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Regional Jail Officer

13021 James Madison Hwy, Orange, VA 22960
From $46,355 a year - Full-time
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13021 James Madison Hwy, Orange, VA 22960

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  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

General Definition of Work:

Performs routine protective and responsible human support service work ensuring the care and security of inmates at the Central Virginia Regional Jail; does related work as required.

Chain of Command:

Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Sergeant.

Typical Tasks:

  • Processes inmates into custody of institution, searches prisoners, takes charge of personal property, provides clothing, bedding, eating utensils, institutional rules and regulations;
  • Operates electronic monitoring equipment;
  • Supervises inmates during meals, exercise work, recreations and personal hygiene and related activities for conformance to institutional rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Conducts periodic security checks of inmates in assigned area and on institutional grounds;
  • Conducts periodic cell searches;
  • Maintains and updates institution log on assigned shift;
  • Attends to special needs of prisoners;
  • Escorts and transports inmates as required;
  • Supervises inmate phone calls;
  • Ensures the care and maintenance of work and recreational equipment used by inmates;
  • Supervises inmates in work details;
  • Writes inmate misconduct reports;
  • Assures the Facility is in compliance with Virginia Minimum Standards.
  • Conducts regular inspections of the facility;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by higher authority.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Some knowledge of the practices of modern penology as related to the supervision and care of persons under institutionalized restraint; general knowledge of the security, rules, regulation and procedures of the Central Virginia Regional Jail; ability to enforce institutional rules firmly and fairly; ability to detect potential behavior problems of inmates; ability to detect the early symptoms of common health problems; ability to carry out oral and written directions accurately; ability to supervise the activities of large groups of inmates; ability to prepare records and reports.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Must be twenty-one (21) years old; possession of high school diploma or equivalent. Correctional Experience helpful.

Special Requirements:

Must undergo Correctional Officer training as required by the State Criminal Justice Services Commission; Valid driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia; Must submit to drug screening; Must be willing to work shift work and weekends.


  • Virginia State Retirement
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 14 paid Holidays per year
  • Meals provided
  • Safe and Secure Work place Job Type: Full-time
  • Starting Salary: $46,355.00 /year

Download and fill out a Virginia State application. Completed applications can be mailed to the Central Virginia Regional Jail at 13021 James Madison Hwy Orange, VA 22960. Central Virginia Regional Jail is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace'
Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $46,355.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • Are you a citizen of the United States?
  • Are you 21 or older?
  • Can you pass a Criminal background check?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person