Civilian Nursing Positions

$15,000 Hiring Bonus

In addition to sworn staff, the Sheriff’s Office employs correctional technicians and administrative personnel to support the agency’s mission.


Are you a nurse who wants to make a difference in the wellness of an incarcerated population? Do you have experience working with underserved or justice-involved individuals?

Join the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and provide jail-based assessments, treatment, medication, referrals and follow-up care.

The Sheriff’s Office medical team includes more than 40 nurses who provide health care around the clock to the inmate population. In addition to the initial health screening at booking, nurses provide inmates with health visits, chronic care education, medication, and preventative care, and work collaboratively with other providers and sworn staff. The work of correctional nurses is complex and vital to the Adult Detention Center. We are accredited with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).



The Sheriff’s Office is looking for NURSES who want to contribute to an active medical team at our Adult Detention Center. Correctional Health Nurse I or II, HIRING BONUS: $10,000.   You’ll provide inmate patients with routine and emergency health care, make referrals to other health professionals as needed and ensure medication is administered properly. You’ll work a 12.5-hour shift on a squad schedule, 15 days per month, and equal to 87.5 hours per two-week pay period. Day shift is 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; night shift is 6:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. You’ll receive additional pay, such as night and evening differential, foreign language stipend (if applicable), environmental stipend and holidays.

What are the steps in the hiring process for civilian positions?

  • Online application submission
  • Fairfax County Sheriffs Office Screening Questionnaire
  • Panel Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Background Interview/Investigation

May I ask more questions?

Sure! Email the recruiting office or leave a message with your contact information at 703-246-4105.