Police Services Officer/Senior Police Services Ofiicer

City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is hiring!   Police Services Officers are non-sworn ("civilian") positions responsible for a variety of duties related to the enforcement of law and order.  These duties may include taking and preparing non-hazardous crime reports, providing police services information to the public, providing administrative support, and coordinating program activities and technical tasks in assigned area.  The duties performed by Police Services Officers may be related to crime prevention, civilian volunteers, training coordination, station desk officer, offender registration, property and evidence processing, background investigations, traffic unit, parking enforcement, court liaison, body-worn camera and digital evidence coordination, animal control, and other administrative support tasks. This position may organize, assign, and review the work of other staff. 

  • Responds diplomatically and tactfully to people of diverse backgrounds, often in adverse situations.
  • Diffuses situations that involve persons who are confrontational, irate, confused, or frustrated.
  • Is skilled at planning, coordinating, and directing special events or activities.
  • Is familiar with crime prevention and volunteer programs.
  • Has excellent computer and report-writing skills, and experience interpreting complex policies and procedures.
  • Has experience as support for law enforcement.
  • Works independently, with minimum supervision.

Completion of an extensive background investigation and a pre-employment medical examination are required before final appointment.

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary plus excellent benefit! Salary:  $22.51 - $30.23 Hourly DOQ.


A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and some experience working with the public. Although not required, experience in a law enforcement support position is desirable. Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

In addition, a Senior Police Services Officer requires a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to three years of increasingly responsible experience in a law enforcement support position equivalent to that of a Police Services Officer at the City of Ventura which includes at least one year of experience in one of the following areas at the City of Ventura: Traffic, Property Room, Front Desk, Training, Storefronts/Volunteers, Crime Prevention, Court Officer, Offender Registration, Body-Worn Camera, and Digital Evidence. Prior functional and/or lead experience highly desirable.

To Apply
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline, Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. Go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs and Apply!  EEO/ADA