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With a natural setting that includes the scenic California coastline, moderate weather, agricultural valleys, and coastal mountains, Santa Barbara is a diverse community that offers one of the most attractive places in the world to live and work. The County of Santa Barbara is dedicated to providing excellent service to the community through its 23 different departments which offer the full spectrum of career opportunities ranging from office services to the trades to the financial, technical, engineering, medical, and legal professions – just to name a few.

CEO/Human Resources is committed to helping the organization be the very best it can be by employing new technology, innovative practices, and strong customer service to bring the best and most talented individuals to work in this dynamic organization. We are committed to attracting quality candidates to our workforce, continually developing the skills of our employees, providing attractive compensation packages to retain talent in the organization, and rewarding and recognizing excellence in customer service. We are transforming the way we deliver human resources services to achieve these goals, to help departments meet the business objectives more effectively, and support the County’s core ACE Values: Accountability, Customer-focus, and Efficiency.

If you are excited by challenge and dynamic change and enjoy working in an environment in which diversity and inclusion are valued, excellence is rewarded, and in an organization in which you can truly make a difference in the community, then Santa Barbara County is the place for you!

Please take a moment to visit our Current Job Openings today. You can play an important role in the future of Santa Barbara County!

Thank you,

Lori Gentles, SPHR, MBA
Human Resources Director