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Hourly Positions

City of Santa Barbara
Week of October 4, 2015

To apply for an hourly position with the City of Santa Barbara, you must submit an Hourly Employment Application to the hiring department itself. You may download the Hourly Employee Application and submit it via email to the email address listed for the position or you may print it out, fill it out by hand, and mail or hand deliver the completed application to the location listed for the position.


Hourly Employment Application (Microsoft Word)
Hourly Employment Application (PDF)

CLERICAL ASSISTANT I $11.20 - $13.40/HR D.O.E. 
Under the direction of the Administrative Specialist for the Aquatics Division, this position will be responsible for the following tasks: Provide high quality customer service when assisting participants, staff and the public. Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks; including, answering phones, greeting the public, and providing accurate program information. Prepare facilities for daily operations including opening and closing procedures. Accept and process admission fees for programs. Perform minimal custodial work as needed.  Report any problems with facilities and/or facility equipment to supervisor.  Complete paperwork necessary to job. Follow established City policies and procedures.  Provide safety precautions and properly handle emergencies according to established City emergency policies and procedures. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Familiarity with computer operations and familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel is desirable. First Aid and CPR certification is required within one month of hire if not already in place. Bilingual (English/Spanish) desirable.   Availability must include weekdays.  Additional hours may be scheduled subject to availability, or increased between May and September during the busy summer months. Candidates must be capable of working both independently and teamed with other staff.  Please complete a City hourly employee application and email it to 
The Santa Barbara Police Department is recruiting for the position of Community Services Officer.  Please submit applications to the City's Human Resources Office, 735 Anacapa Street.  For more information, please click on the link.
LOT OPERATOR I, II, III                        $9.40-$9.90/HR D.O.E.
Ability to provide exceptional levels of customer service to the downtown patrons entering and exiting our City’s parking lots. Answer customer questions in a professional and friendly manner. Receive tickets from customers exiting the parking lots. Determine applicable fees, collect fees and make change in an accurate and timely manner. Deposit daily revenue by correctly counting money and filling out forms in a legible manner. Responsible for observing parking equipment and ensuring equipment is functioning correctly and making minor adjustments when necessary. Apply at Parking Office, 1221 Anacapa St.  564-5656. Follow this link to parking page for application and job contact information.

The Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting for Neighborhood Facilities Monitors to oversee private parties and special events at  neighborhood centers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to ensure customers are following rules and regulations, including required music decibel levels. Hours vary month to month based on rentals booked at each facility. Must be responsible and dependable, have a valid driver’s license, have solid communication skills and work independently. Bi-lingual a plus but not required. Position is ideal for a retiree, college student or person with a flexible schedule. Please submit application to the Westside Neighborhood Center 423 West Victoria Street. Tel: 897-2560.

Collect tickets and fees, sell permits and answer questions from the public.  Two evenings per week, from 10:00pm to 8:00am.  Please apply in person at 132 Harbor Way or call 897-1965. 
PROJECT ENGINEER I $33.08 - $40.21/HR D.O.E.
The City of Santa Barbara's Public Works department is recruiting for the position of Project Engineer I.  Please email applications and resumes to Mark Wilde, Supervising Civil Engineer at  For more information, please click this link.


$11.40 - $13.40/HR D.O.E.

The Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for the Academic year 2015-2016. Under the direction of the A-OK Site Coordinator for Santa Barbara Unified School District or RAP Site Director for City Parks and Recreation, the Program Leader supervises a group of 15-20 students, assisting with homework help and providing enrichment activities.  Program Leaders plan and deliver curricula, consider age level developmental needs and interests of participants, is a role model for students, support students to experience a variety of learning opportunities, and creates a positive environment with a goal of 100% participation.  RAP and A-OK operates at eleven Santa Barbara Unified Elementary Schools.  Applicants available the full 180 school days for the academic year 2015-2016 are encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in applying, please email your application and resume to Terry Brown,  Applications are also accepted at the Human Resources Office, 735 Anacapa Street. 


This position works 15-20 hours/week. Must work weekdays & holidays. Good customer service & communication skills, cash handing experience, computer & clerical skills required. Knowledge of the area helpful. Valid CA driver license required. Inquire To: Waterfront Parking Office (132 A Harbor Way) 805-897-1965.

15-20 hr/wk. Monitor an assigned area by vehicle or on foot to ensure public compliance with existing parking ordinance. Must work weekdays & holidays. Good customer service & communication skills required. Knowledge of the area helpful. Valid CA driver license required.  Inquire To: Waterfront Parking Office (132 A Harbor Way) 805-897-1965.
The City of Santa Barbara's Waterfront Department is currently hiring for two positions, one position at Sterns Wharf and one position at the Harbor.  Positions will work 24 - 32 hours per week.  Shift hours are 14:00 - 23:00, 16:00 - 23:00 and 7:30 - 16:00, includes Saturday and Sunday work and swing shift hours.  Duties will include light maintenance and custodian work.  Must have current California Drivers License.  Applications may be picked up and submitted at the Harbor Maintenance office located at 117 C Harbor Way between the hours of 7:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00.

Last Updated: Oct 5, 2015