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.


The incumbent trains and supervises inmates workers in the hand and machine operations to mill, i.e., set-up and operation of woodworking machines to cut and shape parts and bore holes by hand or machine; sand, i.e., set-up and operation of sanding machines and hand sand to dimension stock with a finish sandpaper, and to clean excess glue to prepare for finishing; assembly, i.e., add glue to parts and clamp them together insert nails, dowels, and screws through joints to reinforce them, glue and build assemblies and other parts to gather to complete a unit, smooth surfaces with scrapers and sandpaper, and install hardware such as t-nuts, locks, hinges, foot sockets, drawer pulls, and door handles; upholster, i.e., fabricate and layout patterns, cut, sew, and assemble upholstered products; finish, i.e., fine sanding and sealing, hand and gun applications of sealers, stains, lacquers, paints, and putty; containerization, i.e., fabricate crating and protective packaging, and marking and labeling all finished good.

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.