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Housekeeping Aid

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Bath
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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This is an Open and Continuous Announcement for 30 Days to maintain application packages for potential housekeeping Aid vacancies. As vacancies occur, positions will be filled with qualified applicants in various locations on various shifts. As a Housekeeping Aide you will perform a full range of routine, light and heavy cleaning duties.

Work Schedule: Shifts include; days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays

Position Description Title/PD#: 99909-A, Housekeeping Aid.

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* Maintain supplies of clean linens for the facility (for example, collect soiled linen, replenish linen delivery carts, stock linen in various using areas throughout the facility and prepare and issue out surgical linen packs * Perform duties to maintain the facility, such as ice and snow removal, moving furniture, setting up rooms for meetings, and collecting trash and waste materials; * Cleaning stairwells, balconies, elevators, steps, docks, and trash pickup points; * Waxing floors and using power cleaning equipment; * Follow oral instructions * Comply with written safety requirements and guidelines when using chemicals; * Operate powered equipment such as wet-dry vacuums, wall-washing equipment, scrubbers, and rug shampooers; * Use a variety of hand tools such as brooms, mops, and shovels; * Change brushes and accessories in floor cleaning equipment; * Use appropriate sanitation procedures in handling contaminated materials; * Comply with safety requirements for using cleaning supplies.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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3566 Custodial Working

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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


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/20/2021.

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 Safety * Special Aptitude - Housekeeping Work * 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: Employee must be able to handle weights of up to 20 -50 pounds in dealing with heavy trash and linen, as well as products such as stripper/finish etc. that comes in large, heavy containers. Employee must push, pull, load and unload carts; bend, stoop, twist and tum with moderate effort; climb ladders to change cubical curtains, clean out light fixtures, and clean windows, etc; and must be able to fit and kneel in small spaces to clean, i.e. restroom stalls and other tight areas.

WORKING CONDITIONS: On a regular and recurring basis, the employee alternates between contaminated/dirty environments to clean environments; and is subject to burns from accidentally touching hot items. The employee often works around body fluids, excretions, some of which may be foul smelling. Strong, unpleasant odors are encountered while cleaning or removing trash for disposal. Chemicals used can be caustic and frequently have strong odors. Potential for splash hazard, cuts, sticks, bumping and bruising exists from normal work. The work area can be noisy due to the rumbling of carts and operation of equipment. Work is generally conducted in heated and air-conditioned areas, however staff must go outside to empty trash in dumpsters in all types of inclement weather.

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.


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Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Rochester , Housekeeping Aid, Other , Bath, New York

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