Special Education Teacher
Federal Bureau of Prisons
The Federal Bureau of Prisons protects society and changes the lives of inmates in our care. We employ more than 36,000 people in different positions that range from Correctional Officers and Nurses to Office Administrators and Pharmacists. Join us in our mission—in a career that rewards you beyond benefits with professional and personal growth. Work on the inside.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is seeking Special Education Teachers across the country. And we are hiring immediately in our North Central and Western regions. As a Special Education Teacher here, you get to know students and help make a serious impact. It’s highly rewarding education work that also helps protect society and positively change the lives of inmates. You are trained to work safely with a dedicated team of professionals. You have opportunities for career growth and advancement. And with enough years of service, you may even retire early. Join us. Work on the inside.
Immediately hiring in the North Central and Western Regions. Additional locations hiring throughout the United States.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Implements the overall remedial reading, language arts, science, social studies and/or math curriculums.
Implements and maintains life skills, study strategies and other cognitive strategy programs.
Designs new programs when necessary to meet special needs and places students into their respective prescribed programs.
Interviews and evaluates all prospective special learning needs students.
Administers a variety of individualized formal and informal diagnostic special education and literacy tests (including pre/post tests).
Maintains and evaluates an accurate record of progress attained by the students and redesigns program if necessary to meet individual needs.
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.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution that included or was supplemented by supervised student teaching, and at least one course in each of the following areas: general psychology, human development, history and/or philosophy of education, and teaching methods at the learning level of the position to be filled, i.e., elementary or secondary learning level. For secondary school teaching positions, applicants must also have had at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of course work in each of the principal fields of instruction.
Applicants must meet the degree and course requirements shown above, and, in addition, applicants must have had at least 24 semester hours (or the equivalent) of course work in special education that included at least one course covering the teaching of exceptional students and courses in the appropriate field (s) of specialization.
In addition to having the above Basic Requirements, applicants must also meet the following:
GL-09: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree.
GS-11: Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
GL-09 and GS-11: 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 qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Some examples of this qualifying experience could be:
Combination of Education and Experience:
GL-09 and GS-11: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for next lower grade may be combined with experience. This experience must have equipped you with the particular qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.
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.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
Additional Conditions of Employment:
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $55,214.00 – $84,049.00 per year
We are carefully monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our facilities and following the CDC best practices regarding disease transmission and prevention. For more information, please visit: https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/index.jsp
Work Location: One location
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