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Housekeeping Aid Supervisor

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 5 months ago

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Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 6:00am to 2:30pm; Schedule subject to change for management needs.

Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid Supervisor / 6593-A

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This position is located at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). The VAPAHCS consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora, and Fremont. The incumbent in this position functions as a Housekeeping Aid Supervisor assigned to one of the Sanitation Units at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, or Livermore, as part of the Environmental Management Service (EMS). The incumbent directly supervises and provides administrative support to the unit to which he/she has been assigned. The incumbent supervisor has knowledge and understanding of the full range of sanitation operations.

The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the Environmental of Care Specialist (EOC) to which his/her unit is assigned, and under indirect supervision of the Assistant Chief and/or the Chief of EMS. The incumbent will work independently in performing the duties of his/her position, but keep his/her supervisor informed of unusual events and the overall condition of the areas to which he/she supervise.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Counseling subordinates on work related matters, considering complaints and making necessary and acceptable adjustments.

  • Receives written and oral orders and instructions directly from the Site manager with input from the Chief and Assistant Chief, EMS, as needed.

  • Provides technical direction and equipment/materials/supplies as needed, ensuring that all that is required is available and maintained.

  • Inspects work in progress to ensure work is acceptable, on time, and at minimal cost, while anticipating problems requiring solutions.

  • Provides training, inspects work areas for completion, physical hazards and unsafe conditions.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    3566 Custodial Working

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.

Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

You may be required to pass a pre-employment physical

Restricted to Preference Eligible Veterans

PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: The position requires performance of work which involves continually walking, standing, stooping, lifting, reaching, and bending.

Continuous physical effort is often needed for the manual tasks. Incumbent must be physically able to operate power equipment for extended periods of time. Must be able to life, carry, or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds, and occasionally objects weighing more than 50 pounds.

The duties require considerable dexterity, hand, foot, and eye coordination, and concentration. When collecting trash, incumbent must follow specific safety procedures and use appropriate personal protective equipment including face shields, safety goggles, protective clothing, glove, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbent works indoors in areas which normally have heat, light and ventilation, but is required to frequently transport trash to loading dock and be exposed to weather elements.

Personal Protective Equipment must be worn in areas required (cap, scrubs, gloves, mask, etc.). He/she may work around areas utilizing high pressure combustible gases, noises and electrical equipment. Incumbent may be exposed to patients having contagious diseases and an environment conductive to nosocomial infections. He/she may be exposed to odors from patients and disinfectants (i.e., water in washing and scrubbing, dirt, excreta, vomitus, drainage); he/she may be exposed to irritations from cleaning agents; and he/she may be exposed to unsightly items such as, soiled linens which are bloodied or stained.


Your rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more.


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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( ).

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.

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 questions. The screen-out element for this position is:

  • Ability to Lead or Supervise

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:
2.ABILITY TO INTERPRET INSTRUCTIONS, SPECIFICATIONS, ETC., (other than blueprints) as related to typical housekeeping aid leader.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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Housekeeping Aid Supervisor

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Department Of Veterans Affairs