Ventura CountyVentura 93009
Full Time

Writes investigative reports; Issues citations and makes arrests;.

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Deputy Sheriff

Ventura County
Full Time Ventura County Sheriff's Office, 800 S Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93009, United States


NOTE: If you are currently employed as a peace officer in a California law enforcement agency, have passed probation, and wish to transfer to Ventura County Sheriff's Office, this is the correct job announcement.  If you are not currently employed a a peace officer or are considered academy complete and wish to become a peace officer, please apply for the open recruitment titled, Deputy Sheriff Trainee/Deputy Sheriff.

We, the members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, are committed to safeguarding the lives and property of residents of Ventura County and respond to public concerns in a manner which promotes neighborhoods free from the fear of crime.
Our strategy for accomplishing this mission is to preserve the peace, prevent crime, apprehend offenders, facilitate problem solving community partnerships, enforce laws, provide secure and humane detention for persons lawfully entrusted to our care and display empathy and respect for the dignity of all individuals.
We are committed to making sure all employees have the opportunity to be appreciated and recognized for their unique talents.  We value diversity and the importance of individuality that comes with varying backgrounds and perspectives.  We strive to provide the highest level of service and develop meaningful relationships with the community we serve.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office seeks to hire only those who will work toward the Sheriff’s mission of safeguarding lives and property of residents in Ventura County with honesty and integrity.  If you desire a meaningful career in public service and the opportunity to make a difference both at work and in your community, consider a career with us.

Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area of the County in the prevention of crime and enforcement of law and order; answers calls in cases where criminal action is involved or suspected; maintains security in the County's courts and jails; serves civil processes; and performs special services and related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Prior to appointment, the Deputy Sheriff (lateral transfer) must provide proof of satisfactory completion of the Sheriff's Training Academy or an equivalent California POST Certified Academy, be currently working as a law enforcement officer for a California agency and have passed probation as a law enforcement officer for that agency.

The Deputy Sheriff classification performs both the entry and working level duties of the sworn law enforcement series.

PAYROLL TITLE: Deputy Sheriff

NEW LATERAL HIRE/REFERRAL INCENTIVE: Upon the Sheriff's recommendation, with the approval of the CEO or his/her designee, and subject to the applicable section of the New Lateral Hires may be eligible to receive a one-time New Lateral Hire Incentive of up to $15,000.  


  • Uniform allowance 
  • 20-30 days of annual leave (depending upon years of service)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Textbook and tuition program
  • Possible educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on the completion of Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree or, if qualified, for POST certification; plus other premium/incentive/bonus payments
  • Biweekly contribution towards a defined benefit plan
  • Biweekly contribution towards a cafeteria plan of your choice which presently includes: 5 medical plans, 1 dental plan, 1 vision plan, a "cash back" option, and up to 2.5% matching funds in a 401(k) plan
  • Possible bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational need and certification of skills, for those qualified

AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriffs are represented by the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs' Association (VCDSA) and are eligible for overtime compensation.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term) Intermittent and Extra Help, vacancies within the Sheriff's Office.  There are currently numerous vacancies.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Writes investigative reports;
  • Issues citations and makes arrests;
  • Takes descriptions of wanted persons and stolen property;
  • Intervenes in public and private disputes to protect the public and maintain order;
  • Investigates crimes committed by and against juveniles;
  • Appears in court as a witness;
  • Serves warrants and other legal documents;
  • Escorts and transports prisoners both to and from jail, courtrooms, and state institutions;
  • Searches and releases prisoners; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


Candidate must:

  • be at least twenty one (21) years old at time of filing;
  • possess a U.S. High School Diploma, possess a GED, have passed a California High School Proficiency Examination or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university;
  • have satisfactorily completed the Sheriff's Training Academy or an equivalent California POST Certified Academy;
  • be currently working as a law enforcement officer for a California agency and have passed probation with that agency, and;
  • possess and maintain a valid California driver license and POST Certificate.


An adult felony conviction is disqualifying.  Any illegal activity including illegal drug use/possession or prescription drug abuse may be disqualifying.

Applicants must be willing to work at any station throughout the County and must be able to work any shift including nights, weekends, and holidays.

According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office's non-smoking policy, all employees who attain the rank of Deputy Sheriff or a higher classification must refrain from smoking while employed by the department.

If an incumbent has any body art (tattoo(s), brands, etc.), the incumbent will be required to wear uniform clothing that covers the artwork while on duty.  For example, wearing a long sleeve shirt to cover a full arm tattoo would be required.

In addition, all deputies must be willing and capable of wearing specialized protective equipment, such as gas masks, bio-hazard suits, radioactive protective gear and other hazardous material protective equipment that may be developed.  By wearing said gear, deputies will be subjected to future health screenings, including submission of medical information.

Incumbents may be required to work under adverse conditions and be prepared to successfully respond to unexpected and occasionally life-threatening events and must have strength, endurance, and physical agility to restrain rebellious and/or violent offenders.