This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Hampton VA Medical Center in Environmental Management Service. The primary duties of the position are: cleaning, polishing, and sanitizing all environmental surfaces to include but not limited to surgical operating rooms, patient care bedrooms, research and clinical labs, clinical procedure and exam rooms, offices, and public spaces.
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Perform a variety of sanitation duties in patient wards, clinics, waiting rooms, outpatient facilities, research, laboratories, administrative areas, storage areas, etc.
Use manual and power equipment to sweep, scrub, mop, and buff floors.
Utilize approved procedures in the various cleaning operations, such as sanitizing toilets and bathroom fixtures, collecting trash, cleaning mirrors, partitions, trash containers, filling dispensers with soap and paper supplies, etc.
Dust and wash window sills, walls, ceilings, furniture, vents, light globes, doors, fans, etc.
Deliver clean linen and/or collect soiled linen.
Cleans, disinfects and deodorizes lavatories, urinals, toilet bowls; clean sinks, water fountains etc.
Remove contaminated waste, operate trash compactors, clean rugs, using heavy (industrial type) vacuum cleaners
Adjust, cleans, and oils these machines, and changes brushes, rollers, buffers, and other attachments on them.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
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.
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm (duty may including weekends, holidays and variable hours)
Position Description Title/PD#: 2462
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Pre-employment physical required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/01/2020.
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 Job Elements:
- Dexterity and Safety
- Special Aptitude – Housekeeping Work
- Without more than normal supervision
- Work 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: The incumbent must be physically able to do continuous walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, pulling, and pushing; lifting and moving heavy objects such as heavy duty cleaning equipment and other objects; and climbing step ladders. The duties require considerable dexterity, hand, foot and eye coordination, and concentration.
Work Conditions: The work is normally performed in indoor areas that have adequate heat, light, and ventilation; however, employee may work outdoor at times. The incumbent is exposed to dirt and disagreeable odors and is exposed to conditions inherent in cleaning tasks such as chapped hands, and irritation from cleaning compounds and detergents. There is a chance of minor injuries (cuts, bruises).
There is no education substitution for this position.
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.
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 .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
- Cover Letter
- DD-214/ Statement of Service
- Disability Letter (VA)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .