Sports Specialist

Bureau of Prisons Grand Marsh, WI
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Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons? You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. In our agency, you’ll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community. Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.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 $57,345 per annum ($27.48 per hour).

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Responsibilities

The incumbent designs and implements leisure-time activities in a correctional institution which primarily include individual and team sports such as weight-lifting, track, basketball, softball, flag football, etc. Within established agency policy and objectives, incumbent plans the institution's sports program, to include intramural sports programs and tournaments, as well as additional activities made possible through available resources.The incumbent develops, improvises, and adapts the various recreational activities to the wide range of participant interests and needs, and must meet the limitation of funds, facilities, equipment, and volunteer and other staff support available. Modifies, adapts, expands, or otherwise revises plans for scheduled sports events/activities.The incumbent schedules and publicizes tournaments and other sporting events, ensuring maximum effectiveness in attracting and motivating participants and in providing the widest possible range of activities in terms of interests and needs. Coordinates intramural programs and tournaments with other departments to assure that there are no problems with institution security, and to enlist support and cooperation of all institution staff. Also, coordinates the activities schedule with the custodial staff to insure compliance with security requirements.Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

09

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

This announcement is open to the following: BOP Employees in the local commuting area (Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only)DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the local commuting area.Current or former Land Management employees eligible under Public Law 114-47Duty Location: FCI Oxford, WI

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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 consideration, 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 rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating 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:Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study physical education. GL-05: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree. GL-07: 1 full year of graduate level education or Superior Academic Achievement.NOTE: If you are using education to qualify or are qualifying based upon Superior Academic Achievement, you MUST provide legible transcripts to receive consideration. Transcripts 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. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. (If you are selected for this position based upon your education, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.)For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign QualificationsORExperience:GL-05: Applicants must have three years of general experience which provided knowledge of the physical and psychological factors in individual and team sports, and the nature, purposes, and organization of recreational or competitive individual and team sports. Experience at this level should encompass the ability to teach and instruct others in various sporting fundamentals, rules, etc.Examples of qualifying general experience include:Experience which demonstrates knowledge of physical education specialist duties.Experience in the following career fields of athletic director, administrator, or coach in an educational, community, or industrial sports program.Experience in the following career fields of umpire, official, or manager of individual or team sports competitions.GL-07: Qualifying experience for the GL-7 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GL-5 level that demonstrated the ability to plan, supervise, administer, or carry out a sports program that includes a variety of team sports.Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:Experience in developing team sports, activities and tournaments.Experience in developing and overseeing a recreation program’s daily operation and primarily organize and direct participants.Experience in developing the skills needed for participation to include teaching the techniques and rules of sports to participants, officials and umpires in a recreational program.OR Combination of Education and Experience:GL-05 and GL-07: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.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.Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.

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Additional information

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office. The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.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.This position has been identified as test designated. Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.

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