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 HVAC Foreman supervises inmate workers involved in the new construction, rehabilitation, repair and maintenance of the institution's heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. This includes installing, dismantling, recognizing the cause of faulty equipment and making necessary repairs on a variety of domestic and commercial refrigeration, heating and air conditioning units and systems. Incumbent performs routine preventive maintenance on systems that operate continuously. This equipment includes switches, refrigeration chillers, ice machines, freezers, exhaust fans and equipment that controls the climatic conditions of the buildings such as electric, electronic and direct digital controls. Incumbent must possess skills and knowledge to use measuring instruments and tools required; work with blueprints and drawings and be able to plan and lay out work, ensuring that materials and related items will meet code requirements.
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.