Channel Islands Harbor Patrol Officer 1- Trainee

a. The Channel Islands Harbor Patrol provides emergency response for medical, fire and marine-related emergencies within the harbor and surrounding coastline, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.  The area served consist of over 300 acres of land and water with approximately 2,100 boat slips, marina and sports fishing facilities, shops and restaurants.  The harbor is owned and operated by the County of Ventura.

b. A Harbor Patrol Officer 1/Trainee is the entry level assignment to the veteran Officer 2 or 3.  The Officer 1/Trainee learns the rules and regulations involved in harbor operation while performing routine duties at the harbor.  Trainee Officers are expected to complete 200 days of verifiable boat operation.  They must also attend training involving basic firefighting and law enforcement courses or equivalent, basic first aid, CPR and marine operations related to radio use to secure an operator permit.

c. Examples of duties may include patrolling the harbor district waterways, enforce law regulating boating operation, public safety and facility use, issue citations, monitor radios and respond to emergencies, report criminal activities, provide visitor services for permits and assistance, writes reports and maintains daily logs, facilities and equipment.


Apply on-online at:

  • Submit paper applications through the:
    County of Ventura Government Center, Human Resources Division
    800 S. Victoria, #1970
    Ventura, Ca. 93009
  • For recruitment questions or to fill out a paper application form:
    Call (805) 654-5129 for application materials
    Fax completed application to 805-654-3610 prior to final filing date


  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) strongly recommended
  • Have the desire and ability to become well versed in county ordinances and state codes governing harbor operations, marine law and navigational tools, boating safety rules, various vessel characteristics, emergency dispatch procedures and the operational maintenance of harbor patrol boats and nautical instruments and equipment.
  • Be available to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays
  • Have the ability to conduct aquatic rescue missions under adverse weather conditions


Channel Islands Harbor Administration & Harbor Patrol
3900 Pelican Way
Oxnard Ca. 93035

(805) 382-3007;  (805) 382-3011