Jail Officer

$38,151 - $68,099 yearly
  • Pamunkey Regional Jail
  • Hanover, VA, USA
  • May 06, 2019
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

Jail officers process new arrestees into and out of the facility; monitor and control inmate behavior and activity; ensure inmate programs and services are available; maintain accurate records of inmates; respond to emergency situations in order to establish control and safety of co-workers and inmates; transport inmates to authorized locations; perform searches for contraband or weapons; ensure attempts to escape are stopped or prevented; and perform related work as assigned.


Pamunkey Regional Jail offers Outstanding Employment Benefits, including:


Excellent work schedule (14 days per month)

Permanent shift assignments (no rotations!)

Thirteen paid holidays and other time off benefits

Outstanding Health/Vision/Dental insurance

No medical co-pay through Bon Secours Good Health Clinic

Full VRS Retirement (including LEOS)

Free meals while working

Career Development available

Flex spending, FSA, and 457b plans offered

Supplemental life, disability, and long-term care insurance offered

Additional Benefits (see website for details) 

The majority of positions will be shift work, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (5:30 Briefing).


Minimum Qualifications


Be at least 20 years old

Be a U.S. Citizen

Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

Possess a valid driver’s license

Successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation, oral review board, polygraph examination and a physical exam/drug screen.

Must be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays, and on-call.


To learn more and to apply, visit www.prja.us and select employment from the left column.  Click the Career Openings link, which will take you to our online application where you can submit your application to us online.  The direct website link is: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovercountyva


The Pamunkey Regional Jail is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application website (optional)


Training Requirements

No experience necessary, all successful candidates will complete state-mandated training standards for the postion.