FEDERAL JOB TITLE:
Housekeeping Aid - Open Continuous
Department Of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
$14.32 to $16.73 / Per Hour
Thursday, June 14, 2012 to Thursday, June 13, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Few vacancy(s) - Louisville, KY United StatesView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
dividuals eligible under special hiring authorities; Schedule A, disabled veterans with a compensable service connected disability of 30% or more, and VRA.
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 685078 (Please include on all documents)
This announcement is open to all non-temporary Title 5 employees and all non-temporary Veterans Canteen Service employees of the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). In addition, non-temporary Title 38 or Hybrid Title 38 employees of this medical center with interchange agreement eligibility, or who have reinstatement eligibility from a prior competitive service appointment, may apply.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IMPORTANT NOTICE: By law, Housekeeping Aid positions are open to Veterans with Veterans’ preference. Non-preference eligibles may be considered only if there is an insufficient number of preference eligibles. In order to receive consideration, a copy of your DD Form 214, discharge paper from the military service, or other acceptable proof, must be submitted.
Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
This is an open continuous announcement. Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. As Vacancies occur for this type of position, names of qualified applicants will be considered; qualification determinations will be done based on the applicants resume/questionnaire submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to the service having the vacancy.
*Initial cut-off date for this announcement is 6/27/12.
• Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
• DD214 or equivalent, which shows type of discharge
• Physical exam may be required.
DUTIES:Back to top
This announcement will be used to fill Housekeeping Aid vacancies within the Robley Rex VA Medical Center.
As a Housekeeping Aid, you will perform duties necessary for the maintenance of a level of environmental sanitation befitting a hospital.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
· Sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing, waxing floors;
· Washing and polishing furniture, doors, and metal;
· Cleaning beds, venetian blinds, light fixtures, walls and windows;
· Cleaning and disinfecting sanitary fixtures;
· Emptying and cleaning trash receptacles;
· Lifting and moving furniture;
· Responsible for proper use and care of battery powered scrubber, electrically powered floor scrubber, baseboard scrubber, and wet/dry pick-up vacuum cleaner.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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, e.d., 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.
NOTE: Selectee is subject to a pre-employment physical.
WORK CONDITIONS: Usually works indoors in areas which normally have adequate heat, light, and ventilation. Candidate 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.
WORK SCHEDULE: Positions are full-time and will include weekends and holidays. Discussion of actual shifts will take place at the time of interview and selection.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications:
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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c).
Examples of duties include: isolation cleaning, performing aseptic cleaning techniques in a healthcare environment, properly disposing of all waste [general trash, regulated medical (infectious), chemotherapy waste, and hazardous (mercury spills) waste],moving and arranging furniture, requesting and stocking supplies; mopping, dry mopping, waxing and polishing floors using heavy powered scrubbers and buffers, vacuum cleaners/shampooers, dusting, waxing, and polishing furniture; cleaning and disinfecting restrooms;
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 questions.
You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
· Screen out element: Ability to do the work of a Housekeeping Aid without more than normal supervision.
· Work Practices – Ability to keep areas neat, clean, and in order.
· Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints).
· Maintain Tools and Equipment.
· Safely and with Dexterity.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Information in application materials is used in determining your qualifications and/or rating for the position. Resumes should be clear and specific and should include company/organization Name, position title, dates of employment (month/year), and number of hours per week of where you obtained your experience. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). All information will be evaluated at face value – No Assumptions Will Be Made
BENEFITS:Back to top
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional “dollars and cents” benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information visit us at: http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .
Receiving Service Credit for 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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
May be required to serve under a probationary period.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
To qualify for this position, you must provide a complete application package (see "Required Documents" section below).The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, provides less room for error and more information as applications are processed.
NOTE: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS. After applying, return to USAJOBS (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
IF YOU CANNOT APPLY ONLINE:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
To FAX supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 685078.
2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.
· Current and previous Federal Employees must submit most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that indicates grade, step and eligibility to apply.
· Responses to the questionnaire
· OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment. Forms website: www.opm.gov/forms.
· Veterans must submit a copy of form DD214 or equivalent showing character of discharge. - REQUIRED
· Veterans claiming a Compensable disability must submit a copy of their VA letter stating percentage of disability. - REQUIRED
· Other documents as deemed necessary by applicant.
· Schedule A documentation, if applying under Schedule A - REQUIRED
Use this checklist to make sure you’ve submitted everything! Failure to submit the required documents will result in a determination of ineligible to apply.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Cheryl L. QuebbemanPhone: (502)287-4513Email: CHERYL.QUEBBEMAN@VA.GOVAgency Information:VHA Louisville VAMCHUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICE800 ZORN AVENUEMAIL CODE #05Louisville, KY40206USA
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After receipt of your complete application package, your application will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Your application will also be reviewed to assure that your application/resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, your qualifications will be rated accordingly. Qualified candidates may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration at which time best qualification determinations will be made. If interviews are conducted, those in the best qualified group will be contacted for an interview. Performance based interviews will be used. For more information on performance based interviewing, you may visit http://www4.va.gov/pbi/. You will be notified of the outcome. < Back to ResultsBack to top