Careers With The Bureau of Prisons
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Lamont Easter, Management Analyst

I wanted to work for an organization that offered a challenging work environment where I could use and build upon my technology skills and serve my country. I chose the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

I started in California and as my career progressed, I took advantage of the mobility offered by the BOP, choosing assignments in Kentucky and Washington, DC. In addition, the Federal Law Enforcement training I received allowed me to participate in other exciting and challenging activities, such as being a member of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).

Now, I use my abilities to design cutting-edge IT systems for BOP facilities around the United States. For anybody who wants to have a wide range of career paths available to them, and work in a fun, diverse, and challenging environment, this is one great place to be!


Welcome to the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) career opportunities web pages, where you can learn about BOP careers, the employment process, and current vacancies by using the links provided to the left.

We recognize that the Bureau's real strength is derived from our staff. The BOP "family" is a diverse, well-trained, and career-oriented team with the finest corrections professionals in the country. The Bureau has approximately 37,700 highly motivated individuals working in 115 correctional institutions across the country [Locate a Facility] and in a wide range of occupations. We encourage you to explore our web pages and consider a career in corrections with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

We are always accepting applications for the following positions:

Actively Hiring: The BOP's standing register for correctional officer (CO) positions has reopened. These are accessible through USAJOBS.

FCI Berlin is expected to come on line in the Fall of 2012. The medium security prison is located in the city of Berlin in the northeastern portion of New Hampshire. Hiring has begun in preparation for activation. Interested parties may read about employment options available in the Bureau by visiting the Careers section. To apply, visit USAJOBS and enter “Bureau of Prisons” as keywords in the “What” box.

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How to Apply: Search USAJOBS for vacancies.