Beginning March 18 and until further notice, the City of Pasadena has transitioned to a temporary and precautionary closure of several public facilities as an effort to protect employees and the community from COVID-19 by limiting person-to-person contact. While the City of Pasadena Human Resources office is temporarily closed for in-person meetings, we will continue to provide essential services in support of job applicants, retirees, City employees, and Departments via phone and email. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work together to keep
our communities safe.

For additional information, please contact or 626-744-4366.

Please view the following PDF for a listing of specific services:  HR Message to Customers


More than 2,000 employees work together every day to ensure Pasadena maintains its status and character as a great community in which to live, work and play. The Human Resources Department delivers strategic and operational programs and services to select, support and develop a workforce that effectively serves customers.

Careers with the City

Working for the City of Pasadena is more than a job – it’s an opportunity to make a difference.

Employee Benefits

The City of Pasadena offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of its employees & their families.

Learning & Development

The City of Pasadena is committed to the professional and personal development of its workforce.

About the Human Resources Department

Once referred to as “personnel”, the role and functions of Human Resources have rapidly expanded, partly in response to regulatory requirements affecting employers—to include such responsibilities as equal employment opportunity programs, health and safety efforts, labor relations, more complex and variable benefits programs, specialized training and development, and a range of organizational development, and career planning programs that were previously not considered essential.