Located at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility, work involves receiving, sorting, classifying, and marking soiled linen and apparel; processing flatwork and roughdry items; assembling and issuing clean laundry; shaking-out wet laundry; feeding into flatwork iron; catching, folding, and stacking ironed flatwork; folding roughdry laundry; sorting by identification number; wrapping bundles; loading, unloading, and operating washers, extractors, and tumbler, or pressing shirts and garments. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/29/2023. 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 Safety Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading) Materials Operation of Equipment/Machinery Technical Practices 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: Workers must stand or walk continuously on concrete floors. While they do not usually have to keep pace with machines, they need a certain amount of quickness in hand and arm movements to meet production standards. Most of the jobs require workers to frequently lift bundles weighing up to 25 pounds; however, in receiving and shipping, occasional lifting of bulk bundles weighing over 30 pounds is required. Laundries are extremely noisy and usually hot and humid. Workers are exposed to the possibility of bruises from carts or machinery. If required to laundry from patients with contagious diseases, workers wear protective masks, gloves, and gowns. When working in the receiving area the employee may be exposed to drafts from open doors. ["Sorting: Receives tickets for one lot arranged in numberical order; places tickets in bins or hangers in sequence; sorts various groups of garments/linens into bins by matching identification symbols; checks number of items against those indicated on ticket; places assembled bundles on conveyor for wrapping Marking: Decides on correct identification to be used according to set procedure; sets marking machine by pressing keys; stamps mark on laundry ticket and all unmarked laundry itesm; checks number of items on ticket against those submitted; notes on ticket numbers of items that do not agree with ticket; nets small itesm such as socke; keeps lot numbers separate Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:00am - 3:30pm Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker/PD12658A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized"]
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