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Housekeeping Assistant

Department of Veterans Affairs

This is a Full-time position in San Antonio, TX posted May 30, 2021.

* VideosVideos* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThese positions are located within the Environmental Management Services Division of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in San Antonio, TX. This position is under the direct supervision of the Housekeeping Supervisor or designee. This position performs both janitorial and custodial services.Click the “Learn more about this agency” link below to discover the perks and benefits of a Housekeeping career!Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesDutiesThe Housekeeping Aid executes a full range of housekeeping activities in patient and non-patient care areas. The position may be assigned to any tour and may be required to work in various designated areas during any tour of duty. Typically, the position works independently with general supervision, or works with a team and is responsible for the full-range of cleaning duties in an assigned area throughout the medical facility. These duties include, but are not limited to the following:Performs floor maintenance, wall washing. Cleans doors, doorframes, baseboard corners and edges, and stairwells. Tasks are accomplished by sweeping, dust mopping, damp and wet mopping, scrubbing, stripping, refinishing, buffing, vacuuming and extracting carpets and runners, spot cleaning areas, and high and low dusting. Periodically utilizes pressure washers and heavy industrial powered and battery-operated equipment. Adjusts, cleans, and performs minor maintenance on this equipment and changes attachments for their proper use in achieving the best results.Empties trash and wastebaskets, replaces liners. Transports general refuse, regulated medical waste and recycling to central collection areas.Cleans rest rooms, bathrooms, and shower rooms, ensuring that they are cleaned and meet acceptable standards (cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes lavatories, showers, bathtubs, urinals, and toilet bowls; cleans mirrors, sinks, and water fountains; washes and polishes light and toilet fixtures).Performs other duties as assigned.Work Schedule: There are full-time and part-time positions available.Full-time- 7:00am-3:30pm / 3:00pm-11:30pm / 11:30pm-7:30amPart-time- Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-3:30pm/ 3:00pm-11:30pm / 11:30pm-7:30amNOTE: The part-time positions are (20 hours/week). Benefits and time-off accrual will be prorated and based on your part-time work schedule.Recruitment & Relocation Incentive: Not authorized.Travel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential2* Job family (Series)3566 Custodial Working* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job* Subject to a background/security investigation* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959* May be required to serve a probationary period* Pre-employment physical may be required* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processQualificationsPHYSICAL EFFORT: The position demands continuous walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, pulling, and pushing. The work requires the occasional use of heavy powered cleaning equipment (e.g., wall washers, industrial type buffers) weighing over 50 pounds. The duties necessitate considerable dexterity, hand, foot, and eye coordination, and concentration as well as visual acuity to see dirt, dust and debris.WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed indoors with adequate heat, light, and ventilation. Some work may be performed outdoors where there may be exposed to varying degrees of heat and cold as well asinclement weather. PPE may be required in some circumstance as exposure to possible contagious diseases, blood and bloody secretion are inherent to this position. Care is required to avoid serious injuries (i.e. broken bones) when working on ladders, or when using 30-100-pound power equipment or handling hazardous materials.Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:* Likelihood of Success (Likelihood of Success for WG-1)* Reliability and Dependability (Screen out for WG-2 only)* Work Practices* Special Aptitude – Housekeeping Work* Handle Weights and Loads* Follow Directions* Dexterity and SafetyEducationN/A

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