Painter-Decorator Job at Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Washington State

  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • Washington State

Job Description

** Painter-Decorator**

**Legislative Branch**


1 vacancy in the following location:

** Relocation expenses reimbursed**


** Telework eligible**



** Summary**

The position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief of Operations, Superintendent House Office Buildings, Assistant Superintendent Tenant Services Division, Painting Branch. The Painting Branch is seeking an experience journey-level Painter-Decorator.


Tour of duty is Day shift. Duty hours will range from 5:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


**Major Duties Include**

Surface Preparation

Uses specialized skills and knowledge to prepare decorative surfaces or artwork for painting or restoration.

Scrapes, sands, uses hand tools or applies paint remover to rooms, corridors, stairwells, trim and other building surfaces to remove old paint. Removes old wallpaper with steam strippers. Plaster or spackle small holes and cracks. Applies prime coats. Uses resins and plastic compounds to prepare doors, baseboards, floors and interior trim in rooms to be refinished. Uses tape, cement, special perforated tape or other rough compounds to create smooth and even surfaces, levels out dents and glazes surfaces with pre-coating agents. Prepares interior and exterior plaster, metal, wood and masonry surfaces.

May erect scaffolding, swing stage, aerial work platforms or set-up ladders to work above ground level. Covers floors and non-movable furniture with drop cloths.

Painting and Decorative Work

Performs intricate painting and decorative work requiring skill to restore decorative surfaces. Uses brushes, spray guns, rollers or other equipment to apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other elaborate finishes (i.e. stenciling, color glazing, gilding, marbling, lettering, striping, stippling and graining) to walls, doors, windows, baseboards, floor, trim and other surfaces of buildings; and wood and metal objects, equipment in order to shield, uphold, garnish or refurbish them. Uses special finishing techniques such as sponging, ragging, layering or faux painting. Refinishes and/or finishes new walnut and mahogany doors, metal doors and cabinets etc. to match historical natural wood finishes within Capitol Complex.

Picks and blends paints and other coating materials. Matches colors and textures to historic finishes where exact matching with prior finish is necessary.

Utilizes a thorough knowledge of and complies with AOC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Provides or receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is utilized.

**Travel Required**

Not required

** Supervisory status**


** Promotion Potential**



** 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.


** 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 a journey-level Painter-Decorator without more than normal supervision**. **(SCREEN OUT)** **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

**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 website for more information.

**DRUG TESTING**: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOCs 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

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. **(SCREEN OUT)**

--Technical Practices

--Ability to use and maintain tools & equipment

--Knowledge of Materials

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

Job Tags

Remote job, Relocation, Trial period, Day shift, Monday to Friday,

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