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Job Title: Housekeeping Aid
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Housekeeping Aid

Housekeeping Aides at the Department of Veterans Affairs take pride in their work and the direct results are seen throughout our facilities. The Housekeeping Aide reports to the Housekeeping Supervisors within the Environmental Management Section for the purpose of all inside cleaning tasks, waste management, operation of equipment, and other related duties.

MAJOR DUTIES include but are not limited to:

  • Operates & maintains equipment
  • Must be able to use, move, and control heavy equipment
  • Transport and work from ladders
  • Frequently lifts objects weighing over 40 pounds
  • Perform minor maintenance changing vacuum bags, power scrubber squeegees, and buffer pad holders
  • Operates power equipment such as vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbers, and floor polisher
  • Cleans building Interiors
  • Sweep, wet mops, dust mops, vacuum, finishes and polished floors
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms, showers, and dressing rooms
  • Fills all paper towel, toilet paper and soap dispensers; checks dispensers just prior to going off duty and fills as needed
  • Cleans, dusts, and polished furniture, doors, door and window frames and sills, radiators, window treatments, desks, beds, and bed locker
  • Empties all trash receptacles
  • Collects and disposes of non-contaminated and/or biohazard waste

Work schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm, or 3:30pm - 12:00am
Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid/ PD# 6165-A

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/02/2018.

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

1. Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)

2. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

3. Knowledge of janitorial tools and equipment

4. Dexterity and Safety as related to the duties of a Housekeeping Aid

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.



Selected applicants will be required to complete an online on-boarding process.

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

  • DD-214
  • 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, 03/02/2018.

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

1. Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)

2. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

3. Knowledge of janitorial tools and equipment

4. Dexterity and Safety as related to the duties of a Housekeeping Aid

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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