This position is assigned to the Environmental Management Service (EMS) of the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, Arkansas, a VHA complexity level 1C facility's Laundry Section. The primary purpose of the position is to provide support to the Laundry Supervisor. Lead a group of employees ranging from WG-4, WG-3, WG-2 and GS3. Incumbent will process hospital linens, employee uniforms and patient wearing apparel on a timely basis to meet general production schedules. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/23/2023. 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) Lead or Supervise 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: Most tasks require varying degrees of muscular effort and hand to eye coordination to assure safe and efficient use of equipment and supplies. Work requires frequent bending or stooping, prolonged walking, standing, working in cramped positions and climbing. Work requires frequent lifting and moving heavy items weighing 40 to 50 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects weighing over 50 pounds. Work requires visual acuity to assure completion of tasks in acceptably clean and aseptic manner. ["Ability to operate industrial laundry washers and dryers. Ability to use flatwork ironers. Ensures an aseptic handling of all textiles while transporting and distributing. Monitors usage rates of individuals using areas and reports to the laundry supervisor. Operating knowledge of clean side equipment, including garment finisher, small washer, large and small dryers, spreader/feeder/ironer/folder, stacker conveyor, small and large piece folders. Basic knowledge of the operating principles of commercial washing, and knowledge to select the correct wash formula from the provided chart for the selected wash load, and basic knowledge of the cart wash operation system, water and air systems to identify proper operations and procedures, to shut down the equipment if a malfunction occurs Knowledge and skill to operate the lift and rail system to correctly direct the proper linen pulled from washer/extractors to appropriate rail storage, to be dried or ironed. Ability to comprehend oral and written instructions. Constantly alert to the operation of machines assigned, be aware of any malfunctions, and know the procedure for shutting down equipment. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 07:00 am -3:30 pm. Subject to change based on the need of the agency. Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker Leader/PD03120A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized"]
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.