HOW TO JOIN THE BJMP | Qualification, Requirements and Recruitment Process

Looking for a stable job in government sector? Join the BJMP team. Be a Jail Officer!

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) is an agency of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) mandated to direct, supervise and control the administration and operation of all district, city and municipal jails nationwide.

Interested applicants are advised to submit their application folder at their respective BJMP Regional Offices. Check out the recruitment details below, courtesy of BJMP:

READ: BJMP is Hiring Jail Officers for 2020 Quota | Nationwide

General qualifications for appointment to Jail Officer 1

No person shall be appointed as uniformed personnel of the BJMP unless he/she possesses the following minimum qualifications:
  • Must be a Filipino Citizen
  • Must be 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 second level 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 5' 4" or 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
  • Must weigh not more or less than five kilograms (5kgs) from the standard weight corresponding to his/her height, age and sex.

READ: 2020 Penology Officer Examination (POE) Schedule and Requirements

Documentary Requirements

Applicants must submit the following documentary requirements:
  • Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS)
  • 2 pcs. 2x2 latest ID picture
  • Authenticated copy of Transcript of Records (TOR)
  • Authenticated copy of College Diploma
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by PSA
  • Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating
  • Photocopies of NBI, Police, Barangay, MTC, RTC & Prosecutor's Office Clearances
  • Valid Community Tax Certificate
  • Certificate of Confirmation from NCIP
  • Marriage Certificate (if married)
  • Hepatitis B Screening Result


Jail Officer 1 will receive a  basic monthly salary of P29,668 upon oathtaking. A gross monthly salary of P37,488 will be received including the monthly salary and allowances.

READ: March & August 2020 Civil Service Exam (CSE-PPT) Schedule and Requirements

Deadline of Application

The following regions are still hiring Jail Officer I:

BJMP VIII - March 31,2020
BJMP Calabarzon - March 31,2020 (male applicants only)

For other regions, you may contact your BJMP Regional Offices to check the deadline of application.

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, all activities related to Recruitment are hereby SUSPENDED until further announcement.

READ: READ: PNP is Hiring New Police Officers for 2020 1st Cycle Regular/Attrition Program | Know How to Apply Online

Entry Level Examination

Criminologist applicants are exempted to take the EnLEx. (Pursuant to Section 34 and 35, Article V of RA 11131 re: Privileges of Registered Criminologists.)

Coverage of Entry Level Examination (EnLEx)

  • General Information – 20%
  • Mathematics – 20%
  • Basic English and Grammar – 30%
  • Sentence Arrangement and Paragraph Completion – 20%
  • Essay – 10% 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants must submit their application folder to the nearest BJMP Office for processing. Please contact BJMP at (02) 8927-58778927-55058927-5147 or visit BJMP website: for more information.

SEE ALSO: List of Government Job Vacancies

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