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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. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

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    Responsibilities

    The Textile Manufacturing Specialist is responsible for establishing production schedules for the Clothing and Textiles factories based on customer sales requirements. The incumbent facilitates conformance of all manufacturing areas to established requirements to enable Federal Prison Industries to meet customer requirements. The individual provides guidance concerning production, plant layout, machinery methods and manufacturing improvements.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel may be required for training.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
    • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
    • Selective Service Requirement: <a href="http://www.sss.gov">Click Here</a>

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).  The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP 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 rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:  Click Here

    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 consideration, 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 rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating 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:

    There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

    Experience:

    You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. 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:

    • Experience in industrial operations, plant layouts, and machinery used in the fabrication of complex products.
    • Experience in cost/benefit analysis to ensure that production costs are kept to a minimum while assuring maximum benefit to both Federal Prison Industries and the customer in terms of quality and on-time delivery.
    • Experience in manufacturing environment to include methods/process analysis, problem solving, production planning, inventory control and production flow management.

    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

    Special Conditions of Employment Section:

    Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation.  All applicants are subject to, and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.

    Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

    Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:  

    Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position.  To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures.  Based upon your self-reported responses to the assessment questions during the application process, your application will be placed into one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Applications will be reviewed from the top quality category. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement.  If you are found qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to the responses you provided on the online assessment questionnaire.

    NOTE:  Candidates within the top quality category and who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

    If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume.  Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.

    In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest qualified category as defined by category rating procedures.

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

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

    • Ability to interact effectively with superiors, peers, subordinates and others.
    • Knowledge of textile manufacturing processes.
    • Knowledge of manufacturing process to include plant layout, equipment, specifications and blue prints.
    • Ability to analyze information and establish program objectives and/or performance goals.
    • Ability to analyze financial, cost and manufacturing information to derive solutions.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    • Veterans' Preference Documentation: Veterans must demonstrate that they have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have received either an honorable or general discharge).  Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 indicating type of discharge); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal).
    • If you are currently on active duty, a statement from the appropriate Branch Personnel Office containing the following information: Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Active Duty time, Projected Separation Date and type of anticipated discharge must be provided.  
    • If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you SHOULD submit a completed Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference", and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.  Documentation to support a disability must reflect the overall evaluation or percentage disability rating. Veterans must also demonstrate that they have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have received either an honorable or general discharge).
    • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
    • In order to receive credit for experience contained in a 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.
    • SF-50 for proof of prior LEO coverage, 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 VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.

    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.

    Claiming Veterans Preference? If yes, you MUST claim preference on-line during the application process and upload documentation to support preference claimed.   Failure to claim Veterans Preference or provide supporting documentation may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration during the assessment process.

    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.  Supporting documentation for announcements with an application limitation MUST be uploaded the same day you apply, as these positions may close earlier than stated in the announcement.  

    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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    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.bop.gov/

    Next steps

    We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed.  Applicants will be notified via e-mail, to the e-mail address registered in USAJOBS.  The referral certificate or list of eligibles will then be issued to the selecting official for further consideration.  The Human Resource Office may then contact you for an interview if they wish.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

    Applicants referred on a certificate of eligibles may receive an Inquiry of Availability (OF-5 Form)via e-mail, mail or a telephone inquiry from the local Human Resource Department.  Applicants MUST complete the OF-5 form and return it to the Human Resource Management Office or contact the Human Resource Department telephonically or via e-mail.  Applicants MUST also telephone the Human Resource Department during normal business hours to schedule an interview.  Failure to either return the form or contact the Human Resource Department will result in a loss of consideration for the position.

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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512165300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.