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Health Services, Department of

Laundry Worker 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00672

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Laundry Worker

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting pay for this position is $12.00 per hour, plus excellent benefits. A 12-month probationary period is required. This position is in pay schedule and range 03/08.
Roanne Quinn, Human Resources Specialist, 608-267-4945,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Assessment Information:
86501 -  018  LAUNDRY WORKER 
Preview Assessment  

The Central Wisconsin Center (CWC) within the Department of Health Services (DHS) is recruiting for multiple Laundry Workers. CWC is a nationally recognized, long-term care organization which supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CWC is located at 317 Knutson Drive on the North side of Madison.

CWC is one of three State-operated Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ICF-IDD) which provides residential care and active treatment for approximately 200 individuals. CWC employees enjoy State benefits including 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, an ample amount of sick time, a top-rated health plan, low-cost options, and an excellent retirement plan. CWC also has a 24/7 fitness center, free parking, and is on the Madison Metro bus route. For more information about State employee benefits, click here.

These positions will work 6:00 am - 4:30 pm, 4 days a week. Days off will be rotating, with every other weekend off. This position may require occasional early morning or evening work and some holidays.

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Position Summary:   

This position performs duties in the laundry washroom, folding room and the central linen area. These duties include sorting, folding, counting and weighing shelf linen; loading linen carts for delivery and operating washing and drying machines.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by CWC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.

These positions have physical requirements which may include, but are not limited to: lifting and carrying up to 55 lbs, standing, sitting, kneeling, and stooping. Applicants may be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.

These positions require the ability to work in an environment that may be hot and humid.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • The ability to work independently without supervision, and as an effective member of a team.

  • The ability to work scheduled hours which include four 10-hour shifts per week and every other weekend. Occasional morning and evening hours as well as holidays may be required.

  • The ability to work cooperatively with inmates from Oakhill Correctional Institution.

  • Written and oral communication skills.

Well-qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience performing laundry duties such as washing, sorting, and folding.

  • Conflict resolution skills.

How To Apply:   

*Applications will be received until all positions are filled.

Click on the "Preview Assessment" link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment and would like to apply for this position, click "Log In" to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume (in a Word or PDF compatible format). Your resume is a very important part of your application at DHS and is used during the evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they are related to this job. For suggestions on what to include when developing your resume, please click here. To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incomplete format, an email, as a hard copy, or as a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible may be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified State employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion) must complete the application process to apply. Pay for transfer, demotion, or promotion will be determined based on the State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan in effect at the time of appointment.

Please note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on WDVA's website.


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