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Department Of Veterans Affairs Syracuse , NY 13201

Posted 7 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

The Laborer positions are a part of the Environmental Management Service team, under the Engineering Service, Service Care Line. This position is responsible for, but not limited to the following:

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  • Ability to do the work of a laborer without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to perform a variety of general infection control, aseptic, environmental sanitation, and protective maintenance procedures and techniques.

  • Required to maintain all lawns, trees, shrubbery, flowers and to clean all sidewalks, roads and parking lots in an acceptable manner.

  • The Incumbent will use fertilizers and other chemicals.

  • Responsible for snow/ ice removal.

  • Ability to operate both light power equipment and hand-held power tools.

  • Responsible for complying with all stablished fire/ safety rules, regulations and policies.

  • Responsible for the performance of duties in a safe manner which will prevent possible accidents to self, co-workers, staff, patients and visitors.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    3502 Laboring

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  • Requirements

Help 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


Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, 9pm - 7am, Friday-Monday one week and 9pm- 7am Saturday-Tuesday the next week, with Friday off every other week.

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available

Position Description Title/PD#: 00152-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/19/2018.

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 do the job of a Laborer without more than normal supervision. Examples of this experience would include experience operating various types and sizes of equipment, electric/gasoline driven grass and shrubbery trimmers and sheers, power mowers, gasoline powered saws, rototillers; perform operator maintenance on equipment used, perform carpentry tasks involving the use of hammers, drills and common carpentry tools; perform landscaping tasks such as planting and pruning of trees and shrubbery; grounds maintenance and driving trucks to transport supplies, materials, personnel and equipment to and from the worksite.

PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: Incumbent will be required to exert moderate to heavy physical effort in the performance of assigned duties such as using heavy-duty powered cleaning equipment, working from low height ladders and/or scaffolds, lifting and/or moving furniture items, frequent lifting and emptying of mop units which weigh up to fifty (50) pounds, and prolonged use of mop heads which weigh approximately 20-30 pounds. Incumbent is subject to continuous walking, standing, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling and occasional kneeling. S/he must exert moderate to heavy physical effort and be able to sustain long hours of lifting up to 80 pounds, walking, shoveling, etc. S/he is often required to work in a reaching or bending position.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work conditions are not ideal as the incumbent is required to work out-of doors for extended periods during the winter in order to accomplish snow and ice removal. On occasion, s/he is required to work in crawl spaces and extreme heat. It is conceivable, s/he at times, will be required to work in both extremes of heat and cold in the same day. Outer protective clothing is supplied for rain and snow removal when required.


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