We, the members of the Ventura County Sheriffs Office, are
committed to safeguarding the lives and property of residents of
Ventura County and respond to public concerns in a manner which
promotes neighborhoods free from the fear of crime.
Our strategy for accomplishing this mission is to preserve the
peace, prevent crime, apprehend offenders, facilitate problem
solving community partnerships, enforce laws, provide secure and
humane detention for persons lawfully entrusted to our care and
display empathy and respect for the dignity of all individuals.
We are committed to making sure all employees have the opportunity
to be appreciated and recognized for their unique talents. We value
diversity and the importance of individuality that comes with
varying backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to provide the
highest level of service and develop meaningful relationships with
the community we serve.
The Ventura County Sheriffs Office seeks to hire only those who
will work toward the Sheriffs mission of safeguarding lives and
property of residents in Ventura County with honesty and integrity.
If you desire a meaningful career in public service and the
opportunity to make a difference both at work and in your
community, consider a career with us.
Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area of the
County in the prevention of crime and enforcement of law and order;
answers calls in cases where criminal action is involved or
suspected; maintains security in the County's courts and jails;
serves civil processes; and performs special services and related
work as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Prior to appointment, the Deputy
Sheriff (lateral transfer) must provide proof of satisfactory
completion of the Sheriff's Training Academy or an equivalent
California POST Certified Academy, be currently working as a law
enforcement officer for a California agency and have passed
probation as a law enforcement officer for that agency.
The Deputy Sheriff classification performs both the entry and
working level duties of the sworn law enforcement series.
PAYROLL TITLE: Deputy Sheriff
INCENTIVES/BENEFITS: $1,106/year uniform allowance; 20-30 days of
annual leave; 10 paid holidays; up to $2,000/year for textbooks and
tuition; possible educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based
on the completion of Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree
or, if qualified, up to $5,479/year for POST certification; plus
other premium/incentive/bonus payments. The County will contribute
$8,372/year toward flexible benefits plan choices which presently
include: 3 medical plans, 3 dental plans, 2 vision plans, a "cash
back" option, and up to 2.5% matching funds in a 401(k) plan.
BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual
incentive of up to $2.81 per hour depending upon operational need
and certification of skill.
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Sheriffs are represented by the Ventura County Deputy
Sheriffs' Association (VCDSA) and are eligible for overtime
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to
fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and
Fixed-term) Intermittent and Extra Help, vacancies within the
Sheriff's Office. There are currently numerous vacancies.
OPENING DATE: Thursday, January 14, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Writes investigative reports;
- Issues citations and makes arrests;
- Takes descriptions of wanted persons and stolen property;
- Intervenes in public and private disputes to protect the public
and maintain order;
- Investigates crimes committed by and against juveniles;
- Appears in court as a witness;
- Serves warrants and other legal documents;
- Escorts and transports prisoners both to and from jail,
courtrooms, and state institutions;
- Searches and releases prisoners; and
- Performs other related duties as required.
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and
assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- be at least nineteen (19) years old at time of filing;
- possess a U.S. High School Diploma, possess a GED, have passed
a California High School Proficiency Examination or have attained a
two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college
- have satisfactorily completed the Sheriff's Training Academy or
an equivalent California POST Certified Academy;
- be currently working as a law enforcement officer for a
California agency and have passed probation with that agency,
- possess a valid California driver license at time of
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
An adult felony conviction is disqualifying. Any illegal activity
including illegal drug use/possession or prescription drug abuse
may be disqualifying.
Applicants must be willing to work at any station throughout the
County and must be able to work any shift including nights,
weekends, and holidays.
According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office's non-smoking
policy, all employees who attain the rank of Deputy Sheriff or a
higher classification must refrain from smoking while employed by
If an incumbent has any body art (tattoo(s), brands, etc.), the
incumbent will be required to wear uniform clothing that covers the
artwork while on duty. For example, wearing a long sleeve shirt to
cover a full arm tattoo would be required.
In addition, all deputies must be willing and capable of wearing
specialized protective equipment, such as gas masks, bio-hazard
suits, radioactive protective gear and other hazardous material
protective equipment that may be developed. By wearing said gear,
deputies will be subjected to future health screenings, including
submission of medical information.
Incumbents may be required to work under adverse conditions and be
prepared to successfully respond to unexpected and occasionally
life-threatening events and must have strength, endurance, and
physical agility to restrain rebellious and/or violent
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may
close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are
interested in it. Your application must be received by County of
Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00
p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at
www.ventura.org/jobs . If you prefer to fill out a paper
application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application
materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800
South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections
of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and
accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or
other related documents may be attached to supplement the
information in your application and supplemental questionnaire;
however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are
required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this
examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire
may be used throughout the examination process to assist in
determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for
the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will
result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be
reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are
met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be
invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection
SELECTION INTERVIEWS: Applicants submitting complete and
appropriate PIQs will be invited to a selection interview for
further continuation in the process.
PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT (PHS) REVIEW / SELECTION INTERVIEW -
Pass/Fail: Those applicants who pass the physical agility
examination will complete a PHS. Qualifying applicants will be
invited to meet with a Sheriff's Investigator who will conduct a
PHS Review/Selection Interview. Those who satisfactorily perform in
the PHS Review/Selection Interview process may be placed on an
eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
Assuming sufficient vacancies, a selected number of applicants
will be chosen from the eligible list to proceed in the selection
process. As part of the selection process, applicants will be
expected to pass the following:
1. In-Depth Background Investigation 2. Practical Examiniation
3. Polygraph Examination
4. Psychological Examination
5. Medical Examination
PRACTICAL (PHYSICAL AGILITY) EXAMINATION - Pass / Fail: Lateral
transfer applicants will be scheduled for a physical agility
examination. The physical agility exam may include, but is not
limited to, the following events: one mile run, weight drag,
obstacle course, fence climb, wall climb, and Force Options
MEDICAL STANDARDS: The stringent medical standards to become a
Deputy Sheriff have been developed over many years. Some of the
most common reasons individuals are unable to pass are listed
below. These are minimum/maximum standards and are significantly
different from the ideal or average.
a. Hearing Loss. Hearing must be within California POST standards
as verified by a medical background.
b. Color Blindness. Applicants must pass a color vision test as
verified by a medical background.
c. Poor Vision (in either eye). Individuals must have uncorrected
visual acuity of at least 20/40 in each eye, correctable to 20/20
in better eye and 20/40 in weaker eye.
d. Liver Function. Use of bodybuilding diet supplements, including,
but not limited to, "Creatine" (in any form) will often affect
liver function tests. Therefore, it is important that you do not
take bodybuilding diet supplements within several weeks of the
blood test. Abnormal test results will require investigation at the
applicants' expense before approval can be granted.
e. Weight and Body Fat. Applicants must be in excellent physical
condition with weight proportionate to height (body fat
UNSATISFACTORY RESULTS IN ANY ASPECT OF THE FOREGOING, INCLUDING
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FINDINGS, MAY RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE
ELIGIBLE LIST. Candidates successfully completing the examination
process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1)
For further information about this recruitment, please contact
Donna Smith by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at