State of Maryland

Linen Service Worker (#005397)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $23,977.00-$36,952.00 Yearly






A Linen Service Worker is the full performance level of work inspecting, sorting, folding and distributing garments and linens in a State facility or institution.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Linen Service Supervisor or other designated position.  Employees in this classification may be required to wear protective equipment such as goggles, gloves and masks when handling soiled laundry to prevent contamination and spread of disease.  The work involves moving, loading and unloading heavy and bulky bags of laundry.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work Sections of the class specification.

The Linen Service Worker is differentiated from the Linen Service Officer in that, the Linen Service Worker performs the full range of laundry care duties and responsibilities without the help of patients or juveniles under general supervision, while the Linen Service Officer performs is the full range of duties and responsibilities supervising the activities of patients or juveniles engaged in the issue, repair, marking and laundering of linens and clothing.


Collects soiled laundry from designated sites;

Gathers, weighs and loads soiled laundry on transport vehicles;

Unloads, sorts, folds, and places clean laundry on shelves or in bins;

Inspects soiled and clean laundry for rips, tears and stains;

Fills requisitions of needed laundry items completed by staff and places items in labeled bags for distribution;

Conducts inventory of supplies, garments, and linens so that supervisors can requisition needed items;

Labels laundry items by stamp or marking machine;

Cleans and disinfects work areas and laundry transport vehicles in order to prevent contamination and spread of disease;

May mend and alter garments and repair linens used by facility residents;

May load and drive trucks or other vehicles to deliver soiled laundry and to pick up clean laundry from regional laundry centers;

May use washing machines and dryers to clean residential laundry;

Performs other related duties.


Ability to learn procedures used in the collection, inspection, sorting, folding and distribution of laundry items;

Ability to learn health and safety procedures to be used in handling soiled laundry to prevent contamination and spread of disease;

Ability to sort, fold and distribute clean laundry items;

Ability to collect, inspect, bag and weigh soiled laundry;

Ability to move heavy and bulky bags of laundry on and off laundry transport vehicles;

Ability to count laundry items and fill laundry requisitions;

Ability to label laundry items;

Ability to follow instructions.


Education:   8th grade.

Experience: None.


Employees appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically addresses the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit A-Labor and Trades classes.  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305. 

Date Established


Date Revised

September 18, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005397; EST: 1/1/2016; REV: 9/18/2019;

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