Lead Audiovisual Specialist
Legislative Branch - Washington, DC

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The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.

The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitment to holding ourselves to the highest standards.

We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.

We take great PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Architect of the Capitol applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=MXMBF .
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DUTIES: (The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Leads group in the performance of AV duties to ensure a quality visitor experience in the CVC through delivery of consistent service standards to ensure operational readiness and maximum visitor flow in a safe and secure environment. Monitors set up and operation of the system control, video, projection and audio equipment in the Orientation Theaters, Virtual Theaters, Congressional Auditorium, Exhibition Gallery, Meeting rooms and other CVC spaces such as audio reinforcement, video displays/projection and lighting equipment, and presentation equipment such as DLP/LCD projectors, displays, Video Teleconferencing (VTC), computers, microphones and mixers, and projection screens and is highly proficient in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the full range of professional equipment used in the CVC. As required, works directly with AV vendors and contractors who provide routine services or products in the areas of video production, audio/visual support, and related planning and consulting. Interconnects various units to fill the unique needs of each production. Tunes, adjusts, troubleshoots, monitors and analyzes the performance of, and makes appropriate adjustments to the equipment while the system is operating during a production or presentation. Determines from extensive professional experience, meters, and audio/video monitors which, if any, adjustments must be made to assure a program presentation which is of the highest technical quality.
Coordinates contractor-provided audio/visual services.

serves as a Lead Audio Visual Specialist in the CVC Orientation Theaters, Virtual Theaters, Congressional Auditorium, Exhibition Gallery, Meeting rooms and other CVC spaces and works under the direction of the Audio Visual Manager to ensure that the daily AV operations and support is functioning smoothly and the needs of visitors, clients and partners are being met. Articulates and communicates to the team the assignment or project to be addressed, actionable events, milestones, and deadlines and time frames for completion. Identifies, distributes, and balances workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow, skill level, and/or operational requirements. Makes adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of AV operations. Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to see that the AV Manager's instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met. Communicates work-related information to the manager.
Develops and/or manages electronic media or multimedia products.


Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing in performing supervisory or leader work.

Ability to communicate in writing in performing supervisory or leader work.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.

Ability to organize and direct the work of team members in a technical environment.

Ability to meet and deal with others in performing supervisory or leader work.

Ability to plan and execute work.


Qualifying experience for the GS-11 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-9 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Experience requirements at the GS-11 level may be met by three (3) full academic years of graduate level education or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

BENEFITS: See Other Information.

OTHER INFORMATION: LOCATION: Office of the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the CEO for Visitor Services, Office of Planning, Operations and Evaluation, Audiovisual Branch.

This position requires duty on Saturdays and holidays due to the operational requirements of the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC).


To apply, go to http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case) or www.aoc.gov

Application submitted by any form of mail delivery WILL NOT BE accepted.

DO NOT email, fax or deliver applications or forms for this vacancy. All applications must be submitted, and forms attached, on-line through AVUE Digital Services.

If you need technical assistance in submitting your application online, you may visit our Employment Center, located at 441 Second & D Streets, S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have questions you may call (202) 226-7000.


This vacancy may be used to fill additional vacancies in the Architect of the Capitol.

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 460 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC delivers professional expertise on the preservation and curation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

Applications submitted by any form of mail delivery will not be accepted.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of the Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This Office prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, genetic information, 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.

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. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-VERIFY system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or must be authorized to work in the United States.

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