County Human Resources Mission Statement

To promote a County culture where our employees can do their best work, so our community can live its best life.

Vision Statement

  • Vibrant County
  • Inspired People

Four Core Principles of County of Santa Barbara Human Resources

  • We are Here for Our Employees:

    We are passionate about providing outstanding benefits, ongoing professional development and resources.

  • We Do The Right Thing:

    We conduct ourselves with honesty, integrity and professionalism, to earn and retain trust.

  • We Drive Communication:

    We listen to understand, ask questions, then respond accurately and promptly.

  • We Honor Diversity:

    We embrace people of diverse perspectives and backgrounds because they are essential to inclusion and innovation. 

HR Priorities

Often we find our greatest successes in the darkest of moments. This year has been filled with a multitude of both challenges and victories. Every year is different but this one has been filled with more change and challenge than normal. It has been reassuring to see how our colleagues have risen to meet every roadblock, while always looking out for our community members and each other. No matter what the challenges have been, we have persevered together as a team and we continue to grow stronger, more resilient.

As the end of year approaches we know there will be many challenges ahead. But we are excited with all that 2021 has in store for us – enthusiasm and anticipation are building around several new County HR opportunities for employees. I invite you to explore this website to learn about what is available to you and what to look for in the new year.

I'm not alone in being grateful for the work you are doing. I urge you to take care of yourselves and continue to look for ways to develop and grow in your career with the County. CoHR will be with you every step of the way! 


With gratitude,

Maria Elena De Guevara