Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
February 12, 2020
Sandstone, Minnesota
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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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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.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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