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.


Incumbent coordinates institution budget development with program managers using analytical comparisons to historical cost data and justifications for major deviations for the current year, budget year, and future year estimates for submission to the Regional Comptroller.

Incumbent analyzes and projects data within the confines and parameters of the Financial Management Information System (FMIS) to assess budget execution and expedite the reallocation of the financial plan, requests for major reprogramming, or request of supplemental funding by the region as appropriate with alternatives, justification, and explanation of cause.

Interprets Bureau of Prisons Budget Policy within the guidelines set by Congress, OMB, DOJ, and GAO. Incumbent provides guidance on Bureau appropriation principles governing the use of BOP appropriated and non-appropriated funds.

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.