Information Technology Director

City of Santa Barbara, CA

Information Technology Director
City of Santa Barbara, CA

Idyllically located on the central California coast, Santa Barbara comprises 21 square miles with a culturally diverse population of approximately 92,000 and enjoys a nearly perfect climate year-round. Visitors and residents alike enjoy world-class shopping, dining, resort accommodations, outdoor activities, and miles of beaches and coastline.  The City is recognized as "the American Riviera” for a combination of incredible landscapes, mission style architecture, a vibrant downtown, historical structures, pristine coastline, and distinctive neighborhoods.  Catering to the City’s contemporary side is also the unique “Funk Zone,” located between the Pacific Ocean and iconic Highway 101.  The Funk Zone features boutique tasting rooms, breweries, cafes, and galleries where surfboard shapers, artists, winemakers, brewmasters, and up-and-coming chefs, welcome residents and guests to enjoy culinary and visual arts. 

The Information Technology Department is newly established, and the successful candidate will serve as its first Director.  Comprised of 18 positions including an Information Technology Manager and 2 Information Technology Supervisors, the Department has a combined operating and capital improvement budget of approximately $5.1 million.  The technically proficient and professional staff team has responsibilities for network infrastructure, geographic information systems, enterprise applications and web services.  The Information Technology Director is an integral member of the executive team and a leader throughout the organization for maintaining, building, advancing and achieving citywide automation and technology solutions.  Applicants must have 8 years of recent progressively responsible experience in information technology ; with at least 5 years of management or executive experience, and a Bachelor’s Degree preferably supplemented by training and certification in information technology management practices.  A master’s degree is desirable.  The annual salary range of the position is $161,225 to $195,970, and the City provides an excellent benefit package.

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Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.  Call Tony Dahlerbruch at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at

Filing deadline is July 23, 2021.