Custodial Worker

  • Duties Summary

    This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Senate Office Buildings (SOB), Client Services Division, Labor and Custodial Branch. The Senate Office Buildings is seeking Custodial Workers to perform a wide range of cleaning and other custodial duties in an assigned group of rooms, offices, and public spaces. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.


    Responsibilities
    This announcement covers positions in the Senate Office Buildings. Applicants will be referred for consideration based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.

    The tour of duty for the Senate Office Buildings is: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

    The individuals selected for these positions will:

    • Perform a wide range of custodial duties in areas such as buildings, conference rooms, hallways, restrooms and restaurant facilities.

    • Perform duties such as sweeping, mopping and waxing floors; washes walls and windows, dusts and performs other cleaning duties.

    • Clean offices, meeting chambers and recreational facilities

    • Dust desks, furniture and other equipment. Cleans and mops lavatories and locker rooms and replaces soap or towels.

    • Empty wastebaskets and collect and dispose of refuse.

    • Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, conferences, events, etc. by moving and arranging chairs, tables and other furniture or equipment and Unload, move supplies.

    • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools such as vacuums, brooms, buffers, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, and furniture.

    • Collect and sort recyclable material, including aluminum cans, plastic, and glass bottles and newspaper.

    • Clean, disinfect, and deodorize lavatories, urinals, and toilet bowls.

    • Replace supplies as required.

    • Keep a stock of cleaning materials, restroom supplies, and equipment needed and inform supervisor when more materials are needed and when equipment is in need of repair.
    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    04

  • Job family (Series)

    3566 Custodial Working

  • Requirements

    Requirements 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 job-related elements.

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

    You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT(S) required for this position.
    • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
    Education
    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 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information 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 made on a case-by-case basis.

    Moving expenses are not authorized.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee 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.

    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 job elements 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 job elements and competencies:

    Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.

    Work Practices (keeping things neat, clean and in order)

    Interpret Instructions

    Tools and Equipment

    Safety and Dexterity

    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 non-selection or disqualification from 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
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.

    To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.

    We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

    Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

    For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

    If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).

    If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    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.


Help This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Veterans
Clarification from the agency

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens. ***This position is covered under the Architect of the Capitol Veterans Preference Policy; therefore consideration will be restricted to preference eligible Veterans as long as there is an available qualified preference eligible Veteran applicant. If a preference eligible Veteran is not available, consideration will be given to any qualified non-Veterans who apply.***