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Laundry Coordinator

Salary: $15.25-$18.62 hourly / $2,653-$3,239 monthly / Range: 4796

DEFINITION: Under direction, supervises and participates in the laundering of clothing and bedding for the County Jail, and performs other duties as may be assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is responsible for laundry inventory and cleaning services for the County Jail division of the Sheriff's Department. Incumbents train, plan, organize and supervise the work of a crew of inmates who operate laundry and stenciling machines.


1. Orders, receives, disburses and monitors use of cleaning supplies; prepares and monitors inventories of supplies, clothing, and bedding; operates heat transfer machine for stenciling of jail clothing; monitors condition of clothing and bedding supplies to replace if necessary; oversees and maintains supply rooms.
2. Selects, trains, and supervises the work of a crew of inmates; provides training in sorting, weighing and cleaning of laundry and bedding and for tailoring and repair of clothing and bedding; handles simple personnel problems; reviews more complex personnel problems with department/detention facility supervisor and recommends solutions; reviews work of inmates for completeness and accuracy; provides light maintenance of sewing machines.
3. Operates cleaning equipment, washing machines and dryers; sorts and weighs laundry; folds clean laundry and sorts for return to proper facility; provides light maintenance of equipment.
4. Provides daily and weekly maintenance of water reclamation system; visually checks pressure gauges for any adjustments; adds chemicals to augment or correct proportions; back flushes system; changes oil in compressors.
5. Supervises washing and/or destruction of contaminated clothing; assesses amount and kind of contamination to advise staff of proper handling precautions; oversees proper disinfection of machinery used in cleaning processes.


1. One year progressively responsible experience in a commercial or institutional laundry with supervision responsibilities; or,
2. one year working within the classification of Sheriff's Utility Worker with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education, or experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: methods and practices used in cleaning, laundering and repair of clothing and bedding; various cleaning supplies, soaps, solvents and disinfectants; operation of washing machines and dryers; methods of inventory; training and supervision; techniques used in simple tailoring of clothing.

Ability to: develop and implement operational procedures; organize and prioritize daily work assignments; learn techniques of supervision specific to inmate population; effectively train and supervise persons of varying social and economic backgrounds; learn to use and train for heat transfer machines; comply with laws, regulations and professional practices governing laundry program services and operations; maintain accurate records and document actions taken; understand laundry machinery to make minor repairs and adjustments; make routine arithmetical calculations; work independently under general direction.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License, ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds above and below the neck, and work with toxic or hazardous chemicals.

Candidates for positions in this class will be required to pass a background investigation.

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