Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

BOP Correctional Officer

Collapse

300x250 Mobile

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Originally posted by Signal108M View Post

    When hired you'll be prompted by HR to fill out the needed information for the background investigation on "eQuip," a government website. You have a short time window to use the logon code. Once submitted the information goes to the Office of Personnel Management (not BOP), who is responsible for coordinating the background. They currently have a 700,000 backlog, which is really getting Congress steamed up. In fact, one Congressman is talking about proposing legislation to make background checks honored by reciprocity between all government agencies.

    Prior to initial hire, BOP will run your name through several police databases to ensure you're not a convicted felon, don't have an outstanding arrest warrant, aren't convicted of domestic violence (which by federal law makes you unable to carry a firearm - see Lautenberg Amendment) or other automatic hiring show-stoppers. Get past that stage and you're assumed to be OK for hiring and the in-depth background check.

    The investigators do not expect you to be a perfect angel. What they demand on the form and at the interview is complete honesty. We're all imperfect human beings and they expect you to have made errors in judgment in the past. Most "past sins" are forgivable, again, as long as you are FULLY FORTHCOMING and TOTALLY HONEST on the paperwork. If found later to have intentionally hidden or glossed-over something on the background paperwork, you will be literally walked out of the institution escorted by security and off the grounds. And unemployed. I witnessed that happen at my joint and it was very embarrassing to everyone. Reason: it was later determined that the person lied on their background form about something which was embarrassing to them, but was forgivable by BOP and OPM. Had they simply been straight-up forthcoming it would have been a big nothing.

    Again: totally honest, fully forthcoming, don't try to hide anything.
    I answer the question honestly. In the city you get messed with for petty ish. I put it on the app they make u fill out the day of you interview. The lady also told me if you forgot something or don’t know the exact days just put a estimate or what not. Just didn’t wanna get penalized for not know exactly when or what know. She had told me a discuss too much in regard to one question. Is their a appeal process for a situation like that tho?

    Comment


    • Originally posted by Newbie17 View Post

      I answer the question honestly. In the city you get messed with for petty ish. I put it on the app they make u fill out the day of you interview. The lady also told me if you forgot something or don’t know the exact days just put a estimate or what not. Just didn’t wanna get penalized for not know exactly when or what know. She had told me a discuss too much in regard to one question. Is their a appeal process for a situation like that tho?

      Nowadays there are less folks that get "walked out" over background checks. I believe the reason is HR asks a bunch or rwdundent questions which are basically the show stopper or reasons that folks were git. If one is straight and a show stopper was there HR simply informs the applicant "go take care of X,Y or Z and reapply. That way takes maybe 6 months and they are back (going through everything but the CVA test)

      18 yeas ago they (HR) did not do that and I saw several staff have to "resign" the heir first year over BG check issues.

      Now if that happens it because someone just simply blew off admitting something petty whci probably wouldn't have flagged them anyway. (Old article 15 tried MJ in high school 10-15 years ago etc)


      Good luck

      Comment


      • Originally posted by in625shooter View Post


        Nowadays there are less folks that get "walked out" over background checks. I believe the reason is HR asks a bunch or rwdundent questions which are basically the show stopper or reasons that folks were git. If one is straight and a show stopper was there HR simply informs the applicant "go take care of X,Y or Z and reapply. That way takes maybe 6 months and they are back (going through everything but the CVA test)

        18 yeas ago they (HR) did not do that and I saw several staff have to "resign" the heir first year over BG check issues.

        Now if that happens it because someone just simply blew off admitting something petty whci probably wouldn't have flagged them anyway. (Old article 15 tried MJ in high school 10-15 years ago etc)


        Good luck
        Thanks. Appreciate it.

        Comment


        • please_enter_message_x_chars
          Last edited by Fullblown; 10-09-2017, 01:51 PM.

          Comment


          • Originally posted by Fullblown View Post
            I was just wondering, is there anywhere in E-Qip or in the whole application/background process for BOP where it asks all the jobs you've (recently or in the past years) "applied" to and what the status is? I know for State or County where I live the PHS (Personal History Statement) form it asks those questions. I know obviously, it will ask for your previous and past employment.
            BOP and Feds I. General don't care where you apply for. Just past Work history

            Comment


            • Originally posted by Signal108M View Post

              When hired you'll be prompted by HR to fill out the needed information for the background investigation on "eQuip," a government website. You have a short time window to use the logon code. Once submitted the information goes to the Office of Personnel Management (not BOP), who is responsible for coordinating the background. They currently have a 700,000 backlog, which is really getting Congress steamed up. In fact, one Congressman is talking about proposing legislation to make background checks honored by reciprocity between all government agencies.

