Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce.
In our agency, you’ll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions.
We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community.
Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution.
If you are above the maximum entry age and have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an SF-50 to verify prior coverage.Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age of 37.
Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.
To be considered for this position, you must meet the qualification requirements.You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 Federal grade level.
This experience must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the major duties of this position as described above.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform supervisory or administrative duties successfully.
This includes 1) understanding the problems of custody, treatment, training, release of inmates; 2) thorough and comprehensive knowledge of an institution's policies, program regulations and procedures; 3) training subordinates, coordinating and directing activities and functions, evaluating performance, etc.Some examples of qualifying experience are:Supervisory/Managerial experience over a program/operation within a penal or correctional environment.Experience as an executive liaison and providing oversight to supervisors/managers over various disciplines within a penal or correctional environment.Knowledge of correctional/penal operations and ensuring directives are implemented in accordance to policy and procedures.Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience.
To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
Area of Consideration: THIS IS A DELEGATED EXAMINING ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.