County of Ventura
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description


$199,424.59 - $279,221.80 Annually, plus Benefits

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The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. In addition to the salary of approximately
$199,424.59 - $279,221.80 annually, an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following: 

  • A general salary increase of 3.5% effective December 22, 2024.
  • New Hire Incentive: New hires may be eligible for a one-time New Hire Incentive up to 10% of the current annual base wage. (Subject to the applicable section of the Management Resolution (Secs. 625 – 627)
  • Automobile allowance of $575 per month.
  • Educational Incentive - An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate's degree, 3.5% for completion bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate's degree.
  • Bilingual Incentive - Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational needs and certification skills.
  • Executive Administrative Leave - The candidate selected for this position will earn 248 hours 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 or other public service. *Credit for prior public service may be considered (Management Resolution, § 1202A)
  • Annual Leave Redemption - The ability to “cash in” or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year after using 80 hours of annual leave within the previous 12 months (Management Resolution, § 1205).
  • 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. Effective February 9, 2024 (and annually thereafter in the third pay period of subsequent years), eligible employees meeting the criteria in Sec. 1907 of the Management Resolution will receive two percent (2%) of their annualized compensation contribution towards their 401(k) account.
  • Health Insurance Plans –Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your dependents. A flexible credit allowance of up to $23,530 annually.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Increase your spending power by reimbursement with pre-taxed dollars for IRS- approved dependent care and health care expenses.
  • Holidays - 12 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday.
  • Pension Plan - Both you and the County contribute to the County’s Retirement Plan. If you are eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems, such as PERS.
  • Additional Benefits - Incumbents are entitled to County-paid membership in professional organizations related to their position; other benefits include Disability Plans, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Wellness Program.


The County of Ventura’s Public Works Agency (PWA) is comprised of five departments: Central Services, Engineering Services, Roads and Transportation, Water and Sanitation and Watershed Protection. Each PWA department is headed by a department director. Collectively, the five departments deliver efficient, responsive and cost effective public works services that protect and enhance the safety, health and quality of life in Ventura County.  PWA has an annual operating budget of $350 million and a staff of 410 full time equivalents.


Under general administrative direction of the County Executive Officer and the Board of Supervisors, plans, directs, supervises and coordinates the activities and programs of the Public Works Agency; provides advice and presents recommendations to the Board of Supervisors concerning programs, projects, policies and procedures of the Agency; and performs related work as required.


OPENING DATE: February 23, 2024
FIRST REVIEW OF RESUMES: week of March 25, 2024


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in civil engineering and broad professional civil engineering experience, including a minimum of five (5) years of administrative and/or supervisory level experience comparable to that of a Civil Engineering Department Engineer.

Supplemental Information:

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. Registration in civil or mechanical engineering in another state may be allowed with the provision that the incumbent is able to achieve civil engineering registration in the State of California within 18 months of hire.


To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, please complete one of the following for consideration:

  • Email your cover letter, resume and any additional materials for consideration to Monika.Maine@ventura.org, OR
  • Submit an on-line application at www.ventura.org/jobs and attach your cover letter, current resume, and any additional materials for consideration.


A first review of resumes will commence the week of March 25, 2024. All relevant work experience, training and education need to be included to determine eligibility.

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, will then be invited to a second interview with County executive management. The interviews may be consolidated into one process or expanded into multiple interviews contingent upon the size and quantity of the candidate pool.


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 Monika Maine by email Monika.Maine@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.