Legislative Branch - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)4.3

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Superintendent, House Office Buildings (HOB), Client Services Division, Labor and Custodial Branch, Day Labor and Custodial Section. The selectee is a Motor Vehicle Operator performing driving and operating duties on a variety of motor vehicles and equipment and also performs laboring tasks when not performing driving duties. Candidates must have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Air Brake Endorsement and Fork Lift certification.

*** This position is covered under the Architect of the Capitol’s Veterans Preference Policy. Consideration for employment will be restricted to qualified preference eligible veterans. If a preference eligible veteran is not available, consideration will be given to qualified non-veteran applicants. ***

TOUR OF DUTY: (7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.)
[NOTE: Hours may change due to Operating Needs of Management]

*** This incumbent of this position is designated as “Emergency Essential Personnel” and is required to report to work in emergency situations. ***

This position is located in the House Office Buildings, Client Services Division, Labor and Custodial Branch, Day Labor & Custodial Section. The incumbent is a Motor Vehicle Operator performing driving and operating duties on a variety of motor vehicles and equipment. The selectee also performs routine laboring tasks when not performing driving duties.

This position requires a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

The primary driving duties relate to the 2002 Freightliner, Model FL 70, Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) 33,000 lbs with air brakes (CDL Required) to transport debris, scrap metal, pallets and other items to the Metal Recycling location or Landfills. Other vehicles being driven include an E150 Ford Van, a Transit 150, a Chevy Truck 3500, a Ford F-250, a Ford Van e-150 and a Polaris Ranger TM.

Picks up and deliver parts, materials and supplies from various House Office Buildings. Ensures that the cargo is properly loaded, distributed and secured prior to transport.

Operates a snowplow or salt truck with attachments to remove snow and disperse salt and sand.

Performs basic operator maintenance - monitors fluid levels; checks tires, batteries, and brakes; replaces air filters and interior lights; checks hose connections; cleans vehicle interior of exterior; and performs minor repairs.

Performs laborer duties when driving duties have been completed. Loads and unloads heavy boxes, bulky supplies, and heavy construction building materials and supplies to and from trucks; moves heavy boxes and cartons by hand, hand truck, or dolly.

Delivers supplies to Members' Offices. Assists the shop offices' trades personnel by cleaning work areas at the end of the day; transporting tools and materials from shop areas or storage areas to job sites; and other similar work.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)
5703 Motor Vehicle Operating

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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 address the required job elements.
Must possess of a Commercial Driver's License with air brake endorsements.
Must currently have a valid DOT physical card on file with your local MVA.
You must currently possess and maintain a good driving record.

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

You MUST meet the following screen-outs required for this position:

1. Must possess a valid, unexpired Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsements.

2. Must maintain and keep on file a valid DOT physical card with your local Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).

3. Must currently possess a good driving record. Possession of a good driving record is included in the suitability process. Maintenance thereof is a condition of continued employment. Failure to maintain a good driving record will result in termination. [Note: The selected candidate will be required to provide a “certified” copy of your driving record at the time of notification of selection.]

4. Ability to lift, push, and pull heavy objects weighing 50 lbs. or more without assistance.

5. Must possess fork lift certification.

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

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 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

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.

Probationary Period - 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.

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 required for this position 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:
Safe Operations of Motor Vehicles
Work Practices
Interaction with others.
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
Security clearance
Not Applicable

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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 .

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).

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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.