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  • nyguy87
    started a topic BOP Correctional Officer

    BOP Correctional Officer

    I just applied for a CO position in Danbury CT (close to home) with the Bureau of Prisons. I'm curious as to how, if at all, they differ from state Correctional Officers. I'm looking to get my foot in the door with regards to Law Enforcement, and this seems like it could be a viable option.

  • in625shooter
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    Make sure your job experience narratives jive with the answers. That's part of it too. Like I said finesse the verbiage WITHOUT fibbing. AFA credits having a record of agreement can satisfy a lot of issues. Life happens and they know that so.sometimes you just have to be able to explain. It and show your satisfying or attempting to take care of it.

  • gmen0587
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    in625shooter Mhuck thanks for the information. Best I got is highly qualified but I don’t want to lie on the questions. I read them again and realized I could change to those answers. I do have payment plans in place with all of my debt. Hopefully they would take that in to consideration.

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  • in625shooter
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    Ad Mhuck stated you have to be rated "BQ" or you WILL BOT get referred for an Interview. Also if your credit is super low tats a no go as well. I k ow ots slightly more lax now than 20 years ago when I hired in but credit is still one of the biggest factors.

    Redo the app until you BQ. Don't lie but it's usually how you finesse the words.

    Good luck

  • Mhuck
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    What you want to get is "Best Qualified" and NV means non-veteran. And the agency takes a big look at credit. They do not want to have people that they think may be susceptible to bribes etc (not saying you would be). The best thing you can do is show that you have payment plans installed and a plan to fix everything so that they know you are being responsible with your finances. It makes it look a ton better. I am not too sure how they would look at your driving record or the suspension etc. Maybe someone else on the website can shed some better light on that than I can. Good luck.

  • gmen0587
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    Hello all. Applied for BOP yesterday and my NOR said qualified then underneath had “NV” written. Any idea if that means anything? Also, is the agency strict on poor credit or driving record? No dui/dwi or anything. Just lost my job for 4 months and had parking tickets pile up which caused suspensions and my credit to drop a ton. I’m working on fixing my credit but it will take some time. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I applied for Miami and dade prisons.

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  • dox1842
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    It's really not bad when you compare it to other workloads/ pay.
    I think its more of the nature of corrections. Being around the bottom rung of society - drug addicts, child molesters, ect. Seeing dead bodies or the results of suicide.

  • ChrisQuirolo
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    I didn't talk to my BOP investigator until after I came back from FLETC. Hired Nov 25th, FLETC in Apr 8-26. BI in May 2.

  • MP-K-9
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    FCC Coleman is hiring over 100 positions
    VRA, Public, transfer etc

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  • dangerr101
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    1. So do you have to accept the job with BOP before the BI is done or can you tell them that you want to wait till BI is completed and then accept the job?

    2. Are all SF-86 more rigorous than an SF-85P? does that mean the BI for TSA is more intrusive than the BOP?
    Last edited by dangerr101; 05-31-2019, 04:16 PM.

  • dox1842
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    "The BOP does the background investigation DURING your first year. Makes no sense.."

    Not for everyone. I had to wait for mine to be complete before I started working but I had two co-workers that started before theirs was complete and they got walked out for lying.

    I think it depends on how short staffed an institution is.

  • ChrisQuirolo
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    All dependent on the facility.
    I applied in August and started in November.
    FLETC in April.

    There are special units. SIA, SIS, ERT, SORT, DCT. But you'll have to complete your probationary year before they will let you apply to them. Most start at a GS5-1, but you'll be a GS7-3 in 3 years.
    If you are mobile, you can transfer around the country! Pay attention to locality pay as well!

  • ChrisQuirolo
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    BOP - SF85P
    CBP - SF86
    The BOP does the background investigation DURING your first year. Makes no sense...
    And then every 5 years there after. Though its not as intrusive as CBP, they will still talk to your neighbors, references, and previous employers.

  • dangerr101
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    How long does the BI take for the BOP?

  • dox1842
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    I just applied for the warden's secretary. I hope I get picked up. It would be nice to be gl8 and work m-f

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