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Under the supervision of the Captain, the incumbent serves as a shift supervisor in the Correctional Services department, giving supervision and guidance to a subordinate staff of correctional officers involving work performance, interpretation of policy, handling of problems concerning the inmate population. In emergency situations, takes prompt and decisive action to determine the nature and cause of the emergency. Authorizes changes in institutional operations when necessary to meet emergency situations.
Responsible for implementing post orders, conducts training classes related to correctional procedures, responsible for enforcement of all rules and regulation relative to custodial security of the institution, investigates reported violations of prohibited acts, (i.e. assaults, escapes, introduction of contraband, disturbances or other illicit activities), taking appropriate actions as dictated by the seriousness of the violation. Incumbent may periodically be assigned as supervisor of a BOP bus in transporting both committed and U.S. Marshals prisoners to and from institutions and jails.
Responsible for security of the special housing unit and the safe, secure housing of all inmates within the unit. Responsible for maintaining and documenting the various programs within the unit, i.e. feeding, recreation, unit sanitation, personal hygiene and medical. The incumbent is responsible for the care, custody and security of offenders who have been placed within the Special Housing 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.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.
Job family (Series)
0007 Correctional Officer
Help Requirements 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. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
Experience preparing, changing, and implementing post orders.
Experience preparing quarterly assignment rosters.
Experience conducting internal audits of all areas in an institution.
Experience providing guidance and counseling to employees.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in 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.
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