Network Security Architect

County of Santa Barbara
Until Filled

Network Security Architect

 (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 for a Network Security Architect position in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Division of General Services.


We are looking for a Network Security Architect that is as comfortable white boarding complex software architectures with a roomful of engineers as they are briefing an executive audience.  As a Network Security Architect, you will be responsible for evaluating, designing, building, testing and implementing IT systems. This position reports to the IT Enterprise Architect Supervisor and collaborates with a team of IT Architects responsible for enterprise systems.  You will mentor (but not supervise) ICT’s network and security engineers and technicians. 

The ICT Security Team supports all enterprise cybersecurity systems, operations, and responds to cybersecurity incidents. The ICT Network Team supports the countywide network of over 10,000 nodes in over 200 physical locations.   In addition to anticipating possible security threats and identifying areas of weakness in a network system, you must respond promptly and effectively to network outages and possible breaches of security.

Job duties also include:

  • Act as a division representative in the countywide IT Security Program
  • Review current system security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements
  • Ensure all personnel have access to the IT system limited by need and role
  • Conduct breach of security drills
  • Resolve audit findings to improve network cybersecurity posture
  • Ensure secure cloud computing
  • Participate in and be liaison to external security interest groups
  • Support IT Security systems – vendor purpose built applications and appliances; firewalls, end node protection, encryption, remote access, scanning and assessment tools, etc.

The scope of technologies include, but are not limited to; Next Generation Firewalls, Web Application Firewalls, End Point Protection, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Vendor and Employee Remote Access, Vulnerability scanning, and Public Key Infrastructure (“Security Systems”), Routing (MPLS, OSPF, BGP), Switching, Wireless, Network Access Control and Virtual Private Networks (“Network Systems”).

We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable about IT Security best practices and compliance issues, has a background in Networking, has excellent troubleshooting skills, and enjoys job diversity. 


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:
  • 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