Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Housekeeping Aid (Leader) in Charleston, South Carolina
Summary As a Work Leader, the incumbent of this position will lead 10 or more Housekeeping Aids in general housekeeping, specialized housekeeping, linen distribution and linen management, waste management, pest management, and Bed management System (BMS) duties. Incumbent will work under the direction of the Housekeeping Supervisor. When not leading, the incumbent will perform general housekeeping duties within Environmental Management Service Line. Responsibilities Leads a wide variety of project assignments with a high degree of independence requiring minimal supervision. Ensure that employees maintain proper working techniques and standards. Inspect employee's work by performing quality assurance checks. Provide equipment and supplies to accomplish tasks. Ensures that all equipment is cleaned at the end of the shift. Work Schedule: 8:00am -4:30pm. This includes, weekends, holidays, and may require some overtime Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid (Leader)/PD07739A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/21/2021. IMPORTANT NOTICE: By law, Housekeeping Aid positions are restricted to Veterans with Veterans' preference. In order to receive consideration, a copy of your DD Form 214, discharge paper from the military service, or other acceptable proof must be submitted with your application. Exception: Non-preference eligibles may be considered under the following condition: By position change (promotion, demotion, or reassignment) to a position in the organizational entity (i.e. EMS) in which the non-preference eligible is currently employed. 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: Lead or Supervise Inspect Instruct Plan and Organize Work Follow Directions 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: Incumbent must be able to continually stand, bend, and stoop and reach while performing regular duties. Must be able to lift or carry objects weighting approximately 50 pounds. Occasionally move and control heavy equipment, push loads weighing up to 700 pounds and work from ladders. Mostly works indoors in adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated area. Care is required to avoid serious injuries when working on ladders, lifting, or when using heavy equipment. Incumbent may be subject to occasional noise, skin irritations, cuts, and bruises. Work is done inside or outside in areas that may be hot, damp, cold, drafty, or poorly lighted. May be exposed to hazardous material areas and blood borne pathogens, may be subject to explosive hazards, or chemical fumes. Contracting a communicable disease or contamination is a potential hazard. Work may require wearing protective clothing such as steel toed shoes, rubber gloves, masks, eye protection, surgical attire, or protective aprons. Education This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional Information Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.