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March 14, 2019
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What We Offer

The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. Aside from our base salary range, an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following:

  • Educational Incentive- An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate degree, 3.5% for completion of a bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate degree.
  • Annual Leave Redemption- the ability to "cash in" or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year. A candidate selected for this position will earn 208 hours per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service.
  • Deferred Compensation- Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions.
  • Flexible Credit Allowance- This is a bi-weekly amount available to Regular employees for the purpose of purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans. Employees may also participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase their spending power by reimbursing them with pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
  • Pension Plan- Participation in the County's defined pension plan.
  • Bilingual Incentive- This position is eligible for a bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.This may be $.65 per hour (Level I), $.80 per hour (Level II), or $1.10 per hour (Level III).
  • Holidays- 10 paid days per year plus a scheduled floating holiday.

The Sustainability Division
The Sustainability Divisionis the program administrator of the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) with the California Public Utility Commission. The 3C-REN offers a variety of programs designed for regional integration and delivery of energy efficiency solutions that pilot innovative ideas and serve the specific needs of the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo region.

Additionally, the Sustainability Division administers theVentura County Regional Energy Alliance(VCREA), a JPA composed of public agencies working in collaboration to address good energy stewardship and sustainability practices in the region.

The Sustainability Division supports the County's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to improve its environmental performance by managing the energy efficiency activities and responsibilities. The Division assists the Ventura County Board of Supervisor's representative to theClean Power Alliance of Southern California? a Community Choice Energy Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that will procure alternative energy supplies to the residents of Ventura County.

The Position
Under direction, plans, organizes, and performs a variety of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting activities in support of the Sustainability programs andoutreach; works with stakeholders such as contractors, homeowners, and partner counties to coordinate and monitor various energy-related programs.

The ideal candidate
Will have a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in business administration, energy management, sustainability, or other related field; knowledge of energy and sustainability programs and the ability to understand and implement energy conservation techniques and methods; andexperience involving program management and administration. This person will also be a team player, a dynamic public speaker,and will demonstrate political acumen when dealing with various stakeholders and representatives.

Payroll Titles and Approximate Bi-weekly Salaries:
Program Administrator I: $2,277.05 - $3,188.18
Program Administrator II: $2,550.50 - $3,571.05
Program Administrator III: $2,670.19 - $3,738.63
Senior Program Administrator $3,000.94 - $4,201.72

Agency/Department: County Executive Office ? Government Affairs, Water, and Energy

Program Administrator I/II/III/Senior is a Management classification and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents in the ProgramAdministrator I/II/IIIare eligible for benefits at the MB4 level and the Senior Program Administrator is eligible for benefits at the MB3 level.

OPENING DATE:March 13, 2019
CLOSING DATE:Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.
FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: April 3, 2019 Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages Regional Energy Network energy efficiency incentive programs including data collection, analysis, and reporting; evaluation of energy efficiency in buildings and infrastructure; benchmarking; participation in utility programs;
  • Plans, organizes and administers education and engagement program in workforce education and training outreach programs for contractors, government employees, and businesses including design and development of outreach materials, website design, development and analytics, social media, and newsletters;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities of strategies and work plans;
  • Manages and participates in public events and workshops and coordinates participation in other energy efficiency, building, and code enforcement-related events;
  • Assists management staff; participates in and provides support to a variety of committees and boards; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary;
  • Ensures that assigned program activities comply with relevant federal, state, and local laws, policies, and regulations;
  • Creates presentations for stakeholders and citizens on new programs, policies, or other sustainability efforts; showcases individuals, businesses, and projects for recognition of leadership in sustainability;
  • Maintains and updates web content and design and mailing list communications; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Qualifications

These are the entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

Some (I) to considerable (Sr.) program support experience coupled with some (I) to considerable (Senior) experience in the fields related to the assigned program which demonstrates possession of and competency in technical knowledge of the program area.

Any combination of education, training,and experience that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Possession of the required KSAs may typically be demonstrated by one of the following combinations of education and experience:

Possession of a Bachelor'sor Master's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, energy management, sustainability, or a closely-related fieldwith full-time experience in local government sustainability, climate change, green building, or a related area with the responsibility for planning, administering, organizing, and coordinating programs


Program Administrator I: One (1)year of recent, paid, and highly related experience
Program Administrator II: Two (2) years of recent, paid, and highly related experience
Program Administrator III: Three (3) years of recent, paid, and highly related experience
Senior Program Administrator: Five (5) years of recent, paid, and highly related experience


  • Possess or obtain and maintain a valid California driver license.
  • Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
  • Ability to frequently travel out-of-County.


  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in business administration, energy management, sustainability, or a closely-related field.
  • Ability to perform dynamic public speaking and experience with public outreach.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat and/or Photoshop.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of:

  • energy and sustainability program development and energy technologies;
  • principles and practices of program planning, development and administration;
  • terminology used in the are of assignment;
  • modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and software packages, which may include desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database and energy modeling software applications;

Ability to:

  • understand, interpret, and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations;
  • understand and implement energy conservation techniques and methods;
  • establish effective, courteous working relationships with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds, including management, employees, the public, community partners, and the media;
  • organize resources, establish priorities, meet deadlines and objectives, and develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures;


  • to operate and use modern technology including computers, tablets, smart mobile devices and various software packages including spreadsheets, databases, information systems, modeling, mapping, emissions, and benchmarking tools.
  • in written and oral communications, including public speaking, and effective community engagement.
Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. The schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.

