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Job Title: Housekeeping Aide (Days)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 01/03/2018
Expire Date: 03/04/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Medical, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Housekeeping Aide (Days)

This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of WG-02. At the WG-01 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of WG-02. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

The Housekeeping Aide positions will be located within the Environmental Management Service, Sanitation Operations, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a Housekeeping Aide you will perform a full range of light and heavy cleaning duties and routine housekeeping duties. Duties include but may not be limited to: Wall washing, interior and exterior window cleaning, occupied patient room cleaning, discharged patient room cleaning, patient isolation room cleaning, floor care (dust mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming), cleaning fans, blinds, shades, screens, mirrors, doors, partitions, clean and sanitize restrooms, showers, tubs, elevators, stairwells, entrances, lobbies, porches, hallways, dust furnishings, administrative and non-housekeeping areas, emptying waste and recycling receptacles. Assists in assembling and furniture and/or moving furniture, supplies and equipment, and using and caring for industrial type powered vacuum cleaners, floor machines, carpet extractors, and other powered cleaning equipment. Housekeeping Aide carry out assignments with minimal supervision.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available
Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aide / WG-01 #60218A; WG-02 #60217A
Bargaining Unit: AFGE - American Federation of Government Employees
Probationary Period: A one-year probationary period may be required
FLSA: This position is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

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

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/23/2018.

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, which usually appears as question 5 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
  • Follow Directions
  • Handle Weights and Loads
  • 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/Working Conditions: 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, i.e., 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. Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking; standing; kneeling; repeated bending; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; hearing without aid.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Dust; solvents (degreasing agents); grease and oils; slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working around machinery with moving parts; working on ladders or scaffolding; working with hands in water; working closely with others.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Usually works indoors in areas which normally have adequate heat, light, and ventilation's. 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.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

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), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Resume


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, 01/23/2018.

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, which usually appears as question 5 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
  • Follow Directions
  • Handle Weights and Loads
  • 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.
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