Correctional Officer

Daleville, VA
Botetourt County Sheriff

Salary: $48,367 annually.

Position Summary:

The Deputy Sheriff- Corrections possess thorough knowledge pertinent federal, state and local laws and ordinances; law enforcement support service; law enforcement practices and procedures; the rules, regulations and policies of Botetourt County and the Sheriff’s Office.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises jail inmates.
  • Conducts jail inspections-security, cleanliness.
  • Observes inmates for illegal activities.
  • Provides advice and instructions to inmates.
  • Responds to inmate requests.
  • Obtains & serves warrants, makes arrests when necessary.
  • Processes & fingerprints arrested individuals.
  • Transports inmates.
  • Writes detailed reports & testifies in court when necessary.
  • Enforces jail rules & regulations.
  • Makes rounds & follows guidelines set forth from DOC.
  • Completes a head count at the beginning and ending of shift & accounts for all inmates before leaving the jail at the end of shift.
  • Shower & Searches inmates before placing them into general population.
  • Searches work release & trustees.
  • Dispenses medications according to the Doctors orders.
  • Releases inmates.
  • Completes all paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Follows orders given by jail supervisors.
  • Makes sure the jail is clean & secure each shift.
  • Take initiative to see the jail is operating properly without being told each task.
  • Although every task can’t be listed here, it is the responsibility of each Jailor/ Deputy Sheriff to complete their duties and take necessary corrective action when something needs to be addressed.
  • Performs any and all tasks requested by jail supervisors.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High School graduate or equivalent (prefer criminal justice training through accredited academy in Virginia or Criminal Justice degree, but not mandatory).
  • No criminal record.
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Good credit history.
  • Must pass a psychological screening test.
  • Must pass physical exam.
  • Citizen of the United States or have valid proof that citizenship is being sought.