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Tasmanian Government

Laundry Assistant (Various)

Department of Justice
Tasmania Prison Service

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 1
Salary:$46,947.00 to $57,317.00 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
Region: South
Location:Risdon Prison

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people living with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTIQ+ people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available. 


  • Undertake collection and delivery of goods on behalf of Prison Industries using vehicles up to medium rigid capacity.
  • Ensure Laundry is free from Prison contraband and unauthorised items in accordance with Directors Standing Orders and operational requirements.
  • Complete administrative and reporting tasks associated with Directors Standing Orders and maintenance of industry equipment operational requirements.
  • Contribute to the effective operation of the Industries work unit maintaining established standards, systems and procedures and propose improvements to practices, methods and processes.
  • Actively participate in explaining and reviewing operational procedures, provide information and liaise with various stakeholders.
  • Contribute to a high standard of workplace health and safety in accordance with existing Work Place Health and Safety legislation and policies.
  • Any other duties as assigned to classification.

Essential Requirements

  • Current unrestricted Medium Rigid drivers licence.
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19, or granted an exemption by the Head of Agency.  Please see the Statement of Duties for further information or call the contact person with any questions.

Pre-employment Checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks

• Arson and fire setting
• Violent crimes and crimes against the person
• Sex-related offences
• Drug and alcohol related offences
• Crimes involving dishonesty
• Crimes involving deception
• Making false declarations
• Malicious damage and destruction to property
• Serious traffic offences
• Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
• Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
• Crimes involving Conspiracy

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.

3. Identification check.

Download File Statement of Duties (Generic) Laundry Assistant.docx

Download File Statement of Duties (Generic) Laundry Assistant.pdf

Download File About the Department of Justice (Tasmania Prison Service).DOCX

Download File About the Department of Justice (Tasmania Prison Service).pdf

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.docx

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.pdf


How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.  We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note if you submit the details of your referees with your application the Selection Panel may contact them without notifying you.

Please apply online by clicking the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information.  Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4912.

For more information

John Franklin
Superintendent - Prison Services
Phone: (03) 6165 7199

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.