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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Laundry Supervisor in Saint Cloud, Minnesota


The primary purpose of the Laundry Supervisor is to coordinate and supervise the production activities of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System, Textile Care Processing Facility, including the issue and use of all textile, linen, and uniform inventories. The incumbent is responsible for the work performance and motivation of approximately 11.5 full time equivalent (FTE) subordinate employees in the laundry working, laundry machine operating, and sewing machine operating occupational series.


Major duties include, but are not limited to: Plan the use of employees, equipment, tools, and inventories to accomplish scheduled work and meet customer's requirements/expectations; Adhere to work priorities, project schedules, resources, and detailed work plans established by higher level supervisors; Follow customary work cycles and sequences in planning work assignments; Explain work requirements, methods, and procedures as needed; defining quality standards and quantity to be met; Observe work in progress to anticipate and resolve problems; Coordinate work among occupational groups to maintain work progress to meet schedules; Inspect completed work for quality and work order requirements; Maintains linen quotas for all hospital units; appropriate levels of chemicals, uniforms, linens, and textiles to ensure no interruption of services provided; Complete Annual Textile Care Inventory Report; Purchase and maintain textiles, linens, and uniforms for required inventory levels; Recommend performance ratings, training, disciplinary actions, changes in performance standards, and the most suitable applicants for vacancies; Plan and establish overall leave schedule for subordinate employees; Perform formal appraisals of work performance, and determine training needs. Investigate grievances and complaints, resolve them informally, and notify higher-level supervisors of those of sufficient importance or seriousness; Provide direction for responsible, safe, efficient operations of the Laundry Facility; and Ensure all safety and housekeeping practices are observed. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: 90488-0

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, 04/19/2021. 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. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Lead or SuperviseMaterialsOperation of Equipment/MachineryTechnical PracticesWork 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: The incumbent may be required to operate vehicles and electrical equipment, and must be able to exert physical effort to load, unload, and transport loads of clean or soiled linen by pushing or pulling carts weighing up to 600 pounds in a controlled manner, in and out of a truck, to and from loading docks and various locations within the hospital. The incumbent will perform a range of subordinate staff duties when short staffed and will be exposed to repetitive motion of arms, wrist, and hands. The incumbent is required to perform simple grasping and fine hand manipulation, reaching outward and above the shoulder, lifting soiled linen bags up and onto carts; and frequent stooping, bending, twisting, kneeling, standing, walking, and sitting. The incumbent must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. The incumbent must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PEE) for extended periods of time as dictated by the work setting. Must be able to load and unload 100, 200, 400, and 600 pound washers. The Laundry Supervisor will work mostly in an office area but will work along subordinate staff on the production floor when needed. Work areas will have ample light, heat, and/or ventilation, but are subject to high noise levels and potentially wet and slippery floors where a high volume of heavy carts are being moved. The incumbent is intermittently exposed to excess humidity, chemicals and solvents, fumes and dust. The incumbent may possibly be exposed to contagions and/or disagreeable odors from the handling of contaminated linens and/or contact with patients and employees. Potential exists for sharps exposure in soiled linen. The work is subject to cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, slips, falls, and other injuries.


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.