Jay Virbel has been appointed director of the Division of Rehabilitative Programs at CDCR, where he has been associate director of female offender programs and services since 2012 and served as assistant deputy director of facility operations from 2011 to 2012.

Virbel held several positions at the Board of Parole Hearings from 2008 to 2011, including chief deputy of program operations and chief of investigations. He was senior special agent at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Internal Affairs from 2007 to 2008, where he was a special agent from 2005 to 2007.

Virbel served in several positions at the California Medical Facility, Vacaville from 1994 to 2005, including lieutenant, sergeant and correctional officer. He was a correctional officer at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, from 1993 to 1994. This position requires Senate confirmation.