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Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Trust Fund Program Specialist (Trust Fund Specialist) in Kelly Township, Pennsylvania

Summary

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.

Responsibilities

This position is located in the Trust Fund Department of a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional facility. Responsible for the implementation, administration, and coordination of Trust Fund programs and operations at the facility. Primary duties encompass: Commissary services, Inmate Telephone services, Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System (TRULINCS) services, Inmate Deposit Fund services, Institution Warehouse services and Institution Laundry and Clothing Issue services. Charged with development, implementation, support, maintenance and training for Trust Fund programs and operational areas, as well as for those areas outside the Trust Fund Department which benefit from the TRUNET system and its related applications. Responsible for the TRUNET and TRULINCS Trust Fund systems and their associated applications. Responsible for the administration, maintenance, and workflow in regard to budget, accounting, and procurement-related functions within the Trust Fund Department, including six cost centers. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on regular and recurring basis.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is Required.

See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible 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

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements: Education GL-05: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree. GL-07: One full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. OR Experience GL-05: 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-04. GL-07: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Some examples of this qualifying experience are: GL-05: Experience in planning and organizing work.

Experience in organizing the work flow of clerical and administrative support functions.

Experience in maintaining documentation/files, maintaining spreadsheet data, data entry, organizing files, utilizing basic office equipment, and printing reports. GL-07 Experience in working and operating Trust Fund network systems and associated applications, TRULINCS, TRUFACS, TRUNET, TRUWEB, TRUFONE, TRUPAID, etc.

Experience in interpreting and applying policies and procedures in accounting.

Experience using fundamental accounting principles.

Experience in performing financial management administrative functions such as budgeting, accounting and procurement related functions.

Experience in using automated financial systems, and reviewing and analyzing financial records. OR Combination of Education and Experience: GL-05 and GL-07: 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. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for the GL-09 grade level. If applicable, 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.

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

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 Here.

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 Qualifications.

Superior Academic Achievement. (S.A.A.)applicantsMUSTprovide a transcript in order to be considered under S.A.A.

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.

Additional Information

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution.The representative rate for this position is $59,959 per annum ($28.73 per hour). Special Conditions of Employment Section: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. All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.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 thecertificate.

THIS IS AN UPWARD MOBILITY POSITION.

Permanent employees with one year of BOP service in a single increment series GS-01 through GS-08 position. Any Federal Wage System employee may also participate provided they have completed one year of BOP service.

Supervisory employees may not be included in formal upward mobility programs unless they are in a single increment series position below the GS-09 level.

Pay retention is mandatory for any employee receiving pay higher than the maximum rate of the grade in which he or she is placed under a formal upward mobility program if the general requirements for program participation are met.

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