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. 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.
As a member of an interdisciplinary team with at least two hours per week of supervision by a licensed, doctoral level psychologist, the incumbent provides professional psychological services within his/her specialty area. Specific services might include, but are not limited to: diagnostics or assessments, therapy or treatment, research or program evaluation, and inservice training.
The incumbent aids staff in formulating programs for inmates and/or staff. The incumbent conducts and/or aids in staff training and consults with staff at all levels regarding treatment, training, and research within his/her specialty area. The incumbent keeps abreast of new trends and techniques, develops and improves professional skills, and maintains contact with the academic and professional community.
The incumbent assists in administrative functions of the department as they relate to his/her specialty area.
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.