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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Housekeeping Aid Supervisor in Des Moines, Iowa


The incumbent performs a variety of duties and assignments related to the supervision of an assigned group of employees and is responsible for carrying out duties involving custodial, janitorial, housekeeping, and sanitation activities to ensure a safe and health environment for the treatment and care of our veterans. This position is located at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System.


Major duties include, but are not limited to: Plans and organizes manpower utilization by making daily area routines, which outline daily and periodic duties required; Sets work priority, establishes quality control measures, communicates expectations, and assures acceptable performance and conduct of all direct reports; Assigns work to be performed by individuals or teams based on availability of equipment, staffing levels and materials required; Recommends personnel actions such as promotions, reassignment, awards, etc.; Assists with operations pertaining to equipment management; Ensures operations, maintenance and use of all EMS equipment is performed in accordance to EMS policy and manufacture's recommendations; Assists with equipment evaluation for procurement; Assures application of supplies and products used in all functions of EMS are done in accordance with EMS policy and manufacturer's recommendations; Supervises the cleaning of all portions of Non-Critical Reusable Medical Equipment, ensuring that cleaning and disinfecting is done in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and department standard operating procedures; Assures environment of care in all areas of the VACIHCS by submitting work orders for any structural or cosmetic damage, reporting unacceptable staff or patient activity and providing recommendation to the Assistant or Chief of EMS for any improvements that would enhance the general environment of care; Conducts routine and unannounced inspections of areas to assure acceptable levels of quality are met pertaining to EMS services provided; Documents deficiencies in accordance with established metrics and follows up to assure correction, providing oversight to sustainability of corrections; Performs housekeeping duties when appropriate, especially in the event of an emergency or in the absence of an adequate workforce. Work Schedule:

The basic workweek for this position is, Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (evening shift). The incumbent may be assigned to other EMS Service tours of duty as required including 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (day shift) or 12:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (night shift) as needed. Irregular or occasional overtime may be required to meet special project needs or requests for Environmental Management Services. Premium Pay: Night shift differential is paid for work performed when the majority of regularly scheduled non-overtime hours fall between 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid Supervisor/30063-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/05/2021. 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 SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Lead or SuperviseUse and Maintain Tools and Equipment 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 work of the position involves physical effort such as that involved in using vacuum cleaners and mopping operations and operating powered scrubbing machines and buffers. (Walking behind floor scrubber/buffers) Work involves continuous standing, squatting, stooping and reaching, frequent lifting and pushing. Pushes carts loaded with dirty laundry or waste, but lifts waste bags and laundry bags onto cart for transport. Required to lift and carry items weighing between 40 pounds rarely. Push or pull 1100 lbs laundry cart. Moving, set-up and working from ladders is required infrequently. Does trash removal, does high and low dusting, bed washing,. Uses ride-on floor scrubber. Works outside and inside. Could be exposed to short periods of extreme heat or cold. Reaching above shoulder (dusting, manipulating curtains, etc) - less 5% of day - once or twice daily. Must be able to squat and reach simultaneously when cleaning undersides of furniture, toilets, beds, etc. Incumbent works with chemicals which require appropriate personal protective equipment such as gloves and googles. Incumbent may be exposed to occasional noise, skin irritations, cuts and bruises as well as vibration from heavy equipment and must be careful to avoid injury while using equipment and tools. Incumbent must be constantly aware of safety requirements and infection control practices.


Additional Information

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.