Assistant Hospital Housekeeping Officer Job in Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for an Assistant Hospital Housekeeping Officer in Murfreesboro, Tennessee Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Assistant Hospital Housekeeping Officer – Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 410894
Start Date: 02/18/2021
End Date: 03/01/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/01/2021. 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. In addition to the Time-In-Grade requirement, applicants must also meet the specialized experience as stated below. Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one (1) 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: knowledge of development, coordination, direction and management of hospital housekeeping programs (Infection Control, Patient Clothing Assistance, Textile Care, Interior Design, Pest Control, Waste Management, and Uniform Operations); management of environmental sanitation program within acceptable levels of bacteriological as well as visual cleanliness; and ensuring environmental compliance with accreditation agencies, and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties as described in this announcement. ***A one-year Supervisory/Managerial probationary period may be required. *** 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. WORKING CONDITIONS: The work involves considerable administrative work. Frequent walking, standing, bending, twisting and stooping are required. It also involves occasional travel driving to the Outpatient Clinics and off-site facilities to provide environmental inspections and assistance. The incumbent works in an environmentally controlled well lit area. The ever increasing number of drug resistant strains of pathogenic organisms and the resulting emphasis on their control in an active hospital environment create additional demands on the position. The increase in the MRSA virus and others within the patient population and facility present a multiplicity of management decision making, consultative, technical, applied technology, and public relations demands. These factors require additional knowledge and skills which are especially important in applying universal precautions and considering and determining special precautions to the control of resistant strains of the viruses. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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