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 performs as a health technician in the clinical laboratory performing laboratory and clerical duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor.
Performs phlebotomy on FMC inpatients and outpatients for collection of blood specimens, using venipuncture. Maintains upto- date inventory of laboratory reagents and supplies. Accessions, processes, and distributes patient specimens to clinical laboratory departments. Sets up microbiology cultures appropriately using proper differential media and isolation techniques. Prepares specimen containers for 24-hour urine collections with appropriate preservatives. Measures 24-hour urine collections accurately, and prepares aliquots for alalysis. Appropriately handles infectious and bio-hazardous waste. Performs waived testing when necessary (i.e., urine dipsticks and occult blood cards).
Prepares correspondence as transcribed, dictated or drafted by the Laboratory Supervisor. Prepares clinical requisitions for specimens sent out to referral laboratories. Collates patient report data and separates reviewed reports for transmission to patient unit. Appropriately files laboratory copy of all patient data. Types purchase orders and purchase requests under direction of the Laboratory Supervisor. Maintains file of purchase requests, purchase orders, receiving reports, and standing order items, Reconciles purchase orders. Researches, coordinates, and prepares reports as required by the Bureau of Prisons, Health Services Division and Laboratory Supervisor. Distributes mail to the clinical laboratory departments.
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.