Linen and Clothing Specialist

Recruitment #220630-Z30A-I06


Linen/Clothing Specialist I (#Z30A)
$12.11 hourly / $969.05 bi-weekly / $25,195.24 annual

Linen/Clothing Specialist II (#Z30B)
$13.07 hourly / $1,045.24 bi-weekly / $27,176.19 annual

ODVA is seeking a full- time Linen/Clothing Specialist to provide laundering services to a State Veterans Home, located in Claremore, OK. ODVA offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2022.

Basic Purpose
Positions in this job family perform tasks involving laundry work, sewing, alterations, and mending at a state institution, school or facility. This includes sorting, washing and maintaining clothing, linens, and draperies.

Typical Functions
The functions performed by employees in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
• Operates washers, dryers, mangles, pressers and irons.
• Sews by hand or machine, mends, alters and repairs clothing and linen articles; constructs, maintains and hangs draperies.
• Places clothes on hangers, wraps bundles in paper with identifying tickets, and prepares for delivery.
• Performs minor machine maintenance and repair; cleans and oils machines; and maintains cleanliness of work area.
• Maintains adequate level of sewing materials, clothing and linens for an assigned area; collects, weighs and counts laundry.

Level Descriptor
Level I: This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing routine entry level work in a training status to build their skills in washing clothing and linen, operating laundry and sewing equipment, and sewing, altering, mending, repairing and maintaining clothing, linen, draperies and miscellaneous items. In this role they will load and operate washers, dryers and other laundry equipment, sort clothing to be cleaned, fold items after washing or repairing, and prepare items for delivery. They will also sew by hand or machine, following patterns, cutting garments, and altering and repairing clothing and other items.

Level II: This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing a full range of duties involving laundry and sewing activities. This includes preparing solutions used in the cleaning of items, making patterns, cutting material to patterns, taking measurements and fitting clothing to patients, residents and others, maintaining simple records, and making reports. Some positions may be assigned occasional functional supervision of a section of the laundry or sewing services, including assuming the duties of the supervisor in the supervisor’s absence.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Level I: Knowledge of sewing techniques and skill to operate a sewing machine; to fit and alter clothing; and to operate various laundry equipment. Ability is required to follow written and oral instructions and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Level II: Those identified in Level I plus additional knowledge of simple pattern making and of textiles and their reaction to soaps, bleaches, bluing, alkalines, water temperature and detergents plus additional ability to follow sewing patterns; and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Level I: Education and Experience: None required.

Level II: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of six months of experience in a commercial or institutional laundry, or commercial experience in the operation of a sewing machine, pattern making, or mending garments.

Special Requirements
ODVA has determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.


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