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Federal Bureau of Prisons Seeks Administrative United States Penitentiary Attorney

The Federal Bureau of Prisons seeks an administrative united states penitentiary attorney in Thomson, Illinois.

The legal practice at the United States Penitentiary located in Thomson is part of the Consolidated Legal Center (CLC), Federal Medical Center, Rochester, Minnesota. This CLC covers a wide variety of issues focusing on correctional law and litigation, either through administrative or litigation channels and includes such matters as inmate's reasonable access to the courts (through access to legal materials, legal correspondence, and attorney-client visits), conditions of confinement, medical care, diet and religious accommodations, housing assignments, hygiene and sanitation, access to information, and discipline.

Applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. Prior experience in correctional law is desired though not required.

The possible salary range is GS-12 ($77,488 to $100,739), GS-13 ($92,143 to $119,787), and GS-14 ($108,885 to $141,548). Additionally, a recruitment or relocation incentive up to 25% may be considered for qualified applicants which will require a two year service agreement.

Applicants must submit a resume or current OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment), a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a writing sample by April 16, 2021.

For additional details, view the job posting on the U.S. Department of Justice website.

Posted on April 1, 2021 by Rhys Saunders

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