Jail Cook

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has immediate openings for experienced cooks. Jail Cook is responsible for actual preparation of food and may direct inmate help. The position reports to the Assistant Food Services Supervisor and has no supervisory responsibility of subordinate staff.  Work will involve contact and direction of jail inmates in the preparation and serving of food. The ideal candidate will have experience cooking in a large scale eatery preparing a variety of meals in large quantities. Must be willing and able to work rotating 12-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays. Applicants who fail to indicate on their application their ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays will not be invited to the exam. Starting salary is $16.86 plus 5% above salary for Shift Differential Premium Pay for a total of $17.70 per hour. An educational Incentive may apply base on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required by the classification.  Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department.  In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency examination with a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher.

Under direction, performs large quantity cooking in a Sheriff's correctional institution (jail) and performs related work as required.

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Deputy Sheriff Recruitment

Deputy Sheriff Trainee recruitment opening January 16, 2019! Testing will begin in July 2018. For the complete job announcement and testing dates check the Deputy Sheriff Trainee job flyer here. 

Ventura County Sheriff's Office is now providing Deputy Sheriff Trainee applicants with a study guide to help with passing the written examination. Please contact Sheriff's Human Resources after you submit your application to find out how to obtain a free study guide. (805) 654-3853.

Did you know that we accept proof of a California POST written exam in lieu of taking our written examination for Deputy Sheriff Trainee? Show us proof you have passed a California POST written exam and have a passing score within the past twelve months of your application.  

Sheriff's Records Specialist


There are currently five (5) full-time positions available in the Sheriff's Records Bureau based in Ventura at the Main Jail Annex Building. Under immediate (I) or general (II) supervision, these positions  will research and process criminal records; provide information to law enforcement personnel and the general public; update state, local, and federal computer databanks; and perform other related duties as assigned. Distinguishing Characteristics:  SRS I is an entry-level classification and incumbents receive instructions, training, and experience in the specialized records duties performed in the Criminal Records Division. Incumbents are expected to perform increasingly responsible work and are eligible for advancement to SRS II after successfully completing probation and one year of successful performance as an SRS I. SRS II is the full journey-level classification and can effectively perform the duties in any assignment in the Criminal Records Division. Work is performed on rotating 12-hour shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
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