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    The Architect of the Capitol, U.S. Capitol Building, Maintenance Branch, Electrical Section is seeking an Electrician who will be responsible for installing, testing, repairing, and maintaining electric power-controlling equipment and/or distribution lines. Serves as a journeyman electrician on assigned shifts.

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    Tour of Duty: (3 positions) Sunday thru Thursday, 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.(3rd shift) Weekends and Holidays as needed; (1 position) 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (1st shift) Monday through Friday, Weekends and Holidays as needed.

    This position is organizationally located in the Architect of the Capitol, U.S. Capitol Building, Assistant Superintendent, CV & CVC Operations and maintenance Division, Maintenance Branch, Electrical Section. 

    Maintenance and Repair 
    Performs repair and maintenance work on the electrical and electronic components of circuits, systems and controls, such as air conditioning units, power distribution systems, lighting control systems, intrusion/detection systems, electronic door/entry control systems, fire detection & alarm systems, station batteries, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS’s).

    Works with a wide variety of standard commercial and/or industrial electrical devices, equipment, and systems, including electrical wiring systems and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment in the Capitol Building and the Capitol Visitor Center.

    Follows established safety practices of the trade.

    Electrical Installation and Troubleshooting 
    Installs, assembles, troubleshoots, modifies, repairs, and maintains routine and standard electrical lines, circuits, systems, and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting electrical devices containing electronic components in order to isolate the cause of the malfunction of electrical control systems, analog/digital controls, and solid state motor control circuits in equipment.  Examples of equipment that contain the circuit-based components are: fire alarm systems, variable speed drives and electric motor starters for the air conditioning systems, lighting control systems, ATS’s, and electronic door/entry control systems.

    Troubleshoots and repairs electronic ballasts, electronic dimmer panels, automatic transfer switches, motor control centers, transformers, small power tool repair, secondary power distribution lines, and circuits used to supply a wide range of voltage, amperage, phase, and frequency requirements to distribution panels, switch gear, power and control circuits; industrial multiphase systems; thermocouple sensors; electrical intrusion alarm and fire alarm systems; emergency warning systems; lighting protection systems; high intensity lighting systems with associated controls; target mechanisms; AC and DC rectification systems; galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems which prevent corrosion on underground or submerged equipment and pipes; amplifier circuits; and related electrical equipment. Tests equipment by use of ammeters, voltmeters, meg-ohmmeters, and other testing equipment.

    Traces hard-to-locate defects or problems.  Interprets and applies the National Electrical Code, local codes, building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings, and uses trade formulas to calculate common properties, e.g., voltage, voltage drop and current capability in series and parallel circuits, resistance, inductance, capacitance, power factor, current flow, and temperature and length in single and multiple raceways, conduits, gutters, and cable trays.

    Electrical Layout or Design Work 
    Performs the electrical aspects of construction and renovation work.  Installs electrical devices (conduit, outlets, circuits, etc.) in rooms for which there may not be complete blueprints or schematics available as a result of the age of the facility.  The Electrician must improvise to install the updated circuits and equipment in antiquated facilities without adversely affecting the exiting design or architecture.

    Plans and lays out trades work which includes but is not limited to measuring, cutting, routing, placement, type, size, gauge, balance, load, continuity, and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment and controls.

    Prepares estimates of material and equipment needed and submits requisitions to supervisor for materials, equipment, and supplies necessary to perform the electrical and electronic duties.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    2805 Electrician

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