Human Resources

Welcome to Santa Barbara County

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.

With an annual operating budget of $5.1 million and 28 employees we provide comprehensive HR services focused on establishing a culture of learning through workforce development, executive talent management, talent acquisition, compensation analysis, dedicated HR service teams, strategic labor and employee relations, and employee wellness. We collaborate closely with our clients to provide resources to develop emerging leaders, empowered staff and a high performing organization. We focus on executing operational excellence and assuming accountability to help our clients’ achieve their objectives.

We are committed to PEOPLE (Positively Empowering Our People to Lead with Enthusiasm).

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,

 Maria Elena De Guevara Human Resources Director

Maria Elena De Guevara
Human Resources Director