Department of Justice

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
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Job Specifications


Guaynabo, PR


$92,000 - $120,000 Per Year


a month ago


Full Time

Career Level

Senior Level

College Degree

Professional Degree

Health System Administrator (Health Services Administrator)

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons? You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Manages and directs the activities of a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals who are responsible for medical, dental, and allied health services (pharmacy, lab and x-ray) to the inmate population. Serves as a cost center manager to prepare estimates and administer an annual budget. Provides administrative supervision either directly or through the Assistant Health System Administrator to subordinate staff, i.e., Mid-Level Practitioners, EMTs, Pharmacist, Clinical Nurses, Medical Record Technician, Dental Assistant, contract medical staff, etc. Develops and coordinates internal review systems to assure compliance of the standards of the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the Joint Commission, as well as other regulatory groups and higher agency authorities.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 is performed on a regular and recurring basis.


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements: Education: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position. OR Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination administrative, clinical or other service activities and provided knowledge of the following: Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems.

Regulations and standards or various regulatory and credentialing groups.

Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement. Applicants must also possess: Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities.

Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs. Some examples of the qualifying specialized experience are: Experience that demonstrates knowledge of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) Ambulatory Care standards, American Correctional Association (ACA), and program review standards.

Experience managing and directing the activities of a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals who are responsible for medical, dental, and allied health services to an inmate population.

Experience in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of administrative and clinical policies and programs in health services.

Experience developing and administering medical budgets and contracts, and monitoring expenditures for a health care facility.

Experience providing advisory services to management regarding the operation of a health services entity and medical programming. If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**