Division Manager - Probation Agency

County of Ventura

$101,807.76 - $142,544.83 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:
  • Educational Incentive - An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate degree, 3.5% for completion of a bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate degree.
  • Annual Leave Redemption - The option to cash out up to 100 hours out of 208 total accrued Annual Leave hours per year. 
  • Deferred Compensation -  Section 457 Plan and/or 401(k) Shared Savings Plan with up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions.
  • Flexible Credit Allowance - This is a bi-weekly amount available to Regular employees for the purpose of purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans. 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 - Participation in the County's defined pension plan.
  • Bilingual Incentive - This position is eligible for a bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill. This may be $.65 per hour (Level I), $.80 per hour (Level II), or $1.10 per hour (Level III).
  • Holidays - 11 paid days per year in addition to an annual floating holiday.

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.  

Under general direction, plan, organize, direct, supervise, coordinate, and be responsible for the administration and operation of a divisional program or major institutional facility in the Probation Agency and to assist in the development of agency policies and procedures and in other matters of agency administration.

This classification differs from that of Supervising Deputy Probation Officer in that incumbents are fully responsible to the Agency Director and the Chief Deputy for the administration of a division or major correctional facility in the Probation Agency.

Manager - Probation Agency

In accordance with Sec. 408 of the Management Resolution, Probation employees designated by the Director of the Probation Agency to carry a firearm in the course of performing assigned duties during assigned working hours, and regularly assigned to supervise an armed unit, shall be eligible to receive premium pay of seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of their base bi-weekly pay (exclusive of other additions).

OPENING DATE:  August 17, 2022
CLOSING DATE: September 02, 2022
ORAL EXAMINATION: Week of September 19, 2022

The required knowledge, skills and abilities can be obtained by:

A)  Possession of either a high school diploma or a General Education (GED) certificate AND nine (9) years extensive experience in the probation, correctional and/or institutional fields which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities, two (2) of which must have been in a capacity equivalent to a Supervising Deputy Probation Officer with the Ventura County Probation Agency; OR

B)  An Associate of Arts degree or sixty (60) units of academically oriented coursework* AND seven (7) years of increasingly responsible corrections work experience, two (2) of which must have been in a capacity equivalent to a Supervising Deputy Probation Officer with the Ventura County Probation Agency; OR

C)  A Bachelor's degree* (preferably in behavioral science, social science, psychology, sociology, criminology, or a related field) AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible probation work, two (2) of which must have been in a capacity equivalent to a Supervising Deputy Probation Officer with the Ventura County Probation Agency.

*College degrees and coursework must have been attained/earned at an accredited college or university.

The Probation Agency Division Manager is a Peace Officer pursuant to Sections 830 and 830.5 of the Penal Code and Sections 1029, 1031 and 1031.5 of the Government Code and must meet all of the minimum standards contained therein.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver License is required.
  • Participation in and successful completion of all officer training classes. Maintenance of proficiency in Agency approved tactics such as control/restraint methods, the use of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray, mechanical restraints and blocking and defensive striking techniques.
  • Participation in the arming program when selected, upon selection must successfully complete all classroom and range requirements and maintain proficiency in the use of Agency issued firearms.
  • Persons appointed for this classification will be required to attend and successfully complete 80 hours of State-mandated training during the first year of employment and 40 hours every year thereafter.

To apply online, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. A paper application can be obtained by calling (805) 654-5129. Our address is County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants: Sufficient information must be provided under the Education/Work Experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire to thoroughly and accurately demonstrate your qualifications to determine eligibility.  A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.


For further information about this recruitment, please contact Esmeralda Oseguera by e-mail at Esmeralda.Oseguera@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2154.