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Correctional Program Specialist (Contract Oversight Specialist)

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Correctional Program Specialist (Contract Oversight Specialist)   

JOB TITLE:

Correctional Program Specialist (Contract Oversight Specialist)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Chicago Illinois United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Summary

Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities.


Our highly-skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security.
Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.


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\" employee.


Clarification from the agency

  • BOP Employees Nationwide DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the local commuting area.
    Division: Residential Reentry Management Branch, Reentry Services Division, Central Office Duty Location: CCM Chicago, IL

Duties

Assumes responsibility for all duties and functions related to the operations and programs of residential reentry centers, and contract confinement/detention facilities within the geographical area specified for the Residential Reentry Office.


Responsible for all aspects of the contract process, under the general direction of the RRM.
This includes accurately determining the need for contract services, recommending procurement based on factors unique to the geographical area, and identifying potential resources to stimulate competition.


COS shall review and analyze indicator data related to all contract facilities on a perpetual basis to identify programmatic or operational weaknesses and suggest/prepare/implement action plans for resolution.


Responsible for implementation of national policy related to residential reentry and contract confinement, detention, residential and non-residential services.


Responsible for developing policy, providing expert advice in an area of correctional specialty, or to provide guidance, direction, supervision, advice and/or evaluation for a program or programs in correctional facilities.


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.


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 conducting site inspections to ensure that potential contractors have demonstrated that potential facilities are appropriately zoned, environmentally sanitary/safe, and that all agency requirements are met.

Experience in communicating with community or agency officials while working with a contract ensuring that all individuals, groups, or agencies are informed of any significant programmatic or operational changes related to the contract.

Experience in designing, developing and conducting appropriate training based on specific needs as determined from indicator data reviews.

Experience in conducting contract compliance reviews for contracts, conducting assessment of level of contract compliance, determining the degree of risk, testing the adequacy of controls, and based on findings develop and implement methods to improve contractor performance.

Experience working with a variety of contracts, which frequently require special handling provisions or other specialized terms and conditions and knowledge of Federal Acquisitions Regulations and Bureau of Prisons contracting procedures.


If applicable, 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.


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 included in the bargaining unit.


The representative rate for this position is $106,785 per annum ($51.
17 per hour).


Special Conditions of Employment Section:
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.


Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.


Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:
A prerequisite of the secondary law enforcement position is the completion of the mandatory courses in \"Introduction to Correctional Techniques Phase I and Phase II\".
If you have not completed the mandatory courses in \"Introduction to Correctional Techniques Phase I and Phase II\", you are ineligible for secondary law enforcement position(s) and coverage but may still be considered for a non-law enforcement position.


If you are not a current Bureau of Prisons employee, you must submit training records demonstrating you have completed the mandatory courses in \"Introduction to Correctional Techniques Phase I and Phase II\" to your hiring Human Resource office prior to appointment.


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.


As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.
To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.


Benefits
How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

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.


Experience that would not normally be part of the Federal employee's position is creditable when documented by satisfactory evidence (e.
g.
, a memorandum from the manager, Human Resource Manager, SF-52, etc.
)

What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

Ability to communicate orally.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Knowledge of safety principles and practices.

Knowledge of Residential Reentry Management program administration.

Ability to collect, develop, analyze information, draw conclusions and make recommendations.


You may preview questions for this vacancy.


Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)
In order to receive credit for experience contained in a 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.

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 VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.


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 requirements:

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 rating.


How to Apply

You must apply through the online application system at www.
USAJOBS.
gov.
Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.


NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application.
This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section.
Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the \"How to Apply\" instructions.
Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.


Required supporting documentation must be electronically uploaded or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).


All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.
m.
, Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
You MUST include the vacancy announcement number on your supporting documentation.


NOTE: Failure to follow these application procedures will result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.


Paper applications: If applying online is impossible, please contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.


Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
E-Mail: BOP-HRM-HRSC-ConsolidatedStaffingUnit-S@bop.
gov
Phone: 972-352-4200

Agency contact information
CSU
Phone

972-352-4200

Email

BOP-HRM-HRSC-ConsolidatedStaffingUnit-S@bop.
gov

Address

JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
United States

Next steps

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed.
Normally, Selecting Officials will make a selection within 90-days.
When deemed necessary, the selection process may be extended up to 180-days from the date the certificate(s), (Exception, Best Qualified Lists) is/are generated to make a selection.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

126198 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707242336-7059cef40f0a9c78a3de8a6c53099da3

LOCATION:

Illinois United States

CITY:

Chicago

Job Origin:

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Summary

Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities.

