Housekeeping Aide (Operating Room)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Gainesville, FL3.9

30+ days ago
Under minimal direction from a supervisor or team leader, incumbent will be responsible for the specialized cleaning techniques in the operating rooms and recovery rooms. Incumbent is aware of the immediate needs of the operating/recovery rooms regarding clean-up and immediate turnover needs.

This position is located in the Environmental Management Service of the Gainesville VA Medical Center. The applicant in this position performs a range of Housekeeping duties within the medical center Operating Room (OR), and may be rotated through or assigned to any of the approved tours of duty. The duties include:
Use special cleaning agents and germicidal solutions to clean and disinfect a variety of surfaces;
Provide a safe environment while working;
Empty trash and waste baskets and replace liners;
Empty soled linen hampers and replace liners;
Clean rest rooms, bathrooms and shower rooms;
Clean administrative areas;
Clean common areas to include washing the walls, doors, door frames, baseboards, corners, edges, light fixtures, and vents;
Clean and care for floors (sweeping, dust mopping, damp and wet mopping.
Able to physically handle and control heavy powered equipment;
Able to carry out assignments with minimum supervision

Work Schedule: Varies
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: /573-00702A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/17/2018.

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. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

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)
Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Without more than normal supervision

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.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands of the position will be that which is normally required of tha housekeeping aid. Some heavy lifting (equipment and materials), movement of furniture required along with the stamina to perform physical labor. Continuous walking, standing, stooping, bending and lifting, physical effort is required the performance of manual task describe; such as washing walls above five feet and operating powered equipment over extended periods of time when providing training to employees.The applicant may work from a ladder and may be required to lift items weighing up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions: The applicant will be exposed to communicable pathogens, skin irritations, mechanical and/or electrical hazards and other potential safety hazards. Applicant will be required to wear appropriate mask and personal protective equipment when exposed. The primary duties are both indoors; in areas which normally have adequate heat, light and ventilation and on occasion, outdoors where they would be exposed to inclement weather such as rain, heat and wind. Applicant will also be exposed to vibration from heavy equipment and to skin irritations from strong cleaning solutions used in stripping floors, etc. Care is required to avoid serious injuries when working on ladders and scaffolds and when using heavy powered equipment. There is also exposure to dirt and disagreeable odors. Normally there is a chance of minor injuries (Cuts and bruises).

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.

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


NOTE: A complete application will include all the following REQUIRED documents:

(REQUIRED) Resume or CV must include the vacancy announcement number, position title, grade, how to contact you, descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date, (month and year) of employment, full-time/part-time and average hours worked per week....i.e, 40 hours per week, 32 hours per week, 20 hours per week, etc. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response (s).
(REQUIRED) NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION SF-50 - All current, permanent Department of Veterans Affairs MUST include your most recent/latest NON-AWARD SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50 submitted must include your current title, occupational series, grade and step, and salary. Awards' or 'Incentive' SF-50s do not contain the required information and will NOT be considered valid required SF-50 documentation to verify status.
(REQUIRED) RESPONSES TO THE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s)
(REQUIRED) DD-214, Current VA Disability Rating Letter and SF-15.
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.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit