The Iowa City VA Medical Center is recruiting for 1 Full Time Laundry Worker. The Laundry Worker works within the linen/laundry section of the Iowa City VA Health Care System's Environmental Management Service. The primary work of this position involves delivering and receiving laundry, sorting and folding items, and stocking linens and carts to ensure sufficient quantities are available. 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: Ability to Do the Work of the Position without More Than Normal Supervision Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (Other Than Blueprint Reading) Dexterity and Safety Knowledge of Materials Operation of Equipment/Machinery Technical Practices (Theoretical, Precise, Artistic) Work Practices (Including Keeping Things Neat, Clean, and in Order) 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: Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures Performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment Ensures strict adherence to federal, state, and local codes concerning health, safety, and the environment as applicable within the performance of duties Performs all laundry/linen section duties Delivering and stocking of carts and uniform clothing machines Sort laundry according to classification Folding all types of laundry Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7AM - 330PM Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker/PD50076A Physical Requirements: Duties are performed while standing, walking, bending, or stooping on a concrete floor. The incumbent will frequently lift bundles weighing up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifts bulk bundles weighing over 30 pounds. The incumbent must be in good physical condition and have the ability to maintain alertness while performing repetitive duties. While the incumbent does not usually need to keep pace with machines, he/she needs to have a certain amount of quickness in hand and arm movements to meet production standards. Good eyesight and footwork is also required. The incumbent must work with moving equipment in close quarters and will be exposed to disagreeable odors when working with soiled or contaminated linens. Workers are exposed to the possibility of bruises from carts or machinery. If required to sort laundry from patients with contagious diseases, workers wear protective masks, gloves, and gowns."]
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