County of Ventura
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Job Description


$107,407.18 - $150,384.80 Annually, plus Benefits


The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. Aside from our base salary range, an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following:

  • A general salary increases (GSI) of 4.0% effective December 24, 2023, and 3.5% effective December 22, 2024.
  • New Hire/Retention/Referral Incentive: New hires may be eligible for a one-time New Hire Incentive up to 10% of the current annual base wage. (Subject to the applicable section of the Management Resolution (Secs. 625 – 627) 
  • Educational Incentive for completion of an associate degree (2.5%), a bachelor's degree (3.5%), or a graduate degree (5%).
  • Annual Leave Redemption: The option to cash out up to 100 hours out of 208 total accrued Annual Leave hours per year. A candidate selected for this position will earn 208 hours per year increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service. 
  • Deferred Compensation:  Section 457 Plan and/or 401(k) Shared Savings Plan with up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions.
  • Health Plans: You are afforded an annual flexible credit allowance for purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts:  Pre-tax benefit towards eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses.
  • Pension Plan: Participation in the County's defined benefit plan which has reciprocity with CalPERS. 
  • Bilingual Incentive: Proficiency levels by exam are $.69 per hour (Level I), $1.00 per hour (Level II), or $1.32 per hour (Level III).
  • Holidays: 12 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday.


Ventura County is a "general law" county, governed by a five-member, elected–by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, day-to-day operations, as well as to advise, assist and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board's jurisdiction.  

Under general direction, plan, organize, direct, supervise, coordinate, and be responsible for the administration and operation of a divisional program or major institutional facility in the Probation Agency and to assist in the development of agency policies and procedures and in other matters of agency administration.

This classification differs from that of Supervising Deputy Probation Officer in that incumbents are fully responsible to the Agency Director and the Chief Deputy for the administration of a division or major correctional facility in the Probation Agency.

Manager - Probation Agency

In accordance with Sec. 408 of the Management Resolution, Probation employees designated by the Director of the Probation Agency to carry a firearm in the course of performing assigned duties during assigned working hours, and regularly assigned to supervise an armed unit, shall be eligible to receive premium pay of eight and one-half percent (8.5%) of their base bi-weekly pay (exclusive of other additions).

Ventura County Probation Agency
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 VC Probation Agency. There are currently two (2) vacancies.
CLOSING DATE: Friday, November 24, 2023
ORAL EXAMINATION: Tentatively Week of December 18, 2023


The required knowledge, skills and abilities can be obtained by:

A)  Possession of either a high school diploma or a General Education (GED) certificate AND nine (9) years extensive experience in the probation, correctional and/or institutional fields which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities, two (2) of which must have been in a capacity equivalent to a Supervising Deputy Probation Officer with the Ventura County Probation Agency; OR

B)  An Associate of Arts degree or sixty (60) units of academically oriented coursework* AND seven (7) years of increasingly responsible corrections work experience, two (2) of which must have been in a capacity equivalent to a Supervising Deputy Probation Officer with the Ventura County Probation Agency; OR

C)  A Bachelor's degree* (preferably in behavioral science, social science, psychology, sociology, criminology, or a related field) AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible probation work, two (2) of which must have been in a capacity equivalent to a Supervising Deputy Probation Officer with the Ventura County Probation Agency.

*College degrees and coursework must have been attained/earned at an accredited college or university.


  • The Probation Agency Division Manager is a Peace Officer pursuant to Sections 830 and 830.5 of the Penal Code and Sections 1029, 1031 and 1031.5 of the Government Code and must meet all of the minimum standards contained therein.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver License is required.
  • Participation in and successful completion of all officer training classes. Maintenance of proficiency in Agency approved tactics such as control/restraint methods, the use of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray, mechanical restraints and blocking and defensive striking techniques.
  • Participation in the arming program when selected, upon selection must successfully complete all classroom and range requirements and maintain proficiency in the use of Agency issued firearms and taser.
  • Persons appointed for this classification will be required to attend and successfully complete 80 hours of State-mandated training during the first year of employment and 40 hours every year thereafter.


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.  Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.


Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire to determine eligibility.  A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application. 


The selection process will likely consist of an Oral Exam, which may be preceded or replaced with the score from a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool. In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence.


The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.


For further information about this recruitment, please contact Alicia Ibarra by e-mail at Alicia.Ibarra@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2154.