Qualifications Volunteer experience: 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; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your background must demonstrate experience in a variety of cleaning duties, such as sweeping, mopping, and waxing floors; cleaning surfaces such as light fixtures, venetian blinds, and countertops; and cleaning restroom facilities including toilets, baths, and sinks. PHYSICAL EFFORT: This position requires performance of work which involves using heavy powered cleaning equipment (e.g., wall washers, industrial-type buffers and different type automatic floor scrubbers). Regularly exerts moderately heavy physical effort such as would be required in lifting and moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally objects over 50 pounds (e.g., moving, setting up and working from ladders). You must be physical able to remain engaged in manual work requiring moderately heavy physical effort during the entire tour of duty. WORKING CONDITIONS: Usually works indoors in areas that have adequate heat, light, and ventilation. Occasionally, is exposed to skin irritations from strong cleaning solutions used in stripping floors, etc., and to serious injuries (e.g., broken bones) from falls from ladders and scaffolds. 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 ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ). SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which appears 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 the ability to do the job of a housekeeping aid worker 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:You will be rated on the following job elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:RELIABILITY AND DEPENDABILITY (Screen Out WG-2)WORK PRACTICES (Includes Keeping Things Neat, Clean and in Order) - SPECIAL APTITUDE IN HOUSEKEEPING POSITIONS ABILITY TO USE AND MAINTAIN HOUSEKEEPING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT SPECIAL APTITUDE ABILITY TO HANDLE WEIGHTS AND LOADSABILITY TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONSABILITY TO OPERATE WITH DEXTERITY AND SAFETYIN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCENote: The Housekeeping Aid occupation is restricted to preference eligibles. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3310 and 5 CFR.330.401 restrict the competitive examination and the filling of positions of guard, elevator operators, messengers, and custodians to preference eligibles as long as preference eligibles are available.By law, Housekeeping Aid positions are open to applicants with Veteran's Preference. In order to receive proper consideration, a copy of your DD-214 and/or other acceptable proof of preference eligibility must be submitted. PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Physical Requirements: The position requires performance of work which involves heavy lifting (45 pounds and over); heavy carrying (45 pounds and over); Straight Pulling (up to 8 hours); Pushing (up to 8 hours); Reaching above shoulders; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 8 hours), climbing, use of legs and arms, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, specific visual requirement, and hearing (aid permitted) Also performs work which involves moderate to heavy physical effort, such as required to move heavy equipment and furniture, e.d., heavy industrial vacuum cleaners, heavy duty floor scrubbers/buffers, couches, beds, etc., and lifting, carrying and/or moving items weighing up to 40-50 pounds. Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959