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Assistant Hospital Housekeeping Officer

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The incumbent will collaborate with the Care Line Managers as well as front-line staff to ensure cleanliness of all facilities that will facilitate staff, patient and visitor comfort and safety at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS). The incumbent assists the Chief in the development, evaluation and adjustment of organizational structure and oversight systems for management functions and participates in the development of structures and systems for overall patient care delivery. Responsibilities The Assistant Hospital Housekeeping Officer performs technical, administrative, or professional work involving managing, administering, operating, and supporting services and programs related to the operation and safety of the VASNHS. Incumbent is fully responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the entire Environmental Management Service (EMS) program to include budgetary control and financial management. All activities must be coordinated with other VASNHS programs and activities approved by the Chief, EMS, and VASNHS. Incumbent is organizationally responsible to the Chief, EMS, VASNHS; however, he/she is given a very wide range of latitude in which to function independently with minimal supervision. Major duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to: Exercises complete management and program responsibility for all hospital housekeeping operations and ancillary functions for the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (V ASNHS). He/she plans, organizes, directs, manages, reviews and evaluates an augmented program to include responsibility for interior design/decorating, hazardous waste management, health aids, signage, laundry/linen/employee uniform operations, and grounds maintenance. Also included are the more traditional functions of waste management and maintenance of sanitary and visual cleanliness for hospital floors, ceilings, windows and walls. The incumbent develops personnel management policies that affect all related personnel actions for the Service staff. He/she ensures the establishment of adequate training programs and compliance with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and/or VASNHS policies. He/she sets objectives, and coordinates program reviews and evaluations resulting in a clean and aesthetically pleasing hospital environment. The incumbent may be required to manage contracts such as grounds maintenance, pest control, laundry & linen, waste management and other contracts. Work Schedule: 0730 - 1600 Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Assistant Hospital Housekeeping Officer/PD046030 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/15/2022. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Candidates must meet the following Individual Occupational Requirement: Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications of the 0673 Hospital Housekeeping Management Series. Undergraduate Education: Major study -- chemistry or biological sciences, sanitary science or administration, institutional sanitation or administration, hospital administration, hotel administration, public administration, business administration, or other fields related to the position. OR Graduate Education: Major study -- public health or business administration with emphasis in hospital administration. OR, Specialized Experience: in two or more of the following areas, or other work related to the position to be filled: Experience that demonstrated a practical working knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry, biology, and bacteriology as applied to environmental sanitation, infection control, and to the choice and use of antimicrobial agents in the disinfection, sanitization, and/or sterilization of surfaces and equipment. Experience in laundry and linen management. Experience in interior design management. Experience that demonstrated a knowledge of waste management, including the requirements relating to hazardous, toxic, and infectious wastes and provisions for their final disposition. Experience that demonstrated a knowledge of pest management, including alternative methods of control and the selection and application of chemicals. In addition to the Individual Occupational Requirement candidates must also meet the following specialized experience: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: thorough understanding of organizational workflow, personnel safety, and material management, and the application of productivity guidelines for the housekeeping and laundry functions; knowledge of chemical and biological concepts utilized in the wide range of environmental sanitation, pest management, textiles, and waste management programs; proficient in management practices, facility policies, and union contracts to ensure effective supervisory implementation; training subordinates, training schedules for staff, performance appraisals, approving reassignments, recommending promotions and performance awards, monitoring and counseling of employees, adjusting complaints and/or grievances, initiating or recommending disciplinary actions. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Administration and ManagementCommunicationInfection ControlManages and Organizes Information 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: The position requires considerable walking and slight physical effort may be required. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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. For further information, visit: Additional Information The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/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 for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a VA job announcement includes language requiring applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply to this Job Announcement. VA may request information regarding your vaccination status, if selected, for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Las Vegas , Assistant Hospital Housekeeping Officer, Healthcare , Las Vegas, Nevada

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