Laborer (Recycler)
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=FKDDV .

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

The employee is responsible for performing the full range of cleaning duties without specific instruction or with general work instructions. Specific labor duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning a variety of floor, wall and ceiling surfaces including sweeping, mopping, waxing, dusting, polishing, vacuuming rugs and carpets. Adjusts, cleans and oils equipment and changes attachments when needed. Cleans elevators, public restroom, committee rooms, stairwells, hallways and office suites. Empties waste baskets and ash trays.
Sets up and rearranges areas for a variety of special events or functions. Configures area in accordance with the type of event or function. Stores furnishings and equipment. Collects sorts and moves large quantities of materials which are consolidated for pickup such as aluminum cans, plastic/glass bottles, paper from central and desk side locations and newspapers recycled by office staff. Enters each office and removes plastic bags of aluminum cans and plastic/glass bottles from each BOTTLE and CAN container. Places bags into a four-wheeled truck marked RECYCLE. Relines BOTTLE and CAN containers with new plastic bag. Empties paper from central and desk side recycling containers into recycling cart.
Empties newspaper containers into section of recycling cart that keeps newspapers separate from other paper. Pushes full recycling cart into freight elevators to take down to the loading dock.

Pitches newspapers by hand into a gaylord container that only contains newspapers. Places plastic bags of cans and bottles into two-wheeled totters that contain only cans and bottles.
The Laborer (Recycler) performs a variety of duties including maintenance tasks, operating floor care equipment, setting up and arranging furniture, moving furniture, supplies, boxes and construction materials and performing tasks requiring heavy physical effort. Performs duties such as loading and unloading trucks; moving furniture, equipment, and supplies; digging ditches; clearing trails; mowing lawns; washing vehicles

Assists trades crafts workers in preventive maintenance, repair work and minor construction projects for utility systems, equipment, structures and grounds. Assists in handling, moving and controlling furniture, furnishings and heavy equipment and supplies using hand trucks. Assists with the setup of committee rooms and special functions. During inclement weather, remove and control ice and snow providing for safety at building entrances.
Sets up and rearranges areas for a variety of special events or functions. Configures area in accordance with the type of event or function. Stores furnishings and equipment Performs a variety of manual labor tasks in different work settings, such as building and grounds maintenance, industrial operations, shops and warehouses, office buildings, supply centers, etc. Performs duties such as loading and unloading trucks; moving furniture, equipment, and supplies; digging ditches; clearing trails; mowing lawns; washing vehicles, and similar laboring duties that require no specialized training or experience.

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.

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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, Superintendent U.S. Capitol Building
***ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS***
***The Laborer (Recycler) position is a restricted position in accordance with the Veterans Preference policy. ***
***As such, only qualified Veterans who apply to the position will receive consideration.***
This vacancy announcement will be used to fill Laborer (Recycler) positions in the Superintenent, U.S. Capitol Building.

The tour of duty for these positions are:
Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday 11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
*** Weekends and Holidays are required***
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 AVUE 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 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at 441 2nd & D Streets, Southwest, Washington D.C., Room 178 for technical assistance in entering your application on the computer. You may call 202-226-7000 for directions.
ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES 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.
Selectee(s) is subject to the completion of six months 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.
"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 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214), or other proof of eligibility; Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF-15), if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable."
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.
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.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

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