• 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Temporary Public Safety
  • Salary: $15.00 - $16.50 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is accepting applications for the position of Police Cadet. The Police Cadet is responsible for performing a wide variety of routine duties to assist Police Department personnel in accomplishing their activities. The Police Cadet is a training position intended to provide incumbents with exposure to the full spectrum of Police operations and procedures, as preparation for a future career related to law enforcement.

Police Cadets are "extra help" positions, working approximately 20 hours per week, to a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year. Cadets may work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

The ideal candidate for this position 1) has completed or is enrolled in criminal justice program courses, 2) is interested in a law enforcement career and enjoys contributing to public safety in the community, and 3) has excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and can respond diplomatically and tactfully to people of diverse backgrounds.

To be considered for this part-time extra-help position, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Open until filled. Applications will be accepted until all current extra-help positions have been filled.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs or by selecting here Police Cadet .

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and six months of experience involving public contact are required. Police Cadets must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver license and acceptable driving record are required.

Selection Process

Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted on a continuous basis and candidates should apply promptly to be considered for upcoming vacancies.

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and supplemental questions are reviewed on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly. Open until filled.

The preferred method to submit your application is on-line at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs . If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Rm. 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is recommended that you also send the original documents.

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

After you apply, all future correspondence from the City will be via E-Mail. Please check your messages regularly, and keep your contact information up to date using your on-line application.

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: recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov.

Diversity, Equity 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