Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Housekeeping Aid in United States
He/She will be a member of one of the units within the sanitation services of Environmental Management Service and may be assigned to any designated area throughout the medical center for the accomplishment of housekeeping tasks necessary to maintain a clean and visibly attractive facility, in accordance with policies, procedures and the Standards of Cleanliness. Work performed is done so in a mixed, general medical, surgical, psychiatric, and NHCU facility.
The incumbent works as a Housekeeping Aid within the Environmental and Management Service (EMS). Duties will include but are not limited to: Dusts and polishes furniture; Requests and stocks supplies and equipment needed in all areas; Washes walls, windows, room partitions, ceiling vents and fixtures; Empties ash trays and waste receptacles; Washes and makes beds; Cleans and sanitizes patient care areas to prevent cross contamination/infection; Operates heavy industrial type power scrubbers, buffers, carpet vacuums and shampooers; Removes and replaces draperies and blinds for cleaning; Notes and reports equipment and areas in need of repair as needed; Moves heavy furniture,supplies and equipment in a safe manner; Uses ladders as part of cleaning functions; Handles non-infectious and infectious waste disposal and sanitation; Cleans non-critical reusable medical equipment; Removes contaminated and non-contaminated trash and changes reusable sharps containers. The incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid state vehicle operator's license. You must be able to perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision and your work experience related to the job duties of this position must be detailed on your resume. Per 5 U.S.C. 3310 and 5 CFR Part 330, Subpart D, Housekeeping Aid positions are open to preference eligible Veterans only. Non-preference eligible applicants may be considered only if there are an insufficient number of preference eligibles to fill the vacant position(s) Work Schedule: TBD once NEO completed-Multiple tours of duty including weekends, holidays and variable hours.
Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid #00005
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, 04/13/2020. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please Note: Per 5 U.S.C. 3310 and 5 CFR Part 330, Subpart D, Housekeeping Aid positions are open to preference eligible Veterans only. Non-preference eligible applicants may be considered only if there are an insufficient number of preference eligibles to fill the vacant position(s). You MUST submit documentation with application (DD214 with character of service specified, service connected disability letter, etc.) to support your claim. The incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid state vehicle operator's license. You must be able to perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision and your work experience related to the job duties of this position must be detailed on your resume. Your background MUST demonstrate experience in a variety of cleaning duties, such as sweeping, mopping, and waxing floors; cleaning surfaces such as light fixtures, venetian blinds, and counter-tops; and cleaning restroom facilities including toilets, baths, and sinks. 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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. 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 Job Elements:
AgilityDexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervisionWork Practices 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: The position requires performance of work which involves light physical effort, such as that involved in using vacuum cleaners and dry mops; continually standing, bending, stooping and reaching; frequently lifting and emptying waste baskets; frequently pushing carts loaded with waste; and lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 pounds. Also performs work which involves moderate to heavy physical effort, such as required to move heavy equipment and furniture, i.e., heavy industrial vacuum cleaners, heavy duty floor scrubbers and buffers, couches, beds, etc., and lifting, carrying and/or moving items weighing up to 40-50 pounds.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Usually works indoors in areas which normally have adequate heat, light, and ventilation's. Will be exposed to vibration from heavy equipment and to skin irritations from strong cleaning solutions used in stripping floors, etc., as well as subject to cuts and bruises. Continually exposed to dust, dirt, and disagreeable odors, and is frequently exposed to organic material which may be contaminated and/or infectious and require special handling.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. 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.