Maintenance Mechanic
Legislative Branch - Washington, DC

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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 470 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.

CORE VALUES

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 commitments 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 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=GWRWZ .

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:
(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

This position is located in the United States Botanic Garden, Operations Division, under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining and repairing air conditioning systems, heating and boiler plant equipment, pipefitting systems and performing some carpentry work.
Specifically, the incumbent installs and makes repairs on large air conditioning systems that provide heating, cooling, humidifying, dehumidifying, cleaning, filtering, and circulating air. These systems are used to condition the air for different kinds of structures throughout the Botanic Garden complex, including those with special requirements such as cool desert and oasis greenhouses. Assignments include troubleshooting the more unusual malfunctions in advanced equipment and systems. Pinpointing the source of trouble and determines the nature and extent of repairs or adjustments needed.

Installs, modifies, repairs, maintains, and operates low and medium pressure vessels at the Botanic garden that are used for the production of hot water, tempered water, low pressure and medium pressure steam. Installs, modifies, repairs, maintains, troubleshoots, and operates auxiliary equipment associated with pressure vessels, including centrifugal pumps, fuel oil pumps, chemical injectors, natural gas modulating valves, heat exchangers, steam to hot water converters, vacuum and condensate equipment and pressure reducing stations. Performs scheduled annual preventive maintenance of pressure vessels.
Monitors, maintains and troubleshoots the status of the computer operated environmental control system. Regularly inspects and validates various display screens, including zone summary, alarms, zone detail and conditional control. Views the master menu and checks zone parameters for temperature regimes and strategies for the growing environments. Regularly inspects the status of the growing environment and compares those conditions with the environmental control system. Maintains efficient combustion levels and ensures compliance with air pollution laws or regulations.

Installs, alters, troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, and fabricates various high and low pressure piping systems throughout the Botanic Garden. Such systems encompasses the domestic water distribution; sewage; steam generation; tempered water; hydronic heating; fire sprinkler; drain, waste and vent systems (DWV) and irrigation. Designs, plans, cuts, fits, fabricates, grinds and repairs various metal equipment and items at the Botanic Garden using oxyacetylene welding, inert gas arc welding and alternating current arc welding skills.

Constructs, installs, repairs, and/or modifies wood and wood substitute structures and items requiring work to close tolerances, fit, appearance and structural soundness. Such work includes building frames, door and window frames, interior and exterior trim, counter tops, bookcases, etc. Constructs and repairs a wide variety of structural items and items requiring limited decorative trim and molding. Installs or replaces interior partitions, flooring, panels, suspended ceilings, counter tops, and moldings.
Assists with the repair and maintenance of greenhouse equipment and structures including greenhouse production systems, glass, and other growing areas. Assists with horticultural exhibitions, displays, special events, and educational features which includes helping in the design, fabrication, installation, transportation, maintenance, cleaning, and removal of exhibits.
Conducts preventive maintenance, assists with construction projects, and sweeps and cleans the shop and other work areas. Operates and performs minor repairs and preventive maintenance on trucks and other grounds maintenance motorized and non-motorized equipment, which may include mowers, tractors, blowers, tillers, augers, cultivators, handheld power gardening tools.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement.
Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.

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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:
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OTHER INFORMATION:
LOCATION: Architect of the Capitol; U.S. Botanic Garden; Operations Division
THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED THROUGH AN ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.
To apply, go to www.aoc.gov or http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case).
ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR JOB APPLICATION.
FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.
ANNOUNCEMENTS CLOSE AT 11:59 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
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Incumbent of the position must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license at the time of application.
TOUR OF DUTY INCLUDES WEEKENDS, NIGHTS AND HOLIDAYS ON A REGULAR AND CONTINUAL BASIS. ROTATING SHIFT WORK IS ALSO REQUIRED.
THIS POSITION IS ESSENTIAL -- EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO REPORT TO WORK DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.
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*****APPLICANTS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS*****
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.
BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; 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).
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.
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.
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.
The position requires that the incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

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