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 provides direct supervision to federal inmates of various ages and skill levels assigned to the Textile Factory. All inmates must be trained by the incumbent to cut, assemble and package a finished product which meets rigid Department of Defense and other government and private sector specifications in sufficient quantity and quality. The details vary in size and the duties cover such diverse areas as supervising cutting processes (e.g., pattern & marker development, spreading, cutting and shade numbering), sewing processes (e.g., setting collars, hemming, side seaming, button hole, manual operations), packing processes and clerical functions.
Since the position is located in a correctional environment and the incumbent supervises a workforce comprised of federal criminal offenders, law enforcement responsibilities compound those duties normally related to a manufacturing operation.
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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required