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Washington, D.C
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time

Tour of Duty: Night Shift: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 pm to 5:30 am

Duties quoted at WG-11 include:

Electrical Upkeep, Connection, Analysis, Adjustment, and Restoration

Connects, adjusts, upkeeps, and preserves routine and customary electrical lines, circuits, systems, related equipment, and controls. Tasks include troubleshooting electrical devices covering electronic mechanisms in order to separate the cause of the breakdown of electrical control structures, analog/digital panels, and solid state motor control circuits in apparatuses. Cases of these are the uninterrupted power systems (UPS), fire distress systems, adjustable speed drives and electric motor starters for air conditioning systems, cafeteria and kitchenette equipment such as ovens, ranges, deep fryers etc.; light system banks, and programmed door opening systems.

Evaluates, adjusts, and/or repairs electronic stabilizers, electronic dimmer panels, programmed transfer switches, motor control centers, modifiers, small control tool repair, minor power supply lines, and circuits used to deliver a variety of power, amperage, stage, and incidence requirements to delivery panels, adjustment gear, power and regulator circuits; engineering multiphase systems; thermocouple radars; electrical interference panic and fire alarm systems; crisis cautioning systems; light protection systems; high power light systems with related controls; target apparatuses; AC and DC modification systems; galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems which avoid erosion on underground or underwater equipment and pipelines; loudspeaker circuits; and associated electrical apparatuses.

Tests equipment using voltmeters ammeters, meg-ohmmeters, and other testing apparatuses.

Autonomously works from construction plans, outlines, wiring illustrations, engineering sketches, and electrical preservation and restoration instructions.

Troubleshoots, examines, and loads new and current electrical lines, tracks, systems, and related features, controls, and equipment. Decides site of current electrical procedures and service entrances and situates new ones.
Detects difficult-to-find flaws or glitches. Understands and applies the National Electrical Code, local codes, construction plans, designs, wiring illustrations, and engineering diagrams, and uses trade methods to analyze shared properties, e.g., power, energy drop and current capability in series and matching circuits, inductance, resistance, capacitance, control dynamic, current stream, and temperature and span in lone and several raceways, channels, trenches, and cable trays.

Leads Workers and Helpers during cable pulling, tagging, securing, cutting, bending, and mounting electrical conduit.

Electrical Apparatus Work

Accomplishes restoration and upkeep work on the electrical and electronic machineries of ranges, ovens, garbage disposals, dishwashers, and deep fryers. Conserves and upkeeps high-tech light systems and the electronic mechanisms of fan motors and programmed door systems.

Works with an extensive selection of typical inhabited and/or trade electrical devices, apparatuses, and systems, including electrical wiring systems and related features, controls, and equipment in engineering, institutional, workplace, and/or suburban buildings in the Library Buildings and Grounds.

Restoration of apparatuses once in a while is accomplished without the original diagrams. The Electrician must research the schematic via the internet or manufacturer, or improvise and overhaul the apparatuses without them.

Electrical Design Work:

The position performs the electrical aspects of construction and restoration projects. Connects electrical devices in areas for which there may not be complete outlines or graphics accessible due to the age of the facility. The Electrician must adlib to connect the updated circuits and apparatuses in outdated facilities without harmfully affecting the existing design or construction.

Strategizes and lays out craft work including the steering, location, sort, magnitude, measure, stability, weight, and safe functioning of electrical lines, routes, systems, apparatuses and controls.

Makes estimations of material and apparatuses needed and submits requests to manager for supplies, equipment, and materials essential to accomplish the electrical and electronic responsibilities.

Decides and situates distribution panels, containers, furnishings, and networks and connects wiring, links, channel, relays, gears, modifiers and other electrical devices including electrical service entrances.

Performs other related duties as assigned


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.

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 journey level electrical work without more than normal supervision. (Screen-out Factor)


Experience with understanding the process and connection of wide-ranging electrical systems and apparatuses.


Experience in evaluating and adjusting electrical devices containing electronic mechanisms and understanding, processing and connecting a variety of comprehensive electrical systems and

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.

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