Van Driver
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About the Position:

This person transports inmates to and from work release assignments. The van driver is responsible for scheduling allotted time for efficient transportation runs and maintaining some authority and order with the vehicle used for transportation. The nature of the work requires some element of personal risk. Van drivers also may be called upon to do administrative duties required when they are not transporting prisoners.

Duties of this position include:

  • Transports prisoners to all necessary appointments, including non-routine events such as medical appointments and standard scheduled events such as outside employment opportunities for those inmates that qualify.  
  • Reviews inmate transportation needs and schedules trips accordingly to ensure efficient use of vehicles.
  • Maintains an orderly environment with the transportation vehicle by following all standard rules and procedures used by the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office in transporting inmates.
  • Review driving conditions to stay alert for any situation that may impede the deliverance of inmates to scheduled appointments.
  • Performs administrative duties in the office and other related duties as required.


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Some experience in jail transportation or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and ability necessary to perform the work  
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Must have a valid Virginia or North Carolina driver’s license (depending upon residency).
  • Must be able to work shift work 
  • Work requires the ability to read and comprehend technical forms, documents and manuals used by the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.
  • Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Work requires the ability to clearly write notes, fill out paperwork and generate reports.
  • The ability to manage inmates during the time spent transporting them. 
  • Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures.  A professional attitude and demeanor is required when dealing with others within and outside of the Norfolk Sheriff's Office.
  • Contacts other within the organization. These contacts may involve other units with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office in the day-to-day operations. A professional and courteous demeanor should be adhered to at all times.   

Automatic Disqualifiers:

The following will cause the processing of the applicant to be immediately discontinued:

Criminal Record:

  1. Conviction of any felony
  2. Conviction of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance (within 3 years)
  3. Conviction of any charge of domestic assault or violence against a family member
  4. Conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude (i.e., larceny, embezzlement, perjury, etc.)

Driving Record:

  1. Current driver’s license suspension
  2. Driver’s license suspension within the last 12 months.
  3. Conviction of a misdemeanor hit and run.
  4. Extensive traffic violation convictions exceeding minus five (-5) DMV demerit points

Drug Usage:

  1. Use of heroin, cocaine, or illegal hallucinogen within the past 5 years
  2. Use of heroin by injection at any time
  3. Any substantiated illegal act, other than use (i.e., sale, manufacture, etc.) of any narcotic, controlled substance, or dangerous drug, as defined by State and Federal Law, except marijuana
  4. Use of marijuana or hashish within the past 12 months prior to submitting your application, or any time thereafter

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  • 811 E. City Hall Avenue
    Norfolk, VA 23510

  • (757) 664-4700

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