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Chaplain – Chicago, Illinois
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of Justice
Job ID: 441583Start Date: 04/19/2021End Date: 05/03/2021
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following basic qualification requirements:Education:All applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (any discipline) from an accredited college, and a Master of Divinity degree consisting of 80 hours or equivalent education from anaccredited residential seminary or school of theology.College transcripts and/or documents must show the completion of a Graduate level theological program, consisting of 80 semester hours, along with documents supporting being an ordained clergy and a member of ecclesiastically recognized religious institutes of vowed men or women..ANDExperience:At least two years, or 4,174 hours, of pastoral/spiritual leadership experience in a congregational or specialized ministry setting within the endorsing body after formal ministerial preparation. Clinical Pastoral Education, a valuable training experience for chaplains, may satisfy up to one year, or 2,087 hours, of the requirement of pastoral/spiritual experience.ANDEcclesiastical Endorsement: Have an Ecclesiastical Endorsement attests to: the applicant’s suitability for correctional ministry, support for his or her candidacy, a clear assurance statement that the applicant has no present or past legal or moral barrier to congregational ministry, and an affirmation that the applicant will facilitate inmates of all faiths opportunities to pursue individual religious beliefs and practices. The applicant’s relationship to the endorsing body must reflect a minimum two-year association before endorsement.In order to receive full consideration for this vacancy, you are required to complete and submit the Bureau of Prisons’ Ecclesiastical Endorsement Form (BP-A0679). A copy of this form can be obtained by accessing www.bop.gov or Clicking Here and then click on “Find a Form”. The form must be submitted via mail, upload, or e-mail, and received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit within five working days after the closing date of this announcement.Recommendation: The form must bee-mailed and received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit within five working days after the closing date of this announcement.Additionally, all applicants must submit documentation supporting being an Ordained Clergy. Failure to provide these documents will result in no further consideration under this particular vacancy announcement.Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.
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