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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.  In special situations, a waiver may be requested up to age 39 at locations where there is a shortage of applicants under 37.

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 serves as the Mental Health Unit Psychologist for the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Devens, Massachusetts and is under the supervision of the Chief, Psychology Services. He/she provide services for inpatient/outpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, and chemically dependent patients. The population includes a wide range of psychological disorders including Schizophrenic Disorder, Paranoid Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Affective disorders, Dissociative disorders, and major Personality Disorders such as Borderline, Antisocial, and Narcissistic Disturbance. The incumbent is responsible for assessing the mental health, educational, vocational, and rehabilitation needs of a wide variety of severely ill psychiatric inpatients.

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