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Custodial Worker/housekeeping Aid

Department of Defense

This is a Full-time position in Jacksonville, FL posted February 22, 2021.

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryYou will serve as a CUSTODIAL WORKER/HOUSEKEEPING AID; There are multiple positions available at 8 separate locations.The first cut-off date of eligible applicants for this announcement will occur on or about 16 DECEMBER 2020.The second cut-off date of eligible applicants for this announcement will occur on or about 30 DECEMBER 2020 and there after each 15 days until the closing date of the announcement.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities* Performing the full range of cleaning and housekeeping tasks in an assigned area to maintain cleanliness and sanitation required to meet the standards for hospital accreditation.* Clean office spaces, storeroom, corridors, stairwells, hospital rooms, patient rooms, bathrooms, etc.* Use vacuums, damp mops, scrubs, waxes, strips, seals, and polishes floors; vacuums and shampoos rugs.* Operate motorized combination scrubber-vacuum machine; wet and dry light power system buffer and scrubbing machinery.* Dust, waxes and polish furniture. Polish doorknobs and other metal fixtures; washes walls, windows, windowsills, and blinds.* Load rubbish and infectious wastes into cart, transports cart to areas outside the building and empty carts into commercial containers.* Keep restrooms in a clean, orderly, and sanitary condition to include replenishing toilet tissue, paper towels, soap and alcohol hand wash.* Maintain housekeeping carts, supplies and storage areas in a clean and sanitary condition.Travel RequiredOccasional travel – You may be expected to occasionally travel for this position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone* Job family (Series)3566 Custodial WorkingSimilar jobs* Housekeeping Staffs* Staffs, Housekeeping* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* Must be a US Citizen.* Must be determined suitable for federal employment.* Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.* New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.* Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov* May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.* A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.* A favorable ANACI (Access National Agency Check and Inquiries) background investigation is required for noncritical sensitive positions with access to network systems.* A pre-employment physical is required.* May require Overtime/Shift/Weekend/Holiday Work/Rotating ShiftsQualificationsIn order to qualify for the HOUSEKEEPING AID, WG-3566-02 position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to do the work of a Housekeeping Aid without more than normal supervision such as:* Performing a full range of light and heavy cleaning duties and routine housekeeping duties;* Keeping patient areas clean and safe by addressing spills quickly, discarding trash, installing light bulbs in halls and rooms, vacuuming and polishing floors;* Using equipment common to housekeeping, (i.e. mops, vacuums cleaners, buckets, squeegees, cleaning clothes, etc..) and operating powered cleaning equipment (i.e. buffers, scrubber-vacuum, wet and dry light power system buffers and scrubbing machinery) and and upholstered furniture, empty waste baskets, clean light globes and Venetian blinds, wash walls, windows and ceilings by climbing small ladders, refill toilet tissue and towel dispensers and move furniture;* Utilizing sanitation standards set for assigned areas and exercises special care when working in the presence of communicable diseases to avoid possible spread of contamination; AND* Carrying out assignments with minimal supervision.Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C). Additional qualification information can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/tabindx.asp.https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/#url=WG-3500PHYSICAL EFFORT: Employee must be able to handle weights of up to 20 -50 pounds in dealing with heavy trash and linen, as well as products such as stripper/finish etc. that comes in large, heavy containers. Employee must push, pull, load and unload carts; bend, stoop, twist and tum with moderate effort; climb ladders to change cubical curtains, clean out light fixtures, and clean windows, etc; and must be able to fit and kneel in small spaces to clean, i.e. restroom stalls and other tight areas.WORKING CONDITIONS: On a regular and recurring basis, the employee alternates between contaminated/dirty environments to clean environments; and is subject to burns from accidentally touching hot items. The employee often works around body fluids, excretions, some of which may be foul smelling. Strong, unpleasant odors are encountered while cleaning or removing trash for disposal. Chemicals used can be caustic and frequently have strong odors. Potential for splash hazard, cuts, sticks, bumping and bruising exists from normal work. The work area can be noisy due to the rumbling of carts and operation of equipment. Work is generally conducted in heated and air-conditioned areas, however staff must go outside to empty trash in dumpsters in all types of inclement weather.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.Education