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 supervises the handling, storage and issuance of all clothing items to the inmate population including initial issue. Incumbent is responsible for the supervision of the daily operation of large capacity digital or computerized laundry equipment and the preventive maintenance and repairs required to maintain equipment in accordance with Bureau policy.
Incumbent maintains the central stock room of linens and uniforms from which issues are made to inmates and departments. Incumbent is required to maintain adequate stock levels, and maintenance of inventory documentation using both manual procedures and automated data processing systems. The incumbent will be responsible for the ordering and purchasing of all material/equipment needed to perform assigned projects. The incumbent is responsible for the preparation of clothing issue records to be maintained on each inmate. Incumbent ensures inmates are only given authorized amounts of each clothing item and receives replacements when justified. Makes sound decisions regarding daily operations of the laundry and clothing issue areas. Incumbent ensures that inmates comply with institution and OSHA Safety Regulations through example and lectures.
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.