Thomson Prison Gets Ready To Hire With Job Fair

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The Federal Bureau of Prisons just announced it will be holding a  job fair for a variety of jobs at the U.S. Penitentiary in Thomson, Ill.  And it’s not just prison guards that are needed. The list includes healthcare and support jobs as well as office help, carpenters and even auto mechanic.

Clinical Director
Dental Hygienist
General Practitioner
Health System Administrator
Medical Records Technician
Nurse Practitioner
Physical Therapist
Physician Assistant

Support & Administration

Accounting Technician
Contract Specialist
Human Resource Specialist
Info Technology Specialist
Legal Instruments Examiner
Inmate Custody & Programs
Correctional Officer
Case Manager
Clinical Psychologist
Drug Treatment Specialist
Recreation Specialist
Safety Compliance Specialist
Teacher /Training Instructor

Operational Readiness
Automotive Mechanic
Food Service Supervisor
HVAC Mechanic
Maintenance Mechanic
 Utility Sys Repairer-Operator

The job fair will be held Sept 16th from 9 a.m. – 5 pm, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thomson prison.  Click here for additional information.

In order to work for the Bureau of Prisons, there are five main requirements that a prospective candidate must meet:

•    Be a U.S. Citizen
•    Be hired before reaching their 37th birthday (except for a few exceptions like Physician Assistant, Psychologist, and hard to fill medical positions)
•    Must pass a drug test
•    Must be up-to-date paying bills – not a specific credit score but no outstanding late accounts on a credit report (using Equifax)

Ability to successfully complete the Physical Abilities Test which includes:

•    Walk/stand up to an hour
•    See a human figure at a distance of one quarter mile or a target at 250 yards
•    Hear and detect movement
•    Use firearms
•    Perform self-defense movements
•    Lift, drag, and carry objects
•    Smell smoke and drugs
•    Complete an obstacle course within 58 seconds
•    Drag a 75-pound dummy three minutes continuously for a minimum of 694 feet
•    Climb rungs of a ladder and retrieve an item within seven seconds
•    Run one-fourth mile and apply handcuffs within two minutes and 35 seconds
•    Climb up and down 108 steps with a 20-pound weight belt within 45 seconds

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