To apply on-line refer to web site: If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Loc. # 1970, Ventura, CA 93009. We do not accept resumes in lieu of our application form, nor do we accept any application materials via e-mail.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application and supplemental questionnaire.


NOTE:If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please clickhere(Download PDF reader)for additional information.


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE ? qualifying:All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in your application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying:All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.

A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to supplemental questions. The T&E is a method for determining the better qualified applicants among those shown to meet the stated requirements. Using a T&E, applicants may be scored or ranked according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. When the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong and large candidates are typically scored or ranked in relation to one another.

Candidates successfully completing the Training and Experience Evaluation process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of six (6) months.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill existing and future regular, temporary, fixed-term, intermittent, and extra-help positions within the County Executive Office ? Government Affairs, Water, and Energydivision only.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:A thorough background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education,criminal background information and driving record.

For further information regarding this recruitment, please contact Jessica Ruiz by email at [email protected] phone (805) 654-2419.

In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including:
FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PROGRAM:You allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly Credit Allowance of $447.00 among several benefit options.Regular part-time employees (40?59 hours per pay period) hired or promoted to Management on or after April 1, 2001, receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (
Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's biweekly contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income.
Cash added to your taxable biweekly pay, depending on the selections you have made.
EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC:Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury.
MEDICAL MAINTENANCE EXAMINATION: You may schedule a medical maintenance examination through Employee Health Services, at no cost to you, at the intervals stated:
Once every 36 months if under age 40
Once every 24 months if between ages 40-44
Once every 12 months if over age 45
If you choose to have the examination through your personal physician, your department will reimburse you up to $1,200 for eligible expenses not covered by your medical plan.
ANNUAL LEAVE:208 hours earned each year (in lieu of vacation/sick leave), increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service. After using a minimum of 80 hours of annual leave during a 12-month period, you may redeem a portion of the accrual annually. Earned annual leave hours are prorated for permanent part-time employees.
MAXIMUM ANNUAL LEAVE ACCRUAL:The maximum number of hours that an employee can accumulate is 880 hours.
10 PAID HOLIDAYS:New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one floating holiday. Paid holiday time is prorated for permanent part-time employees.
TEXTBOOK AND TUITION:The County may reimburse you up to a maximum of $2,000 per fiscal year ($1,000 for Confidential Clerical) for tuition and books for educational endeavors when courses have a reasonable potential for resulting in more effective County service. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:The County will pay up to a maximum of $200 for membership fees to a job related professional organization.
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE:The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required for your job. You may receive only one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive.
MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT:If required to use your personal vehicle on County business, you will receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the IRS for each mile driven.Some job classifications also receive an automobile allowance.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION:You may elect to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 3% of your salary, on a pay period basis. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan.
RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY:Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security.
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LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN:The County provides you with a disability plan which provides benefits for up to 5 years for a disabling illness or injury, in an amount of 66 2/3% of base salary. Limitations and exceptions are outlined in the plan brochure. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours biweekly to participate in this benefit.
OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN:You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment.
LIFE INSURANCE:The County provides you with a fully paid $50,000 term life insurance policy. The policy contains an accidental death and dismemberment rider equal to the face value of the policy.
OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE:If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage.
DEATH BENEFIT:Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program.
OTHER BENEFITS:The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, as well as a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals.

This Summary is informational only, and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this summary. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Management Resolution for details. These documents are available in your department.

Link to Management Resolution - February 2018

Union Codes: MB3, MB4, MS, MT, MCC, MU

List any degrees or course work you have completed as well as any degrees or certificates you have obtained that are relevant to this position.
In compiling this list, please provide a brief description of the content of the course/program completed.

    Briefly describe your experience in:

    A. Local government and/or residential and commercial sustainability
    B. Energy efficiency
    C. Green building, or a related area.
    1. The employer(s) on this application where you obtained the experience
    2.Your Title and
    3. A description of duties that demonstrate your responsibility and experience.

    If you do not have this type of experience, type "none."

      Describe your experience in planning, administering, organizing and/or coordinating an energy program. In your response, include the following:
      A. Names of employer(s) on this application where you gained the experience.

      B. A description of your role, duties and type of program(s) you were responsible for and

      C. An example of a specific program you worked on which reflects the quality of your experience.

      If you do not have this type of experience, type, "none."

        Describe your experience with public speaking and delivering presentations. In your response, please include the following:
        A) The employer(s) on this application where you obtained the experience

        B) the type and size of audience and

        C) the topics you have presented on.

        If you do not have this type of work experience, type "none."

          Describe your experience with preparing marketing materials or brochures and include the type(s) of software you used (e.g. - Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, MS Publisher).
          If you do not have this type of work experience, type "none."

            Indicate your level of proficiency with:
            A. Word,
            B. Excel,
            C. PowerPoint and
            D. Outlook
            as beginner, intermediate or advanced.
            Provide examples of the most complex work you have performed using each of these applications.

              Do you have or can you obtain and maintain a valid California driver license?

              • Yes
              • No
              Are you able and willing to travel outside the County?

              • Yes
              • No

              * Required Question