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.
Incumbent functions as a contract specialist with responsibility for legally authorizing the obligation of institution financial resources for all contracts in accordance with the Federal procurement regulations and applicable Executive Orders. Incumbent is charged with the responsibility of performing all aspects of procurement transactions up to and including awards.
Primary responsibility involves the administration and execution of personal service contracts, non-personal service contracts, formally advertised and negotiated procurement involving a wide range of materials, services and equipment. Construction and renovation contracts require complex specifications, which create a limited source of supply and close price bidding. Specifications may include physical, chemical, electrical or other properties requiring specified methods of testing and special performance requirements. Meets with contractor’s representatives to negotiate formal contracts. Under general supervision, the incumbent prepares, evaluates, and administers complex procurement actions such as the following: firm fixed price with redetermination or escalation provisions, cost sharing, fixed price incentive, etc.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with the 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.