Incumbent works as a Linen and Uniform Worker for the Environmental Management Service within the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS). The incumbent is responsible for the removal of soiled linen and the distribution of clean linen throughout the facility where needed. The incumbent is also responsible for issuing employee uniforms and maintaining individual government property issue cards. Incumbent handles soiled linen bags on a daily basis and is required to lift and deposit bags. 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: 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. ["Major duties include, but are not limited to: Lifts linen bags and/or service supplies weighing up to 30 pounds repetitively, using proper safety techniques. Receives and weighs incoming clean linen deliveries and weighs outgoing soiled linen. Assists unloading linen deliveries and transports linen carts to the appropriate area. Wears appropriate safety clothing and/or safety equipment when in contact with soiled linen, in accordance with established policy and procedures. Folds linen on a daily basis. Builds delivery carts on a daily basis for wards, clinics, and satellite facilities. Makes routine linen deliveries throughout the day, making sure quotas are met. Ensures linen is kept covered at all times during deliveries. Operates commercial or industrial housekeeping equipment. Cleans and maintains linen room, linen storage areas, and equipment. Issues uniforms for incoming employees, and receives uniforms for outgoing employees. Receives incoming supplies and processes them into inventory or storage. Operates hand trucks and pallet jacks in accordance with established policy and procedures. Utilizes a variety of computer programs (word processing, spreadsheets) to complete tasks and process reports. Responsible for record keeping. Meets the needs of customers on a daily basis while supporting VA missions. Work Schedule: 5:00 am to 1:30 pm Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker/PD00115A Physical Requirements: Incumbent is required to frequently maneuver heavy carts, stand for long periods of time, bend, stoop, and stand/walk continuously on cement surfaces. Some heavy lifting may be required of up to 25 - 30 pounds."]
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