The primary function of this position is to serve as Laundry Worker for the Laundry Section, Facility Management Service at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS), San Juan, Puerto Rico. Principal duties are clean linen distribution and soiled linen collection. Assignments may vary depending upon laundry production needs and may include working in the uniform room. Incumbent rotates through a variety of work sites in the textile care processing facility to meet workload demands. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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 Without more than normal supervision 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. ["Duties include, but are not limited to: Collects soiled textiles. Transports soiled and clean textiles. Maintain textiles protected and covered during transportation. Unload soiled linen bags from the soiled linen carts, dumping bags onto a conveyor system for transporting. Sort soiled linen items to ensure proper washing and handling techniques are followed. Shakes out articles of wet linen items checking for knots, damage, and stained items. Manipulates large quantities of linens via monorail system. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts including weekends and holidays from 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker/PD672-07095-A Physical Requirements: Employee must use the proper body motion and coordination and possess the strength and stamina for doing heavy physical tasks for long periods of time. Must be able to handle loaded carts in excess of 700 lbs and to lift loads over 50 lbs. Uses the provided safety garments during the performance of all the assigned duties. Assist in other areas of the plant during idle time or breakdowns of the assigned equipment and takes proper action to correct the problem. Working Conditions: Incumbent is exposed to noise, vibration, and hot and humid atmospheric conditions associated with textile care setting. Requires walking continuously on concrete floors, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting. Must be proficient in spoken and written English. Must be proficient in spoken Spanish."]
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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.