Job Overview


Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).  In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development.  With over 38,000 highly motivated individuals, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.

Will the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pay for me to Move?

Reimbursement IS NOT authorized for travel and transportation for this position.

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.


Incumbent receives visitors, determines the nature of the requests, receives, distributes, and routes incoming/outgoing correspondence, screens material prior to distribution and establishes suspense due dates. Handles routine matters including requests of a general nature. Maintains supervisor's calendar, takes request for appointments, checks on their availability, schedules and confirm his/her appointments. Performs a variety of administrative support duties, such as, taking and transcribing meeting minutes, copying and filing, and appropriate disposal of sensitive documents. Composes complex but nontechnical correspondence, locating and assembling information for various reports, briefings, conferences, etc., following up with staff members to ensure that various commitments made at conferences and meetings are met. Serves as primary relief person for the Warden's Secretary and provides clerical support for the Case Management Coordinator. Reviews correspondence prepared for the Associate Wardens. Check reports for conformance to formats and procedural requirements.

Incumbent has responsibility for correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, typographical errors and attachment of necessary materials. Within established parameters, incumbent may sign routine correspondence, draft and/or complete replies to general or routine inquiries in accordance with a given format.

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