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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.


This positions is located at the Federal Correctional Complex, Lompoc, California. The incumbent supervises inmate farm workers at the farm's beef and field crop operations which support the beef and dairy operation that provides meat and milk products to Bureau of Prisons institutions throughout the Western Region. The work provides inmates an opportunity to learn basic skills in handling livestock, farm equipment and at the planting and harvesting of crops. The incumbent serves under the direction of the Farm Manager.
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 or work related issues.

Relocation Authorized

  • No