Wellness Center Attendant

Washington, D.C
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time

Tour of Duty: Monday- Friday, 5:30 am to 2:00 pm when Congress is in legislative session, with an option for 7:30 am - 4:00 pm when Congress is out of legislative session.

The individual for this position will:
  • Perform regularly scheduled physical maintenance and cleaning of the facility.
  • Assist in the inspection of House Members' Wellness Center, independently responding to most maintenance and repairs.
  • Communicate maintenance and repairs that need specialized attention to the appropriate Architect of the Capitol (AOC) shops, Superintendent, or facility supervisor.
  • Inventory supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance.
  • Request and acquire supplies and equipment for the facility.
  • Test swimming pool water chemistry (chlorine, pH, alkalinity, etc.).
  • Recommend any necessary pool water treatment to the AOC division that operates the swimming pool pump room or the facility supervisors who help operate the swimming pool.
  • May assist with swimming pool water treatment as instructed by authorized personnel.
  • Provide customer services to a membership comprised primarily of Members of Congress.
  • Explain and demonstrate use of facility apparatuses and equipment, as authorized.
  • Independently oversees facility operations and services during times when supervisors are not present (later evenings, early mornings).
  • Administer cardiorespiratory resuscitation (CPR/CCR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid to Members of Congress in case of emergency (i.e., heat room collapse, court injury).
  • Maintain CPR/AED and blood borne pathogens training.


Conditions of Employment

  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.

This position requires certification as a Lifeguard and in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and skilled in the use of the Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED). The person selected for this position will have six (6) months from the time of hire to obtain lifeguard training and CPR/AED training. If training and certification is not completed within the six (6) months timeframe, the employee will be terminated from the position.

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 the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Candidates for the GS-07 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Experience and practice in the operations of an aquatic facility .
  • Experience and practice in cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting physical facilities.

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, genetic information, sexual orientation 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 on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee(s) 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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