Job Title: Housekeeping Aid (Veterans with Preference only)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Housekeeping Aid (Veterans with Preference only)
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2019. 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 SafetyFollow DirectionsHandle Weights and LoadsSpecial Aptitude - Housekeeping WorkWork 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: Moderate to heavy lifting and movement of office furniture, linen and equipment. Must be able to lift and move objects weighing 30-50 pounds and occasionally objects over 50 pounds. Power propelled floor care equipment may weigh up to 1,300 Ibs. Continually walking, standing, bending, and sometimes stretching. Working Conditions: Usually works indoors with adequate heat, light and ventilation. When handling trash or infectious waste, in red bags, may work outside and be subject to various changes in temperature and inclement weather. Since work is often accomplished in the immediate vicinity of patients, incumbent must establish satisfactory standard precautions for self and patient protections against infection and promote good patient-employee relations. He/she may be exposed to pathogenic micro-organisms and disagreeable odors. Must function while wearing rubber gloves almost entire work shift. Shift assignment and Duty Station-Incumbent may be assigned to any day, evening or third shift. The duty station assigned will be West Tenth Street or incumbent may be sent to Cold Spring Road Division. Must be available for duty or may be assigned duty on weekends and holidays when required.