Administrative Office Professional I

County of Santa Barbara
Full Time 24 per week $45,703 - $54,949 Per year CA Santa Barbara County CUPA, 225 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, United States


Administrative Office Professional I (AOP): Hourly rate of$21.90 - $26.33, plus bilingual and uniform allowance when applicable. Benefits Info .
Administrative Office Professional I- Restricted. These positions are regularly privy to the decisions or recommendations of County management affecting employer-employee relations. These employees are in the confidential-unrepresented bargaining unit.   AOP I - Restricted Hourly Rate: $22.13 – $26.58, plus bilingual allowance when applicable. Benefits Info .
Note: Applicants from other public sector employers may qualify for:

  • Retirement reciprocity
  • Time and service credit towards an advanced vacation accrual rate
Location of Vacancies:   We are accepting applications to establish one employment list to fill current and future vacancies in multiple locations (Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Lompoc, etc.) for full-time and part-time positions. Please make sure you select on your application which location(s) and department(s) you are willing to accept current and future employment.
THE POSITION:  The Administrative Office Professional class is a position that is within 18 departments of the County of Santa Barbara.  Each Administrative Office Professional position may be different depending on the needs of the department and the nature of the work that you will be performing.
For additional information about our County Departments, please visit this link:  
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly
  • Ability to prioritize and complete time-sensitive work tasks
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently use Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivation and positive attitude
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and personalities
The Administrative Office Professional class is a great way to begin your career at an entry level and grow your administrative profession. Through experience and training, you will have opportunities to advance within the County of Santa Barbara.
To be successful in following this career path, you must have a strong knowledge of basic English and Math.  You need to be an effective communicator on paper and in person, customer-focused, and business-oriented.  You must be ready to learn government policies and procedures, and use logical and sound reasoning in applying State and local laws, legislation and regulations to your work on a daily basis.  You must also be eager to learn, and accept direction.

Examples of Duties

Administrative Office Professionals are often the face of the County of Santa Barbara.  The Examples of Duties will vary by position/department but generally include the following. 

  • You will have direct interaction with the public by advising and/or guiding them to complete proper documents. 
  • Common responsibilities include clerical-based administrative functions; answering phones; greeting customers; processing and/or responding to email inquiries; accepting, recording, and routing materials that come in to the department; and filing and retrieving records and documents.    

Employment Standards

The County of Santa Barbara strives to attract and maintain a work culture that is Accountable, Customer-focused and Efficient (our ACE values).  Upon entering this job class, all AOPs must possess the following competencies to successfully perform the essential functions of the job and to uphold our County values:

  • Skill to use computer operating system, word processing, and email software at a level necessary to create documents and send and respond to email messages
  • Use alphabetic computer keyboard with skill and accuracy
  • Use complete English sentences and paragraphs to correctly organize and convey information
  • Correct use of English parts of speech, sentence structure, vocabulary, and word usage
  • Skill to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers and decimals
  • Skill to meet and interact with the public and co-workers courteously and professionally
  • Skill to file information alphabetically, numerically, and chronologically
  • Skill to write and print legibly, clearly, and uniformly to record information
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Some positions MAY require the following Additional Qualifications:
  • Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License may be required for some positions.
  • Shift and weekend work, including nights and holidays.
  • Wear a uniform
  • The ability to read, write, and/or converse fluently in English and Spanish may be required. If you indicated on your application that you are bilingual, Human Resources will place you on the employment list for a job requiring bilingual skills. Hiring departments may test you on your fluency. If you do not demonstrate sufficient fluency, your name may be withheld from future certifications, in accordance with Civil Service Rule 7.