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  • I applied today on the new announcement. I put down Fort Dix as my first choice and managed to BQ for 5 and 6. When I called Fort Dix, the person I spoke to did say they were hiring, so hopefully I will hear something before the year is out.

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    • Does anyone know if there a study guide of sorts in regards to the Core Values Assessment. I could use any help possible.

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      • in625shooter
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        No, its all suppose to be common sense (Thwir words) Feim those that hired in hadyer they started have said when I taugh IF said you can sort of figure out what answer they want

      • Rmodel1965
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        It's common sense and integrity

    • Would like to know if anyone has any insight into Yazoo City, MS facility? Looking at applying this this facility since it’s close to home. Currently not in the BOP but federal LEO. Any information on this facility would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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      • in625shooter
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        PM me and I can give you some insights from there

      • 17Jeep
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        I was there recently for two years PM with what you would like to know.

    • Hello everyone, I am looking forward to applying to Bop as soon as I graduate from college this May. I am most likely going to be applying at Brooklyn and Manhattan. I have a few questions for some of you guys on The job already.
      1. Do you guys think that I could apply during my last semester of school? Or do I have to wait till I actually possess the degree?
      2. What was the most difficult part of the hiring process?
      3.How does the training work for new hires? Do you get sent down south immediately or is there a delay?
      4. I know this is early in the game but how are the advancement opportunities?

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      • JZ71LT
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        1. Check the work experience qualifications for GL-5, you may not need to wait.
        2. I wouldn't say any of it is hard.
        3. 2 weeks of IF training and then you work a post. I've been on over a year and haven't been sent to Glynco.
        4. If your willing to move, you can advance quickly.

      • dox1842
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        1. I would try, what is it going to cost you? I did this and got rejected because I didn't qualify so I went and reapplied after I graduated. I had to work as a security guard in the interim but it wasn't that bad.
        2. Getting anxiety between the long spans of silence. There were 4 parts in the process for me - applying, getting an interview, getting the physical, and then doing the background check and getting the final offer. I swear in between each process there was 2 or 3 months of silence. I started getting anxiety and figured I was out of the running. This may very for you because I talked to some people that it only took them a month or so to get hired so ymmv.
        3. They put you on a post under the supervision of a senior officer. Sometimes you get thrown to the wolves. It honestly isn't that bad and inmates will get over on you. ****, I have 6 years in and they still get over on me sometimes. Isn't that big of a deal as long as they don't jump the fence.
        4. Depending on the institution. At "homestead" joints it can be more difficult. You have to move around to promote fast.

      • DOTfed20
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        unfortunately you will need your degree first if you plan to qualify, unless you have the experience at the GL-5 level, I say this as I have already seen a person that got their degree two months after mine when we applied at the same time, and i got in based on the degree and he didn't because he technically did not have it when he applied. Like dox1842 said it never hurts to try, but more than likely it may be rejected if the transcripts don't reflect it.

        due to COVID and everything else not only will you not go to Glynco until maybe a year in, but you may not go at all, the rumor where i am is that it will be held at your joint or an institution near you, they used to be rumors, and technically still are, but even our Warden is saying it just may be held at the institution. To be determined........

        now you will start before the background even begins, so just make sure you disclose everything to avoid being walked out later.

        the bop needs warm bodies, as long as you pass the online test at the beginning, its hard to mess up the rest

        Like JZ71LT stated, if you are willing to move i am sure you could make warden.

        Good luck.

    • Does anyone work at MDC Brooklyn? I had a few questions I wanted to ask is it possible if I can on someone?

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      • Stay Frosty
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        What the work environment like ?

    • If I got hired somewhere and decide to apply to another prison and end up getting hired, does my probation start over? Or does it work like a transfer?

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      • JZ71LT
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        It would be like a transfer.

    • Anyone gotten any tesponse from Brooklyn or Manhattan on hiring? I applied again and still silence.

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      • Any info on this position? Legal Instruments Examiner (Inmate Classification and Computation Technician

        starts at gs 5 goes to gs9. After year are you a 6 or 7?

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        • in625shooter
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          Read the eligibility section. Usually those spots are listed as BOP or reassignment eligibles already within the FED system. They use to all be GS 8

          The Legal INS Examiners job works in R&D or Inmate Systems Management and they calculate inmates good conduct time or SRT (Supervised Release going to a halfway house) Or in some cases full term release.

        • dangerr101
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          https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582511200

          Its open to all. Starts at gs5 goes to gs9.

      • Anybody else getting weird emails and repeat emails from other locations? I only put down two locations and they've never emailed me about it.

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        • in625shooter
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          The places other than your #1 choice (They ask for 2 but the 2nd is really not considered most times) is because those other places are pulling a list soon or in some cases are short They did the similar practice back in the 1990s (except more US mail than e mail back then) when I started applying. Got a bunch of stuff frim Florence at the time. Had no interest in there.

