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.


The incumbent conducts safety and environmental inspections of the institution and prepares a report for the Environmental and Safety Compliance Administrator’s review. The incumbent should be prepared to submit recommendations to correct the deficiencies discovered.
The incumbent will assist the Environmental and Safety Compliance Administrator or Assistant Environmental and Safety Compliance Administrator in conducting investigations. This will include obtaining statements from witnesses and securing physical evidence. The employee should have the skills necessary to prepare a factual written report for all concerned that will identify the accident, injuries suffered by staff and/or inmates, cost of property damage and offer recommendations to eliminate future accidents in the future.

Responsible for developing and conducting safety training classes for the inmate population and staff. This should include the skills necessary to produce handout materials that depict various safety problems and ways to increase safety awareness.
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 may be required for training

Relocation Authorized

  • No