Physician - Staff, Medical Officer, MD/DO
Federal Bureau of Prisons - Pleasanton, CA

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Federal Correctional Institution Dublin

The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Dublin, California, is a low security facility housing female offenders. The institution also has an adjacent administrative detention facility housing adult males on holdover or pre-trial status, and a minimum security satellite camp housing adult female offenders.

FCI Dublin is located 20 miles southeast of Oakland on the Camp Parks Army Reserve Forces Training Area (RFTA) Military Base.

FCI Dublin is located in Dublin, California, a contemporary boomtown situated at the historic crossroads of two 19th century stagecoach routes, now interstates 580 and 680. Dublin lies adjacent to San Ramon, Livermore, and Pleasanton. Together these cities comprise the TriValley Area. Rich in history and teeming with growth, they reflect California's freedom of spirit. Century-old ranches border up-scale, 21st-century housing as Sybase, PeopleSoft, and other technology leaders attract Digital Dublin's new demographic. Sparkling new retail and entertainment centers proliferate, among them the 21-screen Regal Cinema IMAX, Northern California's largest movie complex. Within commuting distance lie several small cities, each with its own special lure. Numerous FCI Dublin employees have chosen Tracy, Stockton, Manteca, Modesto, or Antioch as their residence. All can select among several means of public transportation to get to work.

Position Description

Medical Officer, (General Practice) GS-602-12/15. Medical Officers provide direct service to inmates in Federal prisons involving the performance of diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic services. We have a continuous need for Medical Officers around the country.

Qualifications: Basic qualification requirements for all Medical Officer GS-11 positions: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of graduation, or permanent certification by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates or a fifth pathway certificate; and a one-year post M.D. or D.O. supervised internship or the first year of a residency training in an accredited institution; and possession of a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. If not currently licensed, you must obtain a license before entering duty; you may be selected for appointment pending meeting the licensure requirement; however, you must obtain a license before entering on duty. GS-12 and above: In addition to meeting the qualification requirements at the GS-11 grade level, one year of experience and/or training comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade in Federal service is required. For specialty positions, additional experience and training must have been in the appropriate specialty area. The training and/or experience must have been progressive and responsible, and must have demonstrated that the applicant has a good knowledge of current principles, practices, methods, and techniques in his/her field of medicine.

Medical Officer GS-602-15 for the following specialties only: Internal Medicine and Family Practice. Medical Officers provide direct services to inmates in Federal prisons involving the performance of diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic services.

Qualifications: GS-15: In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements for GS-11 as described above, specialist positions require graduate training and experience related to the specialty and sub-specialty of the position to be filled. Experience may not be substituted for training essential for performing specialized duties. The length and content of residency programs depend upon the specialization and requirements of recognized accredited American medical specialty boards; therefore, specialists must have completed the number of years of accredited residency training required by the board in their respective specialties. GS-15: five years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. Qualifications are in accordance with OPM regulations. You may reference these qualifications at

Background Investigation

Employment with the Federal Bureau of Prisons is subject to satisfactory completion of a background investigation to determine suitability for employment as a law enforcement official. Its scope includes law enforcement and criminal record checks, credit checks, and inquiries with previous employers and personal references. Suitability determinations are based upon an individual's character or conduct that may affect how the agency accomplishes its duties or responsibilities.

Citizenship/Initial Eligibility Requirements

You must be a U.S. citizen.

About the BOP

The mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons is to protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens. BOP is an equal opportunity employer.
BOP utilizes Team Medicine. The team approach to inmate healthcare engages the right healthcare provider delivering the right health services to achieve successful health outcomes and effective internal systems of control. The healthcare team consists of clinical, administrative, and allied health personnel that maximize the care delivered within the institution and efficiently coordinate care that must be delivered in the community.

BOP Salary and Benefits

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, offers a wide variety of career opportunities in health care. BOP offers two employment options: Federal Civil Service or USPHS Commissioned Corps. Both paths offer generous salary packages, vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and retirement packages. In addition, applicants may be eligible for recruitment incentives and loan repayment opportunities. Some age restrictions and medical requirements apply to the Commissioned Corps

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