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Division Chief, Payroll

at County of Santa Barbara

Posted: 10/13/2020
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Division Chief, Payroll
Auditor-Controllers Office
County of Santa Barbara
Annual Salary: $114,084-$140,625 (DOE/DOQ)*
The negotiable salary range is base salary. The top of the range for salary advancement, is $167,167.

The Auditor-Controllers Office seeks a Division Chief to oversee payroll processes Countywide. This position will manage five technically savvy payroll staff, including a payroll supervisor who ensures that payroll is processed for 4,893 staff members, including extra help. This Chief also serves as a proactive business partner to 26 departments to ensure the department is meeting their business needs, and as part of the Executive Team, contributes to executive decision making for the department while fostering a culture of continuous improvement and staff development. This position works with an amazing team of professionals who value the culture they have built that is empowering and rewarding.

Skill / Requirements

Employment Standards:

  • A bachelors degree in accounting, business administration, human resources, or other related field;
  • Considerable years of experience to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in this recruitment announcement;
  • Progressively responsible professional, operational, and leadership experience;
  • A combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities;P
  • Possession of a valid California Class C Drivers License upon hire.


·        Possession of one of the following: Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and/or Professional in Human Resources/Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR).


Online Application: The County of Santa Barbara offers a simple and convenient online application (application process should only take 15 minutes).  Please apply online at and attach your resume and cover letter. For consideration apply by October 30th.


Questions? Contact your recruiter Carolyn Marceda at:


·         895-816-8711

Important Notes

The County of Santa Barbara respects and values a diverse workforce and strongly promotes strategies and activities to recruit, develop and retain qualified men and women of varied backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences and races to develop a culture of consciousness that expands the status quo and promotes diverse ways to seek solutions for present and future needs.