Southside Regional Jail

Available Positions

The Southside Regional Jail is now accepting applications for Jail Officers. DCJS certification preferred but not required. The salary is $31,629 for an uncertified officer. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, pass a background check and drug screening, possess an operator's license valid in the state of Virginia and have a high school diploma or equivalent.


Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, health insurance, group life insurance and Virginia Retirement System.


Interested applicants can receive an application from the Southside Regional Jail, 244 Uriah Branch Way, Emporia, VA 23847, telephone (434) 634-3072 or the Jail's website: www.southsideregionaljail.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Employment with Southside Regional Jail


  • Security Staff must be 18 years of age, and must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Entry Level/ Uncertified Officer starting salary is $31,629.
  • Certification Training paid by Southside Regional Jail
  • Rotating schedule (1 cycle of Dayshift, 1 cycle of Nightshift). Work Schedule - 12 hour shifts
  • 13 workdays and 1 paid Holiday per 28 day cycle.
  • Annual leave and Sick leave accrued at 12 hours for each 28 day cycle.
  • Paid employee health insurance; dependent coverage available at employee's expense.
  • Retirement provided through Virginia Retirement System (VRS) with Law Enforcement Officers Supplement (LEOS). Employees are required to pay 5% of their monthly salary towards VRS retirement, Southside Regional Jail pays the rest.
  • A physical exam is required on all new employees. Pre-employment drug testing is required with random drug testing throughout employment.
  • Criminal Records and Driver's License Records will be checked on all new employees. All employees must have and maintain a valid Driver's license.
  • All Southside Regional Jail employees must have and maintain a working telephone. A cellular telephone satisfies this requirement.   


Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in career opportunities with Southside Regional Jail, please complete and submit a Southside Regional Jail application form. Southside Regional Jail application forms may be obtained at the Southside Regional Jail facility or downloaded below. Southside Regional Jail application forms may be submitted in person, faxed to (434) 634-3730, or mailed/emailed to the attention of the Human Resources Office at the following address:

Southside Regional Jail

Attention - Human Resources

244 Uriah Branch Way

Emporia, Virginia 23847

lclements@telpage.net