Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Recruitment FAQ's - General 

1. Where do I view job opportunities with the City of Ventura?

View the City of Ventura’s current job opportunities at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. All job postings are advertised when there are current or expected vacancies within a specific job classification. Job postings contain important information such as details about the position, minimum qualifications, selection procedures and application deadlines. Most job postings are open for a set time period with a definite closing date and time after which additional applications will not be accepted. Other jobs are listed as a "continuous" recruitment without a specified closing date; however, continuous recruitments are subject to closure at any time and without notice. 

2. How do I apply for a job at the City of Ventura?

All applicants are required to submit a City job application and supplemental questionnaire to be considered for the position you are applying for. Applicants are encouraged to submit an on-line job application on the City Career page at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. Once you identify an open job opportunity that you are interested in click on the "Apply" link near the top of the job posting.

New applicants to the site will be required to create a governmentjobs.com account. Once you have an account, simply follow the step-by-step process to submit your application. Applications must be filled out completely and clearly demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met for the position you are applying for. Applications are only accepted during the recruitment filing period indicated in the job posting. A separate application must be submitted for each position.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training and experience you possess. Résumés, curriculum vitae (CV), 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.

3. How do I contact someone if I have a question about a specific job opportunity or the application process?

If you need assistance and want to speak with a recruiter, please call the City of Ventura Human Resources Department at (805) 654-7853 and you will be directed to the appropriate team member. You may also contact us via e-mail at recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. 

4. What if I forgot my governmentjobs.com password?

To reset your password, you must follow the governmentjobs.com online instructions for resetting your password or contact NEOGOV customer service at (855) 524-5627. The City of Ventura Human Resources Department is unable to reset your password. 

5. What if the job I want to apply for isn't listed on the Job Opportunities page?

If our current job opportunities do not include any jobs you are interested in at this time, you may sign-up for the online job interest notification and you will be notified by email when new job opportunities open. There are two ways to sign-up for job notifications - either by specific job titles or by job category.

To sign up to be notified by job category, select the “Submit a Job Interest Notification” on the City of Ventura Career page at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. Then, select all the job categories for which you would like to be notified should a recruitment open and select “subscribe”.

To be notified if a specific job title opens up, select the “Job Descriptions” tab on the City of Ventura Career page at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. Then, select the job classification you would like to be notified for. Click on the green subscribe button at the top right of the page. Enter your name and e-mail address, then click submit.

Your job interest notification will remain active for one year. After which, you will need to submit a new interest notification.