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.
Incumbent plots results of all field surveys and prepares them for tracing and reproduction; works up sketches, drawings of existing structures, and rough drafts of proposed projects as a basis for production of finished drawings.
Drawings may have to be drawn by hand or with computer-aided design work. Completes plans for proposed projects, such as new structures, building alterations, and shop work to be performed at the local level with institution funds. Completes drawings to be submitted to the Regional Office for approval and funding. Prepares such working drawings as required to enable personnel engaged in construction projects to proceed with their work; furnishes additional instructions as requested by employees and inmates about work steps and assists journeyman mechanics in the interpretation of blueprints when necessary. Collects construction data and samples for testing and analysis.
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.
- Occasional Travel
- Travel may be required for training.