Minimum Qualifications

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Western Virginia Regional Jail.

Western Virginia Regional Jail welcomes your interest in our organization. This agency is seeking qualified persons who are interested in a career in corrections. We desire individuals who have high standards for personal and professional integrity, commitment and dependability. Setting and maintaining these standards for our staff ensures a professional workplace for staff and a high level of respect in the community we serve. If you seek a satisfying and rewarding career working with other correctional professionals, we encourage you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Good credit record
  • Good driving record and valid driver's license at the time of appointment
  • Must be 20 years of age
  • Must be able to respond to the jail within one hour from place or primary residence.
  • Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must maintain certification under the minimum training standards for jails as required by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services or obtain certification within one year of hire.
  • No criminal record


To review all disqualifications, selection requirements, and essential job functions for a sworn position with the WVRJ, view the Officer Selection Requirements (PDF).

Physical Agility Test

To review the requirements to successfully complete the physical agility pre-employment testing, view the Physical Agility Test (PDF).

Contact Information

Contact the HR Manager for more information and details by calling 540-378-3720.