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Welcome to the City of Santa Barbara's application process!

You can now apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link! If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Resumes may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Some positions also require supplemental forms and/or questionnaires to be completed before your application can be submitted. You may save your unfinished application prior to final submission but it will not be received until the "Accept" button is pressed at the "Certify & Submit" step and you receive confirmation of receipt. Applications may also be rejected if incomplete. All of the required materials must be successfully submitted and received by Human Resources by 5:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time on the final filing date.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY is an established City policy, encouraging applications from all qualified candidates without regard to age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability including HIV and AIDS, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy/childbirth), sexual orientation, political affiliation, or union membership.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) AND CALIFORNIA FAIR EMPLOYMENT & HOUSING ACT (FEHA): Applicants with a disability who require special testing arrangements should contact Human Resources.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS include satisfactory completion of reference checks, fingerprinting, and a police record check. Designated positions may require a City-paid medical exam by a City-designated physician based upon job-related physical standards, a psychological evaluation, polygraph test, background investigation and drug screening.

IMMIGRATION REFORM & CONTROL ACT: In compliance with the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986, if you are selected for employment with the City of Santa Barbara, you will be required to provide proof of identity and work eligibility within three business days from your hire date.

A PROBATIONARY PERIOD of one year must be satisfactorily completed for all Classified positions. The probationary period is regarded as a continuation of the testing process, during which time an employee may be rejected at any time without cause and without the right of appeal to the Civil Service Commission. An employee who changes from full-time status to part-time becomes an Unclassified / At-Will employee.

The Unclassified / At-Will designation refers to full-time employees in certain classifications and all regular part-time employees. The Unclassified employee is at-will, has no probationary period, and may be rejected at any time without cause and without the right of appeal to the Civil Service Commission. The available positions that are designated as Unclassified are indicated in the "Emp. Type" column below.

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Last Updated: Aug 10, 2017