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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Laborer in Springfield, Massachusetts

Summary The Laborer position is in the Environmental Management Service at the VA Northampton Healthcare System located at the OPC/Springfield, MA location. This position is Full time time at 40 Hours per week. The position is restricted to Service Line only. Responsibilities The duties of this occupation include, but are not limited to the following: Loads and unloads heavy boxes, bulky supplies, and materials to and from trucks, dollies, etc. Opens and unpacks cardboard packages by hand and removes contents. Moves supplies and equipment and rearranges material as required. Participates in other routine duties to include maintaining the facility in a neat, clean, orderly and safe condition. Operate hand tools, simple power tools, heavy power tools and material handling equipment. Uses hand truck, dollies, snow blowers, lawn mowers, pressure washers and other equipment. Incumbent is a member of the move team. Works with material handlers to move employees as needed. Moves furniture and boxes utilizing various dollies and other furniture moving equipment. Assist with snow removal and lawn maintenance. During snow removal incumbent will use gas powered snow blower, shovel, ice pick and other tools as necessary to ensure safe passage of patients and employees on sidewalks and entrances. During lawn maintenance incumbent will use gas powered lawn mowers and weed whackers to ensure overgrowth is not a problem. performs maintenance and repairs to snow blowers, lawn mowers, weed whackers, office furniture, including systems furniture and standalone items. Routinely assembles new furniture and disassembles furniture as requested by the supervisor. Performs minor preventive maintenance on EMS equipment, including but not limited to replacing belts, bolts, screws, etc. Also preventative maintenance on lawn mowers, weed whackers and snow blowers. Installs paper towel, soap and toilet tissue dispensers and makes repairs as needed. Removes, cleans and replaces light lenses. Assist in the recycling and waste operations, ensuring that laundry rooms are kept clean and free of waste and other debris. Assists with the pickup and movement of recycling materials around the medical center. 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: Monday-Friday. Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available. Position Description Title/PD#: Laborer/PD00502A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Pre-employment physical required Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/15/2022. 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. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: 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. Education Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or 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. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. 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.