County of Ventura
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$87,815.29 - $122,953.45 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 increase (GSI) of 3.5% effective December 22, 2024.
  • 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. Following five (5) years of continuous County service, an additional 2% non-elective contribution will be made to the 401(k) plan
  • Health Plans: Full time employees are afforded a flexible credit allowance for purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans: Tier one for employee only is $502 per biweekly pay period, tier two for employee plus one is $730 per biweekly pay period and tier three for employee plus family is $905 per biweekly pay period.
  • 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, incumbents are responsible for the administration/operation of a unit in the Probation Agency, for assisting in the management of a custodial facility or for acting as a specialized assistant to management staff by developing and/or implementing policies and procedures; selecting, training, supervising and evaluating subordinates; and performing other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of the Ventura County Probation Agency's mission, vision, and values. They will have strong leadership qualities and have considerable experience which demonstrates initiative and good judgment.

This is a management classification in the Deputy Probation Officer classification series. This classification is characterized by responsibility for the operations of a unit within a division of the agency or an assignment overseeing a custody facility-based program or an assignment in some specialized capacity.


Supervising Deputy Probation Officer 

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


Friday, May 31, 2024


Wednesday, June 5, 2024


 Week of June 10, 2024

To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess the education, training, and experience that would produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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 seven (7) years extensive experience in the probation, correctional and/or institutional fields which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, three (3) years of which must have been in a capacity equivalent to a Senior 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 five (5) years increasingly responsible probation work experience, three (3) years of which must have been in a capacity equivalent to a Senior 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 three (3) years increasingly responsible probation work experience, which must have been in a capacity equivalent to a Senior Deputy Probation Officer with the Ventura County Probation Agency.
College degrees and coursework must have been attained/earned at an accredited college or university.
Supervising Deputy Probation Officers are Peace Officers 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 the minimum standards contained therein.

Applicants must be willing and able to work any shift assignment at locations throughout the County, including rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, and overtime if required. 

Applicants must have already met all CORE training requirements for Deputy Probation Officer or have received equivalency approval by the Board of State and Community Corrections. 

Age:    Must be at least 21 years of age.
U.S. Citizenship:  Persons applying for Peace Officer positions must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who have applied for citizenship, or be legally authorized to work in the United States. If hired, a permanent resident must provide proof of his/her application status with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Failure to cooperate with the USCIS to maintain required status or to be denied citizenship will result in dismissal from employment.
Felony Convictions: Persons convicted of a felony are prohibited from being appointed to a governmental Peace Officer position.
License: Possession of a valid California driver license is required. Possession of a valid California Class B driver license may be required for certain assignments. Where required, the employee must obtain such a license.


Four (4) years experience in a capacity equivalent to a Senior Deputy Probation Officer with the Ventura County Probation Agency is highly desired.

Supplemental Information:

Incumbents can be assigned to an armed or unarmed unit; perform arrests, residential searches and other peace officer duties and may work with other law enforcement agencies to promote public safety and performs related duties as required.

Work is typically performed in the field, corrections facilities, office, or court settings. Incumbents may encounter hostile reactions from clients and others in the course of performing the job and may be required to restrain assaultive, combative or violent offenders.

Physical and Psychological Requirements: Prior to appointment, applicants must submit to physical and psychological examination provided by the County to determine their ability to meet Peace Officer Standards.

The physical examination will determine whether the applicant has the dexterity, strength, endurance and ability to restrain assaultive, combative or violent offenders.

The psychological examination will include the administration of psychological tests, which include an assessment of psychological factors and an interview with a County designated psychologist.

Background Investigation: Applicants must be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation which involves contacting references and fingerprinting for search and disclosure of a criminal record. Applicants may be subject to a polygraph examination.

Training: Persons appointed in this classification are mandated by the state to attend and successfully complete 40 hours of approved training per year. 


To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs.  A paper application can be obtained by calling (805) 654-5129.  Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.


Sufficient information must be provided under the Education/Work Experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire to thoroughly and accurately demonstrate your qualifications 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.


A job-related oral examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job.  Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.


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 Kristy Madrigal by e-mail at kristy.madrigal@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-5094.