County of Ventura
Job Category
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description


$110,916.36 - $177,282.13 Annually, plus Benefits


The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package.  Aside from our base salary range, an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following:

  • General Salary Increase - 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.
  • Bilingual Incentive - Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational needs and certification skills.
  • Annual Leave - 208 hours per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service.
  • Annual Leave Redemption - The ability to "cash in" or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year after using 80 hours in the preceding twelve months.
  • 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. Following five (5) years of continuous County service, and additional 2% non-elective contribution will be made to the 401(k) plan.
  • Health Plans - You are afforded a flexible credit allowance for purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans. For plan year 2024 tier one for employee only is $502 per pay period, tier two for employee plus one is $730 per pay period, and tier three for employee plus family is $905 per pay period. 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Choice of participation in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase spending power through reimbursement of pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
  • Pension Plan - Both the County and employees contribute to the County's Retirement Plan and to Social Security. If eligible, reciprocity may be established with other public retirement systems, such as CalPERS.
  • Holidays - 12 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday.

County Government:

Ventura County is a "general law" county, governed by a five-member, elected–by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, day-to-day operations, as well as to advise, assist and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board's jurisdiction.  
The County Executive Office:

The CEO's Office is a critical component of the County organization and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) supports the CEO by providing advice and counsel on financial matters of countywide impact and policy in relation to the County's approximately $3 billion budget and AAA credit rating. The Office is responsible for the recommendation and/or implementation of Board Policies, the preparation and administration of the County budget, management of capital projects, the recruitment and retention of a high-caliber workforce and the negotiation and administration of contracts. The Office also has extensive interactions with local cities and other public jurisdictions within the County, representatives of the state and federal governments, as well as community-based organizations. In conducting business, the Office strives to provide high quality services in a fiscally prudent manner, while consistently fostering a culture of collaboration among agencies to better integrate and coordinate services, and actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion to reflect and engage the community.

The Position:

Under direction (Management Analyst II) or general direction (Program Management Analyst) of the County Chief Financial Officer, the CEO Budget and Capital Projects Analyst will lead a variety of County capital projects. In addition, the position will provide oversight and analysis of an assigned departmental budget and monitor and evaluate compliance with Board of Supervisors adopted policies in one or more agency areas. The position resides in the CEO’s Budget and Finance team.

The Ideal Candidate:

The CEO’s Office is seeking a poised, professional, and seasoned individual with a background in capital project management, budgeting, policy analysis, and grant writing and management. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator to various audiences, including elected officials and County leadership. The ideal candidate must have a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, work effectively in a team and a fast- paced environment, show initiative and adapt well to change; be organized, and detail oriented. The successful candidate will have the background, experience, and knowledge to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and communication skills;
  • Experience with managing or participating in projects of varying complexity levels;
  • Experience drafting analytical reports to a legislative body and presenting such reports in a public meeting
  • Skill and leadership abilities in analyzing and addressing complex problems;
  • Experience managing project teams, vendors, and finding creative solutions to challenges
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or other related field;
  • Demonstrated experience and clear understanding of the principles of project management including: project scope, budget, real estate, scheduling, and project bidding and procurement processes (Certified Project Manager a plus)
  • Experience and/or demonstrated understanding of capital project management in the public sector utilizing various funding streams

Management Analyst II:  $110,916.36 - $155,298.12 Annually
Program Management Analyst: $126,617.68 - $177,282.13 Annually


County Executive Office, Finance and Budget Division

OPENING DATE: Thursday, June 6, 2024
CLOSING DATE: Continuous until business needs are met
FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Beginning June 24, 2024 and weekly thereafter.


Management Analyst II:
Typical qualifying experience would be some financial, management, operational and/or analytical experience in public or private organizations that has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The required knowledge, skills, and abilities also can be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a related field with one (1) to three (3) years of progressively responsible generalized or specialized management or analytical experience in a public or business setting.

Program Management Analyst:
Typical qualifying experience would be extensive experience in government programs and/or business administration and finance which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The required knowledge, skills, and abilities also can be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a related field with five (5) or more years of financial management, budget development and analysis, and fiscal forecasting experience in a large organization.

  • Considerable knowledge (MAII) to thorough knowledge (PMA) of financial management.
  • The ability to make effective public speaking presentations.
  • Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire.


Experience and understanding of the management of capital projects, their funding sources, and management of large, multi-departmental teams. In addition, grant writing and grant management experience.


To apply on-line refer to web site: www.ventura.org/jobs


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 and supplemental questionnaire.


The selection process will likely consist of an Oral Exam, which may be preceded by 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 regarding this recruitment, please contact Monika Maine by email at Monika.Maine@ventura.org or phone (805) 654-2419.