Southside Regional Jail

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 $32,896.
  • Certification Training paid by Southside Regional Jail
  • There is a Permanent Day Shift and Night Shift a rotating Day and Night Shift. 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 

Jail Officer

The Southside Regional Jail is now accepting applications for Jail Officers. DCJS certification preferred but not required. The salary is $38,000 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: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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SRJ Application.pdf Printable Format

SRJ Application.PDF Fillable Format

Regional Jail Superintendent Job Opening

Southside Regional Jail Authority is accepting applications from July 16, 2021 through August 9, 2021 0800, for the position of Superintendent for the Southside Regional Jail, an adult correctional facility in Emporia, Virginia serving Greensville County and the City of Emporia.

Candidates should possess a minimum of five years’ experience at a supervisory level in correctional operations with a public, private or military agency. The position requires certification through the American Jail Association as a Certified Jail Manager, or the commitment to obtain such certification within one year from date of hire, as well as certification in and maintenance of all Department of Criminal Justice Services mandated training as a jail officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to or graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, public administration or related field; Master’s degree preferred.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A benefits package includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System, to include LEOS; paid health insurance including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; and vacation, holidays, and sick leave. 

Candidates should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter and at least three professional references to  Please list “SRJA Superintendent Position” in the subject line.  For questions or to receive a copy of a more detailed job description, please contact SRJA legal counsel, Jeff Gore at 804-780-3143 or email