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This is a primary law enforcement position. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, the maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons correctional institution. An age waiver to this requirement may be requested for preference eligible veteran candidates. The duties of this position may at times require frequent and direct contact with individuals in confinement who are suspected or convicted of serious criminal offenses. It has also been determined that the duties of this position require experience and knowledge of the on-the-job responsibilities of a primary law enforcement officer working in a detention facility. A prerequisite requirement of this position is the completion of "Institution Familiarization" and the satisfactory completion of a mandatory course in "Introduction to Correctional Techniques." Because of the nature and mission of this position, it requires "hands-on" understanding of the operating problems encompassed in working within an institution. The incumbent may be called on to perform as a law enforcement officer in a correctional environment during training, emergency situations, times of staff shortages and under any other type of correctional operating crisis. Specific correctional responsibilities may include custody and supervision of inmates, responding to emergencies and institution disturbances, participating in fog and escape patrols, and assuming correctional officer posts when necessary. The incumbent may be required to shakedown inmates and conduct visual searches in their work or living area for contraband. The incumbent must be prepared to use physical control in situations where necessary, such as in fights among inmates, assaults on staff and riots or escape attempts.
Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The possible salary range is GS-13 ($92,143 to $119,787) or GS-14 ($108,885 to $141,548). There will be a 3.48% Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA). This COLA is not reflected in the salaries shown for this position and is not federally taxed. This position may be entitled to receive Home Leave pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 6305 and 5 CFR 630, Part F, and a 45-day maximum leave ceiling pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Sec. 6304.
Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in correctional law is strongly preferred. Also, fluency in both Spanish and English is highly desired.
Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The possible salary range is GS-13 ($92,143 to $119,787) or GS-14 ($108,885 to $141,548). There will be a 3.48% Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA).
Some travel will be required.