Job Overview


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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 incumbent supervises the operation of the recreation and leisure time program for the inmate population. The incumbent will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing special recreation programs, i.e., yoga, varsity softball, aerobics, etc. Incumbent will assist the Recreation Supervisor and the other recreation/sports specialists in planning, organizing, advising on and administering recreation activities and programs which promote the physical, creative and social development for the inmate population. Incumbent will assist in supervision of athletic activities and institutional teams participating in community-based activities. The incumbent will devise and improvise recreation activities to meet the needs of special individuals or groups in the inmate population of the institution. Incumbent will plan and develop classes for wellness and leisure time programs.
The incumbent provides guidance, leisure, and wellness counseling to inmates. The incumbent instructs individual inmates and inmate groups in various recreation activities. The incumbent promotes maximum involvement of inmates in recreation activities and services through resident committees and other peer groups. Incumbent will assume the responsibility of Recreation Supervisor and other recreational staff positions when necessary.
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 work related issues.

Relocation Authorized

  • No