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Correctional Program Officer (control Unit Manager)

Company: Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Location: Florence
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


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.

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  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      11/01/2021 to 11/23/2021
    • Salary

      $93,597 - $121,677 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

      GS 13
    • Help

      1 vacancy in the following location:
      • Florence, CO 1 vacancy
      • Telework eligible

      • Travel Required

        Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training.
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

        Yes-Reimbursement is authorized for travel and transportation for this position.
      • Appointment type

      • Work schedule

      • Service

      • 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 "displaced" employee. Clarification from the agency

          --- BOP Employees nationwide --- DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the local commuting area. --- Duty Location: FCC Florence, CO


          Performs a major role in the planning, development, administration and evaluation for the control unit program for incarcerated federal offenders.

          Actively participates with the Executive Staff of this institution and will establish operational policy for this unit.

          Must have broad understanding of the field of criminology and corrections, must display management skills in the administration of a treatment program, and must have comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics of human behavior.

          Directs and manages the control unit within a maximum security, federal correctional facility and is responsible for the total administration of the unit as well as the planning, development and implementation of the individual programs tailored to meet the particular needs of inmates in the unit.

          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 recurring basis.


          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:


            There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.


            You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. 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 are:
            • Experience in formulation and writing of programs, and evaluates program effectiveness in meeting their prescribed objectives.
            • Experience providing a controlled setting for inmates who have demonstrated behavior problem in an open population setting, a pattern of ongoing violence and/or threats.
            • Experience in case management and treatment theories, principles, and techniques, recreational and vocational programs. 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 applicable.

              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 Here.

              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 Qualifications.

              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.

              Additional information

              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 $102,957 per annum ($49.33 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 required.

              The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Pueblo , Correctional Program Officer (control Unit Manager), Executive , Florence, Colorado

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