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 Sheriff's Assistant HR Director - Ventura, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: California Newspaper Srv Cnsb 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Government
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: g1bexKDhOlCf4OUrDLmURRqmXEPu0B / Latpro-3789516 
Date posted: May-02-2021
State, Zip: California, 93001


SALARY RANGE (approximate)

$52.52 - $73.52 Hour

$9,102.98 - $12,744.17 Monthly

$109,235.72 - $152,930.00 Annually

This posting is for the Ventura County Sheriff (recruitment by CEO-HR);  vacancy location is and may require travel throughout Ventura and neighboring counties.




Click here to view the the Recruitment flyer.



What We Offer

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:


  • General Salary Increase (GSI) - A GSI of 2.00% effective December 26, 2021.
  • Education Incentive - Possible eligibility for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5%, based upon completion of an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree.
  • 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. A candidate selected for this position will earn 208 hours per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service.
  • 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.
  • Health Plans - Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up to $16,692 annually.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - 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 - Both the County and you contribute to the County's Retirement Plan and to Social Security. If you are eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems such as CalPERS.
  • Holidays - 11 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday. 


The Position: The Ventura County Sheriff’s Human Resources Bureau seeks a progressive and collaborative leader with a reputation for integrity and innovation, to assist in the day-to-day leadership of the Human Resources function. If you have experience devising innovative and transformative HR policies, programs, and systems, and enjoy process improvement, this is the position for you. Reporting to the Sheriff’s Director of Human Resources, the Assistant Director is a classified management position overseeing Recruitment and Selection, Leave of Absence administration, Classification & Compensation, Labor Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity for an office of approximately 1,258 employees. 


The Ideal Candidate We are seeking a seasoned HR professional who is able to demonstrate acquisition of the following competencies:

  1. Professional/Technical Expertise
  2. Relationship Building
  3. Leadership 
  4. Customer Focus
  5. Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  6. Managing Change 
  7. Decision Making 
  8. Organizational Savvy 
  9. Valuing Diversity & Inclusion
  10. Oral Communication
  11. Professional Impact
  12. Writing
  13. Attention to Detail 
  14. Teamwork 
  15. Managing Performance 


The ideal candidate will possess significant professional-level human resources experience in a public-sector environment and a graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field. Experience in law enforcement is highly desired. Specifically, we are seeking a candidate with a working knowledge of the Peace Officers Bill of Rights Act (POBRA), labor code section 4850, and California P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training). We are also seeking a seasoned manager who will excel in managing, developing, and motivating staff. 


Payroll Title: Administrative Services Director II


The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Regular, vacancies for this position only. There is currently one (1) Regular, full-time, vacancy.

  OPENING DATE: April 27, 2021
  CLOSING DATE: May 17, 2021.
  Application Review Complete: May 20, 2021
  Oral/Practical Exam & Selection Interviews: To be determined. 


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assumes management responsibility for major human resources functions within the Sheriff's Office, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, leave administration, disability management, and labor relations utilizing law enforcement specific technical expertise. 
  • Supervises the Sheriff's Disability Management and Leave of Absence Administration.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates staff at all levels within the Sheriff's Office Human Resources Unit.
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; identifies opportunities for improvement and reviews with the Director; directs implementation of improvements.
  • Provides guidance and coaching to managers regarding evaluation, progressive discipline, and the administration of the interactive process and workplace accommodations.
  • Receives employee complaints and partners with the Sheriff Professional Standards Unit to ensure timely and impartial investigations are conducted. 
  • Assists in managing and participates in the development and administration of human capital management. 
  • May represent the Sheriff's HR Director in meetings as requested.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned functions and programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


 Any combination of education and experience which would demonstrate possession of the required knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies listed below. An example of a qualifying education and experience is:


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, human resources management, industrial/organizational psychology, or related field, AND,


Experience: Five (5) years of recent and progressively responsible experience in human resources management in a civil service environment, including significant responsibility supervising professional-level staff.

  Desired qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in business administration, public administration or a related field
  • Law enforcement or public safety human resources experience


FINAL FILING DATE: Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 17, 2021.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application. 

NOTE:  If presently permanently employed in another merit or civil service public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a merit or civil service style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible.  If interested, please click here (Download PDF reader) for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.

TRAINING and EXPERIENCE EVALUATION:  A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to supplemental questions. The T&E is a method for determining the better qualified applicants among those shown to meet the stated requirements. Using a T&E, applicants may be scored or ranked according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. When the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong and large candidates are typically scored or ranked in relation to one another; consequently, some qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or lower resulting in them not being advanced in the process.

ORAL EXAMINATION/PRACTICAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating applicants' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which a job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

NOTE: The oral examination/practical may be consolidated into one process or expanded into two separate exam components contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool.

NOTE: The selection process will likely consist of an Oral/Practical Exam, which may be preceded by or replaced with the score from a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool.  In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified during a job analysis as needed at the time of hire for successful job performance. For this reason, it is recommended that your application clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions be completed with care and diligence.

Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

Prior to actual appointment, the successful candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by an investigator from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. The dimensions of the background investigation will include the candidate’s moral character, ability to handle stress and adversity, work habits, interpersonal skills and intellectual based abilities. Background investigation findings including dishonesty during any part of the application or hiring process may be a basis for removal from the eligible list.

To speak to a Sheriff’s Office Representative concerning the background investigation process, call (805) 654-2375.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Matt Escobedo by email at or phone (805) 662-6584.


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