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.


Engages in the installation, maintenance, modification, trouble diagnosis, and subsequent repair of a wide variety of sophisticated and complex communications, electro-mechanical equipment and systems. This equipment includes but is not limited to radios, sensors, alarms, television receivers, video surveillance, telephone systems, and wire communications equipment.
As needs and projects develop, the incumbent initiates written documentation relative to the new systems for submission to the Regional Office, or Central Office for consideration, approval and funding.
Analyzes and evaluates existing communications equipment and systems, as to effectiveness and reliability, and makes recommendations as to overhaul, modification, or replacement.
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

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel by be required for training/and or work related issues.

Relocation Authorized

  • No