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Inmate Services Clerk

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Department Of Defense Fort Leavenworth , KS 66027

Posted 2 months ago

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About the Position: This position is located within the United States Disciplinary Barracks and requires frequent, direct contact with inmates. For more information about the Disciplinary Barracks (USDB), please visit the website at

  • Moving expenses are NOT authorized, based on a determination that a move is not in the Government's interest.

  • Recruitment, relocation and/or retention incentives are NOT being offered for this position.

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  • As an Inmate Services Clerk, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Inspect mail for contraband in accordance with regulatory guidance.

  • Sort incoming/outgoing mail to be distributed to its recipient.

  • Act as a liaison between financial institutions and the inmate population to answer inquiries.

  • Initiate fund accounts to ensure monies received are properly credited to the appropriate inmate account.

  • Transfer inmate funds upon relocation or release to maintain accurate account records.

  • Maintain documentation of individual inmate accounts to ensure only authorized withdrawals are made.

  • Monitor inmate telephone transactions and funds to screen for potential abuse of policies

  • Prepare reports of the Personal Deposit Fund for review.

  • Conduct orientation briefings for new arrivals to the facility.

  • Conduct release briefings to educate inmates on financial responsibilities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Expected temporary duty travel is 5% or less

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Criminal History Background Check required.

  • A medical evaluation upon appointment and an annual re-evaluation is required to include tuberculosis testing.

  • All facility personnel shall possess a high degree of maturity and emotional stability and have no civilian felony convictions or court-martial convictions for any offense with a maximum authorized sentence to confinement of over one year.

  • Temporary duty travel (5% or less) away from the normal duty station.

  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • Compliance with all provisions of the 15th MP BDE Regulation 190-3, Rules of Conduct and ACC Policy Letter #17, Standards of Conduct required.

  • This position requires the employee to complete the ACC Pre-Service Training upon employment and complete a minimum of 40 hours of training annually thereafter.

  • Personnel who enter the Military Corrections Complex consent to inspection of their person and property, including their vehicle, at any time their property or vehicle is within any area under the control of the USDB or MWJRCF.

  • IAW The Prison Rape Elimination Act, the MCC may not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates, has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup community conferment facility, juvenile facility, or other institution (42 USC 1997).

  • The maximum entry age for positions covered under the special Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) retirement is 37 years old.

  • Individuals must be appointed by the last day of the month in which the individual becomes age 37. Individuals who are past the maximum entry age limit, but previously served in a primary position, may be reinstated.

  • The work requires frequent, direct contact in the detention of inmates convicted of offenses against the punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

  • This position requires the employee to operate a motor vehicle. A valid state issued driver's license is required.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible

  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A

  • Postal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique Authorities

  • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

  • Reinstatement

  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which prepared you to do the work required in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience operating office automated equipment to input data, establishing office files, preparing routine responses to inquiries; receiving and distributing official mail according to organizational regulations and/or reconciling routine financial documents. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).

Time in Grade Requirement: Candidates may be advanced without time restriction to positions up to GS-5 if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade the employee held within the preceding 52 weeks under his or her latest non-temporary competitive appointment.

This position has been designated as a primary/rigorous and is eligible for Law Enforcement (LEO) retirement coverage under the provisions of title 5 USC 8336(c) and 8412(d) by DoD memorandum dated 19 August 2010. The maximum entry age for positions covered under this retirement is 37 years old. Retirement from this position is mandatory at age 57 with 20 years of LEO service. The maximum entry age may be waived under certain circumstances. Individuals who are past the maximum entry age limit, but previously served in a primary position, MAY be reinstated.

The work requires frequent, direct contact in the detention of inmates convicted of offenses against the punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Regularly-assigned contacts with inmates expose the incumbent to daily stress and the threat of potentially dangerous situations such as verbal and/or physical attack by the inmate population.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Customer Service

  • Manages Resources

  • Oral Communication

  • Technical Competence

  • Written Communication


Four years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.


Combination of Education and Experience:A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

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Inmate Services Clerk

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