Correctional Program Officer (Unit Manager)
Company: Department Of Justice
Posted on: June 20, 2022
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.
Learn more about this agency
* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
05/25/2022 to 06/16/2022
$81,338 - $126,742 per year
* Pay scale & grade
GS 11 - 12
3 vacancies in the following location:
* Dublin, CA 3 vacancies
* Remote job
* Telework eligible
* Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work
* Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes-Reimbursement is authorized for travel and transportation for
* Appointment type
* Work schedule
* Promotion potential
* Job family (Series)
0006 Correctional Institution Administration
* Supervisory status
* Security clearance
* Drug test
* Announcement number
* Control number
This job is open to
* Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
* Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or
Clarification from the agency
* BOP Employees nationwide --- DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP)
Employees in the local commuting area. --- Duty Location: FCI
Responsible for the total administration of the unit as well as the
planning, development and implementation of individual programs
tailored to meet the particular needs of inmates in the unit.
Responsible for supervising a staff which consists of correctional
treatment specialists, correctional counselors, and unit
Responsible for the quality control of entering accurate Financial
Responsibility Program data, all progress reports, transfer
recommendations, correspondence with probation officers, attorneys,
judges, and others.
Responsible for the completion of all requirements in regard to
Victim/Witness Protection notification and Central Inmate
Monitoring packets, as well as observation cases under a variety of
sentencing and pre-sentence/pre-trial statutes, with appropriate
recommendations to the Bureau and the courts.
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 position and are performed on a regular and
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
GS-11: 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 - Correctional Administration, Criminology, Psychology,
Social Work, Sociology, or other fields related to the
Graduate education must provide the applicant with the knowledge,
skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the
GS-12: There is no substitution of education for specialized
experience for this position.
GS-11 and GS-12: You must have at least one year of specialized
experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next
lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is
directly related experience that included substantial involvement
with a correctional program and provided a thorough knowledge of
correctional techniques, or experience in meeting and dealing with
people that demonstrated the ability to work effectively with
inmates and associates in a correctional environment.
Experience must have also demonstrated the ability to perform
supervisory or administrative duties successfully. This includes
(1) understanding the problems of custody, treatment, training, and
release of inmates of penal or correctional institutions; (2) a
thorough and comprehensive knowledge of an institution's internal
policies, programs, regulations, and procedures; and (3) training
subordinates, coordinating and directing activities and functions,
evaluating performance of operations and the effectiveness of
programs, and maintaining high standards or work objectives. This
experience must have been gained in an administrative position, or
in other positions that included the successful direction, or
assistance in the direction of, an entire correctional program or a
major phase of such a program. Some examples of this qualifying
* Experience in directing the work of an organizational unit.
* Experience in supervision of assignments, directing and reviewing
work of subordinates, evaluating work performance, identifying
training needs, recommending selections, promotions, awards,
disciplinary or other actions, planning, scheduling and
coordinating the work, counseling employees, and resolving employee
complaints and grievances.
* Experience in planning a program and assuring proper
* Experience in planning, developing and implementation of programs
and operations specifically designed to meet the various needs of
an inmate population within a correctional environment.
* Experience in completing and ensuring quality control of inmate
related issues such as progress reports, transfer recommendations,
Victim/Witness notifications, Central Inmate Monitoring packets,
and various correspondence with probation officers, attorneys,
judges and other law enforcement officials.
* Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating the
operations within a housing unit, such as security procedures,
safety and sanitation procedures, recreational programming, and
assignment of living quarters, security and custody level.
* Experience and knowledge of case management, treatment theories
and techniques, recreational and vocational programs related to the
management of an inmate population within a correctional
Combination of Education and Experience:
GS-11 Only: 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.
If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience.
To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as
number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses
to the questions in the application.
See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if
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
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
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.
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 $107,241.00 per annum
($51.39 per hour).
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
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.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide
injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated,
depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal
Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19
vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on
Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal
Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the
vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of
implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols
related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and
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.
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
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
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 closing date of this announcement.
If you applied to more than one grade level, BE ADVISED that you
may be selected at ANY grade level for which you applied and are
found qualified (i.e., if the job is announced at the 9/11 grade
levels and you apply for the GS/GL-9 and the GS-11, and you are
found qualified at BOTH grade levels, you may be selected at either
What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for
The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's)
GS-11 and GS-12:
* Ability to communicate orally.
* Ability to communicate in writing.
* Ability to interpret/apply policies and procedures.
* Knowledge of correctional programs administration.
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