• 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Sep 25, 2021
Temporary Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $14.00 - $16.50 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is hiring! We are currently hiring part-time extra-help Office Aide positions. Come join our team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together - they're counting on us.

The extra-help Office Aide works under direct supervision and assists other staff by performing a variety of general clerical tasks and office duties. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Answers telephones and relays messages
  • Greets visitors
  • Opens and distributes mail
  • Performs routine typing, filing and record keeping
  • Schedules meetings
  • Operates office equipment including personal computer, copy machines, FAX, scanner, etc.
  • Provides information and directions to other City locations
  • Receives fees and provides receipts
  • Keeps simple related records
  • Performs other duties as assigned

City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is located just north of Los Angeles County and south of Santa Barbara County and is frequently considered one of America's most desirable places to live. The City is a full-service municipality that was founded in 1782, incorporated in 1866, and serves nearly 110,000 residents within its 32 square miles. With nearly 600 employees, the City is dedicated to delivering key services to our businesses, residents, and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean, and desirable community.

Locals and visitors enjoy Ventura's impressive park system that includes 32 parks and historic sites, and more than 800 acres of open green space. The City offers a remarkable year-round climate, friendly people, and a spectacular coastline. Ventura is an exciting location for a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, surfing, whale watching and windsurfing. Other activities include the Channel Islands National Park, championship golf, world-class shopping, wine tours, and more. Learn more about the City of Ventura at


Additional Information

To be considered for this part-time extra-help position, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications will be accepted until all current extra-help positions have been filled. This recruitment may close at any time and interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at or by clicking here Office Aide .

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at .

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to some general volunteer experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities are required. Must be at least 16 years of age at time of appointment.

Knowledge of: general office practices and procedures.

Ability to: communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; follow directions; perform simple mathematical calculations and make change and use office related equipment.

Selection Process

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method to submit your application is online at . If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Review Process and Department Selection Interview :

Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted on a continuous basis. For initial consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time.

All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed, and selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

Candidates selected for an initial interview will be notified of specifics at a later time. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail:

Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

501 Poli Street, Ventura, California United States View Map