PLEASE NOTE: The vacancy announcement close date has been extended to Friday, 3/24/23. If you already applied, you do not need to re-apply. This position is located within the Environmental Management Service's Textile Care division at the VA Sioux Falls Health Care, South Dakota. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Employee must be able to perform moderate to heavy physical effort over an eight-hour period of time including continuous standing, bending, lifting and climbing. Sustained physical activity involves turning, stooping, crouching, pushing, rubbing and reaching. Objects weighing as much as fifty (50) pounds must be lifted or moved. Work is normally performed in a clean, well-lit, heated and ventilated building. Employee is exposed to noise, vibrations and other potential physical harm from operating power equipment and tools. Employee must use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriately as they are subject to skin irritation and respiratory symptoms from chemical cleaning solutions and is routinely exposed to disagreeable odors such as feces, vomit, blood, etc. Employee is also routinely exposed to contagious diseases and other infectious organisms that can cause physical harm and/or death (if PPE is not used appropriately or is defective). Employee is exposed to potential injury and contamination from sharps, needles, etc., and is exposed to predatory pests such as bed bugs, lice and scabies. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. 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: Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading) Materials Operation of Equipment/Machinery Reliability And Dependability Special Aptitude Technical Practices 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. ["Duties include, but may not be limited to the following: Prepares and loads carts of clean linen for delivery to wards, clinics, and other areas. Loads carts according to established linen quotas. Performs all duties in accordance with station policies, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the laundry section. Operates the flatwork spreader/feeder, ironer, folder, and stacker/conveyor; and operates industrial dryers, a small piece folder, and garment tunnel finisher. Unloads industrial washers and operates lift stations, index switches, and rail sling systems. Sorts soiled linen by classification and degree of soil and follows all established procedures. Performs routine care and maintenance of machines and equipment (i.e., tightening nuts and bolts and/or greasing/oiling fittings and wheels); and inspects linens for damage, stained items, etc. Follows established safety/infection control procedures and keeps the assigned work area clean and free of debris. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 2:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates"]
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