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 is responsible for technical and administrative supervision of inmates who use trades and labor skills to re-manufacture finished products according to required specifications and deadlines. The incumbent must possess skill and knowledge regarding the supervision of trades and craft work which employs low skilled and very poorly motivated workers. The incumbent trains inmate workers in manufacturing, re-manufacturing, maintaining, repairing or up-fitting a wide variety of vehicles, equipment, and various automotive vehicle components.

The incumbent assigns, directs, and reviews inmates' work. Under the supervision of the Assistant Factory Manager or Factory Manager, he/she plans, schedules, and coordinates work operations using the shop floor control module of SAP. Incumbent must also solve work related problems in addition to determining materials and equipment necessary to produce a final product.

The incumbent is responsible for enforcing high standards of cleanliness, sanitation and all Bureau of Prisons policies. Incumbent is responsible for monitoring and enforcement of all OSHA, EPA and other safety regulations to maintain a safe working environment for fellow staff and inmates. The incumbent inspects the quality of work being performed and certifies that such work meets specifications contained or referenced in technical manuals, shop manuals, change bulletins, and/or the manufacturer’s commercial technical or assembly data. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining accurate production status and technical reports.

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.