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.


The incumbent is responsible for clerical and budgeting duties as assigned by the Food Service Administrator. The incumbent is expected to apply a working knowledge of policies and procedures as related to this office and the food service aspect of the institution. Types and proof reads a wide range of correspondence, memorandums, reports and other written material. Gathers basic data for Food Service research.

Enters and retrieves data, using Food Service programs, on a personal computer and maintains disks with back-up copies. Utilizes electronic systems equipment in data transmission as related to Food Service activities.

Maintains systematic files, ledgers, stock index records, inventory accountability procedures through posting receivers. Issuing subsistence, using First-In First-Out (FIFO) rotation for daily inventory accountability. Checks compliance and accuracy of receivers against purchase requests and purchase orders when received to ensure receivers are complete. Documents partial shipments until fulfilled, maintains a running accountability of each item with correct FIFO procedures.

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 training.

Relocation Authorized

  • No