Correctional Program Specialist (Special Investigative Agent)

Department Of Justice Memphis , TN 38103

Posted 1 week ago

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Summary

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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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as the designated law enforcement liaison officer for the facility. They conduct/manage complex criminal investigations; function as the designated intelligence officer and designated law enforcement liaison officer in Federal Bureau of Prisons' correctional facilities.

Investigations include, but are not limited to homicide, assault, drug trafficking, escape, fraud, weapons violations, threats against government officials, and similar violations of federal statutes as detailed in Title 18 U.S. Code. The incumbent prepares these cases for criminal prosecution and/or BOP administrative disciplinary hearings. If they are criminal cases, they work in conjunction with outside law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and U.S. Marshals.

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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

12

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0006 Correctional Institution Administration

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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

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Education:

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

Experience:

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 are:

  • Experience in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating strategic intelligence as it relates to inmates or groups of inmates whose unique skills or illicit activities pose a significant threat to the security of the institution, the safety of staff and inmates, and the welfare of the surrounding community.

  • Experience in conducting and/or managing complex criminal investigations involving homicide, assault, drug trafficking, escape, fraud, weapons violations, threats against government officials, and similar violations of federal statutes as detailed in Title 18, U.S. Code.

  • Experience in conducting institution level training of line staff in the handling of evidence, the management of crime scenes, the recognition and management of prison gang members, and similar investigative issues.

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.

Education

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.



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Correctional Program Specialist (Special Investigative Agent)

Department Of Justice