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 $62,753 per annum ($30.07 per hour).
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The incumbent conducts safety and environmental inspections of the institution and prepares a report for the Environmental and Safety Compliance Administrator’s review. The incumbent should be prepared to submit recommendations to correct the deficiencies discovered.
The incumbent will assist the Environmental and Safety Compliance Administrator or Assistant Environmental and Safety Compliance Administrator in conducting investigations. This will include obtaining statements from witnesses and securing physical evidence. The employee should have the skills necessary to prepare a factual written report for all concerned that will identify the accident, injuries suffered by staff and/or inmates, cost of property damage and offer recommendations to eliminate future accidents in the future. Responsible for developing and conducting safety training classes for the inmate population and staff. This should include the skills necessary to produce handout materials that depict various safety problems and ways to increase safety awareness.
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.
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 in the local commuting area (Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only)
- DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the local commuting area.
- Current or former Land Management employees eligible under Public Law 114-47 Duty Location:* FCI Milan, MI*
Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.
0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management
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.
GL-05: 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree. (See acceptable major study below)
GL-07: 1 full year of graduate education or Superior Academic Achievement. (See acceptable major study below)
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study major study in a safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify or are qualifying based upon Superior Academic Achievement, you MUST provide legible transcripts to receive consideration. Transcripts 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. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. (If you are selected for this position based upon your education, 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
GL-05: Applicant must have at least 3 years of general experience; 1 year of which was equivalent to least the GL-04 grade level which involved experience in scientific or technical work that provided an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the safety and occupational health field. Creditable general experience must have demonstrated the achievement of knowledge equivalent to the education described above.
Some examples of the qualifying experience are:
- Experience demonstrating a practical knowledge of the body of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to safety and occupational health to sufficiently interpret and explain the reasons and purposes of safety programs.
- Experience preparing reports based on survey findings and analysis of mishap trends.
- Experience with developmental activities providing an overview of safety and occupational health functio