County of Ventura
Work Schedule
Job Closing Date
Job Open until Filled
Job Description
$101,553.23 - $139,748.50 Annually, plus Benefits

Under general direction, the Harbormaster has primary responsibility for the delivery of services within the County Harbor Department located at Channel Islands Harbor.  The incumbent manages and participates in Harbor Patrol activities including planning, organizing, and staffing for services; programs and activities. This class is distinguished from the Harbor Patrol Officer III in that the latter is a working supervisor with limited scope of supervision and authority.

Harbor Department

March 27, 2023 

Considerable experience in harbor operations management and supervision which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). 

Possession of the requisite KSAs may typically be demonstrated by:
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible experience as a Harbor Patrol Officer with one (1) year of lead/supervisorial/ managerial experience. 
  • Viable candidates must at least meet all other experience/ certification requirements associated with subordinate Harbor Patrol Officer Classifications, including:
   -  Basic firefighting and law enforcement (PC832) courses;
   -  United States Coast Guard (USCG) License;
   -  Certification for First Response Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

  • Towing endorsement for USCG Captains License;
  • Basic Life Support CPR for the Healthcare Provider certificate;
  • Must possess and maintain a California driver license
  • The incumbent will be required to wear a specified uniform during working hours.
  • May be required to work on weekends and holidays
  • Must be prepared to respond to various emergency situations and confront persons conducting illegal activities.
  • Ability to stand and walk safely on uneven and unstable/wet surfaces.

To apply online refer to website: www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Loc. # 1970, Ventura, CA 93009. We do not accept resumes in lieu of our application form, nor do we accept any application materials via email.

It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.


The selection process will likely consist of an Oral Exam, which may be preceded or replaced with the score from a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool. In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence.


The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.  

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Michelle Antonetty by e-mail at Michelle.Antonetty@ventura.org or phone (805) 477-7260.