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.  In special situations, a waiver may be requested up to age 39 at locations where there is a shortage of applicants under 37.

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 is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the Sex Offender Program (SOP) and for coordinating and evaluating all activities within this program. The incumbent is responsible for initiating a program combining clinical treatment and behavioral management components. The SOP Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and scheduling the treatment and behavioral management program activities and implementing specialized behavioral management plans. The incumbent is responsible for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of a wide variety of psychological testing instruments and procedures. The incumbent may be called to testify on professional opinions in federal courts. The incumbent plans and performs both individual and group psychotherapy with sex offenders on a regularly scheduled basis.
Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary unit team in developing, implementing, and assessing program needs and goals. Within the treatment program is directly responsible for development, evaluation and coordination of residential and nonresidential treatment programs and for designing individual treatment plans. Treatment modalities and techniques used include (but are not limited to) behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, social skills therapy, substance abuse education, individual psychotherapy, and prerelease planning. Specialized treatment modalities developed for use with sex offenders may also be employed. Is required to provide clinical supervision to treatment specialists. The incumbent may be called upon to supervise an SOP Social Worker, Administrative Assistant, the work of graduate level psychology trainees, practicum students in clinical psychology, consultant psychologists, and paraprofessional counselors who may be assigned to the SOP.
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.