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For a complete list of sworn and professional staff opportunities, please visit the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Recruitment website at.

To apply for a specific position, please visit the County of Ventura Employment Opportunities website at:

Here are just a few of exciting opportunities that await you at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office:

Deputy Sheriff

Deputy Sheriffs are sworn law enforcement officers responsible for upholding public safety, enforcing laws, and serving the community within their jurisdiction. This is a demanding yet rewarding position involving a wide range of duties, including custody, patrol, investigations, court security, and community engagement. This position requires strong communication skills, ability to maintain composure and make sound decisions under pressure while adhering to department policies, procedures, and legal guidelines.

Deputy Sheriff Academy Complete

The Deputy Sheriff Academy Complete is for those who have completed a POST certified academy, but have not completed a full year of law enforcement employment where they would have earned a California POST Basic Certificate.

Deputy Sheriff Lateral Transfer

The Deputy Sheriff Lateral Transfer is for those currently employed as California Peace Officers in good standing and possess a California POST Basic Certificate.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee

The Deputy Sheriff Trainee is the entry level position for those who have not yet attended a California POST certified academy. The academy is a six month long process and is the first step in your law enforcement career.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff

Reserve Deputy Sheriffs provide valuable support to full-time Deputies by assisting with patrol duties, community engagement, and emergency response activities on a voluntary basis. This position offers individuals the opportunity to serve their community while pursuing other careers or interests.

Sheriff’s Records Technician

Sheriff’s Records Technicians play a crucial role in maintaining accurate and organized criminal records within law enforcement agencies. This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality and discretion.

Forensic Scientist

Forensic Scientists play a critical role in the criminal justice system by applying scientific principles and techniques to analyze evidence collected from crime scenes. Forensic Scientist expertise is essential in aiding law enforcement agencies in solving crimes and ensuring justice is served.

Jail Cook

Jail Cooks are responsible for providing nutritious and safe meals for inmates and staff within a correctional facility. This position requires culinary expertise, attention to dietary restrictions, skill in and the ability to work within the constraints of a secure environment.

Sheriff’s Service Technician (Correctional Officer)

Sheriff’s Service Technicians play a crucial role in maintaining safety, security, and order with the correctional facilities by overseeing inmates’ activities, enforcing rules and regulations, and facilitating rehabilitation efforts. This challenging role requires a commitment to uphold the principles of justice and accountability.

Sheriff’s Technical Communications Specialist (911 Dispatcher)

The 911 Dispatcher serves as the first point of contact for individuals in need of emergency assistance, providing critical support and coordination to emergency responders and ensuring timely, accurate and effective responses to emergencies. This position requires strong communication skills, multitasking abilities, and the ability to remain calm and focused under pressure.