• Full Time
  • Pasadena, CA
  • $109,226 - $136,533 DOE/DOQ USD / Year

City of Pasadena

Safety Program Manager

City Manager’s Office

Risk Management Division, Utility Safety Office

Pasadena, California

Annual Salary: $109,226 – $136,533 DOE/DOQ

*Salary will increase by an additional 3.5% on July 1, 2024* 

The City of Pasadena is in search of a highly skilled Safety Program Manager to join our exceptional team, where you’ll play a pivotal role in administering and enforcing comprehensive occupational safety and environmental health programs. We’re looking for a seasoned professional who possesses a robust understanding of regulatory standards set by SCAQMD, EPA, NEC, NESC, and OSHA, ensuring comprehensive compliance for a utility. In this vital position, you’ll be responsible for inspecting utility facilities, equipment, and public access sites for potential liabilities, conducting thorough investigations into accidents and injuries, and collaborating with various departments to advocate for a culture of safety and vigilance within our organization. As an integral member of our team, you’ll oversee one staff report and 419 indirect reports in the Water and Power Department, working closely with executive management and focus on effective injury prevention strategies and developing utility-specific training programs. The ideal candidate for this role is a technically capable professional with OSHA training, proven experience in construction industry safety, and a solid understanding of the electrical safety orders. Your ability to communicate clearly and engage effectively as a relationship builder and influential leader will be paramount as you guide staff in the areas of safety and risk management. Discover more about what makes Pasadena such an amazing community to work, live, and play at VISIT PASADENA and CITY WEBSITE. Champion a culture of safety in beautiful Pasadena – apply today!

View the full recruitment brochure here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/e2ed0414-cf01-46bd-86c2-d1aee307296e


The Safety Program Manager takes a proactive approach to risk management and a commitment to fostering a culture of safety throughout the organization, specifically in the water and power utilities. Reporting to the City Safety Officer, the Safety Program Manager will oversee one staff report and 419 indirect reports, working closely with executive management to manage PWP’s safety program. They will also conduct monthly safety meetings with field crews, ensuring adherence to safety protocols and fostering a culture of safety awareness. Additionally, they will be an integral part of the Safety Committee – assessing areas for improvement in risk and safety for the City. As part of this Committee, this professional will actively note concerns, forecast potential risks, and make recommendations for future programs, policies, and procedures in staff safety. Above all, the Safety Program Manager will take a proactive and enthusiastic approach to safety for the City, maintaining the organization’s reputation as an exceptionally safe place to work!

The ideal candidate is a dynamic and experienced safety professional who thrives on collaboration and excels at engaging with diverse stakeholders across various fields. With a comprehensive grasp of standards and current industry best practices, especially within sectors like water treatment, construction, power generation, power delivery, administration, finance, and customer service, they bring a wealth of knowledge to the organization. Familiarity with handling OSHA complaints and regulatory investigations from entities such as County Fire, EPA, SCAQMD, and the California Air Resources Board is essential.

The ideal candidate embraces extensive fieldwork with enthusiasm as they conduct meticulous worksite inspections, tailgate sessions, and injury investigations, and effectively mitigate risks. They possess a natural ability to motivate staff to adhere to high safety standards and essential protocols, ensuring safety excellence throughout the organization.


  • Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in employee health and safety.
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, environmental engineering, business administration, or a related field.
  • Valid California Driver’s License


  • Experience: Background in administering a safety program in a full-service city with a public utility.
  • Certifications:
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, or similar professional certification.
  • Certification by the Department of Labor as a certified instructor on OSHA Standards for construction and general industries.
  • Certifications issued by recognized industrial safety organizations on topics relevant to conducting specific safety training courses and responding to hazardous materials and waste operations incidents.

Salary and Benefits 

The salary range for this position is $109,226 – $136,533 DOE/DOQ, plus a competitive benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by May 24th at: https://wbcpinc.com/job-board


Round one interviews will be held virtually on June 10th. Finalists will move forward to round two, in-person interviews on June 17th. Selected candidates must be available for both dates.


Please contact your recruiter, Levi, with any questions:

To apply for this job please visit wbcpinc.com.