Physical Therapist

Job Series Number: 0633

BOP Physical Therapist at work
Health Services at the BOP

Physical Therapists treat disability, injury, and disease by use of physical agents such as light, heat, cold, water, electricity, massage, and therapeutic exercises. Physical therapy is utilized in several phases of medical care: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Therapists perform tests and measurements of muscles, nerves, skin temperature, range of motion, posture, strength, and the ability to perform activities of daily living.


You must have a degree that included or was supplemented by a physical therapy curriculum approved by a recognized professional accrediting organization at the time the curriculum was completed, and the clinical affiliation requirements prescribed by the school.

You must also pass a state-administered national exam.

For consideration at the GS-09 level

1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

We are hiring for this position at many locations across the country.

Normally when a vacancy is announced, it's for a job opening at a specific location. However, because this position is in high demand it's considered an "open-continuous" announcement. That means you get to choose your top two facilities that you want to work at. Here's how it works:

  • Apply for this position using the website as you would do with any other federal job.
  • Select any two locations that you want to work at.
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  • After your application is accepted, you will be added to a standing register of qualified candidates.
  • When a position becomes available at one of the facilities that you selected, you will be considered for that position, and if you are selected we will contact you with an offer.

It's that simple!

Please consider the following locations that have immediate vacancies:

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We value your unique contribution to our collaborative team medicine approach of providing health care. Come and experience a level of clinical diversity and continuity of care not commonly available in the private sector.

We offer:

  • A supportive, safe, and secure environment with opportunity for growth and advancement.
  • A competitive federal government salary and benefits, including health care and retirement.
  • Potential for loan repayment.
  • Potential for recruitment incentives.
  • Flexible work options.

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