              Prior to initial hire, BOP will run your name through several police databases to ensure you're not a convicted felon, don't have an outstanding arrest warrant, aren't convicted of domestic violence (which by federal law makes you unable to carry a firearm - see Lautenberg Amendment) or other automatic hiring show-stoppers. Get past that stage and you're assumed to be OK for hiring and the in-depth background check.

              The investigators do not expect you to be a perfect angel. What they demand on the form and at the interview is complete honesty. We're all imperfect human beings and they expect you to have made errors in judgment in the past. Most "past sins" are forgivable, again, as long as you are FULLY FORTHCOMING and TOTALLY HONEST on the paperwork. If found later to have intentionally hidden or glossed-over something on the background paperwork, you will be literally walked out of the institution escorted by security and off the grounds. And unemployed. I witnessed that happen at my joint and it was very embarrassing to everyone. Reason: it was later determined that the person lied on their background form about something which was embarrassing to them, but was forgivable by BOP and OPM. Had they simply been straight-up forthcoming it would have been a big nothing.

              Again: totally honest, fully forthcoming, don't try to hide anything.
              BOP does an SF85 or SF85P?

              Last edited by dangerr101; 10-05-2017, 01:26 AM.

              Comment


              • Originally posted by dangerr101 View Post

                BOP does an SF85 or SF85P?
                SF-85P for Public Trust position.

                Fortunately, my information stored on eQIP from the last time I did an SF-86 (for periodic reinvestigation for my military security clearance) autopopulated onto my SF-85P when applying with BOP. If you've ever done an SF-85 or SF-86 on eQIP your information should also autopopulate onto an SF-85P; would just need to update as prompted.
                Last edited by Signal108M; 10-06-2017, 08:30 AM.

                Comment


                • Originally posted by D_Stone15
                  Appreciate it. So basically the test wants you to tell a supervisor on everything minor or major thing that happens?
                  BMan (sorry D stone I will have more coffee before I give I to the forums next time.e) , Respectfully before you pipe in like you did a couple comments ago that if one can't pass a test they aren't trainable you night want a little history on the whole CVA test.

                  The CVA was dreamed up by a bunch of Phycologist and some leadership that had a sheltered career IE never worked a housing unit or around many inmates ever. When it was first being introduced several HR folks and others took it just as a test. Several folks I work with Including a GS 12 Human Resource Manager failed the test.

                  most tests and or interviews want a response of a euphoric perrfect harmonious world

                  Several Captain friends have complained they can't get Military Vet rosters filled because of it. Has caused several solid Military Canadates get passed over by BOP over the years but they were picked up by Marshals, FBI or State Police etc.

                  My point is don't paint with a wide brush.

                  We all sort of know what we are suppose to do, say and then we sort if k ow how teal life happens. You have to do that Ballance!
                  Last edited by in625shooter; 10-07-2017, 02:12 PM.

                  Comment


                  • Bman4130
                    Bman4130 commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Lol that was me not d stone

                • Correction noted Bman

                  Comment


                  • My experience with 2 state and county dept is they want ppl that report everything.

                    Comment


                    • Here's one example...."Policy states that every employee must enter the institution with proper ID or they're not allowed in. One day, the warden forgot his ID at home, you've seen him several times, and you know he's allowed. Do you let him in?"

                      The correct answer is NO because it's against policy...That's how the written test is set up. There is no gray area guys. It's black and white. Now, if you actually did that in a real life situation, you'd probably have a lot of "challenges" in your career.
                      Last edited by JohnnyUtah1989; 10-07-2017, 03:52 PM.

                      Comment


                      • I haven't taken the CVA test but isn't it simply just common sense on the multiple choice portion? Wouldn't someone more likely not score enough on the written report scenario portion of the test?

                        Comment


                        • I’ve been in corrections for 8 years I was pretty nervous when I took it because it was pass or go home but once you see it, it’s not to bad just read everything and answer by the book as many have stated.

                          Comment


                          • When I had my interview 3 passed one failed. He got sent home

                            Comment


                            • Fullblown
                              Fullblown commented
                              Editing a comment
                              ..........
                              Last edited by Fullblown; 10-09-2017, 02:25 PM.

                          • Anyone have experience working at FCI Dublin? I’m thinking about putting it down because I could get rent free housing nearby with relatives but after researching it I noticed it is a female prison. Would it be weird for man to work there? Like would I need a female coworker whenever I needed to search inmates for example?

                            Comment

                            MR300x250 Tablet

                            Collapse

                            What's Going On

                            Collapse

                            There are currently 5303 users online. 243 members and 5060 guests.

                            Most users ever online was 19,482 at 12:44 PM on 09-29-2011.

                            Welcome Ad

                            Collapse
                            Working...
                            X