Housekeeping Aid

Hampton, Virginia
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 24, 2019
Full Time


Performs a full range of cleaning duties in an assigned area. Use various preparations to clean and maintain floor, wall, and ceiling surfaces. Removes stains from a variety of surfaces, using chemicals and cleaning solutions. Occasionally works on ladders to change light bulbs, replace venetian blinds, wash walls, etc. Operates powered cleaning equipment, cleans and oils it, and changes brushes and accessories. Other related duties as assigned.
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  • Scrubs, strips, waxes, and polished floors using heavy (industrial-type) powered scrubbers and buffers. Wash walls, using powered wall washing machine. Clean rugs, using heavy (industrial type) vacuum cleaners.
  • Adjusts, cleans, and oils these machines, and changes brushes, rollers, buffers, and other attachments on them. Washes and replaces Venetian blinds, and washes ceiling fixtures and room partitions, using ladders and scaffolds.
  • Move heavy furniture, supplies, and equipment. Clean areas such as storerooms, offices, corridors, and stairways. Sweeps, scrubs, mops, waxes and polishes floors, using brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbers and buffers.
  • Cleans/washes walls and windows. Polishes door knobs and other metal fixtures. Dust, wax/polish furniture; dust ledges and woodwork. Wash walls, windows, and blinds that can be reached without climbing a ladder or scaffold also empty wastebaskets.
  • Cleans and shampoos rugs/carpets. Removes soiled and contaminated linens from work area to soiled linen rooms, removes contaminated and uncontaminated trash, changes needle boxes, disposal of mercury spills, and treats areas infected with lice.
  • Cleans blood/body fluid spills. Collects and disposes trash in appropriate containers. Keep restrooms in clean, orderly, and sanitary condition. Cleans, disinfects and deodorizes lavatories, urinals, toilet bowls.
  • Clean sinks, water fountains, mirrors, floors. Replace deodorizers, toilet tissue, hand towels and soap. Keep the housekeeping closet clean and orderly. Ensure that cleaning supplies are in stock.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a citizen of the United States
  • May be subject to random drug testing
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • May be required to complete one (1) year probationary period.
  • Subject to background investigation
  • Pre-employment physical may be required


Work Schedule: 2nd and 3rd shifts only at this time that may include weekends and holidays.
Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid /2462
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No
Telework: No
Compressed/Flexible: No
Virtual: No
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2019.

This position is restricted to Preference eligible Veterans only which fall under the following:
  • Veteran must have served during a time of conflict/war. OR
  • Have a campaign/expeditionary medal. OR
  • Have a service connected disability (regardless of percentage).

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 .

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:

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The following Job Elements will be used for determining basic eligibility.
  • ELEMENT NO. 1 Ability to do the work of Housekeeping Aid without more than normal supervision.
  • ELEMENT NO. 25A Work practices.
  • ELEMENT NO. 81 Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
  • ELEMENT NO. 86 Dexterity and safety.
  • ELEMENT NO. 75B Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
**This is the screen-out element. If you do not possess sufficient competence in the Job Element to perform at the indicated level, you will be rated ineligible.

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 Effort. The incumbent must be physically able to do continuous walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, pulling, and pushing; lifting and moving heavy objects such as heavy duty cleaning equipment and other objects; and climbing step ladders. The duties require considerable dexterity, hand, foot and eye coordination, and concentration. Working Conditions. The work is normally performed in indoor areas that have adequate heat, light, and ventilation; however, employee may work outdoor at times. The incumbent is exposed to dirt and disagreeable odors and is exposed to conditions inherent in cleaning tasks such as chapped hands, and irritation from cleaning compounds and detergents. There is a chance of minor injuries (cuts, bruises).



Additional information

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.

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.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.

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.

Resume Reminder - Your resume must include the following for each job listed:
1) Job title and grade level/salary. In order to show that you meet time-in-grade, you must document grades you have held and how long you have held them;
2) Duties (you must include enough detailed information to support your specialized experience);
3) Month, day and year start/end dates (e.g. 04/02/2007 to 04/13/2008);
4) Number of hours worked per week for all jobs listed
5) Full Name and address of Employer
6) Name of Supervisor or Contact name
7) Complete phone number of Supervisor/Contact

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume

If applying as a candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action."

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • OF-306
  • Letter of Military Service
  • VA Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .

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