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Job Title: Laundry Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Amarillo, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/22/2017
Expire Date: 02/20/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Human Resources, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Laundry Worker

This position is located in the Textile Care Program/Linen Room Operations Section, Environmental Management at the Amarillo VA Health Care System (AVAHCS), Amarillo Texas. The primary purpose of this position is to perform in the capacity of a Laundry Worker a series of continuous duties related to the ongoing requirements and needs of in-house laundry distribution and uniform provision, to assure that all required textile items are provided to the right location in the right quantity, condition and timeframe. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Moving linen from delivery truck to stock carts;
  • Transport linens to storage rooms on an established daily schedule;
  • Orders, fits, and provides uniforms for employees;
  • Documents transactions to account for textiles and uniforms;
  • Moves cars of soiled linen to linen truck;
  • Counts and records quantities of items received;
  • Rotates stock;
  • Hangs or folds items;
  • Inspects items for suitability.
Work Schedule: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work includes: nights, callbacks, weekends and/or holidays.

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
  • Operation of Equipment/Machinery
  • Technical Practices
  • Textiles
  • Work Practices


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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; 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.PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: requires frequent lifting of 30 to 50 pounds throughout the day. Frequent bending, stooping, carrying, pulling/pushing heavy carts, and walking is required. Standing for long periods of time is required when stocking shelves, loading carts, or folding textiles. You are responsible for working in a safe manner to prevent injuries; required to maintain a cooperative and congenial relationship with other employees; and responsible for performing all other duties related to processing of textiles and general housekeeping of the assignment.
Requires the ability and strength to frequently lift textiles or boxes with both hands, move textiles to/from shelves at or above eye level, push large carts containing textiles weighing up to 800 pounds safely while remaining alert to others in the vicinity. You are responsible to utilize safe practices to avoid injuries.
Requires ability to count and record counts of textiles at each stage, and to use computer for data entry, timekeeping, and email.
The majority of work occurs indoors with appropriate temperatures and lighting though you may be required to work for brief periods of time outside and would be subject to weather elements. Equipment includes large and small mobile carts used for stocking and delivering textiles. You must practice safety constantly regarding mobile equipment. Thermopatch heat transfer machine, infection control practices, and situational awareness when out delivering textiles to facility secondary stock rooms.
You are subject to seasonal weather variances and to cleaning chemicals used on a daily and weekly basis. You are responsible to follow procedures regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling any chemical, such as gloves or mask, and when entering any space that requires additional PPE to limit exposure to patient illnesses.IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

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


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 ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
  • Operation of Equipment/Machinery
  • Technical Practices
  • Textiles
  • Work Practices


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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; 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.
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