Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
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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. If you are above the maximum entry age and have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an SF-50 to verify prior coverage.
Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age of 37. Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.
Incumbent is responsible for inventory control of UNICOR’s raw materials and finished goods. These duties consist of receipt, cataloging, stocking, assembling, counting, reconciling, shipping, issuing and distribution of a variety of specialized components utilized in many production processes. Determines sequences for loading materials and organizing incoming shipments for maximum space utilization, safety considerations, and damage protection. Incumbent orders, transports, ships and stocks a wide variety of specialized materials used in warehouse and factor operations. Incumbent maintains shipping and receiving documents and inventory documentation, using both manual procedures and automated data processing system, so as to maintain a system of perpetual inventory accountability for all items.
Incumbent is responsible for the training, custody, and discipline of inmate workers assigned to the warehouse.
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.