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Correctional Officer

Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
Williamsburg, VA
  • Expired: January 08, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description Correctional Jail Officer GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES Under close supervision, this position serves as the entry level trainee classification where employees are required to attend and successfully complete a the Academy to learn the proper procedures and policies in law enforcement. Reports to a Lieutenant - Sergeant. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Learns techniques to evaluate situations and determines the most appropriate course of action including pursuing or apprehending inmates; evaluation, and other contact persons; contraband and evidence preservation.

Studies various criminal activities requiring law enforcement intervention such as sexual assaults, property crimes, domestic violence, narcotics related activities, crimes by and against juveniles, and other crimes. Studies guidelines to present court testimony and maintain associated case files; becomes familiar with completing forms, preparing reports, and correspondence. Performs other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE STANDARD Employees at all levels are expected to effectively work together to meet the needs of the agency and the organization through work behaviors demonstrating the HRRJ Values. Employees are also expected to lead by example and demonstrate the highest level of ethics. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE      Law Enforcement – Basic knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and the democratic political process.

 Customer Service – Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes setting and meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.  Safety/Security – Knowledge of common safety rules, regulations, procedures and practices to include effective restraint techniques, basic first aid and CPR.

REQUIRED SKILLS  Interpersonal Relationships – Develops and maintains cooperative and professional relationships with employees, managers, and representatives from other departments and organizations. Shares knowledge with staff for mutual and departmental benefit.  Critical Thinking — Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

REQUIRED ABILITIES  Communication – Ability to communicate ideas effectively, including the preparation of reports and logs. Ability to listen and understand directions, information and ideas presented verbally and in writing.  Judgment/Decision Making – Ability to anticipate, identify and evaluate potentially dangerous, unusual or deviating situations and to exercise appropriate judgment to establish priorities and take prompt action for problem resolution.

Evaluates the best method of research and then exercising appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and resolving complex matters. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Requires a minimum of a high school or general diploma or a combination of education and training. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Must be 18 years of age at the time of the written test and the time of appointment.

Must pass an initial written test and physical agility. Requires a comprehensive background investigation to include a local, state and federal criminal history check; sex offender registry and credit check. Requires satisfactory results from a medical, psychological evaluation and pre-employment substance abuse testing and is subject to random alcohol and controlled substance testing.

Vision corrected to not less than 20/40 A valid Virginia’s driver’s license prior to employment with an acceptable driving record to include a zero or positive point balance and are required to refrain from the use of tobacco. Must obtain and maintain for continued employment U.S. Citizenship prior to appointment as a Jail Officer; all State requirements for Jail Have an Honorable Discharge if the applicant is a Veteran of the Armed Forces Officers as specified in Virginia Code; all federal and state requirements to carry a firearm; and may require other certification.

Must be able to wear a standard issued duty belt with all applicable instrumentations. The job is considered Essential Personnel and will be required to work a panana schedules in a 24 hour, 7 day a week, which includes, nights, weekends, holidays, and during and following natural disasters and emergency situations. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS  Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort.

 Some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, walking.  Some lifting to include overhead lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds)  May occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). SENSORY REQUIREMENTS  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.

 Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, weather, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, traffic hazards, toxic agents, firearms, violence, disease or rude/irate persons THE HIRING PROCESS Apply online Screening Interview Comprehensive Background Investigation Written Assessment (including math, essay, and reading comprehension) Polygraph Examination Final Interview Employment Reference Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS Criminal Record Conviction of or pled guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in the Commonwealth of Virginia Conviction of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance (within 3 years) Conviction of a misdemeanor involving morals, decency, or illegal drugs other than marijuana Any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including but not limited to petit larceny under § 18.2-96, or any offense involving moral turpitude that would be a misdemeanor if committed in the Commonwealth of Virginia Conviction of any domestic assault (Title 18 Federal Code) Any misdemeanor sex offense in the Commonwealth, another state, or the United States, including but not limited to sexual battery under § 18.2-67.4 or consensual sexual intercourse with a minor 15 or older under clause (ii) of § 18.2-371 Driving Record Current driver’s license suspension Driver’s license suspension for moving violation within last 6 months Drug Usage Any use of heroin, cocaine, PCP, methamphetamine, hallucinogen, or other Schedule 1 or 2 Controlled Substance within past 3 years Any use of illegal substances by injection at any time Any use of marijuana or hashish within the past 12 months prior to submitting your application or any time thereafter Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of background disqualifiers. An applicant may be disqualified for other concerns.

Other areas of concern will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS Paid On-the-Job Training Health Insurance (Medical, Dental & Vision Plan) Annual Leave Sick Leave Paid Holidays Virginia Retirement System ICMA 457 Plan The Hampton Roads Regional Jail is An Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify Employer. HRRJ considers all applications w/o regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Description Established in 1998, the Hampton Roads Regional Jail proudly serves the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia by operating the facility in accordance with the collective best interests of the five participating jurisdictions. The facility is operated under the direction of the Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority, which is comprised of the Sheriffs, City Managers and City Council members representing their respective jurisdictions. The primary function of the facility is to house both male and female inmates from the five participating jurisdictions including: pretrial, sentenced and inmates requiring special management.

Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority


Williamsburg, VA
23187 USA



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