Housekeeping Aide (Weekends)

Minneapolis, MN
Jun 01, 2018
Jul 01, 2018
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employment Status
Part Time

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System (MVAHCS) is recruiting for a part-time (16 hours per week) Housekeeping Aide to serve as members of the Environmental Management Service (EMS). The Housekeeping Aide position performs a full range of cleaning and sanitation work through-out the hospital, under the general supervision of the Housekeeping Aide Foreman, who schedules assignments and spot checks work for compliance with quality and performance standards. As a key member of the hospital housekeeping staff, you will be an integral member of a team devoted to providing the best possible care to our nation's veterans.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN CONTINUOUS - The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on 03/06/2018. Subsequent referrals will be made every month on the 6th after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within your specific period of eligibility.

All applicants may receive consideration for 6 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest.

NOTE: This position is restricted to US Citizens with Veterans Preference and Status Candidates with Veterans Preference eligibility (5 U.S.C. 3310; 5 CFR Part 330, Subpart D). Veterans must submit a copy of their DD 214 with Character of Service indicated for verification of eligibility.


This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of WG-02. At the WG-01 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of WG-02. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

The Housekeeping Aide positions will be located within the Environmental Management Service, Sanitation Operations, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a Housekeeping Aide you will perform a full range of light and heavy cleaning duties and routine housekeeping duties.
Duties include but may not be limited to:

  • Wall washing, interior and exterior window cleaning.
  • Cleaning occupied patient room , discharged patient room cleaning, patient isolation room cleaning.
  • Floor care (dust mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming).
  • Cleaning fans, blinds, shades, screens, mirrors, doors, and partitions.
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms, showers, tubs, elevators, stairwells, entrances, lobbies, porches, and hallways.
  • Dust furnishings, administrative and non-housekeeping areas, emptying waste and recycling receptacles.
  • Assists in assembling and furniture and/or moving furniture, supplies and equipment.
  • Using and caring for industrial type powered vacuum cleaners, floor machines, carpet extractors, and other powered cleaning equipment.
  • Housekeeping Aide carry out assignments with minimal supervision.
Work schedule: Weekends Saturday -Sunday 07:00 am - 3:30 am
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available
Position Description Title/PD#: Housekeeping Aide (Weekends)/ Housekeeping Aide / WG-01 #60218A; WG-02 #60217A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Bargaining Unit: AFGE - American Federation of Government Employees
Probationary Period: A one-year probationary period may be required
FLSA: This position is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 2

Who May Apply This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.


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