Housekeeping Aid


: $29,203.33 - $45,550.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Caregiving/Babysitting

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  • Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Environmental Management Service, Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VAMC, Walla Walla, WA. The employee reports to the Housekeeping Supervisor and is responsible for supporting the environmental care, linen distribution, moves and pest control functions throughout the facility. The employee will serve in a frontline service role primarily responsible in providing a clean, sanitized, safe and organized space for safe care to our Veterans, patients, public and internal staff. Employee is responsible for proper use and care of industrial type powered vacuum cleaners, floor machines, carpet extractors, powered cleaning equipment and a variety of common hand tools associated with cleaning tasks and assembling furniture. Employee may work as a member of a team that performs special cleaning projects, i.e. window washing, refinishing hard surface floors, shampooing carpets and/or upholstered furniture. Employee assists in assembling furniture, moving furniture, supplies and equipment associated with the relocation of hospital activities and special events. All efforts will be coordinated with department supervisors and members of senior management and are intended to be compliant with all local, EPS, OSHA, JCAHO and regulatory agencies.

    How applicants will be referred:
    This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until August 16, 2019. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be March 8, 2019, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.

    Applicant Expiration: Applicants will remain active for 6 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period.

    Work Schedule: Must be willing to work rotating shifts (6:00 am to 2:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm), including rotating shifts and holidays.
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions 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 process


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Light Lifting (under 15 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 2 hour); Pulling hand over hand (up to 2 hours); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Crawling ( up to .5 hours); Kneeling (up to 1 hour), Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 6 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hour); Climbing (legs only up to 3 hours); Climbing using both legs and arms); Both legs required; Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted) ; Emotional stability. Working inside, outside, excessive heat, cold, dust, fumes, smokes, or gases. Solvents, grease and oils. Radiant energy, electrical energy, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, working on ladders or scaffolding, working with hands in water, vibration, working closely with others, working alone and protracted or irregular hours of work.

    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:
    Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervisionWork Practices

    IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

    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; religious; 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.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

  • * 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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