Correctional Officer

Grand Prairie, TX
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

Salary: $51,471 – $64,708 per year.

Closing Date: 09/30/2024.

Position Summary:

Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities.

Our highly-skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security. Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides supervision, care and correctional treatment of inmates and guidance to lower-graded Correctional Officers. Concerned with maintenance of institution security contributing to the health and welfare of the inmates and the promotion of good public relations.
  • Enforces rules and regulations governing facility security, inmate accountability and inmate conduct to ensure judicial sanctions are carried out and inmates remain in custody. From time to time, may be authorized to carry firearms and to use physical force, including deadly force, to maintain control of inmates.
  • During institution emergencies or other periods of heavy workload or limited staff, may be required to work long and irregular hours, unusual shifts, Sundays, holidays and unexpected overtime. Incumbent must be flexible and have a broad knowledge base to use own initiative in the resolution of problem situations.


  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
  • Nine (9) semester hours or fourteen (14) quarter hours of graduate level education in a major study in criminal justice, social science, or other field related to this position.
  • You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression.
  • Specialized experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.