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LAUNDRY OFFICER in Big Spring at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Big Spring
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  • Experience:
    Entry level
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Job Description


Compensation Base: $19.31/hr

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): $4.13 H&W


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position is a Correctional Officer whose duties pertain to the operation of the laundry facility to include control and supervision of inmate workers and the operation of the equipment therein. A through knowledge of facility operational procedures, facility emergency plans and other directional memoranda issued by authorized staff is required to perform the assigned duties of this position.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors daily usage and inspects the industrial washers and dryers, in addition to all other equipment in the laundry facility.
  • Adjusts valves, switches and levers to start, operate, and stop the machinery, in addition to controlling the temperature of the water.
  • Ensures that laundry equipment is checked on a regular basis and that any problems noted are reported to the property authority.  Performs basic maintenance and repair of laundry equipment using manuals and their past history.
  • Re-issues and exchanges worn-out inmate clothing.
  • Maintains security measures by counting and making rounds through the laundry on a periodic basis. Makes random searches of the laundry. Ensures that no ironing or starching is done on unauthorized clothing.
  • Ensures sick-outs are called in to the Control Center during counts.
  • Maintains an updated inventory of all clothing in the building such as, but not limited to clothes to be repaired, blankets, and uniforms. Ensures that the proper amount of cleaned clothing is returned to the delivering officer.
  • Ensures that the building, as well as the outside area designated for laundry, is kept clean and secure.
  • Accounts for all tools assigned to the laundry.  Notifies immediate supervisor if tools are missing.
  • Controls, issues, and accounts for all chemicals and hazardous materials used in the laundry operation.  Ensures that all materials are in accordance with all safety and ACA Standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • College coursework and advanced training in behavioral sciences, correctional services or related field preferred. Training in cultural diversity or sensitivity preferred.
  • Possession of applicable state requisites for employment.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Must be able to regularly report to work without being late.
  • Ability to be physically alert on any shift that is assigned.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
  • Work experience in a correctional setting preferred.
  • May be required to possess valid state driver’s license.
  • Must be mature, flexible, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates or detainees and staff, philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility, and possess a high tolerance to mental stress.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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