Housekeeping Aide Leader

Department of Veterans Affairs
West Haven
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

West Haven, CT


The incumbent of this position serves as Team Leader in an assigned area of the Medical Center. In addition to the Team Leader, the team is composed of at least three team members. Duties include but are not limited to:

* Provides direct supervision to the team members in cleaning assigned areas by sweeping, dusting, damp mopping, scrubbing, waxing, polishing, etc.

* Plans and coordinates the work of each employee so as to clean the entire are simultaneously. Constantly observes methods to insure that the work is being performed at the minimum cost.

* Issues cleaning supplies and instructs employees in the proper usage of same.

* Prepares equipment and supplies each evening for next days work. Sees the proper equipment is on hand at all times so that unnecessary trips to Supply Area can be avoided.

* Incumbent assists in training employees in proper housekeeping techniques.

* Completes quarterly evaluations for employees assigned to him, which are reviewed by the Area Supervisor.

* Inspects entire area daily to make sure it has been cleaned satisfactorily noting same for the "Supervisor's Daily Report", or if there are discrepancies, these are noted on the report.

* Incumbent checks throughout the area for any repairs that should be made notifying Supervisor or Engineering of same.

* Inspects equipment at the end of the day to make sure it is cleaned properly before being stored.

* In the event of an accident to an employee, facts are reported to Area Supervisor. In the event of breakage or damage to government property, obtains pertinent facts and calls to attention of Area Supervisor.

* Insures that employees "sign in and out" properly so accurate records can be maintained of their time and attendance. Incumbent is responsible for reminding his employees to initial their time cards for leave taken.

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 3:00pm-11:30pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid Leader/2269A

* Summary

* VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the Who may apply eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

* Qualifications & Evaluations

* Your background must demonstrate a basic knowledge of cleaning techniques and the ability to apply his/her knowledge in the every-day performance of duties. Must be familiar with various cleaning agents used by Building Management to ensure that they are properly used to prevent damage to floors, furniture, walls and fixtures.

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 ( ).

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.

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 questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

1. Ability to keep things neat, clean and in order.

2. Ability to interpret instructions and specifications.

3. Ability to utilized and maintain tools and equipment.

4. Ability to interpret safety rules and regulations.


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.

* Benefits & Other Info

* VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.