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 incumbent supervises and trains the inmate workers involved with the manufacturing, repair, and rebuilding of metal stamping dies, metal piercing details, and items of equipment from raw stock of different metals and metal alloys such as stainless steel alloys, aluminum, titanium and magnesium.

Incumbent records inmate work hours for payroll purposes and accurately tracks the cost to manufacture metal stamping dies and reconditioned goods regarding machine repair. Incumbent will be required to become proficient in the use of computer based shop floor control hardware and may have to instruct others in its use.

Incumbent must keep abreast of current procedures, information and equipment and recommend changes as new technology and industry advances occur.

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.