Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of Justice
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.
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following: Basic Requirements: A.
Degree - that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences.
Combination of education and experience- that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences, and that provided applicants with knowledge of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a 4-year degree as shown in A above.
Evaluation of Education: Courses, such as sociology, correctional administration, criminal justice, government/political science, psychology, social work, counseling, and other related social or behavioral science courses may be used to satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement.
Evaluation of Experience - Experience must have been gained in (1) casework in a correctional institution or in another criminal justice setting; (2) counseling in any setting, provided it required diagnostic or treatment planning skills to achieve specific social or occupational goals; or (3) work treating persons in need of social rehabilitation.
AND In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, you must have: Education: GL-09: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree.
GS-11: Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.
degree or Ph.D.
or equivalent doctoral degree.
Graduate Education must have been in corrections or a related field, such as criminal justice, sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, or other course work related to the position.
OR Experience: GL-09 and GS-11: 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 are: GL-09: Experience analyzing and interpreting individual risks and needs to assist with goal setting and target accomplishments.nExperience with group training from a linear outline using adult learning principles and helping the group apply information presented.nExperiencing creating and maintaining group and individual documentation.
GS-11: Experience with gender responsive and trauma informed process facilitation: helping the thinking of the group; providing space for open communication; understanding flexible vs.
linear leadership; and, identifying and encouraging individual insights.nExperience designing and planning gender responsive and trauma informed objectives of group sessions, setting the context and expectations, monitoring the efficiency of the group process and adjusting as necessary, designing group process to match individual participant needs, and selecting the proper facilitation techniques.nExperience identifying underlying participant conflicts and using tension within the group process.
OR Combination of Education and Experience: GL-09 and GS-11: 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 the next lower grade may be combined with experience.
This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.
If applicable, credit will be given for paid or unpaid experience.
To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
Salary: 59K-90K Per Year
How to Apply
Please follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.
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