Laundry Supervisor (Program Specialist I)

State of Utah

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Job Description
The Utah Department of Corrections is looking for a Laundry Supervisor (Program Specialist I) to be part of the Division of Prison Operations (DPO) team at the Salt Lake City Facility. The Laundry Supervisor operates and supervises a large UDC central prison industrial laundry and clothing distribution operation. This job is NOT public safety certified and does not require peace officer status or certification.

Principal Duties

With assistance from Correctional Officers who handle all security duties, the Laundry Supervisor directly supervises laundry workers (offenders/inmates) at a large prison facility. This includes hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring, evaluating performance, and termination.
Monitors budgets, policies, and operational requirements. This includes the responsibility to ensure operations follow safety regulations, laws, requirements, and practices. Adherence to all established correctional laundry standards is required.
Strict adherence to safety and security guidelines, policies, and practices while working in and around a correctional institution environment.
Collaborates with managers, purchasing staff, vendors, and other areas/agencies to ensure an adequate supply of materials and equipment is available to maintain laundry and clothing distribution operations. Orders receive, inspects, and stores equipment, merchandise, commodities, materials, and/or supplies.
Schedules delivery of materials, supplies, merchandise, and equipment.
Conducts regular and spot-check inventories of merchandise, supplies, or equipment.
Answers all inmate grievances for laundry and clothing distribution issues.
Maintains accurate records and logs.
Collaborates with other UDC areas or allied agencies to ensure consistency in operations and proper adherence to policies, correctional standards, and state/federal laws.
Identifies problems or potential problem areas and collaborates with stakeholders to implement solutions.
Ensures proper maintenance of all laundry equipment and areas.
Plans and organize laundry areas/operations for maximum use and efficiency.
May need to drive a non-CDL box truck or another vehicle.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following:Previous industrial laundry experience, clothing distribution experience, or other logistics dependent operations work experience.
Experience managing/supervising personnel.
Experience with large industrial laundry equipment, computer/office equipment, and using software including word processing and spreadsheets.
Experience adhering to OSHA workplace safety standards and health regulations, standards, and laws.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Why You Should Join Our Team
The Utah Department of Corrections supports the pursuit of professional growth and development through a culture that encourages great employees, great attitudes, and great teamwork.
Besides working with a dedicated team of professionals who are dedicated to the public’s safety, you will receive great health and retirement benefits.
Medical Insurance options:High deductible option with a low bi-weekly premium and the State contributes money into a health saving account for you to use.
Traditional plan option with low bi-weekly premium.
Low bi-weekly premiums for dental and vision insurance
Retirement:You can choose to receive a pension with a 401(k) or a 401(k) only option where the State matches 10% of your salary.
The State also matches up to $26 per paycheck into your 401(k) if you contribute to your 401(k).
Paid time off:Earn 4 hours of annual leave (paid time off) and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.
12 paid holidays.
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The Agency
The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensure public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment. For more information about the Utah Department of Corrections, click here.

Supplemental Information

This job is NOT public safety certified and does not require peace officer status or certification.
Normal schedule is Monday through Friday except holidays. Possible emergency/temporary schedule changes may require infrequent work on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.
Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around and operating industrial laundry equipment, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
Risks found in potentially dangerous correctional environments such as being subject to possible physical attack, etc.
The work requires moderate physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, regularly operating large industrial laundry equipment, frequent walking, lifting heavy objects up to 50 pounds, and climbing, crouching, or crawling is also possible.
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.

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