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Job opening: Correctional Officer (Correctional Counselor)

Salary: $60 361 - 86 860 per year
Published at: May 16 2024
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.


As part of the institution intake process (Admissions & Orientation), must interview newly admitted inmates. Must be knowledgeable of the Central Inmate Monitoring System (CIMS) policy and CIMS certified due to importance of decisions to be made regarding the safety and security of inmates. Actively participates in inmate program review meetings with other Unit Staff. Serves as the unit expert and coordinator on matters pertaining to: (a) inmate personal property, including incoming and outgoing package approvals; and (b) trust fund activities, including inmate withdrawals and special purchase orders. Coordinates any approvals/disapprovals to the inmates’ visiting lists, as well as, conducts the National Crime Investigation Center (NCIC) checks for those requesting placement on the lists. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs 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: http://www.sss.gov


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements: Education: GL-07: One full academic year of graduate education with major study in criminal justice, social science or other field related to the position.GL-09: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position. OR Experience: . GL-07, GL-09: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade in federal service. This experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position. Some examples of this qualifying experience are: GL-07: Experience in work such as a correctional officer, residential counselor for at-risk individuals, or re-entry services specialist. Experience in demonstrating knowledge of obtaining information and resources. Experience in demonstrating the knowledge of policies regarding inmate programs. Experience enforcing rules and regulations in a correctional environment. Experience making decisions in a crisis situation. GL-09: Experience in work such as police officer, social worker or mental health counselor in a residential facility or detention officer. Experience in conducting individual and group counseling sessions. Experience conducting internal and external audits. Experience in coordinating matters pertaining to inmate personal property and involvement in the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Inmate Intake Process and inmate Admission and Orientation process. Experience following policy to respond to the Administrative Remedy grievance process. Experience coordinating re-entry programs. AND Medical Requirement: The Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons has established the following medical requirements for Correctional Officer positions: The duties of these positions involve unusual mental and nervous pressure, and require arduous physical exertion involving prolonged walking and standing, restraining of prisoners in emergencies, and participating in escape hunts. Applicants must be physically capable of performing efficiently the duties of these positions, and be free from such defects or disease as may constitute employment hazards to themselves or others. The duties of a Correctional Officer are arduous; and sound health as well as physical fitness is required. 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.

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 Prairie, Texas 75051 United States
  • Name: CSU
  • Phone: 972-352-4200
  • Email: [email protected]


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