Housekeeping Aid Leader

Department Of Veterans Affairs North Little Rock , AR 72199

Posted 2 months ago

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Incumbent serves as a working leader, directing a group of Housekeeping Aids at the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System. In addition to the exercise of leader responsibilities, the incumbent performs regular non- supervisory trades and labor work as a member of the work crew led.

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As a Housekeeping Aid Leader, you will:

  • Direct the work of assigned employees, gives instructions and evaluates completed work of WG-1s, WG-2s and GS-3s.

  • Pass on instructions at the beginning of operations and during the course of work after has provided such instructions.

  • The Housekeeping Aid Leader engages with all employees to provide purpose, direction and motivation in accomplishing all tasks, while training the employee in proper procedures and techniques to meet or exceed desired outcomes of workload and safety.

  • This position reports progress of employees to the Supervisor and makes recommendations as necessary, on all matters to include the progress of work, any infractions of policies and procedures, and assures all safety compliance. As a working leader, the position also performs the full range of housekeeping duties.

  • Train assigned lower grade Housekeeping Aids in all phases of sanitation procedures and operations.

  • Check work while in progress and upon completion for adherence to standards of quality and acceptability.

  • Make minor adjustments to power equipment and reports needed repairs to immediate supervisor.

  • Identify need for personnel, equipment and supplies; communicates such requirements with the supervisor.

  • Responsible for adherence to all provisions of the Equal Opportunity Program in accordance with OPM and VA regulations and established medical center guidelines.

  • Ensure that all employees are knowledgeable of and comply with infection control and safety rules; ensures that all assigned workers comply with infection control and safety requirements.

  • Additionally, the position scrubs, strips, refinishes, and polishes floors by using hand operated and industrial equipment

Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts; Varied shifts to include evenings, nights, weekends, and holiday; Subject to change based on the needs of the agency

Position Description Title/PD#: PD04438A,Housekeeping Aid Leader

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

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, 08/17/2021.

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

  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)

  • Lead or Supervise

  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

  • 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:This position requires occasional bending/stooping, crouching, and kneeling. Lifting to 50 pounds. Approximately 40 percent of time spent standing, 40 percent of time spent walking and 20 percent of time spent sitting. Hearing and visual acuity. Manual dexterity to use a phone and operate equipment.

Working Conditions: The work is accomplished in a variety of different areas including operating rooms, treatment rooms, examination rooms, imaging rooms, wards and other public, recreational and administrative areas. Protective clothing and personnel protective equipment (PPE) including gowns, gloves, safety shoes, masks, etc. is required in the accomplishment of some aspects of the work. There is the potential for exposure to strong cleaning solutions, bodily fluids and communicable disease. The work can involve occupied patient rooms and interaction with both medical and psychiatric patients. May be required to work inside and outside. May require some exposure to hazardous cleaning chemicals.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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