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 authorized for travel and transportation for this position.


The Medical Officer provides professional health care services for the federal prisoners confined at this facility and/or provides consultative services via the BOP telehealth network to assigned facilities.

Performs all duties in accordance with currently acceptable medical practices and procedures and local/national health services policies.

Responsible for meeting the health needs (both physical and/or mental) of the inmates assigned to his/her caseload. This caseload may be served remotely via telehealth services. Incumbent shall constantly monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care, providing data to and securing data from the Improving Organizational Performance and other agencies or committees as required.

Responsible for providing psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and programs for patients suspected of having mental disorders. Incumbent is responsible for the development of the master treatment plan and or mental health component of the ambulatory treatment plan and subsequent reviews for patients under his/her care and is directly responsible for the continuity of psychiatric care given to the patients assigned to his/her caseload.

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.