Job opening: Supervisory Environmental Care Specialist
Salary: $59 966 - 77 955 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Supervisory Environmental Care Specialist is a responsible partner to the Hospital Housekeeping Officer sharing in the responsibility of providing a safe, sanitary, aesthetically appealing environment at VA Black Hills Health Care System. Incumbent directly supervises the Housekeeping Supervisor, the Housekeeping Work Leader, and the Linen Distribution Worker, and is the second line supervisor for 16 Housekeeping Aids.
Principal duties include but are not limited to:
Under the direct supervision of the Hospital Housekeeping Officer, the incumbent coordinates, directs, and manages a hospital housekeeping program at Hot Springs.
and the assurance of appropriate quantity and quality of textile products and delivery.
The incumbent is responsible for implementing the Hot Springs Waste Management Program.
Consults with the Hospital Housekeeping Officer to determine long-range, intermediate, and short-range program goals and policies.
Implements organizational structures and operating plans and procedures to achieve program goals, monitoring the
effectiveness and efficiency of operations within the established framework.
The incumbent is a member of the Environment of Care (EOC) rounding team at Hot Springs.
The incumbent is responsible for making important recommendations that have substantial impact on program objectives, goals, funding, scheduling, and allocation of resources.
The Supervisory Environmental Care Specialist has responsibility for interviewing and selecting applicants for appointment and promotion, evaluating their performance, maintaining discipline, orientation, and training in compliance with VA regulations pertaining to employment, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and union/management relation
Approves leave and initiates incentive awards.
In performance of official duties, the incumbent has regular access to printed and electronic files containing sensitive data which must be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other Federal regulations, VA statutes and policy. The incumbent is responsible for protecting that data from unauthorized release or form loss, alteration or unauthorized deletion in compliance the computer access agreement which the incumbent signs.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:0am to 4:30pm
Telework: Ad-hoc telework may be available at Supervisors discretion
Virtual: This is not a virtual position
Travel: Occasional travel may be required
Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Environmental Care Specialist/PD20288-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not Approved
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Bargaining unit Position: No
The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/20/2024.
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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing
for and arranging needed development and training. making important recommendations so that decisions and actions that have substantial impact on program objectives, goals, funding, scheduling, and allocation of resources.. OR,
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR,
Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond a masters degree or equivalent.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
AccountabilityFinancial ManagementOrganizational AwarenessPerformance ManagementProblem Solving
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 work is primarily sedentary, although some 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 https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. 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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
- Address VA Black Hills Health Care System
113 Comanche Road
Fort Meade, SD 57741
- Name: Andrea McGuire
- Phone: 602-277-5551 X1738
- Email: [email protected]