- Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
- $29,776.67 -56,280.00/year*
White River Junction
Supervisory Housekeeping Aid
##### Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
- ##### Open & closing dates
07/26/2019 to 08/11/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$21.29 to $24.84 per hour
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
White River Junction, VT
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
Responsible to the Housekeeping Officer, Assistant Housekeeping
Officer, and Training Supervisor for the short and long term
direction of the Environmental Sanitation Program
Learn more about this agency
As a shift supervisor, incumbent is responsible for performing the
full range of supervisory duties to include training subordinates,
conducting time/motion studies, and accomplishing routine
assignment/reassignment of a fixed staff with unusual workloads.
Incumbent must be accurate in reports and in operational details
relating to this position so that the Chief, Facilities Management
Service and Environmental Care Specialist may rely with confidence
on the information provided. Incumbent is knowledgeable of the
policies of the Environmental Sanitation Program to effectively
anticipate the needs of the Service and is able to perform
independently within the scope of policies and guidelines set forth
by the Service Chief and the healthcare facility. Incumbent must
have ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
with all levels of staff personnel. Sufficient academic and/or
administrative training must have been acquired to understand
complex written instructions, policies, environmental laws and
regulations, e.g. Department of Veteran Affairs (DV A), Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Joint Commission for
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), etc. Incumbent must exercise a high degree
of judgment in planning quality control measures, work schedules,
production standards, and cleaning frequencies for the healthcare
facility. The incumbent must be familiar with all types of cleaning
procedures, proper chemical applications and methods of attaining an
aseptically clean environment. He/she must also be capable of
teaching members of the service in these areas.
**Work Schedule:** Shift TBD between 1st (8:00 am- 4:30 pm), 2nd (
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm), or 3rd (Midnight- 08:30 am)
**Position Description Title/PD\\#:** Supervisory Housekeeping Aid/
**Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:** Not authorized
### Travel Required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
3566 Custodial Working
#### Similar jobs
- Housekeeping Staffs
- Staffs, Housekeeping
### 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
- 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
- Must be a current White River Junction VAMC employee
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 08/11/2019.
**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:
- Ability to Lead or Supervise
- Work Practices including keeping things neat, clean and in
- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc., (Other
- Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
- Dexterity and safety
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:** Most of the work is
performed indoors in a typical office setting and throughout the
medical center. Incumbent may be exposed to inclement weather while
traveling between buildings. The work environment involves everyday
risks, or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical
of such places as offices, training rooms, In-Patient wards,
non-patient wards, Clinical areas, Surgical suites, shop areas and
Mental Health units.
There is no educational substitute for this position.
### 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
**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
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
**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
##### Drug test required
##### Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
##### Trust determination process
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application
Package which includes:
- 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
- Cover Letter
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
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
Review our benefits
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
- 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
08/11/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire
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, sajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the
Application Status link and then select the more information link
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your application, the documentation received and processed, and any
correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your
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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
### Dean Burleson
White River Junction VA Medical Center
215 North Main St.
White River Jct., VT 05009
Learn more about this agency
### 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.
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### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
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gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
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membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
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equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
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- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
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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
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submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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