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This position is in the Environmental Management Department at VA Maryland Health Care System. The Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System is a dynamic and progressive health care organization dedicated to providing quality, compassionate and accessible care and service to Maryland’s veterans. This position has openings at Loch Raven VA Medical Center location.


The applicant functions as a Housekeeping Aid with in Environmental Management Service programs. The applicant works in a variety of patient and non-patient care areas to provide a health healing environment. The primary purpose of this position it to provide cleaning services including but not limited to inpatient and outpatient care areas, research, clinical laboratories, outside grounds, administrative work spaces and other hospital work areas throughout the VAMHCS. The applicant is scheduled for varying of rotation shifts to included weekends. Applicant receives daily assignments from his/her or another assigning supervisor, work leader or other designated personnel in charge. Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain floors, walls, ceiling, doors, baseboards and stairwells by sweeping, dust mopping, damp mopping, scrubbing, stripping, refinishing, polishing and vacuuming
  • Empty trash cans and waste baskets; replace liner and carrying refuse and trash to central locations
  • Utilize cleaning chemicals according to ratio direction and adhering to safety precautions
  • Move and arrange furniture, vacuum and shampoo carpets
  • Discharge cleaning of patient beds, change bed linen and towels,
  • Receive clean linen, delivering same as directed
  • Collect soiled linen for transport from facility
  • Maintaining acceptable sanitation standards in assigned area(s) in accordance with medical center policy
  • Report any safety or fire hazards to immediate supervisor
  • Perform assigned duties without causing avoidable interference to patient care
  • Maintain good public relations by being courteous, tactful, and diplomatic in all contact with patients, visitors, and staff

NOTE: Some computer experience is preferred; however, it not a requirement for the position as a Housekeeping Aid.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Work Schedule: The applicant is scheduled for varying of rotation shifts to include weekends.
Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aid / 16051A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    3566 Custodial Working

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Pre-employment physical required
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    • Most recent SF-50/Member 4 copy DD-214 and/or Civil Service Preference letter


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/19/2019.

    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.

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