Federal Law Enforcement Veteran Career Opportunities

POSTED 14 MAY, 2016

United States Penitentiary, Atwater, California

Veterans’ Hiring

The United States Penitentiary in Atwater, California, is currently hiring under the Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA).  This expedites the hiring process, allowing applicants to apply for Correctional Officer positions without having to go through USAJobs.  If you are a veteran or know a veteran interested in a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the required documents and qualifications are listed below.

What We Need From You:

  • Resume
  • DD-214
  • VA Disability Certificate (if applying as a disabled veteran)

For an appointment, email your information to ATW/Recruitment@bop.gov or call (209) 386-4651 or (209) 386-4667.


  • are in receipt of a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition; OR
  • are a disabled veteran, OR
  • are in receipt of an Armed Forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation, OR
  • are a recently separated veteran (within last 3 years) AND
  • separated under honorable conditions (this means honorable or general discharge)