Housekeeping Aid

Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Castle Point, NY - Jun 19, 2022 via USAJobs


Click the "Learn more about this agency" link below to discover the perks and benefits of a Housekeeping career! To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2022.

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:nDexterity and SafetyFollow DirectionsReliability And DependabilitySpecial Aptitude - Housekeeping WorkUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWork Practices 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: The position demands continuous walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, pulling and pushing.

The work requires the occasional use of heavy powered cleaning equipment (e.g.

wall washers, industrial type buffers) weighing over 50 pounds.

The duties necessitate considerable dexterity, hand, foot and eye coordination and concentration, as well as visual acuity to see dirt, dust and debris.


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