Join the County Team!

From the culture and arts, to the unique experiences and opportunities, there are countless of reasons to love the County of Santa Barbara.

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. 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.

Our employees are our greatest assets! The County of Santa Barbara is a service-oriented organization with a $1.35 billion budget. The County has 23 departments and a workforce of approximately 4,600 employees in over 700 different jobs.

Jobs for Everyone!

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
  • Supervision
  • And many, many more.

At the County of Santa Barbara, you can move up in your profession or try a completely different career, all without changing employers. Similarly to our other county employees, you can make Santa Barbara the place you love.

No experience? No problem!

The County offers many entry-level professional positions that require any of the following:

  • High school diploma
  • G.E.D. certification
  • 4-year degree

Most importantly, the desire to begin a fun and rewarding career


The County of Santa Barbara leadership team is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the local population and to promoting equal opportunity and inclusion while ensuring compliance with state, local, and federal law. The County's dedication to this purpose is driven by a passion to hire, develop and retain top talent who will play a key role in enhancing our customers' experience.