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.


Incumbent plans and provides a completely integrated pharmacy program and coordinates these programs with all other departments within the institution including the provision of pharmacy services which may include inpatient, outpatient, parenteral preparations, and logistical solutions to satellite facilities including detention centers, camps, WitSec units, administrative detention, disciplinary segregation, etc. He/she is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the medication delivery system and assures that the integrity of all medications is maintained and is properly stored.

Incumbent reviews all medication orders for appropriateness in regard to dispensing in accordance with proper procedures which involves, reviewing for drug/drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, over-use, under-use, allergies, therapeutic review for adverse drug reactions, ensuring proper laboratory monitoring, review for appropriate clinical outcomes and final check of the prescription to ensure it contains the correct drug and patient directions for use.

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 is performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training.

Relocation Authorized

  • No