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Housekeeping Aid

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Seattle, WA
  • Posted: December 21, 2018
  • Full-Time

  • Duties
This position is located in the Housekeeping Section of Environmental Management Service at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) Seattle, Tacoma or Fort Lawton Campuses. Housekeeping Aids function under the supervision of a Housekeeping Aid Supervisor. The incumbent may be assigned to any area of the Medical Center, i.e., administrative areas, clinic areas, patient care areas, research areas, public areas, trash, recycling, changing cubicle curtains, and/or off-station areas.
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As a Housekeeping Aid you will perform a full range of light and heavy cleaning duties and routine housekeeping duties. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Cleaning wards, patient rooms, storerooms, offices, corridors, restrooms, shower rooms and other areas.
  • Housekeeping Aids sweep, mop, scrub (machine) floors, vacuum carpets and upholstered furniture.
  • Empty waste baskets, clean light globes and venetian blinds.
  • Wash walls, windows and ceilings with climbing small ladders.
  • Refill toilet tissue and towel dispensers.
  • Housekeeping Aids carry out assignments with a minimum of supervision.
Work Schedule: Multiple work schedules available.
  • Please note we only have full time positions. Work schedules will be based off the needs of the facility and will be determined by management.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available
Position Description Title/PD#: /40861-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:Not authorized
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
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3566 Custodial Working
  • Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical required
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Restricted by law to applicants eligible for Veterans Preference
  • You will only be considered for the locations you select when you apply. If no vacancy exists at the location you select you will not be considered.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/21/2019.
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:
  • Follow Directions
  • Learning
  • Learning Trade Theory and Practice
  • Special Aptitude - Housekeeping Work
  • 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:**
The incumbent must be in good physical condition to perform work that is required. Duties required continuous walking, standing, stooping, lifting and working on ladders and scaffolding. Strenuous physical effort is often needed in the performance of tasks with an average lifting weight of 25 pounds and a maximum weight of 65 pounds.
Working Conditions:
The incumbent should observe aseptic and safety precautions while working in assigned areas. Exposure to contagious disease is possible. Work is performed indoors under favorable temperature, ventilation, lighting and atmospheric conditions. Incumbent will be available to work any shift, including nights, weekends and holidays.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Additional information
Receiving Service Credit or 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
Financial disclosure not required.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
  • Required Documents
Required Documents
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 you

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