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 $72,343 per annum ($34.66 per hour).
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The incumbent is responsible to develop, implement and maintain a formal quality assessment program in compliance with the quality assurance program statement. The incumbent leads the continuous evaluation and investigation of quality trends, deficiencies and customer related problems and is responsible to develop and implement acceptable alternatives. Selects and trains inmates to carry out specific elements of the quality assurance program. Prepares and presents orientation programs, instructional materials, and briefings relative to quality assurance for internal use and external use by other government agencies.
The incumbent conducts complex technical studies of production processes, materials and equipment to determine causes of losses and quality deficiencies. Prepares reports recommending action to prevent or eliminate the causes. Incumbent functions as a department head and attends department head meetings. As such, the incumbent functions as a Management official within the facility. Incumbent oversees a program, policy or procedure or may assist in planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating policy. He/she exercises independent judgment and discretion on a regular and recurring basis. The employee’s primary duties have a significant effect on the formulation or execution of management policies or programs. Management policies may range from broad national goals to specific objectives of a local institution.
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
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
This announcement is open to the following:
- BOP Employees nationwide (Internal Employees/Agency Employees)
- DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) employees in the local commuting area Duty Location: FCI Milan, MI
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is 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
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.
Education Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.M., if related.
Major study: quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences textiles, or other fields related to the position.
Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you MUST provide legible transcripts to receive consideration. 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. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. (If you are selected for this position, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.)
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
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 particular qualifications to perform successfully 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:
- Reviewing production activities and capabilities in light of contract quality requirements.
- Reviewing written quality or inspection procedures for adequacy, and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of quality/inspection systems, including sampling plans.
- Analyzing quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system.
- Verifying by test or inspection, using sampling inspection or intensive product inspection techniques, that products comply with requirements prior to acceptance.
- Identifying inadequacies and requesting corrective action.
- Computing data, summarizing results, and preparing reports or charts depicting pertinent relationships using statistical methods.
- Investigating customer complaints and deficiency reports, and providing identification of causes to appropriate authorities.
- Reading, interpreting, and applying technical data such as blueprints, engineering drawings, product specifications, or technical manuals.
- Reviewing and evaluating supply systems operations and procedures th