County of Ventura
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description


$154,845.72 - $216,805.26 Annually, plus Benefits


The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package.  Aside from our annual base salary of approximately $154,845.72 - $216,805.26 an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following:

  • A general salary increase of 3.5% effective December 22, 2024.
  • Educational Incentive - An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate's degree, 3.5% for completion of a bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate degree.
  • Executive Annual Leave - 248 hours earned per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service, to 328 hours after 10 years of service, and to 368 hours after 15 years of service. *Credit for prior public service may be considered (Management Resolution, Section 1202).
  • Annual Leave Redemption - The ability to "cash in" or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year after using 80 hours.
  • Deferred Compensation - Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions. Eligible employees meeting the criteria in Sec. 1907 of the Management Resolution will receive two percent (2%) of their annualized compensation as a non-elective contribution towards their 401(k) account.
  • Health Plans – You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up to $23,530 annually for purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Employees may also participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase their spending power by reimbursing them with pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
  • Pension Plan - Both the County and you contribute to the County's Retirement Plan and to Social Security.  If you are eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems such as CalPERS.  
  • Holidays - 12 paid days per year, including 1 floating holiday to use at your discretion.
  • Additional Benefits - Other benefits include disability plans, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Benefit Reimbursement Program and a Wellness Program. Incumbent is also entitled to County-paid membership in professional organizations related to the position.   


Under general direction, assists the Chief Probation Officer with the planning, organization, administration, and direction of the activities of the Probation Agency; acts for the Chief Probation Officer during absences and when assigned; performs related duties as required.

To learn more about this opportunity and what we have to offer, please click this link to be taken directly to the brochure: Assistant Chief Probation Officer

For more information about the Ventura County Probation Agency, please visit https://venturaprobation.org/ 

The Assistant Chief Probation Officer is an At-Will classification that is exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance.


Opening Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Closing Date: Open until filled

First Review of Resumes: 

The first review of resumes is anticipated to be on or around July 01, 2024. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume in advance of the review date.


Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferably in behavioral science, social science, psychology, sociology, criminology, or a related field.

Extensive and progressively responsible administrative and/or management experience; two (2) years must have been in capacity equivalent to (or higher than) a Probation Division Manager in probation, parole services and/or institutional corrections functions with major budgetary responsibilities.

Additional related experience may substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.

A graduate degree in a related field is desirable.


This position has peace officer status under Penal Code Section 830.5 and may require incumbents to be armed. All Probation Officers will be expected to participate in a continuum of force training program which include control of aggression, tactical negotiations, unarmed defensive tactics and use of oleoresin capsicum spray. Incumbents must also enroll in, and successfully complete, the department's arming training, maintain qualification standards, and must be willing to accept an armed assignment at the discretion of the appointing authority.

At the time of appointment (or by 6 months after appointment), candidate must possess Penal Code 830.5 status.


Recruitment Process

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please do one of the following:

First review of resumes is anticipated to be on or around July 01, 2024. 

Submissions must include relevant work experience, training and education in order for the reviewer to properly assess qualifications.

Following a structured evaluation of the resumes, the most qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview. The top candidates, as determined by the panel, may be invited to a second interview with the Ventura County Chief Probation Officer. This process may be consolidated or expanded contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool.


Candidate is required to pass a thorough background investigation that will include, but not necessarily be limited to, contacting personnel, educational and business references, and Livescan fingerprinting for a criminal records check. Additionally, certified candidates will undergo a polygraph, psychological, and medical examination. Those entering the background process are required to provide a current (issued within the past 30 days) Department of Motor Vehicles printout (K4 - 10-year driving record) to the Background Investigator.


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 questions or information about this recruitment, please contact Esmeralda Oseguera at Esmeralda.Oseguera@ventura.org or (805) 477-7268.