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Under direction in the Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth Authority, either (1) in a small State correctional facility to plan, organize, supervise, and assist with the work performed in operating the laundry; or (2) in a large State correctional facility to assist a Laundry Supervisor II (Correctional Facility) in planning, organizing, and supervising the operation of the laundry; to supervise the maintenance of laundry equipment and supplies; to instruct laundry workers; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, wards, residents, or patients; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; may instruct, lead, or supervise inmates, wards, or resident workers; and to do other related work.
Employees in this class in a small correctional facility laundry serving less than 500 residents and employees normally work under the general administrative direction of a business manager or superintendent and are in direct charge of all Laundry Workers. Employees in this class in a large correctional facility laundry serving more than 500 residents and employees normally work under the supervision of a Laundry Supervisor II (Correctional Facility) assisting in general supervisory duties. Employees in the next higher class of Laundry Supervisor II (Correctional Facility) are in direct charge of a large laundry staff serving a population of 500 or more residents and employees. The next lower classes of Laundry Worker (Correctional Facility) and Launderer (Correctional Facility) perform journeyperson laundry work and instruct and work with employees and helpers from the resident population.
In a small State correctional facility: Assigns work, supervises, and gives instructions and training to employees and helpers from the resident population, evaluates their performance and takes or recommends appropriate action; supervises the receiving, marking, sorting, wrapping, and distributing of laundry; supervises the preparation and the use of soaps, starches, bluing and bleaching solutions, and approved washing formulas; supervises the operation of washers, starch cookers, extractors, wringers, dryers, flatwork ironers, presses, and sterilizers; as necessary, assists in the performance of the foregoing tasks; adjusts, oils, and makes minor repairs on laundry equipment and machinery; makes inspections and maintains approved laundry practices and standards of safety and sanitation; requisitions, receives, inspects, stores, and inventories supplies; keeps records and prepares reports; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Departments of Corrections and the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates, wards, residents, or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
In a large State correctional facility: Acts as overall assistant to the Laundry Supervisor II (Correctional Facility) in the above tasks, or as assigned, is responsible for a specific area of operation in the laundry; acts for the Laundry Supervisor II (Correctional Facility) in his/her absence.
One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Laundry Worker (Correctional Facility), Laundry Worker, Launderer (Correctional Facility), or Launderer.
Experience: Two years of laundry experience in a large commercial establishment in the operation of laundry equipment and machinery, one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. and
Education: Equivalent to completion of the ninth grade. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, and equipment used in receiving, sorting, washing, ironing, finishing, and distributing laundry in large quantities; laundry sanitation and safety measures used in operating, cleaning, and care of equipment and machinery; preparation and use of bleaches, soaps, starches, and disinfectant compounds; methods of substances used to remove stains from various materials; maintenance and repair of laundry equipment and machinery; principles of effective supervision; use of purchase orders for equipment and machinery; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a supervisor's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Keep inventories and make requisitions; plan, organize, and direct the work of others; demonstrate mechanical aptitude; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; keep records and make reports; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Understanding of and willingness to work with the resident population of a State correctional facility; supervisory ability; personal cleanliness; and freedom from communicable diseases.
Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates. Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.