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 Pharmacy Technician is a supportive member of the pharmacy staff in a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) federal correctional facility. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician helps to provide technical support functions in accordance with accepted policies and procedures. As directed by a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician performs clerical duties and other miscellaneous functions as needed for the day-to-day operation of the pharmacy.

Prepares extemporaneous medications. Fills each patient's cassette with appropriate medications, dosage form, and quantity. Prepares and delivers interim fill medications to the nursing station before cart exchange, and participates in quality assurance functions according to pharmacy policy and procedures. Responsible for administrating certain prescribed medications via the pill-line system as mandated by the Health Services Manual. Prepares prescription labels as appropriate. Prepares pharmaceutical medications using aseptic techniques in the laminar flow hood.

Delivers interim doses to floor. Cleans IV hood, checks refrigerator temperature, and documents each. Checks stock levels on medications and miscellaneous supplies to determine needs. Prepares and places orders to pharmaceutical drug manufacturers and storeroom according to established inventory control guidelines. Receives pharmaceuticals and supplies upon delivery and verifies them with the order.

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