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Announcement Number:
CVC-2019-150
Hiring Agency:
Architect of the Capitol
Position Title:
Sales Associate
Open Period:
02/12/2019 - 02/28/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 2091 05
Salary:
USD $37,113 - USD $48,249
Work Schedule:
Part-time - This is an Excepted Service position
Promotion Potential:
GS-05
Duty Location(s):
FEW Vacancies in

Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
MGS Help Desk
1-888-656-6831
MGSHELPDESK@monster.com

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.

NOTE:  APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT CVC-2019-039 DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. 
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Temporary
Appointment Type Details:
TEMPORARY, Part Time
Marketing Statement:

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. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 18.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 570 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. Learn more at https://www.aoc.gov/careers.  The AOC prides itself on its Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, Pride and Safety.

Summary:

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Visitor Center, Gift Shops Division.  As a Sales Associate, you will work with customers to greet them and assist them in selecting their souvenir, with professionalism and excellent customer service.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The individual selected for this position will:



  • Greet and assist visitors by escorting them to displays, informing visitors about products, and suggesting product purchases. Maintain a high level of professionalism and customer service at all times with a wide and diverse public. Maintain courteous and helpful attitude at all times. Maintain situational awareness of customer needs and re-prioritizes appropriately to meet customer needs. Act with a sense of pride in fulfilling the mission, vision and objectives of the CVC. 

  • Demonstrate selling skills that inform, involve and inspire the visitor to achieve product purchases. Respond to visitor questions, complaints and concerns in a manner that provides positive resolution or offers appropriate guidance. Maintain deep knowledge about the CVC, the Capitol, and the surrounding D.C. area. Understand and communicate how CVC Gift Shop merchandise supports the CVC mission and relates to the various artifacts and exhibits in the CVC. 

  • Embrace quality control in daily activities, including in shop receiving, stocking, and recovery. Identify and communicate product requests and needs to Gift Shops management. Perform an extensive range of retail operational activities including cash handling, re-stocking, and visual presentations or recovery within the shops. Fully comply with all standard operating procedures. Keep funds secured at all times. Maintain appropriate levels of cash/change stocked in the individual drawer to expedite sales transactions. Coordinate with the management as necessary to manage cash levels.

  • Be required to work Saturdays and holidays due to the business needs of the Capitol Visitor Center. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

*** Please Note: This position is temporary in nature and will not exceed 13 months.  This is strictly a temporary appointment where there is no permanent need or permanent funding available for the work involved and that the temporary appointment is limited in duration. The duration of this temporary appointment may be shorter or longer, depending on the duration of the work or project. The temporary position may also be terminated at any time due to lack of work and/or lack of funds without any advance notice. As a non-permanent employee, you may also be separated for failure to meet management’s expectations, with no advance notice.


NOTE:  APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT CVC-2019-039 DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. 

Key Requirements:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
  • Education Requirements:

    You may meet the basic qualification requirement if you possess equivalent combinations of education and experience as defined below.


    Substitution of education for specialized experience: Successful completion of four years of full-time academic study above the high school level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial, or technical school, junior college, college, or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. When combining education and specialized experience, only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.

    Evaluations:

    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 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) 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 knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:

    ORAL COMMUNICATION

    INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

    CUSTOMER SERVICE

    TEAMWORK

    SALES AND MARKETING

    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).

    Qualifications:

    You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards
     
    Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
     
    Candidates for the GS-05 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service.

    Specialized experience for this position includes: (1) providing assistance to customers in a retail or hospitality environment; (2) being knowledgeable about store merchandise to assist customers; and (3) keeping a cash drawer in a retail or hospitality environment.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency 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.

    Other 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 to Apply

    How to Apply:
    You MUST apply online. FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    If you are a new user to the USAJOBS Site and have never registered for an account; you will first need to create an account profile with your basic contact information and a resume to begin applying. You must be a registered USAJOBS user AND you must be signed-in to your account in order to apply for this position. For help with setting up an account or for general assistance in using USAJOBS, go to USAJOBS Help Page.
     
    NEED HELP?
    If you experience any difficulties with the application site, help is available! If you have problems completing your on-line application, contact the Monster Hiring Management Help Desk at 1-866-656-6831 or by e-mail at MGSHELP@monster.com. The help desk is available Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  You may call and leave a voice mail message at all other times.

    All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS “Saved Documents” feature.

    If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.
    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.
    Next Steps:
    You will receive a notice generated by the USAJOBS System when you have successfully submitted your application. We will review your application and transcript(s) (if you are qualifying based on education) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  
     
    You can check the status of your application by logging into http://www.usajobs.gov. You may also sign up to receive automatic emails anytime the status of your application has changed by logging into your USAJOBS Account, editing your profile and changing the ‘Notification Settings’ to indicate that you want to be notified by email when the status changes. Information regarding the status of your application should be updated in the system within two (2) weeks after the closing date of this job announcement.