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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Installs locks, locking devices, and locking systems. Installs new and modern locks in wooden and steel doors. Replaces or services worn or outdated security locks and systems. Conducts short and long-range planning or maintenance and implements replacement programs for locks and security devices. Assists in maintaining the budget for maintenance, overhaul, and special projects associated with institution security.
Assists in maintaining the armory and makes repairs or services weapons and equipment as necessary. Assists in maintaining inventory and proper level of supplies and equipment that are stored, handled, and prepared for transportation as necessary to ensure the armory is in a state of readiness at all times.
Serves as the assistant staff advisor on locks, security devices, firearms, stun munitions, and chemical weapons.
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 and/or work related issues.
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
Duty Location: FCI Milan, MI
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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-07: One year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement.
GL-09: Master’s degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.D or J.D., if related.
Graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
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 the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
GL-07 and GL-09: One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
- Experience in the technical aspects of security and locking systems.
- Experience in the use of emergency cutting tools, electric drills and several kinds of hand tools.
Experience in access controls, physical protection devices, monitoring equipment, security forces, and remote alarm equipment. GL-09:
Experience maintaining various types of firearms and weapons, to include conducting technical inspections, tests, and making repairs.
- Experience repairing and maintaining various types of locks and locking systems used in a correctional or similar secure facility.
- Experience in the use of emergency entry equipment, riot control equipment, chemical munitions, and other types of emergency response equipment, to include ensuring such equipment is in good operational condition. OR
Combination of Education and Experience:
GL-07 or GL-09: Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position, as described above.
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.