Classification & Compensation
The County of Santa Barbara's 4,517 positions have been classified into 503 different job classifications and allocated to the County's 23 different departments. The Salary Table lists each job classification and associated base compensation. Each job classification is described in the Classification Specifications section. The number of positions, by classification and within each department, can be found in the County's Budget Book.
The majority of classifications are covered by the County's civil service system. Department heads, their assistants, and a small number of other classifications are excluded from the civil service system and are considered "at-will."