports for electrical equipment. Performs a variety of less difficult tasks related to electrical work using basic hand and power tools common in the trade such as drills, sawzall, electrical band saw, hammer drill, electrical scaffold, screw gun, screw drivers, knockout cutters, hammer, chisel, pliers, level, cutters, hacksaw, and punches.

--Replaces burned out light bulbs and tubes, replaces and resets fuses and breakers, and reads meters.

--Assists journey level electrician with work that cannot be handled alone. Obtains tools, materials, equipment, and supplies and delivers them to work site as directed. Cleans work area, tools, and machines.

--Assists higher grade workers in pulling, tagging, and securing electrical cables, or performing preliminary equipment tests.--Follows all relevant safety rules, regulations and standard operating procedures. Utilizes knowledge of and complies with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Receives training, either on-the-job or through classroom training, to ensure that all safety practices and equipment are fully utilized. Uses required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


Conditions of Employment

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

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

"To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet one of the categories below:
  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  • A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
  • A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
  • A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States."


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 perform the work of an electrician helper without more than normal supervision.

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 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.