June 09, 2014

Job Posting: Federal Bureau of Prisons

The subdivision of the U.S. Department of Justice that runs the federal prison system is hiring a Program Officer (Ombudsman). The position will implement and manage an Ombudsman Program for approximately 37,000 BOP employees nationwide. Some travel is required and the position may also be eligible for telework. 

The GS-15 position pays $124,995 to 157,100 per year. Applications are due June 27, 2014. (Federal Government Jobs.)

Related post: Coalition of Federal Ombuds Begins Plans for 2012 Conference.


  1. This position is only open to “Status candidates” which refers to those individuals who are current or former Federal civilian employees who hold or held non-temporary appointments in the competitive service, not the excepted service. When a vacancy announcement indicates that status candidates are eligible to apply, Federal government employees who have served at least 90 days after competitive appointment may apply. For further information, please visit https://www.opm.gov/faqs/topic/employment/index.aspx.