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Virginia Department of Corrections — Public Safety First

How to Apply

VADOCís job openings are generally updated once a week, on Friday afternoon.

An individual interested in employment with the VADOC must submit an electronic application through the Recruitment Management System (RMS) at This system is operated by the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management.

An individual should establish a personal RMS account (user ID and password), create an electronic employment application, and then submit the application for specific job announcements.

Please view the Guide to Filling out a VaJobs Application for step-by-step instructions on how to complete an on-line application. The VADOC Human Resources department has also made available a new guide for helpful tips for completing your online application.

Click here to start the application process.

An application submitted to VADOC must be complete. An incomplete application may eliminate an individual from consideration for a position. Care should be taken to fully document work history, educational activities and explain any gaps in employment.

Consideration for an interview will be based solely on the information provided on the application. A resume will not substitute for a completed state application.

VADOC will only consider an application received by 11:59 PM on the closing date.