State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $55,904.00-$83,196.00 Yearly


CORR 0008




A Correctional Laundry Supervisor is the supervisory level of work in the custody, training and supervision of adult inmates engaged in institutional laundry operations at a correctional institution.  Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Correctional Laundry Officers, on an assigned shift.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Correctional Laundry Manager or other administrative official.  Employees are assigned to day or evening shifts.  Employees are subject to call-in during emergencies and staffing shortages.  Work is performed in a correctional institution laundry, and employees are continually exposed to inmates who may be abusive and hostile and have access to potentially dangerous tools, chemicals and equipment.  The work may involve moving objects weighing twenty-five pounds or more.

Positions in this classification are evaluated 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 Correctional Laundry Supervisor is differentiated from Correctional Laundry Officer II in that Correctional Laundry Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level subordinate Correctional Laundry Officers while the Correctional Laundry Officer II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision within established guidelines.  The Correctional Laundry Supervisor is differentiated from Correctional Laundry Manager in that Correctional Laundry Manager has supervisory responsibility for Correctional Laundry Supervisors.


Directs the work of lower-level Correctional Laundry Officers training inmate workers in one or more laundry operations;

Informs lower-level Correctional Laundry Officers of changes in regulations, institutional directives and inmate activities;

Counsels Correctional Laundry Officers on violations of rules and regulations and, when necessary, initiates disciplinary action;

Reviews requests for leave and recommends approval or disapproval;

Conducts initial investigations of complaints regarding violations of rules by officers or inmates;

Ensures that officers receive proper on-the-job training and identifies performance problems;

Prepares and revises established laundry schedules;

Investigates customer and inmate complaints;

Determines supply and equipment needs and initiates requisitions;

Oversees the maintenance and repair of all laundry equipment;

Prepares incident investigations and officer performance reports;

Maintains control and discipline among officers and inmate workers by enforcing safety, custody and security regulations;

May prepare laundry budget estimates and production reports;

May devise and improve laundry operational methods and technical procedures;

May be required to subdue and restrain inmates during fights, riots or escape attempts;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


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

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

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 not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

July 20, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006122; EST: ; REV: 7/1/2019;

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