Human Resources

As an internal service department, the Human Resources Department assists other City departments in meeting their service responsibilities to the public and assisting employees in reaching their fullest potential with the City. Human Resources provides 678.75 employees in 10 departments with full-service Human Resources and Risk Management programs including recruitment and selection, benefits administration, workers' compensation, safety, employee wellness, labor and employee relations, classification and compensation, and organizational and employee development. Staff also manages public liability and loss-control programs.

Diversity 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!

Ventura from Above
This video features a bird's-eye view of the most beautiful spots in Ventura and is a reminder of what a great community we have!