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New or Returning to the Workforce

THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA: The place to be after graduation

Did you know that the County is one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara (we employ approximately 4,600 people!)? We offer a wide variety of challenging and rewarding career opportunities for those new to the workforce, returning to the workforce or those looking for a change in careers.

Whether you prefer working outdoors, in a courtroom, in a clinic, or in a professional office environment, the County has the perfect career that’s right for you. At the County you’ll find variety, challenge, and job satisfaction, as well as the opportunity to work with colleagues who are dedicated to making a positive difference in their community.

New or Returning to the WorkforceWho works for the County?

You name it, we’ve got it:

Environmental Regulators
Urban Planners
Law Enforcement Personnel
Information Systems Specialists

…and that’s just to name a few!

Working for Santa Barbara CountyWhy should I work for the County?

We believe that employees are our greatest assets! We have developed programs that will promote and enhance your work experience. You can continue your personal and professional development in our Employees’ University, learning or enhancing such skills as public speaking, budgeting, project management, and supervision. At the County, you can move up in your profession or try a completely different career, all without changing employers.

No experience? No problem!

The County offers many entry-level professional positions that require only a 4-year degree and the desire to begin a fun and rewarding career. Here’s a list of entry-level jobs conveniently sorted by major:

Business Administration & Economics Accountant-Auditor I
Accountant I
Administrative Analyst I
Appraiser I
Auditor-Appraiser I
Human Resources Analyst I
Behavioral Sciences Deputy Probation Officer
Human Resources Analyst I
Public Health Case Worker
Social Services Worker
Biological Sciences Agricultural Biologist I
Assistant Naturalist
Engineering Environmental Planner
Forensic Toxicologist
Hazardous Materials Specialist I
Public Works Program Specialist I
Engineering Civil Engineering Associate I
Transportation Planner I
Nursing: Psychiatric Nurse I
Public Health Nurse
Staff Nurse
Physical Sciences Agricultural Biologist I
Engineering Technician
Environmental Health Specialist, Trainee
Planner I
Public Works Program Specialist I
Social Sciences Deputy Probation Officer
Human Resources Analyst I
Planner I
Public Health Case Worker
Social Services Worker

County WorkerWhat’s there to do for fun in Santa Barbara County?

Santa Barbara County is one of the coolest places to live and work. You can’t get bored in Santa Barbara; we have something for everyone!

Enjoy hiking? Check out Inspiration Point or Seven Falls Trail. How about beach volleyball? Just head out to East Beach. Are you into surfing? Jalama Beach is the place for you. Concerts, museums, performing arts, unbelievable restaurants? Santa Barbara County has the best to offer no matter where your interests lie.

If you want a big city weekend, Santa Barbara is located just 92 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 332 miles south of San Francisco. It’s the perfect location! For more information, check out our web page on Living in SB County.