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


Chief of Security: Captain   Posting Closes April 03, 2020

​​Southside Regional Jail is currently accepting applications for the position of Captain. The Chief of Security/Captain is responsible for the overall security/operation of the secure areas of the facility.  He/she is also responsible for overseeing the four (4) Shift Commanders and their shifts to ensure compliance with the Policy and Procedures of the Southside Regional Jail Authority.  This position is designated as non-essential personnel, but may be required to work, regardless of adverse weather conditions, if needed. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief of Operations/Major, or higher ranking personnel. The Salary Range for this posting is $53,858 - $77,831

​​Typical Tasks (Include but not limited to):
·Assists in ensuring that jail staff certifications are current and documented
·Disciplines employees, as needed, following the Southside Regional Jail Authority’s policies and   procedures;
·Confers with law enforcement agencies, police officials, the Courts, Commonwealth Attorney, and   other city and county departments in matters relating to inmates and the facility;
·Conducts inspections of the facility on a regular basis
·Provides regular briefings to the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Chief of   Operations  on facility security and operations;
·Manages the Work Release program;
·Establishes and maintains appropriate records and files; Any duties as assigned by higher   authority; Ensures all security documentation is complete and maintained; Ensures the proper   housing of inmates based on their Objective Jail Classification

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent
Certified Jail Officer with at least 3 years’ experience at a supervisory level
Valid Virginia driver’s license
Must be 21 years of age or older
Must be a United States citizen
Must maintain DCJS certification as a jail Officer in the state of Virginia

Special Requirements:
Must reside within 30 miles of the facility (will be allowed up to 90 days to relocate after the start date of the position).
Must maintain an operational telephone for emergency contact
Must be able to respond in a timely manner during emergencies at the Southside Regional Jail facility;
No pending criminal charges.

Interested applicants may submit a completed application (can be located on the SRJA website), attention Linda Clements, no later than 1600 April 3, 2020. A resume alone WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Thank you

Southside Regional Jail

​​Available Positions

Jail Officer

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.