THOMSON, Ill. — The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Administrative United States Penitentiary in Thomson will host a job fair and application workshop on Dec. 14 and Dec. 17.

The job fair will be held at the AUSP Thomson Training Center located at 1100 One Mile Road in Thomson. Job seekers will be able to meet with professionals and receive onsite application assistance. Those interested may stop by the event anytime between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 17.

Applicants should create a USAJOBS profile and apply online prior to the job fair by visiting and bring their resume. Veterans should also bring their DD-214 and VA Disability Letter (if applicable).

Starting salary for correctional officers at grade levels 05 through 07 range from $41,868 to $47,661 with full promotion potential at grade level 07 step 10 earning $60,278.

AUSP Thomson currently has in excess of 100 correctional officer vacancies, medical positions and a variety of other positions to fill.

Applicants may contact AUSP Thomson’s Human Resource Department directly with questions by emailing TOM/ or calling (815) 259-1000.

The Bureau of Prisons is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, marital and/or parental status, membership in an employee organization, sex, or sexual orientation.

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