Indian Health Service Custodial Worker in Hemet, California

Indian Health Service
3 vacancies in the following location:
  • Hemet, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 8/1/2016 (80 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (71 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

This amends the job announcement to read "Ability to Interpret Instructions" and remove "Security Guard" under Additional Qualification.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The purpose of the position is to provide for the upkeep and cleanliness of all treatment center facilities (including offices, bathrooms, dining room, counseling rooms, recreation rooms, classrooms, grounds, etc.), as well as the provision to provide general maintenance to the facility when required. Position may require working evenings, nights, weekends, holidays; or on a regularly assigned, rotational, or call back basis to provide continuity of service.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

There are 3 positions to be filled through Open Until Filled method, which is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. The first Cut-off date for referral of qualified candidate(s) to be considered for available vacant positions will be 08/12/16. Thereafter, Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill the job.

  • Incumbent provides a full range of assigned cleaning duties in assigned/designated areas.
  • Scrubs, strips, waxes and polishes floors.
  • Keeps rest rooms in clean, orderly and sanitary condition.
  • Keeps instrument shops, offices and public use areas clean and orderly.
  • Performs laundry services as needed for facility.
  • Stores stock of cleaning materials and equipment needed to do the work.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


To qualify for this position you must meet the following screen-out element:

  • Ability to do the work without more than normal supervision. You may meet this requirement if you have experience and/or training to perform routine janitorial and custodial work such as sweeping, scrubbing, and waxing floors; washing windows and walls; dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures; and emptying waste cans. Work is done by hand or with powered equipment such as power scrubbers and buffers.

This screen-out element is a critical self-assessment of the applicant's experience and is essential for satisfactory job performance.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to the above, qualifications will also be determined by comparing your application to the responses on the Assessment Questionnaire against the guidelines found in the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, WG-3566, series. The questionnaire will assess how your knowledge, skills, and abilities match what the position calls for. The elements are as follows:

  • Janitorial Work Practices
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions
  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Attention to Detail

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, December 30, 2016

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

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. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employee credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.

Additional selections of candidates may be made from a promotion certificate within 90 days from the date the selection certificate was issued. The positions to be filled must have the same title, series, and grade, geographic location and the same qualification requirements as in the original vacancy announcement.

One-year or two-year trial period or a one-year probationary period may be required.

This position may require a Drug Test.


Subject to rotating shits, callback, night, holiday and weekend work.

Physical Demands - Work involves strenuous requirements involving walking, bending, stooping, climbing, sweeping, lifting, and movement of cleaning equipment.

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of the position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for federal employment in the position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $11.70 to $13.64 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-3566-02/02

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Candidates eligible under Indian Preference procedures; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Applicants eligible under Veterans Preference; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; and/or Schedule A.

Control Number: 446367900

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-CA-1754481-ESEP/MP