Over 1 Million Paying Vacancies Available. Discover Your Dream Vacancy with Us!

Are you looking for a Teacher - Special Education (Special Education Teacher)? We suggest you consider a direct vacancy at Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System in Thomson. The page displays the terms, salary level, and employer contacts Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System person

Job opening: Teacher - Special Education (Special Education Teacher)

Salary: $53 698 - 77 272 per year
City: Thomson
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities. Our highly-skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security. Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.


Implements the overall remedial reading, language arts, science, social studies and/or math curriculums. Implements and maintains life skills, study strategies and other cognitive strategy programs. Designs new programs when necessary to meet special needs and places students into their respective prescribed programs. Interviews and evaluates all prospective special learning needs students. Administers a variety of individualized formal and informal diagnostic special education and literacy tests (including pre/post tests). Maintains and evaluates an accurate record of progress attained by the students and redesigns program if necessary to meet individual needs. 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.


  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
  • Selective Service Requirement: <a href="http://www.sss.gov">Click Here</a>


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following basic qualification requirements: Basic Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution that included or was supplemented by supervised student teaching, and at least one course in each of the following areas: general psychology, human development, history and/or philosophy of education, and teaching methods at the learning level of the position to be filled, i.e., elementary or secondary learning level. For secondary school teaching positions, applicants must also have had at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of course work in each of the principal fields of instruction. AND Applicants must meet the degree and course requirements shown above, and, in addition, applicants must have had at least 24 semester hours (or the equivalent) of course work in special education that included at least one course covering the teaching of exceptional students and courses in the appropriate field (s) of specialization. AND In addition to having the above Basic Requirements, applicants must also meet the following: Education: GL-07: One year of graduate level education OR Superior Academic Achievement. GL-09: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree OR master's or equivalent graduate degree. OR Experience: GL-07 and GL-09: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Some examples of this qualifying experience could be: GL-07: Experience in teaching with full and primary responsibility for the instruction assigned students, including remedial subjects to meet special needs, throughout the learning period. Experience in the preparation and presentation of lessons for special needs students, including evaluation of progress. Experience in maintaining student records, and ensuring special learning needs are being addressed. Experience in following standardized curricula and lesson plans for students’ with special needs. GL-09: Experience teaching special learning needs students in core subjects (i.e., literacy, GED and ESL programs), including adapting instructional materials and methods. Experience in developing individualized lesson plans and modifying existing academic curricula for prescriptive programs to meet special learning needs. Experience in developing a record-keeping system to evaluate special learning needs students, and recommending adaptations to encourage successful progress through the identified course work. Experience selecting, administering and interpreting various formal and informal academic tests and other diagnostic measures. OR Combination of Education and Experience: GL-07 and GL-09: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for next lower grade may be combined with experience. This experience must have equipped you with the particular qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above. If applicable, 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.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

Superior Academic Achievement. (S.A.A.) applicants MUST provide a transcript in order to be considered under S.A.A. 

In order to be creditable under this provision, superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.


  • Address JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS Consolidated Staffing Unit 346 Marine Forces Drive Grand Priarie, Texas 75051 United States
  • Name: CSU
  • Phone: 972-352-4200
  • Email: [email protected]


Similar vacancies

Teacher - Special Education (Special Education Teacher) Oct 19 2023
$53 698 - 71 717

Implements the overall remedial reading, language arts, science, social studies and/or math curriculums. Implements and maintains life skills, study strategies and other cognitive strategy programs. ...

Teacher Sep 13 2023
$47 178 - 67 912

Plans and implements an individualized instructional program based on assessment data, knowledge of teaching strategies, learning styles, and availability of resources. Must select appropriate indivi...