IT Project Manager

County of Santa Barbara
Until Filled

IT Project Manager

(EDP Office Automation Specialist II)

County of Santa Barbara

Information and Communications Technology Division


$3,610.40 - $4,407.60 Biweekly

$93,870.31 - $114,597.50 Annually

Plus additional cash allowance $236.51 bi-weekly ($6,149.26 annually)

Standby & overtime pay when applicable



The County of Santa Barbara is hiring an IT Project Manager in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Division of General Services.

Information Technology Project Manager

This position reports to the ICT Portfolio Manager and is a strong functional IT generalist with a good understanding of current information technology terms and trends, as well as applications, network administration, systems, and security. The role of the IT Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of ICT team members, departmental customers, and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.  We are looking for someone who is comfortable moving in an out of technical teams while maintaining relationships. 

Job duties also include:

  • Leads a matrixed project team in executing assigned tasks and coordinating the efforts of internal and external project team members.
  • Manage multiple departmental and enterprise level project schedules, resources, and budgets using County standard tools and techniques
  • Coordinates engagement of subject matter experts in the business segment to assist in the identification, validation, and resolution of business system needs.
  • Acts as the liaison between project team members and Management to ensure that expectations and objectives are clearly understood by all parties, and to communicate project information including the status of deliverables, scope changes, and issues.
  • Proactively evaluates project activities, builds contingency plans, executes corrective action, and monitors issue resolution to mitigate risks such as scope and/or budget variances.
  • Communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary

The scope of technologies includes but is not limited to Microsoft Project, Smartsheets, and the Microsoft Office suite of products.


You will be a seasoned professional with strong communications skills, significant professional experience in your area of expertise specific to a complex government environment, and leadership experience that includes providing instruction, motivating and mentoring others, and successfully building relationships.

Highly Desirable:

  • Certification in:
    • PMP, PRINCE2, ITIL (IT Project Manager)
  • BA or BS degree with emphasis in computer science, or information technology


Employment Standards:

  • Four years of experience that included analyzing, designing, testing, and implementing enterprise-wide software and hardware on a large scale, including two years of direct experience with a large wide area network; or,
  • Two years of experience performing duties equivalent to those of an EDP Office Automation Specialist I with Santa Barbara County; or,
  • A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.


SALARY: $93,870.31 - $114,597.50 DOE/DOQ annually plus additional annual cash allowance of $6,149.26. Standby & overtime pay when applicable. A great benefits package is also included, please see the application link for more details.


HOW TO APPLYApply immediately for first consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled, or until the County has received enough qualified candidates, so apply ASAP to be considered.


Complete a County application and attach your resume and cover letter at:


This is a short application process which should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Please note: this application is for multiple positions, please use the drop-down menu to select which position(s) you are interested in.



Questions?  Contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown at 541-664-0376, 866-929-9227 (toll free), or email



The County of Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity Employer