Welcome to the County of Ventura Human Resources Department
Where do you see yourself?
Meet our hardworking, dedicated, enthusiastic employees!
Here are some reasons why they love working for the County of Ventura.
Having Grown up in Ventura county, I personally know what wonderful place it is to raise a family. I love working for the County of Ventura because I feel that I am able to make a positive impact in my community and I am proud to work for a respected agency.
I chose this career due to my passion for serving others and I enjoy being a part of such a big family.
I love coming to the beautiful Ventura County Government Center to a very interesting job that allows me to serve the public and receive great benefits as well. I like living here because there is no extreme weather.
Irma V. Hernandez
I enjoy the daily interaction with the public and with the many friends I have made in my department and other agencies through out the years.
I enjoy collaborating with a diverse group of people that are friendly and work together to provide back to their community.
I enjoy being able to help the residents in my community live happier and healthier lives. Additionally, I feel grateful to work for an organization that offers opportunities for growth; I started as an intern in Ambulatory Care Operations 7 years ago and was recently promoted to Manager of Operations for Ambulatory Care Administration. I appreciate the support I have received throughout my learning and advancement.
Providing public service as the Retiree Coordinator is very rewarding. It allows me to assist and guide our County employees and current retirees, to ensure their needs are met in regards to post-retirement health benefits.
Ventura County holds a special place in my heart. I was raised in Ventura and have moved out of County a number of times – even as far as to move abroad – but there is always something that brings me back. We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful area that has it all – the ocean, mountains, & agriculture.
I really enjoy working for the VC Probation Agency because The variety of assignments makes it unique and rewarding with opportunities to effect positive changes in both our adult and juvenile populations. Furthermore, I really like working in Ventura County because as an avid outdoorsman, this County is unique as it has many nearby beaches, deep-sea fishing charters, lakes, hiking trails, and campsites to choose from.
What I love most about working for the County of Ventura is not only the many opportunities that I have had to advance within my department, but also the opportunities to develop my character and continue to grow as a person.
Maria Veronica Camacho
I love being part of an Agency that values teamwork, transparency, morals and integrity.
Besides loving my job of being a firefighter, I come to work every day for the people that I work with and to help the great people of the community.
I don't just ``like`` working for the Ventura County Health Care Agency. I LOVE it! Here, I am able to use every skill I was taught in nursing school. I get to collaborate with some of the best doctors in the nation and help make decisions on how to care for each of my patients as individuals. At VCMC, nurse equals friend, co-worker, professional, autonomous, independent, creative, team member, and simply put, extraordinary.
Maria G. Ortiz
I like working for IT Services because there is always new challenges that allow me to use my skills. These challenges also provide an opportunity to learn something new every day, which is an essential part of my job, since technology is always evolving.
I like working for the Public Works Department at the County of Ventura for its structure, security and flexibility. Working in Public Works allows me to make improvements to my community.
Ventura County is a great place to live and work. From the mountains to the ocean we enjoy one of the best climates in the world. Having served in the United States Coast Guard, the County of Ventura Public Works Department allows me to have the kind of structure I like while being able to serve my community. Best job I ever had!
I like working for the Ventura County Probation Agency because it has allowed me to work in various work assignments throughout the county (10 in the last 18 years). The Agency has allowed me the ability to become an instructor, specialized training, and promotions
I love working for the Sheriff’s Office for many reasons. I have the opportunity to work a variety of interesting and challenging cases. I also enjoy working in a team-oriented environment with knowledgeable and highly motivated people.
Every day that I come to work and I see the greenbelts around the cities, the rustic mountains on the horizon, and the unique character of the county’s communities, I am reminded of what a pleasure it is to serve, protect, and enhance the quality of life and natural resources of our unique community.
It's my home away from home. It's a family atmosphere. The people are wonderful. I love the variety. Every day is different and I get to interact with such a varied groups/people. It means I am always learning.
I work in training and organizational development and every day I get the opportunity to do what I do best. I help people at all levels of the County. At every level of leadership, I get to make a difference by equipping people to reach their full potential. I work with so many other smart and inspiring people that are also committed to help others expand their influence in order to reach the County of Ventura’s mission.
Working in the County Executive Office is a truly rewarding experience, as the work we do is vital to the community. I enjoy working alongside of people who strive to make our community better.
The planning, resources and commitment to the people, along with all the beautiful places to experience, makes Ventura County an ideal place to live and thrive.
