Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail


Superintendent Russell W. Gilkison 575x800
Russell W. Gilkison

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Jail Location and Mailing Address:
6601 Winchester Road
Front Royal, VA 22630


Main Number
(540) 622-6097 or
(540) 622-8678
Inmate Accounts
(540) 622-5015
Administration Fax
(540) 622-2846

(540) 622-8620 or 
(540) 622-8683
Booking Fax 
(540) 636-3342

Records Department
(540) 622-5024
Records Fax
(540) 631-0704

Medical Department
(540) 622-5038
Medical Fax
(540) 636-3358

Community Custody
(540) 622-5032
Community Custody Fax
(540) 631-0933

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Medication Aide
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Jail Officer
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Jail Technician
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Facilities Maintenance Technician

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Posted On: 08/19/2022
Shift: Full-Time
Pay Rate: DOE/DOQ

Job Description:

*PLEASE NOTE: To apply, download our application from https://www.rswregionaljail.com/employment/application-for-employment.html



Performs difficult manual and technical work involving the maintenance and upkeep of the RSW facility and equipment; Does related work as required; Work is performed under the general supervision of the Facility Maintenance Manager.


Participating in the maintenance and repair of the RSW facility, equipment, building, and grounds; preparing and maintaining appropriate records; advises on future needs and plans.

  • Receives maintenance requests and responds to those requests appropriately;
  • Inspects areas and facilities for conformance to maintenance and safety standards;
  • Completes complex assignments with minimal supervision;
  • Assists maintenance staff with complex assignments;
  • Ensures compliance with all facility Code Regulations;
  • Provides logistical support for special events;
  • Communicates with Supervisor on all important matters relative to maintenance activities;
  • Assists in the design concept of any new construction at the RSW facility;
  • Supervises, escorts, and inspects the work of crews and vendors engaged in the maintenance of RSW properties;
  • Assists the Facilities Maintenance Manager to accomplish assignments/tasks on operational goals;
  • Assumes the responsibilities and duties of the Facilities Maintenance Manager in their absence;
  • Trains new employees and inmate workers assigned;
  • Conducts routine function testing on the facility;
  • Maintains the inventory of all tools and equipment in accordance with to standards;
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports on RSW motorized equipment;
  • Conducts daily safety inspections on perimeter security doors, walls, windows, and containment fencing;
  • Performs, as a liaison, with other departments on related activities;
  • Assists with the follow-up on construction warranty issues;
  • Assists with snow and ice removal;
  • Works with Safety Officer to make sure facility is always in compliance with Local, State, and Federal Standards;
  • Participates in emergency drills and environmental safety activities, as requested;
  • Notifies the Facility Maintenance Manager of re-stocking of cleaning supplies or equipment repair in advance;
  • Research and source parts or materials for repair, maintenance, or assignments;
  • Performs related tasks as required;
  • Performs all duties in accordance with RSW Policy and Procedures, Virginia Department of Corrections standards, PREA standards, and all regulations as directed;
  • Performs all duties in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local Laws;


Must possess the basic skills needed to maintain a large residential facility; General knowledge in maintaining HVAC, plumbing, electrical, pneumatic systems, and mechanical doors; Knowledge of conventional commercial plumbing systems and parts; Knowledge of vacuum plumbing; Knowledge of general building repair and maintenance; Familiarization with electronic and mechanical security features; Familiarization with conduit and pipe fitting; Ability to diagnose maintenance problems; Knowledge of single and three-phase electricity and electrical controls including motors and lighting; Understand the safe operation of basic shop and hand tools; Experience with lifting tools: ie. chain falls, gantry cranes, and rigging; Ability to lift 40 lbs. regularly; Ability to prepare reports, work orders, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, the general public, and contractors; Ability to maintain records; Ability to obtain and maintain any required certifications; Ability to safely work in a high-security environment required. Ability to comply with LEED certifications standards; Ability to maintain the RSW facility in compliance with Virginia Department of Corrections Standards. Ability to establish and maintain First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications. Motivated, self-starter.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school; extensive experience in maintenance of commercial facilities; experience working with contractual services; preference given to experience maintain a Correctional Facility, electronic and mechanical security facilities; HVAC, plumbing, electrical or mechanical certifications preferred.


This medium to heavy work requires exertion of 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operating of machines or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.


Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical certifications preferred.

This is a class description and not an individualized job specification. The class description defines the general character and scope of duties, responsibilities, and requirements of all positions in one job classification, but is not all inclusive or totally restrictive. Reasonably related duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary at the discretion of management. Employees will be immediately notified of any changes.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.

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