Our highly-skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security. Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.

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\" employee.

Clarification from the agency

  • BOP Employees Nationwide DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the local commuting area. Division: Residential Reentry Management Branch, Reentry Services Division, Central Office Duty Location: CCM Chicago, IL

Duties

Assumes responsibility for all duties and functions related to the operations and programs of residential reentry centers, and contract confinement/detention facilities within the geographical area specified for the Residential Reentry Office.

Responsible for all aspects of the contract process, under the general direction of the RRM. This includes accurately determining the need for contract services, recommending procurement based on factors unique to the geographical area, and identifying potential resources to stimulate competition.

COS shall review and analyze indicator data related to all contract facilities on a perpetual basis to identify programmatic or operational weaknesses and suggest/prepare/implement action plans for resolution.

Responsible for implementation of national policy related to residential reentry and contract confinement, detention, residential and non-residential services.

Responsible for developing policy, providing expert advice in an area of correctional specialty, or to provide guidance, direction, supervision, advice and/or evaluation for a program or programs in correctional facilities.

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.

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 conducting site inspections to ensure that potential contractors have demonstrated that potential facilities are appropriately zoned, environmentally sanitary/safe, and that all agency requirements are met.
Experience in communicating with community or agency officials while working with a contract ensuring that all individuals, groups, or agencies are informed of any significant programmatic or operational changes related to the contract.
Experience in designing, developing and conducting appropriate training based on specific needs as determined from indicator data reviews.
Experience in conducting contract compliance reviews for contracts, conducting assessment of level of contract compliance, determining the degree of risk, testing the adequacy of controls, and based on findings develop and implement methods to improve contractor performance.
Experience working with a variety of contracts, which frequently require special handling provisions or other specialized terms and conditions and knowledge of Federal Acquisitions Regulations and Bureau of Prisons contracting procedures.

If applicable, 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.

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 included in the bargaining unit.

The representative rate for this position is $106,785 per annum ($51.17 per hour).

Special Conditions of Employment Section:
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.

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:
A prerequisite of the secondary law enforcement position is the completion of the mandatory courses in \"Introduction to Correctional Techniques Phase I and Phase II\". If you have not completed the mandatory courses in \"Introduction to Correctional Techniques Phase I and Phase II\", you are ineligible for secondary law enforcement position(s) and coverage but may still be considered for a non-law enforcement position.

If you are not a current Bureau of Prisons employee, you must submit training records demonstrating you have completed the mandatory courses in \"Introduction to Correctional Techniques Phase I and Phase II\" to your hiring Human Resource office prior to appointment.

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.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Benefits
How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

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.

Experience that would not normally be part of the Federal employee's position is creditable when documented by satisfactory evidence (e.g., a memorandum from the manager, Human Resource Manager, SF-52, etc.)

What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Knowledge of safety principles and practices.
Knowledge of Residential Reentry Management program administration.
Ability to collect, develop, analyze information, draw conclusions and make recommendations.

You may preview questions for this vacancy.

Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)
In order to receive credit for experience contained in a 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.
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 VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.

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 requirements:

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 rating.

How to Apply

You must apply through the online application system at www.USAJOBS.gov. Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the \"How to Apply\" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

Required supporting documentation must be electronically uploaded or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).

All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. You MUST include the vacancy announcement number on your supporting documentation.

NOTE: Failure to follow these application procedures will result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.

Paper applications: If applying online is impossible, please contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.

Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
E-Mail: BOP-HRM-HRSC-ConsolidatedStaffingUnit-S@bop.gov
Phone: 972-352-4200

Agency contact information
CSU
Phone

972-352-4200

Email

BOP-HRM-HRSC-ConsolidatedStaffingUnit-S@bop.gov

Address

JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
United States

Next steps

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed. Normally, Selecting Officials will make a selection within 90-days. When deemed necessary, the selection process may be extended up to 180-days from the date the certificate(s), (Exception, Best Qualified Lists) is/are generated to make a selection.

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