Job Overview


About the Agency

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.

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.


Responsible for posting on a daily basis, computed, balanced hours of work and keying them into the time and attendance records system for personnel in the institution. This results in the bi-weekly determination of pay. Responsible for maintaining documentation regarding leave and pay as appropriate. The work includes examining time and attendance records and employee requests which serve as a basis for pay and leave computations. Resolves and answers questions regarding payroll issues. Ensures time is correctly keyed into the system, verifies overtime has been approved before keying and confirms staff are entitled to additional pay such as overtime, night differential and Sunday/holiday pay. Prints time and attendance reports for institution staff and maintain copies of reports, overtime and leave documentation by pay period. Distributes original copies of time and attendance reports to all staff.

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 is performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training.

Relocation Authorized

  • No