Architect of the Capitol

Employment Overview

The People of the Architect of the Capitol - Proudly Serving the Nation

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24 hours a day - seven days a week - 365 days a year, the more than 2,600 people of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) serve the Nation as proud stewards of some of the most iconic buildings and grounds in the world. Across the Capitol campus,  architects, engineers and technicians design, enhance, and maintain new and historic structures, spaces, and building systems. Employees in various trades such as electricians, plumbers, masons, and carpenters maintain the facilities and infrastructure in optimal condition. Gardeners and grounds keepers create colorful displays and care for hundreds of acres of lawns and plantings. All of these efforts are directed at making the work of the Congress, the Supreme Court, and Library of Congress - and the experience of the millions of visitors annually - as smooth, efficient, and enjoyable as possible.

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

Taking care of the people who take care of the Capitol campus is important to the AOC.  The AOC benefit program is designed to be both comprehensive and flexible. Benefits include a health insurance program that offers you choice and flexibility along with a substantial employer contribution to premiums. Health care is provided through the largest group insurance program in the country. A leave policy that provides ample time off to take care of your personal and health care needs. The retirement program includes a “401(k) type” plan called the Thrift Savings Plan, and a defined benefit component based on years of employment and salary history. For more information about benefits for new employees visit:
The safety and well being of all AOC employees are critically important. The AOC works hard to ensure that all employees know how to conduct their work safely and have the necessary training and equipment to do so. This includes the work of the Safety, Fire, and Environmental Programs staff that provide technical expertise and guidance in the areas of occupational safety and health, fire protection, and environmental protection; short and long term planning of occupational safety and health, fire protection, and environmental programs. AOC safety programs are designed to protect the Agency’s most valuable asset – its people.  Occupational safety programs continue to keep the AOC’s accident and illness rates well below the levels of comparable government organizations.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity

The Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin or disability.

The Architect of the Capitol is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. As one of our core values, the AOC recognizes that diversity must be integrated at every level in the organization in our mission. Our differences strengthen our ability to meet established strategic goals. It also makes the AOC a great place to work.

Along with AOC senior leadership, the Equal Employment Opportunity and Conciliation Programs (EEO/CP) Division is a principal champion of our diversity initiatives. EEO/CP develops and implements AOC’s diversity programs, including outreach and special emphasis initiatives.

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