Laundry Worker

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - West Palm Beach, FL (30+ days ago)3.9

The incumbent of this position rotates through a variety of work sites in the textile care processing facility to meet workload demands. This may involve unloading soiled linen bags from a truck, dumping linen bags into a conveyor system, then transporting to the sorting and classification area. Additional duties may include but are not limited to the following.

Clean assigned nurse servers, exchange carts, floor carts and other types of linen for distribution
Processing personal clothing and government owned uniforms by sorting and grouping linens according to their classification procedures.
Cleaning and waxing the flat-work ironer and replacing ribbons
Folding laundry according to procedures, to include ironed flat-work, hand folding pajamas, robes and other rough-dry items
Ensure all carts, baskets, and exchange carts are covered while being delivered
Requesting linen items from the consolidated textile facility
Operate clean laundry processing equipment to standards
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/04/2018.

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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

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 Safety
Follow Directions
Work 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 is exposed to extremely noisy and usually hot and human conditions as well as varying climate conditions when moving from one area of the laundry to another. Incumbent is exposed to disagreeable odors and possible infectious organisms from soiled linens. She/He will be subjected to minor cuts and bruises from carts and machinery as well as minor burns from the presence of steam pipes and flat-work ironers.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Cover Letter

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit