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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Laborer in Leeds, Massachusetts

Summary This position is located in the Environmental Management Service (EMS) at the Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System Northampton Campus. The incumbent of this position is a Laborer performing various duties such as being a part of the moving team, minor maintenance and repairs, debris removal, floor care and deep cleaning projects throughout the areas of the Northampton VA Medical Center. Responsibilities Some duties may include: Operate hand tools, power tools and material handling equipment (hand trucks, dollies, etc.) Assembles new furniture and disassembles furniture as requested by the supervisor. Work from ladders and must be physically able to move furniture. Ability to use computer to input reports, complete training, request leave and complete furniture/move requests. Serve as helper to stock room clerk for EMS. Perform minor PM on EMS equipment including but not limited to replacing bolts, belts and screws. Member of facility move team using the computer to access move requests. Install paper towel, toilet paper, soap dispenser and make repairs as needed using power tools Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Multiple tours available Position Description Title/PD#: Laborer/PD00477A Physical Requirements: Incumbent must be physically able to do a considerable amount of walking, standing, climbing ladders, stooping, bending and crawling. Incumbent must be able to work in congested areas in tight, cramped, or awkward positions. Incumbent may be required to carry and set up ladders. Incumbent may be required to lift or move heavy equipment or furniture that may weigh more than 100 pounds. Incumbent may be exposed to cleaning chemicals and be fit tested for proper PPE. Incumbent must be able to lift up to 100lbs. Working Conditions: Incumbent works in the Medical Center throughout the facility. Since much of the work is done in patient care areas, the incumbent must be ever alert to the safety and well-being of patients, visitors, staff and fellow employees. Duties may also involve working in tight, cramped, wet, dry and dusty areas. Incumbent may be exposed to skin irritations from strong chemical solutions. Incumbent may be subject to minor cuts, scrapes and bruises. Work is usually performed indoors or outdoors; worker may be exposed to drafts, noise, dust and dirt. Work may cause minor injuries on the including bruises, cuts and scrapes. The incumbent performs some work assignments outdoors, including during all types of weather and temperature extremes, day and night. The incumbent is subject to the possibility of bruises, cuts, and scrapes; and is subject to serious injury when using powered equipment. The incumbent follows basic and specific safety procedures and uses standard safety equipment, including steel-toe boots, gloves, and ear and eye protections in the completion of assignments. The incumbent is considered an emergency-essential employee and is subject to emergency recall outside of normal duty-hours to assist with cleanup due to weather related events and other natural or man-made disasters. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Dexterity and SafetyFollow DirectionsHandle Weights and LoadsReliability And DependabilityUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWork Practices 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. Education Additional Information The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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.