Job Overview


About the Agency

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) 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 553 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 also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at

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.


The individual selected for the Electrical Worker, WG-8 among other requirements and duties, will:
Assists journey level electricians with stringing wire through conduit pipes and drilling holes. Uses wire cutters, screwdrivers, saws, electrical testing devices, soldering irons and other tools. Gradually progresses to more complex tasks and learns to diagnose and solve problems while installing and repairing wiring and electrical devices, such as lightning control systems.
Follows directions and tests electrical systems for continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
Follows directions to perform inspections, installation, repair, maintenance, troubleshooting, and replacement of electrical systems.
Receives training and guidance to repair or install equipment such as motors and circuit breakers. Connects wires to circuit beakers, transformers, or other components.
Helps to assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
Assists in diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. Utilizes preventative measures such as oiling motors, bending conduit and replacing old wiring.
Inspects electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.