Job Description

Job Summary

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.

Will the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pay for me to Move?

Reimbursement IS NOT authorized for travel and transportation for initial BOP appointment.

For additional information on current vacancies, please contact the office of the Medical Recruiter at 1-800-800-2676 or email them at BOP-HSD/Recruitment@bop.gov.

Duties

What are the Major Duties of this Position?

Provides direct patient care services in accordance with legal, ethical and institution standards. Provides nursing care of a general nature to inmates in the institution hospital/clinic, and may be provided to patients in specific areas, e.g., psychiatric, operating room, orthopedics, geriatrics, etc. Develops a nursing assessment for each patient, to include planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. May assess and identify high risk symptoms/behaviors in patients, to include suicidal risk, homicidal risk and risk for verbal and/or physical abuse. Completes nutritional screening as part of the assessment and refers patient to a dietitian for a nutritional assessment if necessary. Incumbent monitors, evaluates and revises the plan of care as needed. May also assess and document the discharge planning needs of a patient. Delegates and coordinates care based on assessments.

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

  • Not Required

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

Applicants will be notified via e-mail after each step of the application process has been completed to the e-mail address registered in USAJOBS. Applicants will be notified via e-mail, to the e-mail address registered in USAJOBS, once their name has been reached on the register. An applicant's relative standing on the register will constantly vary due to additions and suspensions from the Register. Applications will remain in the inventory until the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may contact the geographic location(s) selected to inquire about current or anticipated vacancies. Contact numbers for geographic location(s) can be found at www.bop.gov.

The Bureau of Prisons cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

Inquiry of Availability Forms (OF-5): A referral certificate or list of eligibles will then be issued to the selecting official for further consideration. The Human Resource Office may then contact you for an interview if they wish. The selecting official expects to make a final job offer within 80 days.

Applicants referred on a certificate of eligibles will receive an Inquiry of Availability (OF-5 Form) via e-mail, to the e-mail address registered in USAJOBS. Applicants MUST complete the OF-5 form and return it to the Human Resource Management Office by clicking "Submit" at the bottom of the form. Applicants MUST also telephone the Human Resource Office during normal business hours to schedule an interview. Failure to either return the form or contact the Human Resource Office will result in a loss of consideration for the position.

BENEFITS

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to federal employees: Click Here

Other Information

The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office. The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, marital and/or parental status, membership in an employee organization, sex, or sexual orientation. The Bureau of Prisons is an equal opportunity employer.

LENGTH OF ELIGIBILITY:
Eligible applicants will remain on the inventory until the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Special Conditions of Employment Section:
Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to, and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.

Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

This position has been identified as test designated. Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.

All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.

How to Apply

You must apply through the online application system at www.USAJOBS.gov. Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

Claiming Veterans Preference? If yes, you MUST claim preference on-line during the application process and upload documentation to support preference claimed. Failure to claim veterans preference or provide supporting documentation may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration during the assessment process.

Required supporting documentation MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS. Documentation submitted via mail, fax or e-mail will NOT be accepted.

NOTE: Failure to follow these application procedures could result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.

Paper applications: If applying online is impossible, please contact BOP-HIRES at the telephone number listed below, for the alternate application procedure.

Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
E-Mail: GRA-HRM/BOP-HIRES@bop.gov
Phone: 972-352-4200

How do I Apply for this Position if I am a Current Public Health Service Commissioned Officer (PHS)?
  • Submit a complete/detailed resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Address selective factor, if required.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae must contain all information listed in the Qualifications Section.
  • Submit supporting documents (i.e. certification, registration, and/or license, if applicable).
In order to receive consideration as a PHS applicant, ALL required supporting documentation, as specified in this vacancy announcement must be submitted directly to the Human Resource Office duty location. DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ON-LINE TO BE CONSIDERED AS A PHS APPLICANT.

How You Will Be Evaluated

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Candidates within the top quality category and who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming during the application process. Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.

In addition, at the GL-04/05/07, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest qualified category (i.e. Best Qualified).
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Required Documents

All required documents must be uploaded to your application at the time you apply, under the vacancy documents section.
  • Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable).
  • Veterans' Preference Documentation: Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 Member Copy 4); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. If you are currently on active duty, a statement from the appropriate Branch Personnel Office containing the following information: Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Active Duty time, Projected Separation Date and type of anticipated discharge must be provided. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you MUST submit a completed Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference", and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim. Documentation to support a disability must reflect the overall evaluation or percentage disability rating.
  • Official Statement of service from your command, if currently on active duty.
  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
  • In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
  • A copy of college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day).
  • Proof of successful completion of an accredited graduate training internship, fellowship, or residency program.
  • Submit proof of current, active registration for verification.
Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy.

If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.