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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Housekeeping Aid Leader (3rd Shift) in Temple, Texas

Housekeeping Aid Leader (3rd Shift)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS), Environmental Management Service (EMS)
Overview
  • ##### Open & closing dates

11/08/2019 to 11/29/2019

This job will close when we have received 30 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

  • ##### Service

Competitive

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

WL 2

  • ##### Salary

$12.52 to $14.60 per hour

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

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Temple, TX 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties
Summary

The incumbent in the Housekeeping Aid Leader position will lead Housekeeping Aids working individually or in groups at the Temple location. The tour of duty will vary, depending upon the requirements of the Environmental Management Service, Sanitation Section. Tours my include day shift, evening shift, night shift, weekends, holidays, or a combination thereof. include day shift, evening shift, night shift, weekends, holidays, or a combination thereof.

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Responsibilities

This leader position will have the knowledge of and be able to perform all duties as outlined in the Housekeeping Aid WG-2 position descriptions. The incumbent will relay projects assignments and initiate tasks to other employees, issue supplies and equipment to perform tasks. The incumbent will also ensure the usage of proper PPE from employees. The incumbent maintains knowledge of policy, procedures, or standards practiced in the Sanitation section of Environmental Management Service. The incumbent has the ability to interpret, repeat, and transmit both written and verbal instructions. He/ She is responsible for spot checking employees work in progress, effectiveness, and efficiency. He/ She will also provide employees training of various technics and methods of completing tasks. The incumbent will have specialized training in critical areas such as cleaning in operating rooms, emergency rooms, and cleaning in radiation areas. The incumbent will complete task assignments reports, time and attendance logs in supervisor's absence. Incumbent will perform housekeeping aid duties, when not leading. He/ She will document any issues and submit them to supervisor.

Factor I - Skill and Knowledge The incumbent must have comprehensive knowledge of proper housekeeping methods and procedures in order to carry out assignments and provide proper training of lower graded Housekeeping Aids. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of policies, guidelines, standards and requirements related to housekeeping.

Incumbent must be able to communicate both in writing and orally. He/ She must possess the ability to analyze, comprehend, and apply information. The incumbent must be able to apply principles of chemistry, biology, and bacteriology in completing housekeeping duties.

In order to perform effectively in this position, incumbent must possess the following:

  1. Knowledge of terminology relating to sanitation equipment, supplies and procedures. Ability to interpret instructions in manuals and labels and apply this knowledge in a productive manner in accomplishing Service goals.
  2. Ability to communicate Service goals and objectives to employees and provide feedback information to upper line supervisors regarding timely completion of goals or problems that have been encountered.
  3. Will be able to interpret directions from manufactures' product labels or Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), follow instructions and carry out the mission of the Service. Assures that employees practice established septic and safety techniques to include the use of proper protective equipment (PPE), maintaining equipment in good operating condition at all times.
  4. Assures that equipment is cleaned at the end of shift and equipment and supplies are returned to storage. Incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.
  5. Incumbent uses a variety of electrical and battery powered equipment in maintaining hard tile flooring and carpeting. Must have knowledge and skill to operate and give instructions on the use of electric and battery-powered equipment. May be required to drive either an electric or gas driven care or pickup around the facility to complete rounds in a timely manner or deliver supplies or equipment or transfer recyclable materials.

Factor II - Responsibility Incumbent works under the immediate supervision of a Housekeeping Aid supervisor, but work independently for most part in carry out objectives. 1. Incumbent must be dependable and reliable. Getting work started by assigning the immediate tasks to be performed by individual members of the groups led by passing on to other workers the instructions for the supervisor. Working along with other workers and setting the pace for timely, efficient accomplishment of routine assignments, project work and special details. Demonstrate proper work methods. Seeing to it that materials, tools, equipment and supplies are available and utilized correctly. 2. Obtaining needed information or decisions from supervisors on problems that come up during the work. Maintaining a current knowledge of procedures, policies, written instructions and other directives to answer questions of other workers. 3. Checking work while in progress to see that the supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines are met. Urging or advising other workers to follow instructions received from supervisor, assuring that individual and team safety is practiced and housekeeping rules are followed. 4. Reporting to supervisors: (1) those employees in attendance; (2) status and progress of work and caused of delay; and (3) answering questions of supervisors on overall training status for individual employees, timing of work which may conflict with other services or disciplines, etc.

Work Schedule: Sunday through Saturday; 12:00 a.m. (Midnight) to 8:30 a.m. Position Description Title/PD#: /PD674-6353-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • #### Job family (Series)

3566 Custodial Working

- Requirements
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, 11/29/2019.

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: Physical effort requires lifting, stooping, walking, standing, stretching, bending and climbing. Must be able to lift or carry objects weighing approximately 50 pounds. Occasionally, pushes heavy loads in wheeled carts weighing up to 700 pounds, using appropriate pushing techniques.

Working Conditions: Working conditions are primarily indoors where some form of air handling is provided to balance temperature and humidity. Most areas are lighted adequately and receive ventilation. Temperatures will vary when moving from one assignment to another in different buildings that are separated by moderate distances, with paths of egress modified at different points in time due to construction activities.

Environmental health and safety consciousness are important considerations in the work place to avoid accidents, injuries to people and damage to property. Thus, the incumbent must consistently be aware of possible or potential hazards and so instruct the individuals of the group on safety practices.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. - Resume - SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

Veterans' Preference: Veterans' preference does not apply for current permanent Federal agency employees as long they are listed as part of the area of consideration.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/29/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10650084.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information
Marina Thomas
Phone

254-743-0311 X40311

Fax

254-743-0457

Email

MARINA.THOMAS@VA.GOV

Address

VA Central Texas Health Care System 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive Temple, TX 76504 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551293300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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