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Laundry Worker

at Orange County

Pay: $12.69 to $16.28/hour
$12.69 - $16.28
Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2279145
Categories: General Labor
Keywords: laundry

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



This recruitment will be posted for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59PM (PST) when the needs of the County are met.  Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

  • 12 Paid County Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Retirement Plan
  • Choice of several health plans

This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future Laundry Worker positions. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.

Orange County's 3 million residents enjoy a nearly perfect climate in which parks and beaches provide abundant opportunities for outdoor activities. Orange County is the home of exciting professional sports, a wide range of tourist attractions and quality venues for visual and performing arts. Orange County boasts a thriving business economy and a well-educated work force. The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation

The Laundry Worker is responsible for the washing, drying, pressing, sorting, and issuing of laundry items in County detention or residential facilities. The position may also be assigned to, train, and/or review the work of inmate trustees or minors in detention and residential facilities who are assigned to work in the laundry area. Some facilities are 24/7 and may require multiple working shifts and weekends. Some work locations will require a high level of confidentiality.

The ideal candidate will have experience in an industrial setting and familiarity with sorting clothes, using laundry equipment to clean clothes, storing and issuing clothing and keeping a running inventory.  In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the drive to excel, communicate effectively and become a knowledgeable worker.  The successful candidate is customer focused, values and respects others, maintains teamwork and collaboration, is continuously learning, demonstrates ethical behavior, and is supportive of change. 


Ability to:
  • Distinguish differences in shapes and sizes of laundry items and torn items needing repair
  • Identify and treat stains in laundry items
  • Read signs, labels, work schedules and simple instructions in English
  • Understand and follow oral directions in English
  • Write simple messages in English
  • Count, add and subtract small numbers
  • Speak English sufficiently to communicate clearly to others

Other Requirements:  The selected candidate may be required to pass an extensive background investigation and must not be on any form of probation.
Click here to learn about the minimum qualifications for the Laundry Worker and details of this classification.

Physical/Environmental Qualifications:

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds of laundry; bend, stoop, squat, crawl, climb ladders, and walk and/or stand for long periods of time; exposure to noise; regular contact with chemicals or biological agents. Some positions may require the ability to push 100-to-150 pound wheeled laundry carts with assistance.


Minimum Qualifications Screening (Refer / Non-Refer)
Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified candidates. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via email of their status in the process.
Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%)
An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. Candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures. Completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the County may be required for some assignments.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates.  Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.


Email Notification
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.  All candidates are encouraged to check their e-mails on a daily basis, in order to ensure that they do not miss any e-mail notifications from the County of Orange regarding scheduling appointments or notifications.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at

Application and Supplemental Questions
Only on-line applications with completed supplemental questions will be accepted and evaluated.
For detailed information on benefits, click here.

For detailed information on OCERS retirement, click here.

Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.
For specific information pertaining to this recruitment you may contact Mayra Manzo at (714) 245-6265 or


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants
from diverse backgrounds to apply.