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 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.  

The representative rate for this position is $75,689 per annum ($36.27 per hour).


Incumbent serves as the department head in the Correctional Services department at one of the Bureau of Prisons most complex correctional facilities.

He/She is responsible for institutional security, inmate conduct and discipline, inmate work, control of hazardous tools and materials, safety, sanitation, control and use of institution vehicles, and key control. The incumbent also inspects

facilities, observes personnel and inmates from the standpoint of security, morale and employee-inmate relations, and overall program coordination.

The incumbent serves as an advisor to the Warden and his staff in the formulation and implementation of institution policies, procedures and programs. Incumbent must integrate these policies and procedures into the overall operations of the facility, as well as the correctional department, and keep management advised

of activities effecting institution programs.

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.