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 mission of Federal Prison Industries, Inc., (FPI), also known as UNICOR, is to provide maximum training and work opportunities for inmates placed under its supervision. FPI produces products and provides services to agencies of the Federal Government at prices competitive with current market prices and as such a variety to keep competition with private industry at a minimum. The position is located outside the confines of an instruction incumbent is a member of the Services Business Group. The Services Business factory provides a variety of complex, one-of-a-kind or few-of-a-kind text and image conversion services, involving data entry, work processing, scanning, data conversion (ranging from text, fonts, and books to images, maps, engineering and facility management drawings), OCR clean up, and SGML/HTML programming to agencies of the Federal government.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.