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Job Title: Housekeeping Aid
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Mountain Home, TN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Executive Management, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Housekeeping Aid
The duties of this position also include such heavy tasks as furniture cleaning and arrangement, movement of desks and other heavy furniture, requesting and storing supplies, collection and removal of trash or waste, replenishing dispensers, hanging curtains or draperies, cleaning elevators, restrooms, designated smoking areas, drinking fountains, and performing other related duties as assigned.

Incumbent may be assigned to any designated area throughout the Medical Center for the accomplishment of housekeeping task necessary to maintain the assigned areas in an aseptically clean and visibly attractive manner. This may involve assignments to various tasks on a day-to-day basis.

Incumbent will assist the supervisor in the training of newly assigned

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday. Various tours available based on needs of the facility and may include weekends and holidays possible tours include: Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 1:30 pm, 6:45 am - 3:30 pm, 11:30 am - 8:00 pm, 3:30 pm - Midnight, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm and 10 hour shift 3:30 pm - 2:00 am Friday - Monday. Incumbent may be required to work weekends and holidays.

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized
Position Description Title/PD#: /60239-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

This Announcement will remain open until filled and may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Applicants will be referred to the hiring manager as they are received and this announcement may close without advanced notice.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2018.

This Announcement will remain open until filled and may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Applicants will be referred to the hiring manager as they are received and this announcement may close without advanced notice.

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:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)
1. Ability to work as a Housekeeping Aid without more than normal supervision.
2. Skills and knowledge of work practices where work areas must be kept clean, neat, sanitary and in order.
3. Ability to interpret instructions.
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.

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.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: All candidates must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Candidates must meet the physical requirements outlined in Section II and Section VI of the OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions and must possess emotional and mental stability.

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this facility's Human Resources Management Office at 423-926-1171 extension 7181. The decision on the type of reasonable accommodation to be granted will be made on a case-by-case basis.

VHA policy requires Health Care Personnel (HCP) to be vaccinated for influenza or, if declining the vaccination, wear a face mask throughout the influenza season (December 1 - March 31). New employees whose entry on duty date falls immediately before or during the influenza season (December 1 - March 31) must meet this requirement prior to on-boarding or wear a face mask. If selected, further details of this requirement will be provided by a Human Resources or Occupational Health representative prior to your pre-employment physical examination.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

The duties of this position include all phases of cleaning and special techniques in the scope of institutional housekeeping such as dust mopping, dusting, wet mopping, scrubbing, stripping/refinishing, buffing, window and wall washing, bed washing/making, and or related duties in areas, which may include steps, ramps, docks, entrances, and stairs. Incumbent must select and prepare for use, industrial cleaning equipment such as battery-powered scrubbing machines, polishers, vacuums, shampooing machines, pressure washers, and other electrical appliances. Employee is responsible for the proper use, cleaning, and storage of this equipment.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


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
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2018.

This Announcement will remain open until filled and may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Applicants will be referred to the hiring manager as they are received and this announcement may close without advanced notice.

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:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)
1. Ability to work as a Housekeeping Aid without more than normal supervision.
2. Skills and knowledge of work practices where work areas must be kept clean, neat, sanitary and in order.
3. Ability to interpret instructions.
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.

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.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: All candidates must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Candidates must meet the physical requirements outlined in Section II and Section VI of the OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions and must possess emotional and mental stability.

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this facility's Human Resources Management Office at 423-926-1171 extension 7181. The decision on the type of reasonable accommodation to be granted will be made on a case-by-case basis.

VHA policy requires Health Care Personnel (HCP) to be vaccinated for influenza or, if declining the vaccination, wear a face mask throughout the influenza season (December 1 - March 31). New employees whose entry on duty date falls immediately before or during the influenza season (December 1 - March 31) must meet this requirement prior to on-boarding or wear a face mask. If selected, further details of this requirement will be provided by a Human Resources or Occupational Health representative prior to your pre-employment physical examination.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

The duties of this position include all phases of cleaning and special techniques in the scope of institutional housekeeping such as dust mopping, dusting, wet mopping, scrubbing, stripping/refinishing, buffing, window and wall washing, bed washing/making, and or related duties in areas, which may include steps, ramps, docks, entrances, and stairs. Incumbent must select and prepare for use, industrial cleaning equipment such as battery-powered scrubbing machines, polishers, vacuums, shampooing machines, pressure washers, and other electrical appliances. Employee is responsible for the proper use, cleaning, and storage of this equipment.

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