How to Apply

Application & Testing Process


Submit downloaded applications and personal history statements directly through this website, via email to Human Resources, or by fax to 540-380-3143.

Completed application packets can also be submitted via mail or delivered in person to:
Western Virginia Regional Jail
5885 West River Road
Salem, VA 24153.

Application & Personal History Statement


The job application and personal history statement documents can be completed electronically, and submitted directly through this website. You can also save them to your computer, then attach to an email and send them to Human Resources.

Applications are fillable PDFs. To download the Free Adobe PDF Reader, visit Adobe.

Application & Personal History Statement Documents

Hiring Process Phases


Applicants must complete the following phases in the hiring process:
  • Written Exam and Physical Agility Test
  • Background Interview and Investigation
  • Pre-employment physical and psychological examination
  • Final approval by the Human Resources Manager and the Superintendent

Job Application Process


You must Submit an Application (PDF) prior to taking the written test. The HR Manager will email you to schedule a testing date once your completed application is received. You must also submit the Personal History Statement (PDF) prior to, or on the day, that you come to test. Your scheduled time will be discussed when you are contacted.

You must successfully complete the written examination in order to be eligible to take the physical agility test. The written test will take approximately ninety minutes to complete and consists of 3 sections (reading, vocabulary and math). Please come directly to the jail facility at 5885 West River Road, Salem, VA, with a picture ID.

If you pass the written test, the agility test will be given immediately following the written test. Please wear or bring athletic clothing. Western VA Regional Jail is an Equal Opportunity Employer