Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist (Facility Manager)

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System | Gregg Township, PA

Posted Date 3/26/2020

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

The incumbent serves as Facility Manager of the institution and is responsible for the planning, direction, and management of all maintenance repair, alterations, and construction projects. The incumbent manages a workforce comprising civilian and inmate workers.

Initiates proposals for improvements, major repair and replacement of institution facilities; evaluates them in terms of operation costs, manpower requirements, structural changes and other engineering principles involved. Makes cost estimates and directs preparation of preliminary drawing and lists of material needs. Makes recommendations as to feasibility of projects and ways and means of carrying them out.

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.

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:


There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.


You must have at least one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

  • Experience determining plans, and developing the service demands for electric power, heating power and other utilities requiring considerable knowledge of the capacities and characteristics of the various power producing units and distribution systems.
  • Experience developing and assuring the execution of a continuing program of preventive maintenance to keep the institution plant and facilities in sound condition.
  • Experience meeting with representatives or architectural/engineering firms as required in the development of plans for new construction and major renovations.
  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to supervise staff, to include planning, organizing, reviewing work, administering personnel matters, dealing with employees and union representatives.

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.**

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