Case Manager (Current Employee) – Hazelton, WV – October 19, 2016
Working for the Bureau of Prisons is exciting and rewarding career. You are only limited by your ambition. There are facilities in every region of the United States allowing people to experience different areas of the country while having a good job that takes care of themselves and their families.
Excellent career choice with great retirement package.
Environmental and Safety Compliance Administrator (Current Employee) – Greenville, IL – March 29, 2016
A career in the Department of Justice is the best thing I could have ever done in my life. It pays well and has led to a great life for me and my family. I did not relocate during my career, but many have. The freedom to move around the country is a great piece of mind and provides even greater advancement opportunities. You can easily make 80-100G in the BOP during your career.
Just about everything, pay, benefits, home time, job requirements.
Somewhat negative atmosphere, working in a prison.
Federal Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – Sheridan, OR – September 27, 2015
Not uncommon to work 6-9 days in a row. Turn around shifts are pretty frequent. Step increases are given, but overall job does not require much work (good for those who like that). When shifts are switched on you, they generally Tell you instead of asking which leads to never being to rely on scheduling thus everything related to scheduling outside of work tends to be tentative or a maybe.
First three steps are given, so pay raises can be expected for first 3 years at least. Easy enough job, but expect to be locked in with large amounts of inmates for long periods of time.
Health Services Assistant (Current Employee) – Waseca, MN – November 6, 2015
Working for the Federal Government, for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, has been an invaluable experience. The staff here are amazing, flexible, and easy to work with. Annual and intermittent training opportunities abound. Opportunities for advancement are plentiful. Working with convicted felons has been an eye-opening experience.
. A typical day involves knowing the needs of staff. . I learned if we please staff we are doing a good job. .At the BOP I have meet very good co-workers which helps the job become more enjoyable. . Trying to work and watch inmates at the same time is the hardest part of my job. . The most enjoyable part of my job is when we can look back on a job and have a feeling of accomplishment.
Correctional Officer (Senior Officer) (Current Employee) – United States – October 13, 2015
This is not a very challenging job. I changed careers from police officer to correctional officer and I now know that I was very wrong in doing so. This job is not very rewarding and I feel that even though we are paid well, your chance of advancing your career you either have to brown nose your way to the top or move to the most undesirable prisons in the country.
I am not 100% sure what you are looking for here. I worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 24 years.
Reentry Affairs Administrator, Mid-Atlantic Region (Current Employee) – Annapolis Junction, MD – May 4, 2016
My most recent position with the Bureau was administrative. I often worked up to 60 hours a week providing oversight for reentry programs at 22 federal prisons (see resume). Working for the Bureau of Prisons I held several management positions. The hardest part of the job was working inside of sometimes what some might consider a difficult prison environment. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the many staff that worked for me succeed in their Bureau careers and also helping inmates to become productive citizens upon their release.
Food Service Foreman (Former Employee) – Yazoo City, MS – February 19, 2016
This was not a job for everyone, in this employment you could not be Lazy or not willing to work in this environment. The day in and day out surrounded by the Federal inmates tested your own self strength. The advancement was hard, but with so many areas of different challenges a employee was able to move around to fit their self. Per my resume, I started as a Food Service, and completed my employment as a Senior Officer Specialist. Thru out my career, I work, Food, warehouse, personal, training, and employee development, and finally returning to the correctional area.
Great pay, good people around me.
Well around Inmates, and at times danger was just around the corner
The environment in a penal setting was always unpredictable and at times could be stressful.
Correctional Systems Officer (Former Employee) – Montgomery, AL – September 23, 2016
Every quarter we rotated between 3 different areas of our department: the Records Office, Receiving and Discharge & the Mail Room. In the Records Office we would maintain prisoner records which contained their sentence computations. We would gather information from various sources (state and federal) to determine a final release date for each prisoner. In Receiving and Discharge we coordinated with the U. S. Marshals Service on prisoner movement to federal court or other federal correctional facilities or coordinate with many local jurisdictions for appearances in local courts. The bulk of the time was spent in processing incoming and outgoing prisoners. In the Mail Room we would pick up, deliver and distribute institution mail. The people in my department were like family. The hardest part of the job was positively influencing prisoners who obviously did not want to be prison. Job security would be one of the most enjoyable aspects of working in a government job. Another, in this case, would be the people I had the privilege of working with for the 24 years I was employed by the Bureau.
Job security, retirement benefits.
If you wanted to advance, you would have to relocate often.
Excellent Agency with which to establish and endeavor to pursue a career of growth and development.
United States Department of Justice (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 6, 2015
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is an excellent place to get involved in a career of Federal Law Enforcement. If you are willing to travel and step outside of your general comfort zone, you can achieve a very fruitful career of growth and opportunity.
Correctional Counselor (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 15, 2015
Federal Bureau of Prisons offer stable employment with great benefits. With over 115 prisons across the continental United Staes, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, there are many opportunities for career advancement; especially if you are moble.
Complete Federal Employee benefit package
Not a 9-5 Monday -Friday job. Periodic holiday work required at entry level.
I was to maintain safety, security and good order of the correctional facility by means of the every day management and supervision of the inmate population. I became very security conscious and well rehearsed in taking care of problems that arose in the every day situations that I was confronted with.
Dealing with all types of people.
Dangerous job, you may get hurt or mamed any second of the day.
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Victorville, CA – September 29, 2016
If you like working a lot then this is the place to be. You are constantly interacting with offenders and other officers. Great opportunity for promotion as well. Learning from experience will take you far in the agency.
Counselor (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – August 24, 2016
Love what I do full time. It can be hard it is face pace but I feel at the end of the day I am giving back to my community by helping offenders get ready to be better people when they release back into society.
Health Systems Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 26, 2016
I learned an immense amount of medical knowledge, leadership skills, and autonomy in the correctional setting. I have worked as both a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner in an ambulatory and an acute care settings.