How to Join as Jail Officer in BJMP | Qualification, Req'ts and Salary for JO1

Manila, Philippines - The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, a line agency under the Department of the Interior and Local Government mandated for the safekeeping and development of all city, district and municipal inmates in the country, are in need of applicants.

General  Qualification for Jail Officer 1

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 nuero-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 disharged of dismissal for cause from previous employment;
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgement 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 sixty-two centimeters (1.62m) in height for male, and one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57m) 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.


  • Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (revised 2005)
  • Two (2) Pieces latest passport size picture with name tag
  • Original Transcript of Records
  • Original College Diploma
  • Birth Certificate issued by NSO
  • Original Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating (Civil Service Professional, RA 1080,
  • Penology Officer & PD 907)
  • Valid Clearances (i.e. NBI, Police, Barangay, MTC, RTC & Prosecutor's Ofc)
  • Valid Community Tax Certificate
  • Certificate/s of Previous & Present Employment
  •  Certificate/s of Seminars/Trainings Completed
  • Marriage Certificate issued by NSO (if married)

Interested Applicants may inquire and submit their Application folders directly to the Regional Offices (Regular Quota) and the National Headquarters (Attrition Quota)

Schedule of Entry-Level Examination

      > 1st Batch - 13 February 2017
              Deadline of Application - TBA
      > 2nd Batch - 19 March 2017
              Deadline of Application - TBA

Recruitment Quota for 2017 : 1000

National Capital Region5th Flr., 1152 Seneca Plaza Bldg., E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., 13th St., New Manila, Quezon City(02) 414-8605
Cordillera Administrative Region2nd Flr, Baguio City District Jail Bldg., Abanao St., Baguio City(074) 443-5295
Region IParian, City of San Fernando, La Union(072) 607-3179 / 607-1174
Region IIRegional Government Center, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
(078) 304-0852
Region IIIDiosdado P. Macapagal Regional Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
(045) 455-3901 / 961-3842
Region IVASitio Tagaytay, Brgy. Turbina, Calamba City(042) 576-1030 / 0943-702-6973
Region IVBJD Bldg. Pastor Road, Gulod, Labac, Batangas(043) 702-3735 / 300-6303
Region VLegaspi City Jail Compound, Bogtong, Legazpi City(052) 824-0867 / 824-4646
Region VIP. Aquino St. Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City(033) 336-2545 / 336-9203
Region VII13B Veloso St., Guadalupe, Cebu City(032) 412-7717
Region VIII3rd Flr., Tri-Star Bldg. 170 Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City(053) 832-0331
Region IXBJMPRO-IX Building Brgy. Lenienza Pagadian City(062) 925-0733
Region XF. Delima St., Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City(088) 309-0006 / 0937-371-8417
Region XIDavao City Jail Compound, Ma-a Davao City(082) 244-0028 / 244-0928
Region XIIBJMPROXII Bldg., Regional Center, Brgy. Carpenter Hill, Korondadal City(083) 228-1298 / 228-1299
Region XIII3rd Flr, Rudy Tiu Bldg., AD Curato Corner T Sanchez St., Butuan City(085) 815-1030
ARMMBJMP Regional Office-ARMM, 28 Oblates Drive corner Rosales St., RH 6, Cotabato City(064) 552-4950
NIRBacolod Business Park, Magsaysay Ave., Ext., Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City(034) 412-7717

Recruitment Process

For steps by steps info on how to apply at BJMP please read the Applicants Guide here:

Salary / Compensation

The Bureau of Jail Management & Penology (BJMP) salary table based on the standardization of compensation of government officials and employees under Section 5, Article IX-B of the Philippine Constitution :
  • Jail Officer I =  29,668 
  • Jail Officer II = 30,867 
  • Jail Officer III = 32,114 
  • Jail Officer IV = 35,456
On top of these, those who will be recruited must be willing to undergo four months of rigorous physical and education training, be assigned in any part of the country, safeguard and develop inmates to promote public safety and be privileged to receive a monthly salary equivalent to that of police and fire officers.

Source : BJMP / PIA / PNA