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January 29, 2009
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Working for the Architect of the Capitol

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.

As an agency, the Architect of the Capitol is responsible for construction, maintenance, and modification of the elements comprising the "city within a city" that is the Capitol complex. Architects, engineers and technicians design new structures, spaces, and building systems as well as modifications and upgrades to those already in place. A mix of AOC employees and contractors bring these designs to reality. Employees in the various skilled and unskilled trades maintain the facilities in optimal capacity. Capitol Power Plant employees ensure the effective production of steam and chilled water for the Capitol complex. Restaurant workers strive to meet the culinary and nutritional preferences of congressional staff and the general public. Gardeners and grounds keepers create displays, maintain lawns and plantings, and clear paths and roadways. All of these efforts are directed at making the work of the Congress and the experience of the visiting public as smooth, efficient, and enjoyable as possible.

Agency operations are guided and assisted by managerial and professional staff who perform planning, oversight, and support functions. Our work requires the expertise of specialists in a wide range of disciplines, ranging from strategic planning to budgeting to information technology to safety to art and architectural history.

Our benefit programs includes a health insurance program that offers you choice and flexibility along with a substantial employer contribution to premiums. Our leave policy provides ample time off to take care of your personal, your recreational and your health care needs. Our retirement program includes a 401(k) type plan called the TSP, and a defined benefit component based on years of employment and salary history. We offer the largest group long-term care insurance program in the country. As a new employee, you can enroll by answering just a few simple questions. And you can tailor your benefits package to your own needs.

As a new employee, you may be eligible for some special bonuses such incentive awards; employee development programs; tuition assistance programs; student loan repayment programs;and interagency transfers. The Architect of the Capitol supports community service and encourage participation in the annual combined Federal campaign.

Click here for a comprehensive list of benefits. The side bar on the left has additional links to benefit programs.

The Office of the Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This Office prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, or disability.


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