Job Overview

Summary

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.  In special situations, a waiver may be requested up to age 39 at locations where there is a shortage of applicants under 37.

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.

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, supervising and evaluating drug abuse programs.

Responsible for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of a wide variety of psychological testing instruments. Formulates appropriate treatment programs, refers medical/psychiatric problems to medical services, and assists in deciding when individuals are to be referred to more appropriate or specialized facilities.

The incumbent plans and performs both individual and group psychotherapy on a regularly scheduled basis. Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary unit team in developing, implementing, and assessing drug abuse treatment program needs and goals. Is responsible for providing assessment and referral services for staff referred to Psychology Services by their supervisors or for staff personally requesting assistance with problems of alcohol use, drug use, or emotional problems which are affecting job performance.

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.