      • Which institution is more desirable to work? Tallahassee or Marianna? Which offers more overtime? I currently work at Coleman but my wife took a promotion in North Florida. I was also wondering if reapplying on usajobs is my best route for a transfer as a rookie..
        Last edited by Florida_Man; 11-02-2020, 07:33 AM.

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        • 17Jeep
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          Can’t speak for Tallahassee but Mariana has some really awesome staff. As far as OT from what I understand they have some but not a lot.

      • FCC Pollock, Louisiana, is really hurting for COs. OT is essentially unlimited. Even physicians, dental hygienists, psychologists, teachers, and other non-custody folks are voluntarily working OT to help out. They’ve even put billboards advertising the job opportunity alongside major highways in the area. While Pollock is in the boonies, Alexandria (population 50,000) is only 15 minutes away with good schools, two major hospitals, restaurants, and other big city amenities. Also open to the public is a computer specialist position.

        CO announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580562400

        Computer specialist announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/583435700
        Last edited by Signal108M; 11-08-2020, 08:42 AM.

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        • Anyone know of a study guide for the Core Values Assessment? Thanks

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          • Showtime0811
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            Another one I think I could remember was you were helping out in a room that you were moving boxes around that your supervisor told you to do but during your shift you must do cell searches and your shift was almost over. What would you have done?

          • Signal108M
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            Cell searches are a prescribed part of CO’s duties. Per policy: “ Searches of housing units and of work areas shall be completed as outlined in the Program Statement Correctional Services Manual. Each institution shall establish procedures to ensure all housing units and work areas are searched routinely, but irregularly”

            The Correctional Services Manual is not on the BOP’s public website, unlike most policies.

            So, to answer your question, I think if my supervisor directed me to do unique task X (such as move boxes) within a specified time period, and that X interfered with me performing other routine duties (cell searches), I would:

            1. request clarification from supervisor. Which is the higher priority duty given that you have # minutes left on shift?
            2. carry out supervisor’s instructions, unless blatantly illegal, immoral, or unethical.
            3. make a note to self regarding why cell searches were not done/completed that particular shift.

            Can’t say one way or the other if that’s the CVA answer choice mentality. It’s what I do when occasionally faced with a requirement or expectation of being in three places at once, accomplishing three different tasks. If a supervisor is unavailable (which is rare) you use good correctional judgment and initiative to make the decision yourself.

            Note: at the board interview you might be given a prison scenario (or several), and asked “what would you do in this circumstance?” You are not given choices to select from; you come up with reply on your own. Knowledge of BOP policy is not expected.

          • Showtime0811
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            When I took the CVA I scored a 67% and from what I have been reading on here I needed a 70% to pass. I missed it by two answers which has been driving me insane. I’ve been trying to find anything that would potentially help me pass.

          • Showtime0811
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            Really sucks that I have to wait one year to retest if I am even given the opportunity.

        • Hello All. I did a quick search for FDC Honolulu information but didn't see anything in the thread. Is Honolulu a bad place to start with BOP? I am asking in regards to salary. I've got a wife and kid and I am looking at possibly signing up with BOP. I got accepted at SEATAC a while ago but passed on it in the end. Even taking in to account the meager 10% COLA for HI, I assume starting off in HI you have to basically rent a solitary room to have any money to live, right? Anything about working there bode well for CO's? Some kind of carpool, faster advancement, something to make it more attractive a post? Right now picking up a place CONUS seems like a much smarter financial decision. I don't mind budgeting in HI, but it seems the salary would dictate that you would barely be scraping by.
          Thanks for any advice.

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          • in625shooter
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            PM me My best friend was at Honolulu for a bit.

          • LevelHeaded
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            I was stationed in Hawaii and have a LT at my joint who came from there and he had nothing good to say about it. I wouldn’t do it personally to expensive and if they ever decided to do cuts I’m sure Hawaii would be one of the first prisons to go.
            Last edited by LevelHeaded; 12-13-2020, 12:45 AM.

        • United States Penitentiary (USP) Thomson located in Thomson, IL is actively hiring for the position of Correctional Officer, GL-0007-05/06/07 grade levels. A recruitment incentive of 25% is being offered in conjunction with a 10% retention incentive after one (1) year of continuous service. If you are interested make it your first choice on the current announcement.
          "whys the sky blue? because god loves the Infantry"

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          • Originally posted by MP-K-9 View Post
            United States Penitentiary (USP) Thomson located in Thomson, IL is actively hiring for the position of Correctional Officer, GL-0007-05/06/07 grade levels. A recruitment incentive of 25% is being offered in conjunction with a 10% retention incentive after one (1) year of continuous service. If you are interested make it your first choice on the current announcement.
            USP Thomson is always hiring ! The location sucks & people move to greener pastures
            I live about 60 miles away
            My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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            • MP-K-9
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              Yeah, was emailed it a few times, just wanted to spread the last new info from the BOP - HR people

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