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Housekeeping Aid (Leader)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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This position is located within the Environmental Management Services (EMS) of the James J. Peters VA , in the Bronx NY. The position is responsible for supporting and performing tasks associated with the Environmental Management Services (EMS) goals and objectives.

Work Schedule: 11pm-7:30am, Wednesday-Sunday.

Position Description/ Title#: Housekeeping Aid Leader, PD # 99913-A

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  • Relay project assignments to other employees; provide equipment and supplies to accomplish tasks.
  • Initiate tasks or projects at a pace that will ensure completion in a planned time frame.
  • Ensures that employees maintain proper working techniques and standards.
  • Advises the supervisor on the progress of planned goals and reports reasons for delays and recommends solutions.
  • Maintains an even flow of work activities, assuring that each employee assigned will be productive in accomplishing tasks.
  • Assures that employees practice established aseptic and safety techniques and the equipment is safe and in proper working condition.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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3566 Custodial Working

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • 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


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/30/2021.

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
  • Lead or Supervise
  • Special Aptitude - Housekeeping Work

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: This position requires occasional bending/stooping, crouching, and kneeling. Lifting up to 50 pounds. Approximately 40 percent of time spent standing, 40 percent of time spending walking and 20 percent of time spent setting. hearing and visual acuity. Manual dexterity to use a phone and operate equipment.

Working conditions: The work is accomplished in a variety of different areas including operating rooms, treatment rooms, examination rooms, imaging rooms, wards and other public, recreational and administrative areas. Protective clothing and personnel protective equipment (PPE) including gowns, gloves, safety shoes, masks, etc. is required in the accomplishment of some aspects of the work. There is the potential for exposure to strong cleaning solutions, bodily fluids and communicable diseased. The work can involve occupied patient rooms and interaction with both medical and psychiatric patients. May be required to work inside and outside. May require some exposure to hazardous cleaning chemicals.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, New Rochelle , Housekeeping Aid (Leader), Other , Bronx, New York

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