We use cookies. Find out more about it here. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Job posting has expired

Back to search results

Jail Officer

Prince William County, VA
medical insurance, vision insurance, paid holidays
United States, Virginia, Manassas
September 16, 2023


Do you want to be in law enforcement and not sure where to begin? Well look no further! Get your feet wet and learn how to use your IPC skills and gain all the training experience/tools needed to further your career in law enforcement. Working at the ADC, you will be part of a team-oriented organization, with lots of opportunities that can lead to a rewarding career in corrections.

The Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center (ADC) is seeking full-time Jail Officers. As a Jail Officer one of your essential functions is to provide a safe and secure environment for staff, the inmate population, while protecting the residents of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

We offer excellent benefits, a competitive salary and special hiring incentives.
  • $3000 Signing Bonus (DCJS Jail Officer Certified)
  • $5000 Sign On Bonus
  • Credit for prior Jail Officer or Correctional Officer experience
  • Military Experience Bonus
  • Education Bonus
  • Language Stipend Pay (testing required)

***The . ("VGPA"), provides that certain fire protection and law enforcement employees must be paid overtime compensation for time worked in the "gap." The "gap" refers to the all hours of work between (a) the statutory maximum hours per work period under the Fair Labor Standards Act's ("FLSA")special rules for fire protection and law enforcement employees and (b) the hours for which an employee receives his salary, or if paid on an hourly basis, the hours for which the employee receives hourly compensation***

Opportunities for growth and advancement in specialized departments:
  • Classification
  • Intake/Release
  • Work Release/Work Force
  • Transportation
  • Human Resources
  • Training


The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Performs full responsible level correctional work involving public safety and the care, safekeeping, order, and discipline of the inmate population at the Adult Detention Center. Maintenance of good relations with the staff, inmates, and the public is essential. An employee in this grade will supervise the activities of the inmates on a rotating-shift basis. Duties include the responsibility for the security, safety, control and counseling of the inmates.

Work is performed in accordance with established policy and procedures and is evaluated by the appropriate supervisor through inspections, observation, and on-the-job training.

Provides custody and control of inmates in all custody levels (may be assigned to any security post).
Performs work of a high degree of difficulty. Ensures compliance with rules and regulations governing the conduct of the inmate population and staff. Assumes responsibility for the security and welfare of inmates confined. Searches inmates and their living areas, as well as other areas of the ADC and vehicles prior to transport of inmates. Ensures all inmates observe acceptable personal hygiene. Conducts post checks as required to include inmate counts and bed checks. Monitors and updates post logs, writes reports and documents incidents. Responds to emergencies and uses physical and other force as necessary to control the situation. Inspects security devises, including bars, keys, locks, windows, doors, and other equipment and apparatus. Immediately reports all discrepancies. Escorts inmates as required.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of a correctional facility. Thorough knowledge of supervision and care of inmates under Detention Center custody and the methods, techniques, and procedures. Thorough knowledge of the Standard Operational Procedures of the Detention Center. Ability to think and act quickly in medical, fire, and other emergency situations. Ability to enforce Detention Center rules firmly and fairly. Ability to detect potential behavior problems. Ability to detect early symptoms of common health problems. Ability to follow oral and written directions accurately. Ability to maintain logs and prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to recognize and respond to emergencies and to follow established procedures during emergencies. Ability to conduct sanitation and safety inspections. Ability to maintain order and discipline within assigned areas. Ability to restrain unruly inmates. Ability to maintain key control. Ability to supervise trustees in accordance with assigned job tasks. Ability to supervise delivery of food trays. Ability to count inmates within assigned areas. Ability to receive and supervise visitors. Ability to receive and deliver mail to inmates. Ability to qualify in the use of firearms.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED). Must complete all Criminal Justice Service Commission mandated certification and training as a Jail Officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with no more than five (5) demerit points.
  • Must pass VCIN/NCIC criminal history investigation.
  • Must successfully complete a physical fitness assessment.
  • Must pass an interview.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Must pass a polygraph.
  • Must pass a psychological assessment.
  • Must pass VCIN/NCIC criminal history investigation.
  • Must pass a medical clearance.
  • Must demonstrate a continuing effort to apply for and successfully complete relevant academy and/or college level courses in corrections or criminal justice.
  • Must maintain a cell phone/telephone for emergency contact.

All inquiries related to job postings, application deadlines and the status of applications should be submitted through . Contact information should be included in the inquiry. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process will be notified by phone or email.