Under general direction, supervises laboratory personnel and casework in the fingerprints and crime scene investigation section. The Supervising Forensic Scientist performs more difficult and complex tasks, including participation in crime scene investigation and reconstruction.

Work is performed in the Forensic Sciences Laboratory or at the site of various criminal activities.  Duties may require incumbents to attend crime scenes after normal working hours and work in hazardous conditions. For complete details and the job announcement please click here.


A Sheriff's Computer Forensic Examiner works under the under general direction of the High Tech Task Force supervisor, and will provide technical assistance to department personnel in office automation systems.  Specific to this assignment, Computer Forensic Examiners inspect legally seized storage media for digital evidence of crimes being investigated.  CFE's also assist with search warrants, as well as crime scene investigation, administrative duties, criminal investigations, and must testify court. For complete details and the job announcement please click here.

Deputy Sheriff Recruitment

Deputy Sheriff Trainee recruitment is now open! Testing will begin in October 2016. There are written test dates scheduled for November 19, 2016 and January 21, 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 Personnel after you submit your application to find out how to obtain a free study guide. (805) 654-2375.

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.  

Physical AGility Clinic

Ventura County Sheriff's Recruiters will be hosting a clinic to help people prepare for the physical agility test for Deputy Sheriff Trainee. The next DST Physical Agility Clinic will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017. This clinic is voluntary to those who have submitted an application for Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Please contact a Sheriff's a recruiter through this website if you have any questions.