Masonry Assistant Supervisor

Washington, D.C
Jan 25, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Full Time

Hours 2:00AM to 10:30AM (hours may change with operational needs).

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Superintendent Capitol, Superintendent, Capitol Building, Assistant Superintendent CB and CVC Operations and Maintenance Division, Maintenance Branch, Masonry Section. The incumbent serves as Masonry Section Assistant Supervisor and provides supervision and coordination for service request, construction and renovation projects maintenance and repair. The incumbent is a working Assistant supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Serves as a working Assistant Supervisor. Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties and evaluates employees' performance. Resolves complaints and grievances as delegated by higher level supervisors. Provides leadership to ensure support for equal employment opportunity (EEO) goals and requirements. Practices non-discriminatory and non-retaliatory employment actions to prevent unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, age or disability. Provides for employee skills enrichment through job related coaching, mentoring, and training.

Establishes project priorities, develops work plans, and schedules sequence for tasks to accomplish alteration, renovation, and construction projects. Inspects work in progress to ensure work is accomplished according to specifications and plans.

In the absence of the supervisor, prepares cost estimates from drawings, blueprints or site inspections for proposed or anticipated construction projects and alterations. Maintains computerized work orders, logbooks, material inventories, cost estimates, material take offs, inventory sheets, blueprints, and drawings. Requisitions supplies, materials, and tools.

Masonry Project

Performs complex and intricate masonry work in the interior spaces of the Capitol Building and CVC. Repairs, maintains, and erects stone, brick, concrete, and concrete block. Uses hand and power tools, such as brick or concrete Skilsaw to cut and shape brick. Uses chisels, hammers and other fabrication tool and equipment to cut and shape stone. Uses tools such as cement mixers, caulking guns, chisels, core boring machines, drills, electric hammers, floats, grinders, hammers, jack hammers, levels, masonry saws, plumbs, power washers, terrazzo finishing machines, squares, trowels, rakes, and shovels to perform work.

Oversees the cutting, polishing, cleaning, and matching of a wide variety of stone used. These include types of marble, granite, and limestone.

Maintains and repairs interior and exterior masonry surfaces and appurtenances, including base, columns, curbs, decks, fountains, pads, partition walls, partitions, pools, stairs, steps, structural slabs, and ramps.

Sets stone and other types of building materials on walls and partitions. Polishes, cuts, cleans, and matches a variety of bluestone, granite, limestone, marble, and sandstone. Lays block and brick. Sets, lays, polishes, and repairs tile and terrazzo. Cuts openings in walls and finishes exposed surfaces.

Cleans masonry surfaces using chemicals or high pressure power washers. Installs waterproof membranes in fountains, pools, and showers. Installs ceramic tiles. Pours and finishes concrete pads and decks.

Identifies the types of stone used and differentiates among the grades and finishes to ascertain the country of origin or the quarry of origin. Uses this information to document materials used and their origin for display purposes.

Sorts stone by size and shape and cuts, shapes, finishes, and lays it to ensure long term endurance and appearance.

Uses specialized techniques to fasten brick or terra cotta veneer to structure faces. Uses tie wire or anchor holes as appropriate.

Responsible for utilizing a thorough knowledge of and compliance with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in managed areas. Provides or receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that all direct reports know how to use required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Routinely checks to verify that subordinates are using all required PPE.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be able to pass a drug test.

  • 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 be able to pass a drug test and background check.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related elements.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.


You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

You must meet the selective placement factor required for this position which includes: Ability to Supervise Workers in the Masonry Trade (Must be able to to direct a crew and other personnel engaged in masonry installation projects. Responsible for ensuring the safety of the crew, watching the construction process, as well as managing project plans, reports, and any related paperwork).

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 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, 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

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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