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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Laundry Worker in Portland, Oregon


The incumbent is assigned to the Auto Valet room of the Laundry Section, Facilities Management Division, at the Portland VA Medical Center. This assignment consists of processing, maintaining and ordering uniforms. Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned by the Textile Care Manager; however, instructions controlling the work performed originate with the Laundry Work Leader.


Major Duties include but are no limited to: Incumbent checks employee uniforms for stains, mends and for possible fair, wear and tear (FWT). Tracks all outstanding orders for uniforms and scrubs. Incumbent is responsible for assigning and maintaining Auto Valet spreadsheet, and performing monthly audits to ensure unused uniforms are returned to Laundry for reissue. Incumbent is responsible for ensuring all uniforms are placed in the proper placement based on the Auto Valet number assigned. Reports any shortages of uniforms or scrubs to the Textile Care Manager, or his designee as needed. Communicates with his counterpart in Vancouver any issues with product quantity or quality. Maintains Auto Valet area, reporting any equipment issues using the Electronic Work Order system. Responsible for ensuring all uniforms and scrubs are secured daily and whenever not physically in the Uniform Room. Responsible for the cleaning and dusting of the auto valet room as needed. Issues all uniforms for Portland VA Medical Center personnel working closely with the Uniform Operator in Vancouver, as well as the Medical Center Seamstress. Maintains adequate scrub par level, to assure all customer needs are met. Generates requests for uniform/scrub issue and stock. Determines when uniforms are to be discarded, mended or replaced and ships to Vancouver for rag out. Updates and maintains the Portland Uniform Database with all pertinent information to include but not limited to all the following information: name, service, date issued number of items issued, and type of item issued. Fills out weekly work sheet for uniforms processed. Fills out electronic work sheet for uniforms being excessed, including size, color and amount. Submits all daily and weekly reports via email to the laundry office. Responsible for training employees in this position depending upon required needs. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 3:00pm to 11:30pm

Position Description Title/ PD# 20655-0

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/13/2021. 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. Examples of such duties include but are not limited to the operation of a flatwork ironing systems, small and large piece folders, gas and steam dryers; sorting general Medical Center soiled linens, patient clothing and surgical linen; stacking folded flatwork, folding roughdry items; checking for rewash or repair. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)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: Incumbent is required to frequently maneuver heavy carts, stand for long periods of time, push and pull heavy carts on and off trailer or truck. Bend, stoop and stand/walk continuously on cement surface. Incumbent is also required to push and pull heavy weights of wet laundered linens.

Work is accomplished indoors where lighting is good. Working conditions can change with the season, it can become hot in the summer months and with all the steam-heated equipment it can be extremely warm. In winter months early duty hours are subject to cold drafts when dock doors are open during loading and unloading of linens. Incumbent is subject to muscle strain, because of bending, stopping, pulling and pushing.


Additional Information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.