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Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Engineering Technician in Otisville, New York


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

Education: GL-09: Two full years of graduate education or a master’s degree meets the requirements, only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position.

GL-10: There is no substitution of education for experience.


Experience: GL-09 and GL-10: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Examples of occupations that may have provided qualifying specialized experience include technical work in: drafting


construction estimating

physical science






mechanical systems



nuclear systems Experience in a trade or craft may be credited as specialized experience when the work provided intensive knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, methods, and precedents. Examples are trade positions with substantial developmental, test, or design responsibilities such as: Planner and estimator who analyzed designs for production purposes.

Instrument maker or model maker who performed design or development work on devices fabricated. Certification:Engineering technicians may be certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, an organization sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Certification by the Institute will be helpful as a measure of the technician's quality of experience.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

GL-09: Employs a variety of complex precision instruments, gauges, and methods.

Experience that involved work measurement, simplification, and standardization.

Interpret drawings, plans, and specifications.

Analysis and design of work center facilities and equipment. GL-10: Develops, reviews plans, specifications, estimates for proposed projects. Prepares report of findings and recommendations i.e. change in design or specifications.

Analyzing data from a variety of sources, i.e. manufacturer's drawings, specifications, and maintenance records.

Completes moderately difficult and complex survey work. OR

Combination of Education and Experience:

GL-09 Only: Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.

Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.



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