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.
The HSA, in collaboration with the Clinical Director, manages and directs the
activities of a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals who are
responsible for medical, dental, and allied health services (pharmacy, lab and
x-ray) to the inmate population. This requires an understanding of the
critical balance between the administrative and clinical functions in the
health care delivery system. The health care services provided include
inpatient and outpatient care in either an institution setting or at a local
hospital, as well as routine health maintenance services, emergency services
and chronic care of inmates with long term illnesses. The HSA may also manage
and direct dental and allied health services such as a pharmacy, lab and
Incumbent serves as a cost center manager to prepare estimates and administer
an annual budget. Manages a procurement system to provide adequate levels of
medical, surgical, dental, and pharmaceutical supplies. Incumbent provides
administrative supervision either directly or through the Assistant Health
System Administrator to subordinate staff, i.e., Mid-Level Practitioners,
EMTs, Pharmacist, Clinical Nurses, Medical Record Technician, Dental
Assistant, contract medical staff, etc. Develops and coordinates internal
review systems to assure compliance of the standards of the American
Correctional Association (ACA) and the (JCAHO), as well as other regulatory
groups and higher agency authorities.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged
with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff
correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and
is performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Occasional travel – Travel may be required for training and/or work related
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0670 Health System Administration
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
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification
There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in
difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service.
Specialized experience is progressively responsible analytical or
administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health
care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care
facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional
authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working
relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination
administrative, clinical or other service activities and provided knowledge of
* Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems.
* Regulations and standards or various regulatory and credentialing groups.
* Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.
Applicants must also possess:
* Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities.
* Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs.
Some examples of the qualifying specialized experience:
* Experience that demonstrates knowledge of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) Ambulatory Care standards, American Correctional Association (ACA), and program review standards.
* Experience managing and directing the activities of a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals who are responsible for medical, dental, and allied health services to an inmate population.
* Experience in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of administrative and clinical policies and programs in health services.
* Experience developing and administering medical budgets and contracts, and monitoring expenditures for a health care facility.
* Experience providing advisory services to management regarding the operation of a health services entity and medical programming.
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.
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.
This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been
established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons
The representative rate for this position is $108,170 per annum ($51.83 per
Special Conditions of Employment Section:
Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year
The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the
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.
All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to
complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes
of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.
The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be
facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day
of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant
assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing
score must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended
if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a
passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to
current BOP employees.
Successful completion of the “Introduction to Correctional Techniques,” three-
week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.
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
Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
If your composite score exceeds the average score for this job, your resume
and supporting documentation will be compared to your online assessment
questionnaire responses and utilized to determine whether you meet the job
qualifications listed in this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than
what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be
adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you
are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the
selecting official for employment consideration.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall
evaluation of your application:
* Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
* Your responses to the eligibility questions;
* Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
* Your supporting documentation, if required.
Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for
consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing
date of this announcement.
What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this
The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) are
* Ability to develop and manage health service programs integrating medical and administrative activities.
* Knowledge of JCAHO, federal, state and local government regulations.
* Ability to relate and deal effectively with physicians, superiors, peers and others.
* Ability to supervise and develop the potential of subordinate staff.
* Ability to communicate in writing.
To preview questions please click here .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
* Required Documents
* Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
* In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
* Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. If you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the Bureau of Prisons, you MUST provide the SF-50 Form which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.
* Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.
* Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation.
* Military Spouses who meet the requirement of Executive Order 13832 – must include marriage certificate and copy of active duty military members orders OR letter from VA OR DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse, OR SF-50. For more information Click Here.
* CTAP, Click Here, if applicable.
Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from
consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not
identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @,
etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as Transcripts, SF-50,
We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail
service, applicant application errors, etc.
**If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards
qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy
announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive
benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access
to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very
rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether
your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring
agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
This job is open to
* #### Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
* #### Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced”
* #### Military spouses
Clarification from the agency
• BOP Employees Nationwide • DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the
local commuting area. • Military Spouse under Executive Order 13832 • Duty
Location: FCI Fort Worth, TX