Correctional Officer

Berlin, NH
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

Salary: $46,495 – $66,929 per year.

Closing Date: 09/30/2024.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides supervision, care and correctional treatment of inmates and guidance to lower-graded Correctional Officers. Incumbent is 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. Information as to operations and procedures is provided by post orders, BOP program statements, local supplements, custodial manual, internal correspondence and staff meetings. 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.
  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 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.
  • One full academic year of graduate education with major study in criminal justice, social science, or other field related to the position is qualifying for GL-07.
  • At least 3 years of full-time general experience, one year of which was equivalent to the GL-04 grade level. This experience must have demonstrated the aptitude for acquiring the qualifications required for correctional work, and, in addition, demonstrate the possession of personal attributes important to the effectiveness of correctional officers.
  • 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.