Class Specifications - C.30
Senior Linen Service Supervisor - 5815
Linen Service Supervisor - 5816

May, 1973

Series Concept

Linen Service Supervisors supervise Head Linen Service Workers, Linen Service Workers, Laundry Machine Operators, Laundry Rotary Press Operators, Sewing Room Workers, Drapery Makers and Truck Drivers in the performance of duties in a laundry or related linen service unit; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents typically hire, train, evaluate, promote, and discipline employees; schedule, assign, and coordinate the work performed during an assigned shift; assist the Laundry/Linen Service Manager in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating operations in a laundry; may act as a liaison between the laundry and other departments or outside agencies; and may assume responsibility for the total operations of the laundry during one or more shifts in the absence of the Laundry/Linen Service Manager or Linen Service Manager.

Classes in the Linen Service Supervisor series are distinguished from classes in the Laundry and Linen Service Manager and Linen Service Manager series in that Linen Service Supervisors typically perform supervisory duties during one or more assigned shifts. Laundry/Linen Service Managers and Linen Service Managers are responsible for planning, organizing, directing and administering the total operations of a laundry and linen service unit, respectively.

The Linen Service Supervisor series consists of two supervisory levels. Linen Service Supervisor is the first operational level, and Senior Linen Service Supervisor is the second operational level. The distinction between levels is based on the number of employees supervised, the number of units in the supervisory span of control, the degree of independence exercised in the performance of supervisory functions, and the nature of management functions performed in assisting the Laundry/Linen Service Manager or Linen Service Manager.

Class Concepts

Senior Linen Service Supervisor

Under direction, incumbents have full supervisory responsibility over several operational sub-units in a laundry and/or related linen service area having 30 or more full-time-equivalent employees. Incumbents may supervise one or more Linen Service Supervisors in performance of supervisory duties outlined in the Series Concept.

Linen Service Supervisor

Under general supervision, incumbents have supervisory responsibility over several operational sub-units in a laundry and/or related linen service area having 15 or more full-time-equivalent employees.

In a large laundry and/or linen service operation, incumbents may work under the supervision of a Senior Linen Service Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Senior Linen Service Supervisor

Graduation from high school and four years of experience in a laundry and related linen service operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Linen Service Supervisor

Graduation from high school and three years of experience in a laundry and related linen service operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.