VENTURA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
800 S. VICTORIA AVE., L-1970
VENTURA, CALIFORNIA 93009
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Updated: February 12, 2021
Job Classification: Deputy Sheriff Trainee/Deputy Sheriff
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee and Deputy Sheriff! All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network to be considered further in the hiring process.
The department requires the candidate Work Attitudes Questionnaire (WAQ). You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the WAQ as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.
MissionWe, the members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s 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.
StrategyOur 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.
DiversityWe 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 Sheriff’s Office seeks to hire only those who will work toward the Sheriff’s 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.
Salary Information: Deputy Sheriff Trainee: $36.75 per hourDeputy Sheriff: $38.59 per hour
Upon successful academy completion, incumbent is eligible for promotion to Deputy Sheriff with a salary of $88,160 annually.
Benefit Information: $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 $11,232/year toward cafeteria plan choices which presently include: 5 medical plans, 1 dental plan, 1 vision plan, 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.
Deputy Sheriff Trainees and Deputy Sheriffs are represented by the Ventura County Deputy Sheriff's Association (VCDSA) and are eligible for overtime compensation.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.
Candidate Contact: Donna SmithPersonnel Analyst805email@example.com
Age: Be at least nineteen (19) years of age at time of appointment to detention and twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment to patrol;
US Citizen: Be a United States citizen or a lawful permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship. Citizenship status must be conferred within three (3) years of applying for citizenship; and
High School Grad/GED: Required
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Required
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Deputy Sheriff Trainee:
Typical Qualifications: These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
To qualify for this classification an individual must possess some experience that demonstrates possession of and competency in the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Some examples of qualifying education are:
FINAL FILING DATE: 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: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.
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 application.
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 exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may 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 process.
WRITTEN EXAMINATION - Pass/Fail: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office offers testing services for the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee/Deputy Sheriff through National Testing Network (NTN). To register with NTN and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select “Find Jobs”, then select Law Enforcement Jobs and sign up for Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Applicants are encouraged to take the exam as soon as possible.
NOTE: Applicants may submit their Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) results with their application. The results must show a minimum t-score of 42.0 to be accepted. The PELLETB test results are valid for one year from the date the test was taken. Applicants wishing to use scores for the PELLETB exam administered at another agency must submit a letter from the testing agency on agency letterhead at the time of application. Acceptance of the other agency's t-score is subject to verification with the testing agency.
Upon passing a written exam, applicants will be placed on the eligible list for a period on one year and will contacted regarding the on-line submission of a Pre-Investigative Questionnaire (PIQ).
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 - Pass/Fail: Top applicants will be invited to meet with a Sheriff's Investigator who will conduct a PHS Review Interview.
Assuming sufficient vacancies, a selected number of applicants will be chosen to proceed in the selection process. As part of the selection process, applicants will be expected to pass the following: