Jail Officer


Jail Officer

Website Meherrin River Regional Jail

The Meherrin River Regional Jail is now hiring for the position of:

Jail Officer

To coordinate, control and direct the movement of prisoners.  Jail officers’ intake, process, transport, and provide for the safety and security of inmates, staff members and the community. Officers may be assigned other duties specific to specialized areas of the jail as well.  Pay Range is $32,894 – $34,394 based on training and experience.

Minimum qualifications are as follows:

Be a high school graduate or equivalent

Must be 18 years of age

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Possess a valid Virginia or North Carolina driver’s license

Have the ability to pass a physical examination and drug screening

Have the ability to pass an extensive criminal history and background check

Must complete special training as required by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, including use of firearms, first aid, chemical and electronic weapons systems, within twelve months of hire date

Must maintain a telephone in residence for emergency contact

Must be willing to be in an on-call status


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).

To apply: Go to our website www.mrrj.org and go to employment tab.  Select Jail Officer and then click APPLY button.  This will take you to our online application where you can submit your application to us online.

To go to website directly to apply go to www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mrrj

Questions can be forward to Mrs. Rhonda Fitchett at (434) 949-6700 ext. 211.  The Meherrin River Regional Jail is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Download the Position Announcement for Jail Officer Ad-revised 7-1-18

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.

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