Laundry Worker --Recruitment/Relocation and Critical Skills Incentive Authorized--
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, South Dakota
Internal Number: 763737700
A recruitment incentive of up to $7,000 has been authorized for highly qualified candidates. Please contact the HR Specialist at the bottom of this announcement for specific requirements. This position is located within the Laundry-Textile Care Section of the Environmental Management Service Line in the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. The primary work of the position of Laundry Worker involves receiving, sorting, loading, pressing, steaming, processing, and issuing clean laundry. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2024. Opening Date: December 1, 2023 Closing Date: September 30, 2024 First Cut-Off Date: January 11, 2024 NOTE: This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Qualified candidates will be referred as vacancies occur. Eligible applications received after August 31, 2023 will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Final application disposition will be completed at the end of the open period stated in the announcement. In addition, due to the potential of a high volume of applicants, not all applicants may receive consideration. 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. To be found at least minimally qualified for the position of Laundry Worker, your application and supporting documentation must demonstrate the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential for satisfactory job performance. For this position, the ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision is prime. Examples of qualifying experience include, but is not limited to: sorting, counting, alphabetizing, following both written and oral instructions, safely operating mechanical equipment, and performing several tasks in repetitive sequence with an adequate amount of quickness in hand and arm movements to meet production standards. 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 Job Family Specify Equipment, Machinery, etc. 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. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: The incumbent 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. DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.201) for this occupation. ["This occupation has been authorized for a Veterans Health Administration enterprise-wide Critical Skills Incentive (CSI). Candidates may be eligible for a lump sum CSI. The amount of lump sum CSI is determined based on appointment date and may be pro-rated as determined by the end date of the CSI. Eligible candidates will be required to sign a service agreement agreeing to an obligated service period and failure to complete the obligated service period may result in a debt for the unearned portion of the CSI. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Operate and maintain ironer/cross-folder, 50 lb. washers, 100 and 200 lb. dryers, single piece folder and steam finishing tunnel. Sort soiled and clean textiles according to linen type use and manufacturer's care recommendations. Fold all types of textiles. Load/unload all types of carts. Select and use chemicals to clean a wide variety of surfaces per industry standards and manufacturer's recommendations. Maintain neat and clean work area. Monitor supplies, materials, and equipment notifying Lead or Supervisor of deficiencies, irregularities, or low stock. Assist with training of new Textile Care employees. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:00 am to 2:30 pm Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker --Recruitment/Relocation and Critical Skills Incentive Authorized--/PD80266A Bargaining Unit: This is a bargaining unit position. FLSA Status: Non-exempt Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized, with a service obligation to the position and Sioux Falls VA HCS for 2 years. The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being."]
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