POLICE OFFICER (Lateral or Academy Complete)

  • 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $39.40 - $47.90 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer (Lateral or Academy Trained). Police Officers work under general supervision and performs regular law enforcement, criminal investigation, crime prevention, and traffic control and enforcement duties. Police Officers may perform duties in specialty assignments such as motorcycle officer, K-9, major crimes investigations, special investigation, SWAT and field tactical units. This position wears a uniform and works rotating shifts, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and is subject to call-back.

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits! Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for more information.

If you meet the qualifications for the position and are interested in a career with the City of Ventura Police Department, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Open until 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 Officer .

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to completion of high school. College coursework in behavioral or social science, criminal justice, or a related field is desirable, and the following requirements must be met:

LATERAL applicants: Must possess a California POST Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Certificate and have one year experience as a Police Officer with a California agency.

ACADEMY-TRAINED applicants: Must have successfully completed a California POST Certified Basic Academy.

ACADEMY-IN-PROCESS applicants: Must be currently enrolled in a California POST Certified Basic Academy program and be within three months of graduation.

License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and acceptable driving record are required at time of hire.

Certificate: Possession of a California POST "Basic" certificate is required at time of hire.

Selection Process

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 submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. 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 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.

NOTE: After you apply, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov . You may also view notices sent to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs .

All applicants meeting the minimum requirements will have their names certified to the eligibility list and forwarded to the Police Department for further consideration.

Additional selection and hiring components include: department selection interview, physical agility assessment*, polygraph, background investigation, post-offer psychological and medical examinations.
*The physical agility assessment consists of the following components:
  • Agility Run: Run a 99-yard course with abrupt changes in lateral and vertical movement
  • Dummy Drag: Lift and drag a 165 pound dummy 21 feet.
  • Fence Climb/Run: Run 25 yards, climb a six foot high chain-link fence, continue running 5 yards.
  • Fence Climb/Run: Run 25 yards, climb a six foot high solid fence, continue running 5 yards.
  • 500 Yard Run: Run 500 yards with no obstacles.

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

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