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Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

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Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Captain, the Lieutenant serves as a shift supervisor in the Correctional Services department, giving supervision and guidance to a subordinate staff of correctional officers involving work performance, interpretation of policy, handling of problems concerning the inmate population. In emergency situations, takes prompt and decisive action to determine the nature and cause of the emergency. Authorizes changes in institutional operations when necessary to meet emergency situations.

Responsible for implementing post orders, conducts training classes related to correctional procedures, responsible for enforcement of all rules and regulation relative to custodial security of the institution, investigates reported violations of prohibited acts, (i.e. assaults, escapes, introduction of contraband, disturbances or other illicit activities), taking appropriate actions as dictated by the seriousness of the violation. Incumbent may periodically be assigned as supervisor of a BOP bus in transporting both committed and U.S. Marshal's prisoners to and from institutions and jails.

Responsible for security of the special housing unit and the safe, secure housing of all inmates within the unit. Responsible for maintaining and documenting the various programs within the unit, i.e. feeding, recreation, unit sanitation, personal hygiene and medical. The incumbent is responsible for the care, custody and security of offenders who have been placed within the Special Housing Unit.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs 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

Yes

Promotion Potential

11

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    0007 Correctional Officer

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    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • See Special Conditions of Employment Section

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

    Qualifications

    To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

    Education:

    There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

    Experience:

    You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

    Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

    • Experience preparing, changing, and implementing post orders.
    • Experience preparing quarterly assignment rosters.
    • Experience conducting internal audits of all areas in an institution.
    • Experience providing guidance and counseling to employees.

    If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

    **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

    Education

    See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

    ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

    Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

    If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

    Additional information

    All applications submitted prior to the cut-off date will receive consideration for certification. (CUT-OFF DATES ARE THE LAST DAY OF EACH MONTH)

    You will continue to receive consideration for this position until you are SELECTED or until you WITHDRAW your application.

    This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.

    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 $71,116 per annum ($34.08 per hour).

    SALARY RANGE: The salary listed is for the Rest of U.S.(RUS) salary area. See current pay scales for the locality area for which you are applying. To view the current locality tables, go to www.opm.gov and search pay tables.

    Special Conditions of Employment Section:

    Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year probationary period.

    The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.

    Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

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

    The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.

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

    The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

    Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

    As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    If your composite score exceeds the average score for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your online assessment questionnaire responses and utilized to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

    • Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
    • Your responses to the eligibility questions;
    • Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
    • Your supporting documentation, if required.

    Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the cut-off date (end of month).

    What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

    The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

    • Ability to manage and coordinate crisis management situations.
    • Ability to communicate in writing.
    • Ability to assign responsibility and delegate authority.
    • Knowledge of the policy, directives and regulations of the Federal Prison System governing the control of institutional operations and security.
    • Ability to persuade and encourage others.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    • 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.
    • Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. If you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the Bureau of Prisons, you MUST provide the SF-50 Form which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.
    • Current Bureau of Prisons employees are encouraged to upload copy of thier latest performance evaluation.
    • CTAP, Click Here, if applicable.

    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 Performance or Other.

    We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Retention Incentives: will be paid to selectee(s) who meet criteria for Retention Incentives.

    Relocation Bonus: Upon completion of the Relocation Service Agreement, Retention Incentives may be initiated.

    A 10% Retention Incentive MAY be offered at:

    • Berlin FCI

    A Retention Incentive up to 14% MAY be offered at:

    • Herlong FCI

    A 17% Relocation Bonus is offered. Upon completion of the Relocation Service agreement, a 14% Retention Incentive MAY be initiated.

    • Mendota FCI

    A 25% Relocation Incentive at:

    • Brooklyn MDC

    Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is authorized at:

    • FDC Honolulu, HI - 10.28%
    • MDC Guaynabo, PR -3.13%

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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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. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

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