Human Resources

Mission Statement
Human Resources is committed to providing professional, engaging and strategic human resource and volunteer solutions that support the City's core values and strategic plans.

About the Department


The Human Resources Department is composed of 5.75 full-time equivalent positions charged with the responsibility of developing, maintaining and monitoring HR programs and functions, including employee benefits, employee relations, position classification, recruitment, training, personnel records management, payroll and policy development and Volunteer Southlake.

In addition to its program leadership role, the Human Resources Department has the responsibility of ensuring that the city's human resources business is conducted in a manner that is compliant with state and federal rules and regulations. In this role, Human Resources guides and monitors HR activities and transactions in areas such as recruiting, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), labor relations, classification and pay to ensure legal compliance.

Equal Employment Opportunities

The City of Southlake is an equal opportunity employer committed to qualified and retaining a highly qualified and diversified workforce. The city is mandated by federal law to provide a drug-free working environment for the safety of its employees and the public. All employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test and/or physical. It is the policy of the city not to discriminate against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, discipline or any other aspect of personnel administration because of religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations, or because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, gender, veteran, disability or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Drug-Free Workplace
The City of Southlake recognizes the health and safety risks of drug and alcohol abuse and the adverse effects it has on job performance. It is the policy of the city to maintain a safe and drug-free work environment for all of its employees. The city will not hire any applicant for employment found to be engaging in the use or consumption of drugs or abuse of alcohol, unless such drug is prescribed for the user by a licensed physician, and then only if such drug is being used / consumed for the purpose intended. All employment is contingent upon a pre-employment drug screen. Any candidate who refuses to submit to a pre-employment drug screen will be removed from consideration of employment with the City of Southlake.

Americans with Disabilities
It is the policy of the City of Southlake to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and to ensure that no person is discriminated against based on their disability. The city offers equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals and strictly prohibits the discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability. The city shall provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who are otherwise qualified to perform the essential job duties when doing so does not create an undue hardship for the city.

At Will Statement
Employment with the City of Southlake is "At Will" and for no definite period of time and that wage, benefit and conditions of employment can be changed at any time. Either the employee or the city may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, without notice or cause.