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    Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

    You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce.  In our agency, you’ll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions.  We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community.  Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

    Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.

    We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.

    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.  

    The representative rate for this position is $92,220 per annum ($44.19 per hour).

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    The incumbent serves as the Assistant Director of Nursing at a Federal Medical Center (FMC) or a designated Long-Term Care Facility for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). They have all the overall responsibility for providing guidance and direction in nursing technical expertise for the staff nurses in the organization and administration of the nursing units. They receive primary direction and are responsible to the Director of Nursing. They may provide direction to the Inpatient Units, Long-Term Care, Behavior Health, and Ambulatory Care programs.

    The major duties of this position are administrative and clinical. As Assistant Director of Nursing, the areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following: Assumes full responsibility for the Nursing Department in the absence of the Director of Nursing. Responsible to the Director of Nursing for overseeing the nursing care given to patients in the Inpatient, Behavior Health, Lon-Term-Care, and Ambulatory Care units, in cooperation with the Nursing Supervisors as organizational components of the Nursing Department.

    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 and/or work related issues.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This announcement is open to the following:

    • BOP Employees Nationwide (Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only)
    • DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the LCA.

    Duty Location:  FMC Rochester, MN


    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505009600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.