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Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Correctional Program Specialist (Chief, ACA/PREA Audit Section) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary

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.

Responsibilities

The Chief, American Correctional Association (ACA)/Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit Section works in the Program Review Division, External Audit Branch. Under the general direction of the Administrator, he/she is actively involved in evaluating programs that are substantive for other Bureau staff. He/she is responsible for the organization, development, implementation, maintenance, evaluating, and monitoring of audits by outside agencies as it relates to the ACA accreditation process and the PREA process.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is Required.

See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:Education:There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.Experience:You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is directly related experience that included substantial involvement with a correctional program and provided a thorough knowledge of correctional techniques, or experience in meeting and dealing with people that demonstrated the ability to work effectively with inmates and associates in a correctional environment.Experience must have also demonstrated the ability to perform supervisory or administrative duties successfully. This includes

(1) understanding the problems of custody, treatment, training, and release of inmates of penal or correctional institutions;

(2) a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of an institution's internal policies, programs, regulations, and procedures; and

(3) training subordinates, coordinating and directing activities and functions, evaluating performance of operations and the effectiveness of programs, and maintaining high standards or work objectives. This experience must have been gained in an administrative position, or in other positions that included the successful direction, or assistance in the direction of, an entire correctional program or a major phase of such a program.Some examples of this qualifying experience are: Experience that demonstrates thorough knowledge of Bureau of Prisons’ policy and procedures, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) policies and regulations and American Correctional Association (ACA) standards related to accreditation and reaccreditation process and PREA audits for correctional facilities.

Experience that demonstrates knowledge of government auditing laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to ACA and PREA to ensure program compliance with established standards.

Experience in analyzing information and providing recommendations in regards to the establishment or modification of programs, plans and/or policies.

Experience in providing advice and guidance to employees and inmates regarding the ACA accreditation process and Prison Rape Elimination Act. Credit will be given for paid and 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.

Education

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.

Additional Information

This position IS NOTincluded in the bargaining unit.The representative rate for this position is $133,447 per annum ($63.94 per hour).Special Conditions of Employment Section:Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year probationary period.The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees: Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

NOTE: Telework Eligible after 6 months

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