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 August 14, 2017! Testing will begin in October 2017. 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.  


Under general direction, schedules and supervises the Air Unit's helicopter maintenance and repairs; oversees modifications to helicopters; researches and selects components and parts; and performs related duties as assigned.

This classification is distinguished from the Helicopter Maintenance Technician and the Avionics Technician by its responsibility for and supervision of the helicopter maintenance program; and the overall record keeping systems maintained according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines For complete details and the job announcement please click here.