|Interview process description:
Interviews will be held in January 2022. As part of the interview process, applicants must satisfactorily pass a security clearance procedure that includes a computerized Core Values Assessment (CVA), a pre-employment interview, an integrity interview which addresses issues of personal conduct, a subject matter expert interview, and a drug test. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, intern applicants will have the option of parts of the interview process being conducted virtually, though in-person interviews are preferred. Due to hiring requirements for federal employees, several portions of the interview process do require an in-person interview. The computerized Core Values Assessment (CVA) and integrity interview must be completed in-person. If applying to more than one BOP internship site, applicants only have to complete the mandatory in-person portions of this process once. Results of the security clearance procedures can be shared with other Bureau sites for convenience.
The interview process will also include a panel interview (which is preferred to be in-person, but can be completed virtually upon request) in which you will be asked to respond to a number of scenarios that could arise in a correctional facility. All applicant interviews completed in-person or virtually will be treated equally for selection. The panel interview is used to determine your qualifications for a position of public trust and are required of all applicants seeking employment with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In addition to the scenarios regarding correctional practice, the panel interview will also include psychology relevant questions. These interview components will be conducted by the Internship Program Coordinator, Chief Psychologist, and a Human Resources representative at the specific internship site to which you are applying. You may additionally interview with members of the psychology department.
Offers of internship positions resulting from the computer match are strictly contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation process. For individuals selected through the matching process, a field investigation will follow to verify the information provided in interviews and required forms is accurate. Additionally, the Bureau of Prisons is a drug free workplace, which includes recreational or medicinal marijuana use. Failure to complete this process or a finding that an applicant is outside the guidelines for employment in a sensitive position would preclude participation in the internship program. Once hired, interns must comply with the Bureau's Program Statement on Standards of Employee Conduct. This information is not intended to discourage applications, but to ensure applicants are aware of the additional law enforcement requirements that will be imposed should they wish to pursue a Bureau of Prisons Internship position.
For any additional questions or concerns regarding the interview process, please contact Dr. Jessica Hinman, Internship Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or (503) 843-6371.