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).
On January 2, 1991, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology was created thru Republic Act 6975 as a line Bureau under the Department of Interior and Local Government. The Jail Bureau is the upgraded version of its forerunner, the Office of Jail Management and Penology of the defunct PC/INP last headed by BRIG GEN Arsenio E. Concepcion. As mandated by law, the BJMP shall operate under the reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government. Starting from scratch with 500 personnel in 1991 the BJMP weaned from its mother PC/INP as a mere component, to become a full-fledged bureau. Director Charles S. Mondejar took his oath of office on July 1 of 1991 as the first Chief of the Bureau. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology supervises and controls all district, city and municipal jails.
As one of the five pillars of the Criminal Justice System, the BJMP was created to address growing concern of jail management and penology problem. Primarily, its clients are detainees accused before a court who are temporarily confined in such jails while undergoing investigation, waiting final judgement 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 MIMAROPA 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?
Please review and check the QUALIFICATION STANDARDS. All are reminded that the application is for JO1 applicants from Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan and other nearby provinces. All qualifications and requirements must be met before their office consider your applications.
- A Citizen of the Republic of the Philippines
- A Person of Good Moral Character
- Must possess a Baccalaureate Degree from a recognized institution of learning
- Must possess appropriate eligibility (Second Level Eligibilities: CSE-Professional, RA 1080, Penology Officer Examination, PD 907 Honor Graduate Eligibility and MARINA Eligibility)
- Must not have been convicted by Final Judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude
- Must not have been dishonorably discharged or dismissed from previous employment
- Must not be less than Twenty-on (21) nor more than Thirty (30) years of age
- Must be at least five feet and two inches (5’2 ft.) in Height for Male and five feet (5’0 ft.) in Height for Female
- Must be physically and mentally fit for rigid training
What are the required documents?
- Computerized Personal Data Sheet (Revised 2017) duly accomplished (download HERE)
- Photocopy of MDF verified by PAG-IBIG
- Photocopy of MDR verified by PHILHEALTH
- Photocopy of TIN ID/ TIN Verification from BIR
- Photocopy of Transcript of Records
- Photocopy of College Diploma
- Photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by PSA (Bring the original copy)
- Photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating and PRC ID
- Photocopies of Valid Clearances from Permanent/ Residential Address (NBI, Police, Barangay, MTC, RTC, Prosecutor’s)
- Photocopy of PNP Directorate for Intelligence Clearance
- Photocopy of Valid Community Tax Certificate
- Photocopies of Certificate/s from previous/ present employment (if applicable)
- Photocopy of Certificate/s of Seminars and Trainings completed (if any)
- Photocopy of Marriage Certificate (if married)
- Photocopy of Certificate of Confirmation from NCIP/ NCMF/ (if needed)
Application Letter addressed to: JCSUPT MARIA IRENE A ESQUINAS Regional Director of the Jail Bureau BJMP MIMAROPA Region
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/ REMINDERS
- Use ordinary white folder with plastic cover and tabbing
- Bring the following:
- Two (2) pcs. Passport size picture with nametag
- Result of HEPA B SCREENING
- Ishihara Test (21 plates)
- Contents of BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
- COMPUTERIZED Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (Revised 2017)
- House Sketch of Permanent and Residential Address with LANDMARKS and screenshot from GOOGLE MAP
- Photocopies of Valid Clearances from Permanent and Residential Address
- 4R Picture (whole body barefoot)
How to apply?
Join the BJMP force by filling-out the link below.
ONLY applicants who filled-out the link and submitted their application folders to BJMP MIMAROPA Regional Office will be scheduled for initial assessment. Deadline of submission is until JANUARY 31, 2023 ONLY!
Address: BJMP MIMAROPA Regional Office, Pastor Road, BRGY. Gulod Labac,Batangas City, 4200 Facebook Page: BJMP MIMAROPA-Recruitment email: email@example.com website: mimaropa.bjmp.gov.ph