Safety and Training Manager

Safety and Training Manager
City of San Diego N/A - Multiple Departments
 San Diego, California
Job Description


Safety and Training Manager positions plan, coordinate, supervise and review the work of professional staff involved in department-wide training and/or security and emergency management, occupational safety and health, hazardous material control and management, and/or emergency disaster preparedness programs; assess training and/or security and emergency management needs; develop, administer and evaluate training and/or security and emergency management, health and safety, and emergency and disaster preparedness programs; monitor changes in governmental regulations; analyze and interpret accident and injury data to develop standard industry loss rates; oversee budget preparation; develop and administer contracts; prepare reports; provide information to regulatory agencies ; train, supervise, and evaluate the work performance of subordinates; and perform other duties as assigned.

Safety and Training Manager positions in the Public Utilities Department can be utilized to fill Safety Manager, Security Manager and/or Training Manager vacancies. Safety Manager duties include managing and directing subordinate staff in the implementation of Public Utilities Department safety program management, and safety regulatory compliance for workforce personnel. Security Manager duties include managing and directing subordinate staff in the implementation of Public Utilities Department security program management, surveillance methodologies, personnel safety, and asset protection. Training Manager duties include managing and directing subordinate staff in the implementation of Public Utilities Department training program management, continuing education, safety training, and regulatory compliance training for workforce personnel.


Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).

Safety and Training Manager employees may be required to secure federal security clearance for positions in Public Utilities Department, Water Operations.


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter).


Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis. One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units.


  • Four years of full-time experience developing, implementing, administering, and evaluating comprehensive training and/or security and emergency programs for entry-level through managerial-level employees which MUST include safety, policy, supervisory, professional growth, and technical skills training.


Qualifying experience MUST include managing staff, resources, and projects of significant size/complexity.

City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.


  • A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.


  • A Master's Degree in Education, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Instructional Design, Instructional Media Technology, Public Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, or a closely related field.


  • Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.


  • Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days). For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.


PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this position, which may include the following: confirmation of citizenship or legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review and exam (which may include drug and alcohol testing); reference checks and fingerprinting. Fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes, which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol or illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, or misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening or selection process, may be cause for disqualification or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an express or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Candidates must notify the Personnel Department of any change in their name, mailing address, email address, or phone number, otherwise they may miss employment opportunities.