The position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Chief Engineer, Construction Division. Responsible for control over hazardous material abatement work operations in the Division. Provides leadership to workers and is responsible to superiors for the quality and quantity and safety of hazardous material abatement work performed.
***This position is temporary, not to exceed 24 months. It is a position that is subject to the project needs of the agency. Therefore, the appointment could be terminated at any time due to shortage of work or shortage of funds. If project work continues, however, it could be extended beyond the 24 months time frame at the sole discretion of the agency***
This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Chief Engineer, Construction Division.
Tour of Duty:
Night Shift (9:00 P.M. - 5:30 A.M.)
Hours may change due to Operational Needs of Management
Performs the duties of a Hazardous Material Handler Supervisor for various projects and is responsible for control over hazardous material abatement work operations in accordance with all applicable OSHA, EPA, and AOC safety policies and regulations.
Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties to subordinates and evaluates their performance. Resolves complaints and grievances as delegated by higher level supervisors; provide leadership to ensure support for equal employment opportunity (EEO) goals and requirements.
Observes work in progress to anticipate and resolve problems; reassigns personnel and coordinates work among the workforce to maintain progress and to meet schedules. Inspects completed work for quality and work order requirements.
Complies with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work is carried out in a safe manner. Initiates or take corrective actions on unsafe conditions in managed areas. Ensures that subordinate employees know how to use required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Routinely checks to verify that subordinates are using all required PPE.
Determines training needs; develops performance standards and makes formal appraisals of subordinates. Initiates recommendations for promotions or reassignments. Maintains work reports and records. Plans and establishes overall leave schedules.
Hazardous Materials Handling
The employee is responsible for planning hazardous material abatement projects, coordinating with the Jurisdiction Safety Specialist and the Safety and Environmental Division to ensure that abatements are performed in accordance with all applicable regulations. Handles or oversees one or more product lines containing hazardous and toxic materials and substances.
Removes lead-based paint from various surfaces (brick, plaster, wood, etc) using chemical strippers and power operated hand tools.
Removes asbestos by hand from various surfaces (piping, ductwork, floor tile, ceiling tile, etc.) so that follow-on construction can be performed. Places removed asbestos in appropriate containers for disposal in accordance with applicable regulations.
Job family (Series)
6907 Materials Handler
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 the job-related KSAs.
***THIS APPOINTMENT IS TEMPORARY, NOT TO EXCEED 24 MONTHS. IT IS A POSITION THAT IS SUBJECT TO THE PROJECT NEEDS OF THE AGENCY. THEREFORE, THE APPOINTMENT COULD BE TERMINATED AT ANY TIME DUE TO SHORTAGE OF WORK OR SHORTAGE OF FUNDS. IF PROJECT WORK CONTINUES, IT COULD BE EXTENDED BEYOND THE 24 MONTHS TIME FRAME AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE AGENCY***
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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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.
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.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.
Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:
- Ability to Supervise
- Materials Handling
- Tools and Equipment
- Technical Practices
Your responses to the self assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or disqualification for further consideration.
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the “Required Documents” section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
The Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) job application process is designed to ensure you only provide information necessary to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position vacancy.
To apply for this position, you only need to submit:
a) your resume and b) answers to the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant information. No additional documentation or attachments are required at the time of application.
Your resume should list your education, training and work experience including job titles, employment dates, duties and accomplishments.
Nothing further is required until it is requested by AOC’s Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for the position, you will be asked to provide it during the interview or selection process. At that time, you may be asked to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.
For example, you may be asked to provide a copy of your diploma, college transcripts, or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires licensure or certification, you will be asked to provide proof at the time of selection.
If Veterans’ preference is claimed, you will be asked to submit proof (DD-214, and, if claiming a 10-point preference, a SF-15 and the proof required by that form).
Failure to provide the required documents will end further consideration and/or result in the withdrawal of any tentative job offers.
Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of this job announcement.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holidays; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation; training and development opportunities, etc.
Selected applicant(s) may be eligible to earn a higher annual leave accrual rate credit towards annual leave accrual based on prior non-Federal or uniformed service work experience. The amount of service credit will be based on specialized experience or qualifying experience that is provided on the applicant profile submitted. As such, if you are a new employee to the Federal Government or a rehire, it is important that you provide a work history that lists all directly related positions held, and it must include the dates of employment (month/day/year).
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
This job is open to
Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
Applications will be accepted from all US Citizens