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 is exposed daily to problems of management effecting inmate morale, production, and security of the institution. This requires constant alertness, independent thinking and responsible decisions. Incumbent must effectively deal with staff, the public, and inmates in a fair and impartial manner. Incumbent is responsible for the training, custody, and discipline of inmate workers assigned to his/her area. Incumbent is familiar with Bureau of Prisons policies regarding care and treatment of inmates and keeps abreast of special problems concerning inmates under his/her supervision. He/she observes and consults with inmates, particularly with reference to assisting inmates with adjustment problems. Incumbent prepares progress reports, and provides guidance, explanation and interpretation of rules and regulations. Incumbent insures that inmates comply with institutional and OSHA safety regulations through example, lectures and direction. Incumbent should have a working knowledge of the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Lockout/Tagout procedures.
The incumbent serves in the Facilities department under the direction of the Facilities Manager and supervision of a General Foreman and/or Chief of Utilities.
The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to ensure that effluent discharge of wastewater meets all local, state, and federally mandated standards and regulations.
The incumbent supervises the construction, alteration, repair, modification, and operations of all equipment at the wastewater treatment plant. This operation includes pretreatment and primary processing, as well as secondary, or tertiary, treatment processes.
The incumbent supervises inmates in the operation, installation, troubleshooting, and repair of related piping, pumps, tanks, and equipment associated with the wastewater treatment of the institution wastewater systems. This includes the various filters, tanks, ponds, and other equipment related to wastewater systems and treatment. Supervises inmates in reading, adjusting, troubleshooting, testing, rebuilding or replacing controls and gauges, testing wastewater for conformance with all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, making necessary changes to ensure the plants is in full compliance with all Federal, State and Local EPA standards, the construction, alteration, repair or modification of the wastewater treatment plants and other structures.
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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required