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.


Functioning at the journeyman level of the trade, the incumbent supervises inmate crews and is responsible for the repair and operation of utility systems and equipment.  Systems which may be present include but are not limited to; Steam producing boilers, Condensate return systems, fire pumps, feedwater systems, sewage filtering and monitoring systems. 

The incumbent is responsible for the distribution of all high voltage electrical loads including Switch gear, transformers and metering devices, and for replacing and/or repairing thousands of feet of steel piping, expansion joints and hangers.  The incumbent ensures that the backup emergency generator system is functional during power loss.

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.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…


Duty Location: FCC Yazoo City, MS

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.