VENTURA CITY OF
501 POLI STREET
VENTURA, CALIFORNIA 93001
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Updated: May 21, 2021
The City of Ventura is building an eligibility list for this position.
Salary: $25.12-$30.54 Hourly
Benefit Information: Information on City of Ventura Police Department benefits package can be found by referring to the benefits tab on the job posting located at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs
Contact Information:Human Resources805email@example.comArea Information: The City of Ventura is located just north of Los Angeles County and south of Santa Barbara County and is frequently considered one of America’s most desirable places to live. The City is a full-service municipality that was founded in 1782, incorporated in 1866, and serves nearly 110,000 residents within its 32 square miles. With nearly 600 employees, the City is dedicated to delivering key services to our businesses, residents, and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean, and desirable community.
Locals and visitors enjoy Ventura’s impressive park system that includes 32 parks and historic sites, and more than 800 acres of open green space. The City offers a remarkable year-round climate, friendly people, and a spectacular coastline. Ventura is an exciting location for a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, surfing, whale watching and windsurfing. Other activities include the Channel Islands National Park, championship golf, world-class shopping, wine tours, and more. Learn more about the City of Ventura at www.CityofVentura.ca.gov
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must meet vision requirements per California POST Medical Standards
Prior Experience: One year of experience involving public contact, computer usage, or heavy telephone traffic are required.
Additional Requirements: Convictions - Must be of good moral character, with no felony convictions.
Medical - Must meet California POST medical and psychological standards.
Other - Candidates are required to undergo an extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation, and post-offer medical examination, including screening for drugs and alcohol.
Hiring Process: Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire. The preferred method to submit your application is online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail.
It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Review:A review of application and supplemental questionnaire will be conducted on a continuous basis and applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and desired background experience for successful performance as a Public Safety Dispatcher Trainee will continue in the next step of the process.Applicants must successfully meet the examination requirement and have already passed the National Testing Network exam to be certified to the eligibility list.Emergency Communications - ECOMM ExaminationPLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL THIS REQUIREMENT IS SATISFIED.Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:Must have completed the National Testing Network (NTN) Emergency Communications - ECOMM Examination within one year prior to submitting your application and achieve a minimum score of 70%. The Human Resources Department will confirm applicant test scores directly with NTN once the application is submitted.Eligibility List: Applicants that meet the examination requirement by passing the NTN Emergency Communications - ECOMM Examination will be certified to an eligibility list, which will be sent to the Police Department for further consideration. The Police Department will administer the remaining processes outlined below.Personal History Statement Completion: All applicants certified to the eligibility list are required to complete and return the POST Personal History Statement to the Police Department. To locate and print a copy of the Personal History Statement- Public Safety Dispatcher (Form 2-255), please visit the POST website at: https://www.post.ca.gov/forms.aspx.Department Selection Interviews: Upon review of the completed Personal History Statement, the Police Department will invite a limited number of candidates to participate in department selection interviews.Additional Selection and Hiring Components: Additional selection and hiring components include: polygraph, background investigation, post- offer psychological and medical examinations.