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Job Title: Housekeeping Aid
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Bay Pines, FL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Housekeeping Aid
  • Reports directly to an assigned Supervisor or Manager, of a designated area(s). Will be required to work on weekends and off-tour shift depending upon the needs of the facility.
  • Responsible for the specialized cleaning techniques in critical areas to include but not limited to; operating rooms, recovery rooms, medical and surgical intensive care units, life support observation and treatment rooms, Ambulatory Care Clinics, MRI, Dialysis suites, and the sterile areas such as Sterile Processing Service (SPS).
  • Select and use special cleaning agents and germicidal solutions to remove stains from a variety of surfaces to provide a safe Medical Center environment.
  • Operate power cleaning equipment such as; automatic scrubbing machines, buffers, carpet cleaning machines, Industrial vacuums, etc.
  • Empty trash and waste baskets, replacing liners. Transport general refuse, regulated medical waste and recycling to a central collection area following established procedures for waste management.
  • Collect, transport, and properly dispose of various types of general and medical waste materiel including "Sharps" container.
  • Perform daily cleaning tasks, such as, dust mopping, damp mopping, cleaning patient exam areas, patient rooms, and restrooms to include urinals, commodes, sinks, floors etc., refilling dispensers and cleaning offices of all types.
  • Perform operator maintenance and ensure security of equipment placed in their care. This task may include; cleaning of equipment, replacement of filters brushes and recharging of batteries, etc.
  • Responsible for having a familiarity of the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Responsible for sweeping or using back pack blowers on parking lot, court yards building entrances and may work alone of with others housekeepers. Cleaning tasks outside the normal scope of work such as trash removal from the outside entry ways and cleaning sidewalks.

Work Schedule: 1st shift 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 2nd shift, 3:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., 3rd shift 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Shift determination is based on needs of service, there is no guarantee of a specific shift.
Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid/516-04182-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

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

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. The screen-out element for this position is the "Performing reliably and dependably based on past work and/or school performance". 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:

  • Work Practices: Keeping things neat, clean, and in order
  • Ability to use and maintain housekeeping tools and equipment
  • Ability to handle weights and loads
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to operate with 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 Requirements for Housekeeping: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (prolonged); Standing; Repeated bending; Kneeling; Climbing, legs only (.5 hours); Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing without aid.
  • The physical demands of the position will be that which is normally required of a Housekeeping Aid. Some heavy lifting (equipment and materials), movement of furniture required along with the stamina to perform physical labor. Continuous walking, standing, stooping, bending, and lifting. Physical effort is required in the performance of manual tasks described; such as washing walls above five feet and operating powered equipment over extended periods of time when providing training to employees. May be necessary to work from a ladder and may be required to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • The Housekeeping Aid will be exposed to communicable pathogens, skin irritations, mechanical and/or electrical hazards and other potential safety hazards. Will be required to wear appropriate masks and personal protective equipment when exposed. Primary duties are both indoors, in area which normally have adequate heat, light, and ventilation and outdoors where will be exposed to inclement weather such as rain, heat, and wind. Will be exposed to vibration from health equipment and to skin irritations from strong cleaning solutions used in stripping floors, etc. Care is required to avoid serious injuries when working on ladders and scaffolds and when using heavy powered equipment. Often exposed to dirt and disagreeable odors. Normally, there is a chance only of minor injuries (cuts, bruises).

None

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

  • Resume
  • DD 214 showing character of discharge
  • VA Disability Letter if claiming Service Connected Disability


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
  • VA DISABILITY LETTER
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50


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.

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. The screen-out element for this position is the "Performing reliably and dependably based on past work and/or school performance". 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:

  • Work Practices: Keeping things neat, clean, and in order
  • Ability to use and maintain housekeeping tools and equipment
  • Ability to handle weights and loads
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to operate with 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 Requirements for Housekeeping: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (prolonged); Standing; Repeated bending; Kneeling; Climbing, legs only (.5 hours); Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing without aid.
  • The physical demands of the position will be that which is normally required of a Housekeeping Aid. Some heavy lifting (equipment and materials), movement of furniture required along with the stamina to perform physical labor. Continuous walking, standing, stooping, bending, and lifting. Physical effort is required in the performance of manual tasks described; such as washing walls above five feet and operating powered equipment over extended periods of time when providing training to employees. May be necessary to work from a ladder and may be required to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • The Housekeeping Aid will be exposed to communicable pathogens, skin irritations, mechanical and/or electrical hazards and other potential safety hazards. Will be required to wear appropriate masks and personal protective equipment when exposed. Primary duties are both indoors, in area which normally have adequate heat, light, and ventilation and outdoors where will be exposed to inclement weather such as rain, heat, and wind. Will be exposed to vibration from health equipment and to skin irritations from strong cleaning solutions used in stripping floors, etc. Care is required to avoid serious injuries when working on ladders and scaffolds and when using heavy powered equipment. Often exposed to dirt and disagreeable odors. Normally, there is a chance only of minor injuries (cuts, bruises).
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