Housekeeping Aid

Department Of Veterans Affairs Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

The position is at the full performance level located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) in the Fisher House. A Fisher House is a "home away from home," providing temporary accommodations for the families and caregivers of hospitalized Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers. Fisher House guest suites feature private bathrooms and are not considered patient care areas.

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Responsibilities

This position performs both janitorial and custodial services (e.g., textile distribution and inventory activity, sanitizing and disinfecting, waste removal, cleaning of blinds, replacing curtains, washing windows and walls, dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures, discharge cleaning, sweeping, scrubbing and extracting, polishing floors and applying floor finishes). Work is regularly performed by hand and with light and heavy-powered (industrial-type) cleaning equipment (e.g., scrubbers, buffers, spray- washers, Ultra Violet (UV) disinfecting equipment, and vacuum cleaners). Must possess excellent customer service skills and must have the ability to communicate with staff, guests, volunteers and the local community in a courteous and professional manner. Will be required to work with the volunteers and local community. Knowledgeable of Fisher House rules, policies and regulation and able to communicate them to guests, volunteers and the local community.

The Housekeeping Aid executes a full range of housekeeping activities in patient and non-patient care areas. The position may be assigned to any tour and may be required to work in various designated areas during any tour of duty. Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Performs floor maintenance, wall washing.- Cleans doors, doorframes, baseboard corners and edges, and stairwells.

  • Performs sweeping, dust mopping, damp and wet mopping, scrubbing, stripping, refinishing, buffing, vacuuming and extracting, polishing floors and applying floor finishes.

  • Performs work by hand using light and heavy-powered (industrial-type) cleaning equipment.

  • Empties trash and wastebaskets, replaces liners.

  • Transports general refuse, regular medical waste and recycling to central collection areas.

  • Cleans rest rooms, bathrooms and shower rooms.

Work Schedule: Full Time and Part Time positions available; May vary depending on the needs of the service. There is no guarantee of a specific shift. Various shifts and work schedules may be available depending on the specific duty location chosen. The specific details will be communicated during the interview or at the time of job offer.

Position Description Title/PD#: 12760-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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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

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • 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

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/04/2020.

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

  • Follow Directions

  • Handle Weights and Loads

  • 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/Working Conditions: The position demands continuous walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, pulling, and pushing. The work requires the occasional use of heavy powered cleaning equipment (e.g., wall washers, industrial type buffers) weighing over 50 pounds. The duties necessitate considerable dexterity, hand, foot, and eye coordination, and concentration as well as visual acuity to see dirt, dust and debris. Working Conditions: Work is normally performed indoors with adequate heat, light, and ventilation. Some work may be performed outdoors where there may be exposed to varying degrees of heat and cold as well as inclement weather. Personal Prtoective Equipment (PPE) may be required in some circumstance as exposure to possible contagious diseases, blood and bloody secretion are inherent to this position. Care is required to avoid serious injuries (i.e. broken bones) when working on ladders, or when using 30-100-pound power equipment or handling hazardous materials.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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