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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.
In the Education Department at a federal correctional facility, incumbent provides integrated programs in educational training to inmates, and will be primarily required to teach Literacy, General Educational Development (GED), and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL). Incumbent plans and conducts an individualized instructional program based on assessment data, knowledge of teaching strategies, learning styles, and availability of resources. Selects appropriate individualized teaching techniques, and select, order and use a wide diversity of instructional materials based on student needs and abilities. Designs, develops and implements curricula to meet the diverse learning needs of inmates.
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.