By Chito Chavez
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) is need of professional jobseekers who may want to pursue a diversified career in government service.
In the campaign “Take the BJMP Challenge’’, BJMP spokesman Senior Inspector Xavier Solda said applicants like teachers, nurses and social workers and other professionals may visit the BJMP’s website for job qualifications and other requirements.
All applicants must possess appropriate civil service eligibility, must not be less than 21 years old but not more than 30 years old, at least 1.62m tall for males and 1.57m tall for females and must not be more than 5 kilograms from the standard weight corresponding to his or her height, age and gender.
To be appointed to the rank of Jail Officer 1, an applicant must pass the neuro-psychiatric examination, medical examination and drug test to determine his or her physical and mental health.
Solda said the qualified applicants must also submit their personal data sheet, original birth certificate from PSA, authenticated diploma, authenticated transcript of records, authenticated certificate of eligibility, original married certificate from PSA for married applicants, photocopy of NBI clearance, photocopy of barangay clearance, photocopy of court clearance, photocopy of NCIP/NCMF certificates for those applicant who belong to different ethnic groups and certificate of honorable dismissal from previous employment.
“The jail profession is one of the most fulfilling job any person could have. In the BJMP, you are not only working but at the same time, you are giving hope to the hopeless, guiding them to a complete turnaround with positive perspectives in life”, Solda said.
With the BJMP coming from various professional backgrounds, Solda said the diversity offers different perspectives which are instrumental in helping the detainees improve their behavior and views in life.
Recently, President Duterte approved the pay raise of uniformed personnel including those from the BJMP.
The base pay alone for an entry position of Jail Officer 1 is P29,668.00 in addition to their longevity pay and other allowances such as hazard pay, subsistence and quarters allowance.
“We have 1,000 regular quota and 300 attrition quota waiting for qualified applicants who wish to join the BJMP, said Jail Chief Superintendent Paulino H Moreno, BJMP Director for Personnel and Records Management.
“We are inviting applicants to visit our websites, our jails units to know more of the jail profession. This is an excellent career especially for people who have a heart in helping others like teachers, nurses, social workers and of course from other professions who were trained on public safety services” he added.