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    Summary

    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.

    The representative rate for this position is $94,398 per annum ($45.23 per hour).

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    Responsibilities

    Incumbent serves as the manager of the Human Resources Office at a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) federal correctional institution. The correctional facility may consist of a penitentiary or high security/administrative maximum facility, major medical center, metropolitan correctional or detention center, federal transfer center, or correctional complex with a shared Human Resources Office.

    Incumbent is the primary advisor to the Warden in matters relating to the management of the human resources office. Primary responsibilities include local labor management negotiations, disciplinary and grievance procedures, staffing (recruitment, requesting certificates of eligibles, interviewing, and preemployment processing), workforce projections, career counseling, performance evaluation and incentive awards programs, time and attendance, leave administration, compensation, and employee development functions. Specific training functions will include the following responsibilities: local training, tracking mandatory training compliance and evaluations, the mentoring program, and the training needs assessment/annual training plan.

    Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This announcement is open to the following:
    • BOP Employees Nationwide (Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only)
    • DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the LCA.
    Duty Location: USP Big Sandy, KY

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
    • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

    Qualifications

    To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

    Education:

    GS-12 and GS-13: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position at these levels.

    OR

    Experience:

    GS-12 and GS-13: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

    Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

    GS-12:
    • As a human resource representative, experience working with multiple human resource programs for a large organization with a variety of administrative and professional occupations.
    • Experience providing guidance on multiple human resource programs and issues in a large organization to managers/supervisors.
    • As a human resource representative, experience drafting labor management correspondence such as disciplinary letters and grievance responses, applying organizational policies as it relates to hiring, and implementing professional developmental programs for employees.
    GS-13:
    • As a Human Resource Manager, experience directing multiple human resource programs for a large organization with a variety of administrative and professional occupations.
    • As a human resource representative, experience participating in complex labor management relations (e.g., negotiations, interpreting collective bargaining agreements), applying various employment laws in recruiting and hiring, and developing and implementing professional developmental programs for employees.
    • As a Human Resource Manager in a large organization experience providing guidance on multiple human resource programs and issues directly to executive level managers.
    Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

    **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

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    Additional information

    This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.

    The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office.  The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.  Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Special Conditions of Employment Section:

    Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year probationary period.

    The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.

    Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

    All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.

    The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.

    Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

    The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

    This position has been identified as test designated. Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

    • Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
    • Your responses to the eligibility questions;
    • Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
    • Your supporting documentation, if required.
    Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

    If you applied to more than one grade level, BE ADVISED that you may be selected at ANY grade level for which you applied and are found qualified (i.e., if the job is announced at the 9/11 grade levels and you apply for the GS/GL-9 and the GS-11,and you are found qualified at BOTH grade levels, you may be selected at either grade level).

    What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

    The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

    GS-12 and GS-13:
    • Ability to communicate orally.
    • Ability to communicate in writing.
    • Knowledge of technical personnel areas.
    • Skill in managing personnel and training programs.
    • Ability to interpret and apply policy/guidelines.
    • Knowledge of labor management relations.

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    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
    • In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
    • Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.
    • Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.
    • Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation.
    • CTAP, Click Here, if applicable.
    Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as SF-50, etc.

    We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    You must apply through the online application system at www.USAJOBS.gov. Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.

    NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

    Required supporting documentation must be electronically uploaded or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).

    All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. You MUST include the vacancy announcement number on your supporting documentation.

    NOTE: Failure to follow these application procedures will result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.

    Paper applications: If applying online is impossible, please contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.

    Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
    DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Consolidated Staffing Unit
    346 Marine Forces Drive
    Grand Prairie, TX 75051
    E-Mail: GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov
    Phone: 972-352-4200

    Agency contact information

    CSU

    Address

    JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS
    Consolidated Staffing Unit
    346 Marine Forces Drive
    Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
    United States
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    Next steps

    We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed. Normally, Selecting Officials will make a selection within 90-days. When deemed necessary, the selection process may be extended up to 180-days from the date the certificate(s), (Exception, Best Qualified Lists) is/are generated to make a selection.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486378200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.