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 is responsible for planning and directing the preventive dental health program. Incumbent instructs patients in oral health care and for the administration of oral prophylaxis. The incumbent instructs patients, individually and in groups, in proper oral hygiene care using materials such as teeth models, displays, disclosing solutions, toothbrushes, and floss.

The incumbent performs complete oral prophylaxis to include: supragingival and sub gingival scaling using ultrasonic scalers and hand instruments, polishes the teeth with abrasive pastes and rubber cups, and applies topical fluoride treatments. The incumbent provides therapeutic and preventive procedures for patients in all classifications of periodontal disease. The incumbent provides treatment for patients with advanced periodontal disease complicated by other dental and medical problems, and prepares patients for periodontal surgery by performing deep scaling and root planning therapy.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff 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 and/or work related issues

Relocation Authorized

  • No