The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology is an attached agency of the Department of the Interior and Local Government mandated to direct, supervise and control the administration and operation of all district, city and municipal jails in the Philippines with pronged tasks of safekeeping and development of its inmates, officially classed as persons deprived of liberty (PDL).
As one of the five pillars of the Criminal Justice System, the BJMP was created to address growing jail management and penology problems. Primarily, its clients are detainees accused before a court who are temporarily confined in such jails while undergoing investigation, waiting for final judgment and those who are serving sentence promulgated by the court 3 years and below. As provided for under R.A. No. 6975, the Jail Bureau is mandated to take operational and administrative control over all city, district and municipal jails.
The Bureau has four major areas of rehabilitation program, namely: Livelihood Projects, Educational and Vocational Training, Recreation and Sports, and Religious/ Spiritual Activities. These were continuously implemented to eliminate the offenders’ pattern of criminal behaviour and to reform them to become law-abiding and productive citizens. Although the workplace of the Jail Bureau is confined inside the portals of jail to safeguard PDL, nonetheless, the Bureau has an inherent function of informing the public of jail operations and other matters concerning the corrections pillar of the Philippines. Coincidentally, being a new and growing Bureau, BJMP aims to keep the public abreast of information regarding jail management and penology.
The BJMP operates and maintains Regional Offices in each of the administrative regions of the country, headed by a Regional Director for Jail Management and Penology, with the rank of at least Senior Superintendent. The Regional Director is assisted by an Assistant Regional Director for Administration, Assistant Regional Director for Operations, and Regional Chief of Directorial Staff, who are all officers with the rank of at least Superintendent.
Interestingly, the BJMP NCR opens applications for those interested to be a part of their team as Jail Officers for 2023, this is your chance to pursue a secure job in the government at the same time help people behind bars to become better persons.
What are the Benefits?
As a Jail Officer 1 in BJMP, you will receive a base pay of P29,668 per month (salary grade 10) and gross monthly salary of P37,448 per month. Moreover, you shall receive an allowance, medical and dental benefits, longevity pay, etc. A hazard pay of P540 a month is also given.
What are the Qualifications?
No person shall be appointed as Uniformed Personnel of the BJMP unless he/she possesses the following minimum qualifications:
- A Citizen of the Republic of the Philippines;
- A Person of good moral character;
- Must have passed the neuro-psychiatric evaluation, medical examination and drug test for the purpose of determining his/her physical and mental health;
- Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning;
- Must possess the appropriate civil service eligibility;
- Must not have been dishonorably discharged of dismissal for cause from previous employment;
- Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
- Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age. Provided, that a waiver for age requirement shall be automatically granted to applicants belonging to the cultural communities;
- Must be at least one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57m) in height for male, and one meter and fifty-two centimeters (1.52m) for female: provided that a waiver for height requirement shall be granted to applicants belonging to the cultural communities; and
- Must weigh not more or less than five kilograms (5kgs) from the standard weight corresponding to his/her height, age and sex.
What are the required documents?
- Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CS Form 212, 2017) download HERE
- Photocopy of Birth Certificate issued from PSA
- Authenticated Diploma
- Authenticated Transcript of Records
- Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating (with photocopy of PRC ID)
- Photocopy of Marriage Certificate from PSA (if applicable)
- Photocopy of NBI Clearance
- Photocopy of Police Clearance
- Photocopy of Barangay Clearance
- Photocopy of Court Clearances
- Fiscal Clearance
- Regional Trial Court Clearance
- Municipal Trial Court Clearance
- Photocopy of PNP Directorate for Intelligence Clearance
- Photocopy of National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP)/ Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) certification (if applicable)
Should you wish to apply for this position, click the button provided below for more information.
Source: Philippine Go