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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Housekeeping Aid Supervisor in San Diego, California


This position is located within Environmental Management Service (EMS) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) San Diego Medical Center. The primary purpose of this position is to exercise technical and administrative supervision over subordinate workers in supporting and performing tasks (e.g., environment of care, textile distribution and training) associated with the EMS goals and objectives.


The Housekeeping Aid Supervisor performs within established guidelines, operating procedures and department and Medical Center policy. The incumbent works independently following up on all work assignments to ensure that established procedures, work assignments and safety standards are being properly applied and adjusting as necessary. Specific duties of this position include: Assigns staff for routine and non-routine duties on a daily and a project-by-project basis. Reorganizes work schedules efficiently to ensure work is accomplished in a timely manner. Cleans all patient areas, corridor spaces throughout Medical Center, Operating Rooms, and all other areas as assigned. Assures the efficient and economical accomplishment of work assignments of subordinates within established policies and schedules set by higher levels of supervision. Coordinates work with supervisors of other services within the positions area of jurisdiction. Plans daily and weekly assignments, scheduling periodic work for areas of responsibility, taking into consideration the availability of personnel and equipment to meet established priorities. Trains staff and ensure that they are using the patient centered care principles in terms of customer service to patients, patients' family members and personnel. Ensures time and attendance records are accurate and complete prior to submission to timekeeper Provides proper on-the-job training to ensure the housekeeping duties are effectively accomplished. Keeps immediate supervisor apprised of actual or potential problems and recommends remedial corrective actions. Assigns staff for routine and non-routine duties on a daily and a project-by-project basis. Provides special direction to new employees to prepare them for individual assignments, procedures and safety policies. Schedules regular meetings with staff to make them aware of new procedures or directives. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 02:30 pm.-11:00pm.

Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid Supervisor/ PD # 11568A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/24/2020. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is experience in leading or supervising subordinates. JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element, which is the Ability to lead or supervise as a Housekeeping Aid Supervisor.

  1. Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order).

  2. Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints).

  3. Ability to Use and Maintain tools and equipment.

  4. Dexterity and Safety. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Physical effort is used in moving furniture, setting up ladders and using heavy cleaning equipment. Frequently, employees must move objects weighing 40 pounds and occasionally move objects weighing 50 pounds.


Additional Information

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.