Having lived and worked in many places across the globe, the County of Ventura has become my permanent home for its incredible diversity and has allowed for a career working side by side with some of the most talented and competent people who share a passion for improving our community.
I appreciate how the County of Ventura encourages continuous development and provides many avenues for career advancement. Working for VCERA is very rewarding as I have the pleasure of meeting and assisting colleagues from various departments.
I like working for the County of Ventura because I feel like I am giving back/helping the community. Working for GSA/Fleet our customers are other County employees, but without their vehicles they would not be able to serve the citizens of Ventura County, so we are helping others to serve the community.
I am proud to say that I form part of an organization, such as the Department of Child Support Services, who promotes the well-being of the community and has also given me the opportunity to help families grow and work toward a sustainable, yet brighter future!
From day one, I was impressed with the creative, innovative and enthusiastic team at the Resource Management Agency (RMA). RMA offers a work culture that provides a platform for employees to learn, grow and meet their professional goals while contributing to the overall success of our community. The County of Ventura is truly the best organization I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of.
I enjoy going to work every day, even Mondays! My career with the County of Ventura has allowed me to grow both professionally, and as a person. I have also met people who will be lifelong friends.
If you are seeking a career where you will never run out of work, work here! We are the ``behind the scenes`` first responders who's job it is to keep the public safe. I have been to almost every state in the union and Ventura ranks right up at the best places ever.
The great weather and location of Ventura County make it an ideal place to live, while the small town atmosphere allow for a great relationship with our partnering agencies and our clients, make Ventura County and HSA a great place to work.
The County of Ventura is a great environment to work in and I enjoy working at the Airports department.
CEO-IT offers both a challenging and stimulating work environment that helps to expand my knowledge of all things IT related. CEO-IT fosters a team environment, leveraging the collaboration of all staff to manage projects and achieve the goals that our customers request.
I enjoy working here because I love helping animals find their forever home.
Working for the County of Ventura offers job security, availability to promote both departmentally and County wide, and great benefits. I particularly love the Wellness Program. I love that my place of employment encourages and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle.
I like working for the Ventura County Library System because I’m able to serve a diverse and engaged population in a beautiful setting. Each day takes me from the ocean to the mountains and back, and in between I promote literacy and culture in the community while helping our customers find whatever it is that they’re looking for.
I believe that communication and collaboration are the foundation of success. My job provides me an opportunity work with talented individuals, and identify technology solutions based on customer business needs and requirements. I also enjoy the challenge, comradery, and contribution IT Services makes to the continued success of County departments and agencies.
Living in my dream home in the peaceful beauty of Simi Valley is only topped by landing my dream job this year with CEO HR-Training and Development where I now live my dream of public service and my passion for educating and empowering our workforce.
Working for the County of Ventura, Public Works Agency gives me a sense of satisfaction that I am providing a service to my community. My co-workers have become like family, which makes every day enjoyable.
I really enjoy the positive culture that is present in Ventura County and the diverse group of individuals that work here. Ventura County has so much to offer and is in the perfect location. We have the coast and the mountains at our doorstep and some of the best farmers markets in the area.
Working for the County of Ventura has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. In 2007, I joined CEO-Human Resources as the front desk receptionist progressively promoting to my current position as a Human Resources Analyst in Classification and Compensation. I can’t express enough the many opportunities which helped me grow in my career.
I live in Ventura County by choice. The weather is beautiful and is almost always a cool 72 degrees. The County is such a wonderful place to work and they ensure its employees receive competitive salary and benefits. I will be here until I retire.
I love that I get to meet every new employee that comes through our doors and be a part of those crucial first days of employment. I’m able to do what I love all while helping set the people I work with up for success!
I like working for the County of Ventura because of the opportunities to go out and serve and meet the community.
I began working for the County of Ventura in October of 2013, which was truly like being welcomed into a second family. I have lived in the diverse and beautiful County of Ventura my entire life, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has given me an opportunity to give back to my community by sharing my knowledge with others on how to keep their families safe.
Gina Rae Hendrickson
I work in Training and Development as part of CEO Human Resources. The County of Ventura is a learning organization and provides lots of professional development opportunities. We have a focus on delivering excellence and process improvement. I have worked with many public organizations as a consultant and the County of Ventura is in the A team of vital organizations.
Ventura County is not only beautiful, it is also an amazing family friendly community. It is also wonderful that health and wellness is encouraged and engrained into county culture.
