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.

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.


The Religious Services Assistant supports the Chaplains, volunteers, and religious programming of all faiths in the institution or the Life Connections unit. The incumbent maintains the records, ecclesiastical documents, materials, and other references for the institution’s religious groups or Life Connections Program. They will assist in the preparation of devotional and religious educational materials and audio visual displays. In addition, he/she works with the chaplaincy or Life Connections team to determine, develop, manage and maintain the logistical support requirements of the religious program. Performs book keeping, fund control, SENTRY maintenance, and other administrative tasks to ensure the daily functions of the program remain unencumbered.

The incumbent serving in the Life Connections Program will assist the Life Connections Chaplain in the instructing of the program orientation classes. Provides supervision of the inmate work detail, provides safety talks and completes inmate performance pay. He/she provides oversight to the ongoing maintenance of the chapel or Life Connections Programs area facility and equipment. Helps supervise day-to-day inmate activities, programs, security, and provides administration of the inmate pass system in the religious program area. Helps the Chaplain provide supervision and logistical support at the outdoor worship area.

Performs purchasing, receiving, invoice verification, and assists the Cost Center Manager with the maintenance of files.

Develops a detailed knowledge of inmates who attend religious services or the Life Connections Programs, formulates data, and prepares reports which monitor inmate religious group activities. The incumbent working in the Life Connections Program will monitor and supervise the Life Connections inmates participation in community service projects.

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.