Community College Police Officer Trainee

Ventura County Community College District

Community College Police Officer Trainee

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $5,149.00 Monthly

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2024-99998

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: DAC/B&AS/Police

Closing: 7/10/2024 11:59 PM Pacific



Under the direction of the Community College Police chain of command, positions in this classification are currently attending or will attend California Police Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T) Academy. Trainees undergo comprehensive academy instruction and training in law enforcement and police methodology, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to become eligible for the position of Community College Police Officer I.
If selected, you will be required to attend and successfully complete the P.O.S.T. Academy conducted by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. The academy training will be paid by VCCCD. Please note that the position is not permanent and does not include benefits during the P.O.S.T Academy. Upon successful completion of the P.O.S.T. Academy, you will be eligible for placement in a permanent Community College Police Officer I position, with a salary range of $5,884 to $8,118 per month and all associated benefits.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

After completion of the academy, you may be assigned as a Community College Police Officer I to any of the three campuses, which include Ventura College, Oxnard College, or Moorpark College.

More information on Ventura County Community College District Police Services can be found on the Police Services webpage.


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD’s three colleges – Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College – offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

Representative Duties

Attends and actively participates in a P.O.S.T. certified basic law enforcement training academy full-time, and actively participates in all required coursework, training and instruction as required for successful completion of and graduation from the academy. E

Actively participates in a rigorous academic and outdoor physical training program. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to: basic principles of patrol procedures and criminal investigation; arrest, search, and seizure as applied to college police operations; police investigation including the collection of evidence, interviewing and interrogation of witnesses, follow-up and case preparation of reports as used by law enforcement; traffic procedures and patrol; report writing; firearms training and defensive tactics; safety in the operation and use of vehicles and equipment. E

Participates in ongoing training to support the development of community policing practices. E

Work collaboratively and professionally with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, and ethnic communities. E

Demonstrate cultural humility, sensitivity, and equity-mindedness in working with individuals from diverse communities; model inclusive behaviors; and achieve equity in assignment-related outcomes. E

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency.


Obtain valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy certificate

Pass a physical agility test

Obtain valid California driver’s license upon employment

Obtain valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificates

Meet requirements of California Government Code Sections 1029, 1030, 1031 et seq.

Be at least 21 years of age

Pass a subjective background investigation to determine if the candidate meets department standards

Upon receiving conditional offer of employment, pass a medical and psychological examination and meet department standards

Successfully complete department field training

Pass polygraph examination

Supplemental Information


This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by Wednesday, July 10, 2024. The next review of applications will be on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

The examination process may consist of any of the following components:

A) Written Test = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

PLEASE NOTE: All testing for this recruitment will be conducted remotely. Please see additional information regarding the test dates and location below.


Date Range: July 11 – July 15
Location: All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be emailed a link to the test on July 11 and you will have until 11:59pm on July 15th to complete the exam. Please allocate 3 hours to complete this written exam. In order to participate in the written/performance test, you must have access to a computer and a reliable connection to the internet.

The candidates with the highest passing scores on the written/performance test will be invited to the technical interview.

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Location: 761 E Daily Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010

The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Duration of work experience is calculated based off a standard 40 hour full-time work week. Part-time work experience will be prorated based off a standard 40 hour full-time work week. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran’s credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request in an email to including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation. If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Classified Careers page.

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