MRRJ Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager


Starting Salary:  $62,810-$86,364

Closing Date:  Until Filled


Middle River Regional Jail is seeking a full-time Human Resources Manager.


This is an administrative and management position. The incumbent is responsible for management of MRRJ human resources activities establishing human resources policies and procedures for ensuring accurate and confidential transactions processing employee payroll and human resources data.  All policies and procedures shall be in compliance with all federal and state laws regarding payment of employee wages, benefits, and other regulations. Work is performed in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures. The incumbent has wide latitude of independent judgement in making decisions subject to the general order of MRRJ and all applicable laws.


  • Manages and oversees the human resources operation of the Finance Department including; recruitment, interviewing prospective employees, employee orientation, benefits managements, administering pay, preparing and maintaining policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for recruiting employees for various jobs including professional exempt and non-exempt, correctional officers, and non-professional non-exempt positions.

  • Prepares and updates all employee job descriptions.

  • Manages all employee benefit programs including the Family Medical Leave Act, medical insurance, retirement, life insurance, and all other mandatory and voluntary employee deductions for other benefits.

  • Recommends, updates, or identifies new policies related to human resources required by federal, state, or other regulatory agencies.

  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing federal and state requirements and maintain employee records as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Ensures employees are classified correctly according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Establishes and recommends procedures to handle employee-related issues, conflict resolution, and other employee matters.

  • Manages the employee Virginia Retirement System program for all employees including preparing and processing the payment for the monthly retirement report to the Virginia Retirement System.

  • Assists the Accounting Payroll Technician with verifying the monthly submission of employee data to the Virginia Compensation Board.

  • Manages employee claims through the Workers Compensation program and handles claims for unemployment through the Virginia Employment Commission.

  • Analyze trends and prepares reports and statements including statical summaries, charts, graphs and salary and benefit surveys.

  • Maintain and ensure the human resources software system is functional and operating as according to standards and internal controls.

  • Ability to multitask various job tasks in a timely manner.

  • Requires employee and employer confidentiality.

  • Performs additional duties or assignments by the Director of Finance, Superintendent and/or MRRJ Authority Board.




  • Bachelor Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or similar curriculum.

  • Two (two) to five (5) years of related work experience preferred.

  • Must possess comprehensive knowledge of human resources policies and systems.

  • American Heart Association (AHA) First Aid/CPR certified or become after employment.

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older

  • Must be a citizen of the United States or legally employable in the United States

  • Drug screen and background check will be performed.


Applications can be obtained from the Middle River Regional Jail located in Verona, VA or download here: Employment Application. No resumes will be accepted without the completed Middle River Regional Jail application.  Applications can be returned to the Middle River Regional Jail, 350 Technology Drive, Staunton, VA 24401 or faxed to (540)-245-5232 or can be personally delivered to the Middle River Regional Jail.  Equal Opportunity Employer.


Middle River Regional Jail

Attn: Tina Reed

350 Technology Drive

Staunton, VA 24401