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ninasimone  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:20:34 PM(UTC)
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What are the parameters for working with the BOP, if your driver license has been suspended in the past? The job does not require me to drive.

Thanks for your help
 
~nina
Angel1955  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:25:02 PM(UTC)
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Guess I am getting old = what department is BOP - you didn't state what type of clearance you are required to have = = important thing too, do you have a good driving record now??? 
ninasimone  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:44:37 PM(UTC)
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BOP id Bureau of Prisons. I am not sure of the clearence, it is a teaching position. I was told that I way be out of the guidelines because of my past driving record.
Angel1955  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, January 04, 2012 1:35:15 PM(UTC)
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You don't have to answer me - but I have seen one military worker going into a very prestigious and hazardous position - when he was in school he got drunk - and it was bye bye - if you had a problem did you resolve it yourself??  It boils down to ability to accept responsibility - - and retain it - 
It maybe a little different but I saw two military get promotions with their volunteer work being a major factor  in  making a choice - -be honest but don't sell yourself short - - For me I have maintained books for two non=profit organizations (I was a volunteer)   good luck
quiqui  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:09:53 PM(UTC)
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Not sure is you've already received your answer a while back, but this just starting out, you would not have to drive while on the job.  There are positions which would require you to drive but you will not have those type of posts to work for a while and maybe you'll have your license back by then.  Never heard of them asking that question, but if so, tell the truth.
JayhawkFan  
#6 Posted : Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:55:33 AM(UTC)
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quiqui wrote:

Not sure is you've already received your answer a while back, but this just starting out, you would not have to drive while on the job.  There are positions which would require you to drive but you will not have those type of posts to work for a while and maybe you'll have your license back by then.  Never heard of them asking that question, but if so, tell the truth.


Actually that is incorrect. I worked for the BOP for years as a CO. You must have a drivers license to work in a BOP facility. Whether as a Corrections Officer, or in any other position inside the walls. All staff inside the walls are considered law enforcement and must be capable of filling any custody post in the time of an emergency. That includes perimeter patrol. What that means is that if you want to work in a BOP facility you have to have a drivers license.




BOPLT  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:44:06 PM(UTC)
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Yep Jayhawk is correct, I am a Lieutenant for the BOP and u  must have a DL. If you dont have a DL that means it has been revoked or suspended because you did something like DUI etc. So you wont be able to qualify based on having a criminal record even if its a minor indiscretion like a DUI. You have to wait atleast 5 plus years and have you DL back and also have good credit that's a biggie...
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:09:47 PM(UTC)
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I concur
FORTUNA FAVET FORIBUS<br />Fortune favors the bold
trosas9  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:21:14 AM(UTC)
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I worked for the BOP for years before transfering to another Agency. I have seen alot more worse things than a simple DUI issue, and have seen them STILL be employed by the BOP. I knew someone in your exact situation and all he did was keep quit about it and handled business on his end to get his license back. You are also obligated to tell your Warden. But, thats your choice. By the time they do your background again, Im sure your Warden will transfer. And when asked anout it, you can always say you spoke with the Warden before.
BOPLT  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:40:50 AM(UTC)
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Jrosas, I think u are confused, Nina was asking getting hired without a DL. You are talking about someone already employed, in that case yes people do get in trouble and still remain employed. But now we have a new director who seems to be a straight shooter and from what I heard he is not Playing games with folks food silly stuff while Employed as a BOP LEO. My opinion only if someone gets a DUI in a law enforcement positions they should be fired. I am just saying....BOPLT2012-03-28 18:19:10
trosas9  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:01:03 AM(UTC)
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I agree, but we both know that's not gonna happen. I've seen GS-11 Lt's with not 1 but a few DUI's under their belt and come to work like nothing happened. I've seen AW's get DUI's also. From what I've seen the 5 years I was with BOP it's pretty hard. I've also seen MANAGEMENT use "SIS" as a tool to fire people or scare them into quiting. Never in my life have I've seen such a cut-throat business where everyones looking to promote on the count of getting someone fired or putting people under investigation because of staff members pitting inmates against them. But, it's gonna get worse until it gets better, or maybe it'll still be the same. Just saying....
BOPLT  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:55:32 AM(UTC)
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I agree with u..it's kinda the same these days..I am actually leaving the agency as well..going to FPS..what agency did u go to?
trosas9  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:11:54 AM(UTC)
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Sorry to hear it's still that way. Maybe that's why their always hiring, cause their always firing. Well, I went to Department of Defense Police on a Navy Base. Lost my LEO pay, but at least I have peace of mind. It sounds funny, but I'm actually in a stress free environment. No one bothers me or threatens my job. Sometimes money isn't everything. I'm actually in the process of getting my GS-9 as a Physical Security Specialist. I was told by the Manager here at work that I'm looking good and is gonna give me the "Go" when he can.
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