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Recreation Specialist Institutional

Company name
USDOJ Federal Bureau of Prisons

Salary
$49,789.00 to $71,652.00

Location
Sheridan, OR

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Open & closing dates

02/13/2018

to

03/07/2018

Salary

$49,789 to $71,652 per year

Pay scale & grade

GL 07 - 09

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Sheridan, OR

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Internal to an agency

This job is open to current employees of this agency.

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Announcement number

SHE-2018-0004

Control number

491347600

Duties

Duties

Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. In our agency, you’ll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community. Our employees at federal correctional facilities are correctional workers first and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.

We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.

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 institution.

The representative rate for this position is $60,904 per annum ($29.18 per hour).

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Responsibilities

The incumbent supervises the operation of the recreation and leisure time program for the inmate population. The incumbent will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing special recreation programs, i.e., yoga, varsity softball, aerobics, etc. Incumbent will assist the Recreation Supervisor and the other recreation/sports specialists in planning, organizing, advising on and administering recreation activities and programs which promote the physical, creative and social development for the inmate population. Incumbent will assist in supervision of athletic activities and institutional teams participating in community-based activities.

The incumbent will devise and improvise recreation activities to meet the needs of special individuals or groups in the inmate population of the institution. Incumbent will plan and develop classes for wellness and leisure time programs. The incumbent provides guidance, leisure, and wellness counseling to inmates. The incumbent instructs individual inmates and inmate groups in various recreation activities. The incumbent promotes maximum involvement of inmates in recreation activities and services through resident committees and other peer groups. Incumbent will assume the responsibility of Recreation Supervisor and other recreational staff positions when necessary.

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 are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

09

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

This announcement is open to the following:

BOP Employees in the local commuting area (Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only)

DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the LCA.

Duty Location: FCI Sheridan, OR

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

0188 Recreation Specialist

Requirements

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 consideration, 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 rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating 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:

GL-07: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.

GL-09: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related.

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study-general recreation or one of the appropriate fields of recreation, such as outdoor recreation; recreation and parks leadership; wild land recreation management; natural resources recreation; youth recreation; public, urban, or community recreation; special populations recreation (e.g., senior citizens, institutional, etc.); or physical education.

NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you MUST provide transcripts to receive consideration. Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) applicants MUST provide a transcript in order to be considered under S.A.A. The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts 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

. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. (If you are selected for this position based upon your education, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.)

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

OR

Experience:

GL-07: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GL-05 grade level. Experience at this level demonstrates the ability to apply principles of one or more specialty areas of recreation.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

Experience in developing team sports and activities or tournaments.

Experience that demonstrates skill in a wide range of participant interest, experience in developing and overseeing a recreation program’s daily operation and primarily organize and direct participants.

Experience in developing and implementing activities and arrange for community resources, experience in developing indoor and outdoor activities to meet the needs of an inmate population.

GL-09: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GL-07 grade level. Experience at this level have the ability to adapt and develop program activities to meet the divergent needs of an inmate population and the ability to conduct classes and training to coaches, participants, and/or officials for various sports.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

Experience in planning, organizing, coordinating, supervising, or evaluating community, industrial, outdoor, institutional, or other recreational programs.

Experience in planning, establishing, or evaluating a recreational curriculum for junior college or higher academic levels.

Experience in instructing in the principles and techniques of recreational program planning and management.

Experience in serving in a leadership role in the programs and activities of local, regional, and/or national recreational organizations.

Experience in organizing athletic leagues, tournaments, and other recreational activities, as well as all types of passive, social, and cultural leisure activities.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience:

GL-07 and GL-09: You may have a combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the major duties of this position as described above.

Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

Education

Additional information

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.

The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office. The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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.

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 residence.

This position has been identified as test designated. Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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.

If you applied to more than one grade level, BE ADVISED that you may be selected at ANY grade level for which you applied and are found qualified (i.e., if the job is announced at the 9/11 grade levels and you apply for the GS/GL-9 and the GS-11,and you are found qualified at BOTH grade levels, you may be selected at either grade level).

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

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

GL-07:

Ability to communicate orally.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to direct, coordinate, and develop sports, fitness, and leisure programs.

Ability to supervise participants and effectively manage time and resources.

GL-09:

Ability to communicate orally.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to design/operate recreation (leisure)programs.

Ability to direct, coordinate, and develop sports, fitness, and leisure programs.

Ability to supervise participants and effectively manage time and resources.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

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 are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.

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.

A college transcript which includes the School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded, if applicable. (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)

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.

Benefits

Benefits

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

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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.

How to Apply

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: GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov

Phone: 972-352-4200

Agency contact information

CSU

Phone

972-352-4200

Email

GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov

Address

JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS

Consolidated Staffing Unit

346 Marine Forces Drive

Grand Prairie, Texas

United States

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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.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

USDOJ Federal Bureau of Prisons
Phone : 972-352-4200
Website : http://www.usdoj.gov/

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