The County fosters a culture of being involved with our communities, as well as supporting and listening to the people we serve, that’s what makes working for the County of Ventura so rewarding.
I like working for the County of Ventura because of the unlimited opportunities available. I like working for the Public Works Department knowing we are here to keep our infrastructure operational, and are first responders willing to help others if a disaster should occur.
I love working for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office because there are so many different types of assignments you can work in. One of mine is on the mounted unit with my horse Goliath. Goliath is the heaviest line of defense the sheriff office has that is living.
I like working for the County of Ventura because I love being a part of an organization that does so many good things for the community that I live in.
I like working for the County of Ventura because I like to help people and the County of Ventura is my conduit to serve the public. Every day is different as I get to see really cool aircrafts.
Besides having great coworkers and works schedule, I really like the public outreach and the involvement in our community. Public works week is just an example of that.
I like working for the County of Ventura GSA Fleet because it gives me the opportunity to help in making Ventura County’s vehicles a safe and better place to live.
As a Park Ranger, I am privileged to work in the beautiful environment of Ventura while on patrol in our County Parks.
I enjoy running heavy equipment as it has proven to be challenging and really rewarding. I enjoy providing valuable services to my community.
Working as a Clinic Administrator for Ventura County Behavioral Health is a dynamic and rewarding position. Ventura County is truly a family community with lots of great schools, family based activities and community events to enjoy all year round.
I like working for the library because I like helping people. Every day, I get the opportunity to help someone new to find resources that enrich their lives. And I'm really lucky to work with a group of smart, caring people. I love coming to work.
I received employee of the year because the General Services Agency encourages new talent and mentors your individual skills. I feel I am constantly learning and being challenged by Ventura County through its professional training and sponsorship of the wellness program like Yoga on Fridays. I thoroughly enjoy and am grateful for the team atmosphere promoted here at the County.
I like living in Ventura being so close to the mountains and ocean. I like working for RMA Code Compliance because no two cases are ever the same.
I enjoy working at Child Welfare Subsystem because I’m given so much opportunity to grow professionally, able to work with families and children in need and collaborate with other professionals.
What I enjoy most about working for Ventura County is the support, encouragement, and positive interactions my coworkers and I engage in on a daily basis. The family environment in our clinic, as well as, the fulfillment I receive from seeing growth in my clients provide moments of gratitude and joy in each workday.
I like working for the County of Ventura and GSA because they are flexible when I need time off and give me freedom to manage most of my daily duties ;There is a steady variety of work that challenges me and opportunities to better my career.
Working for the Public Works department is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. The best part is that I feel like I am a part of a family, there is so much support and resources for employees; we push each other to succeed.
I enjoy making myself available as a resource to other employees who share the same love I have for the Ventura County community. Ventura County offers a laid-back, eclectic vibe with stunning scenery whether you are taking a stroll on the pier or hiking through the scenic parks full of wildflowers.
I enjoy working for IT Services because it can be extremely rewarding when working to implement a new service successfully that enables our partner organizations to conduct their business more effectively to County constituents. It feels good knowing that the services we provide impact the lives of many Ventura County residents in a positive way.
I like working in the outdoors and being part of something that makes a difference where I can watch the wildlife return to the area.
The VCAAA has good benefits and management cares about their employees. The County has great weather with many recreational activities options at the beach, lake and mountains.
Working for Building & Safety has been a great place for me to help ensure the safety of the community , while expanding my skills and developing my career both personally and professionally.
Working for the Human Services Agency of Ventura County has afforded me the opportunity to grow in my chosen career; the Agency has been supportive of my goals and offers competitive benefits and salary.
Working for the Ventura County EMS Agency has allowed me to utilize my background as a Paramedic and emergency manager in new and exciting ways, ranging from program management to disaster response.
My work in the Environmental Health Division is interesting, challenging, and beneficial to the Ventura County community. I enjoy living in Ventura County because there are a lot of hiking and biking trails, great restaurants, and beautiful scenery.
County of Ventura Mission and Values
To provide superior public service and support so that all residents have the opportunity to improve their quality of life while enjoying the benefits of a safe, healthy, and vibrant community.
Build and foster public trust through:
- Ethical behavior
- Transparency and accountability
- Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents
- Excellence in service delivery
Ventura County promotes the values of public service and accountability and adheres to the civil service principles of employment selection based on qualification and merit. We value a diverse workforce that reflects our community.