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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has a rewarding career for you. We are dedicated to hiring the best qualified deputies and support staff personnel while striving to bring diversity to our organization that reflects the community we serve. We promote a positive work environment that encourages teamwork, communication and professional development.

We are actively recruiting highly motivated individuals for all positions in law enforcement. To accomplish this goal, we must hire and retain individuals who possess the highest level of honesty, integrity and ethics. If you have such qualities and desire to have a positive impact on the future, then the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is the place for you!

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Cook- Sheriff’s Institutions–  CLICK HERE
Open Until Filled

Custody DeputyCLICK HERE
Closes 12/30/19 at 5 PM

ECC Dispatch Call Taker CLICK HERE
Open Until Filled

Sheriff’s Deputy TraineeCLICK HERE
Closes 12/30/19 at 5 PM

Utility Worker, InstitutionsCLICK HERE
Closes 11/14/19 at 5 PM

Sheriff’s Deputy Lateral Transfer
If presently a permanent employee in another merit or civil service California public agency, in the same or similar position, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a merit or civil service style examination, then you may be considered for as a Lateral Transfer. If interested, please email Human Resources at A HR representative will contact you to discuss the qualifications, testing process, and required documents.

The County of Santa Barbara Employment Interest Cards CLICK HERE
To receive email notification as recruitments open, select the Job Categories of interest.


The County of Santa Barbara respects and values a diverse workforce and strongly promotes strategies and activities to recruit, develop and retain qualified persons of varied backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences and races. 

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