Nurse (Chief Nurse)
Department of Justice
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
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1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC 1 vacancy
Yes Reimbursement is authorized for travel and transportation for this
Yes as determined by agency policy
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.
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Serves under the administrative direction of the Health Programs,
Health Services Division (HSD) in the primary areas of program
planning, program review, budgeting, decision analysis, system
evaluation, and continuing education/training for nurses.
Provides administrative consultation to maintain and develop program
mission goals and objectives that support the health services
mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons as defined by the Medical
Director/Assistant Director, HSD.
Provides complex administrative support to accomplish the overall
mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and shares in the
responsibility for the overall delivery of safe and effective care
provided to patients, as well as the financial and operation
performance of health services.
Leads, coaches, develops and recognizes nurses in field to maximize
Works closely with senior leadership in the development of patient
care programs, policies and procedures that describe how nursing
care needs of the patient populations receiving nursing care are
assessed, evaluated, and accomplished.
Formulates long-range objectives, plans, and programs for the
nursing category integrating them with the overall objectives and
plans of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
25% or less - Travel may be required for training and/or work
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- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the
Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates
for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice
component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or
displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive
selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP
eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this
announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification
requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on
established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your
written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.
Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following
Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree,
associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing
educational program is required. This education must have been
accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs,
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education or an accrediting
body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the
degree was obtained.
Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the
Commission on Graduates on Foreign Nursing Schools is required for
individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.
Licensure: Applicants must have passed the National Council
Licensure Examination. In addition, they must possess a current,
active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a
professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST electronically upload proof of
current, active, full and unrestricted license or registration as a
professional nurse for verification at the time you apply.
**All qualified referred candidates will undergo a credentialing
process. This process includes validation of medical examinations,
education, internship and residency. Please electronically upload
these documents along with your required supporting documentation at
the time you apply.**
In addition to the Basic Requirements:
- There is no substitution of education for specialized experience
- At least one or more full years of professional nursing
Some examples of qualifying experience are:
- Experience providing leadership and administrative theory and
- Experience assuring nursing services are provided in compliance
programs of Health Services, requirements of American
Correctional Association and Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Health Care Organizations.
- Experience in advanced nursing principles, theories, concepts
- Experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of
for delivery of health care.
If applicable, 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.
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See Qualifications Section for education requirements, **if
ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized
experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as
verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be
uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you
apply and MUST include identifying information to include School
Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All
academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or
university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation
status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click
Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education
requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at
the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign
If you are selected for this position and qualified based on
education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of
education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript
prior to your first day on duty.
This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.
The representative rate for this position is $109,088 per annum
($52.27 per hour).
Special Conditions of Employment Section:
The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs
of the agency.
Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis,
physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject
to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.
The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the
primary residence at the time of application. You may be required
to provide proof of residence.
Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life
of the certificate.
Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:
Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement
System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have
not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage,
will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this
position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position