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Correctional Officer - Recruitment Inentive

Correctional Officer - Recruitment Incentive

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison SystemRecruitment Incentives:  will be paid to selectee(s) who meet the criteria for a Recruitment Bonus.  Retention Incentives may be authorized upon completion of the recruitment service agreement period.
25% of Initial Salary or $10,000 (whichever is greater) Recruitment Incentive for all eligible NEW Hire Correctional Officer who must enter on duty no earlier than March 26, 2023, and NO LATER than September 08, 2024:

Provides supervision, care and correctional treatment of inmates. Concerned with maintenance of institution security contributing to the health and welfare of the inmates and the promotion of good public relations.

Enforces rules and regulations governing facility security, inmate accountability and inmate conduct to ensure judicial sanctions are carried out and inmates remain in custody.  From time to time, may be authorized to carry firearms and to use physical force, including deadly force, to maintain control of inmates.

During institution emergencies or other periods of heavy workload or limited staff, may be required to work long and irregular hours, unusual shifts, Sundays, holidays and unexpected overtime. Information as to operations and procedures is provided by post orders, BOP program statements, local supplements, custodial manual, internal correspondence and staff meetings. Incumbent must be flexible and have a broad knowledge base to use own initiative in the resolution of problem situations.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.


Although 5 U.S.C. 3307 established a maximum entry age for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution,  Applicants can be considered up to age 39.  If you are above the maximum entry age and have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an SF-50 to verify prior coverage.

Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age.  Refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.

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