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The Supervisory Correctional Systems Specialist is responsible for oversight of the institution's Inmate Records Office, Mail Room, and Receiving and Discharge functions. This position involves a wide range of duties requiring knowledge in the areas of sentence computations, complex legal situations, ensuring the safety and security of prisoners, legal confinement, mail management, receiving and discharge, records security and maintenance, court procedures and data management.
The incumbent has institutional oversight responsibility for insuring the legality and duration of confinement of commitments to the custody of the Attorney General. He/She will provide direct supervision for the Correctional Officers.
The incumbent is accountable for all functions of the above referenced offices which include the intake and releasing systems, physical processing of inmates, prevention of the introduction of contraband, safeguarding and disbursing of inmate personal property, judgment and commitment records maintenance to include archiving, review sentence computations, security and control of records, ensuring the mail room staff process and deliver inmate mail and packages within prescribed time frames, coordination of prisoners' transfer, oversight of data systems.
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.
Job family (Series)
0006 Correctional Institution Administration
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U.S. Citizenship is Required.
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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-09: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.B or J.D., if related.
GS-11: A 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 position.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, 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 Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
GL-09 and GS-11: 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.
GS-11 Only: 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 answering inmate questions regarding sentence computations, WRITS, and detainers.
Experience providing guidance for correcting computed inmate sentences.
Experience in auditing and interpreting sentence computations or training Correctional Systems Officers regarding basic steps for sentence computation.
Experience in providing oversight for all functions related to the Mailroom and Receiving and Discharge areas and Records Office, to include admission and release, physical processing, bus movement, and final releases.
Experience in sentence computation, complex legal issues, legal confinement, mail management, records security and maintenance, court processes and data management.
Experience in providing oversight of inmate movement utilizing JPATS, BOP bus movements, coordination and preparation of transfer notices, federal and state WRITS, and Interstate Agreement on Detainers.
Experience and knowledge in the area of Federal and D.C. sentencing and experience in providing staff with interpretations of statutes and case law.
Experience in the intake and releasing systems, physical processing of inmates, prevention of the introduction of contraband, safeguarding and disbursing of inmate personal property.
Experience in judgment and commitment records maintenance to include archiving, reviewing sentence computations, security and control of records.
Experience in the coordination of prisoners' transfer, oversight of data systems, and the maintenance of quarterly prisoner billings.
Experience in the oversight of inmate movement via the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) airlift, BOP bus and/or van movements, to include coordination and preparation of transfer notices, Federal and state WRITS, and Interstate Agreement on Detainers (IAD)Act with appropriate agencies and proper accounting, maintenance and shipment of holdover and designated inmates, including personal and legal property and prison records.
Combination of Education and Experience:
GL-09 and GS-11: Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the particular 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 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.
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