Assistant Director of Human Resources
Want to serve those that serve?! Join the human resources leadership team for the City of New Braunfels, the 2nd fastest growing city in our nation three of the past four years. HR is partnering with the City in discovering solutions for the employee work experience, executing projects with excellence, and continuously growing and developing ourselves as HR professionals. If you want to be a part of an evolving, strategic HR department, and enjoy working and laughing with other enthusiastic over-achievers, this may be your ideal role. Apply now and explore growing your career with the City of New Braunfels!
In the heart of the Texas Hill Country lies New Braunfels, a community steeped in old-world German heritage and perfected by an unrivaled quality of life. Founded by a German prince in 1845, New Braunfels maintains its deep ties to its cultural Bavarian heritage. The city's strong Hispanic heritage is also evident in its public art and events. The city’s strategic location in Central Texas puts it at almost equal distances between the seventh largest city in the U.S. (San Antonio) and the State Capitol (Austin). This placement, along with access to a strong education system, an affordable cost of living, a stable economic climate, and an abundance of recreational opportunities, has created an environment people are flocking to.
In fact, with a population of 90,000 and growing, New Braunfels is currently ranked as the 2nd fastest growing city in the nation, located in the ninth fastest growing county. The community’s growth has brought challenges as the City keeps up with service and infrastructure demands. Growth is projected to continue for the foreseeable future.
New Braunfels is known state-wide as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas. Each year, more than two million tourists visit our community. Many come to tube either the Comal or the Guadalupe rivers or visit Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort. Others come for the live music, the festivals, our vibrant and eclectic downtown or to the annual Wurstfest celebration, a 10-day salute to sausage! The historic district of Gruene is internationally recognized as a major music venue for up and coming and established artists, as well as its shopping and wine. Community festivals bring the locals out to celebrate the season or just visit the downtown businesses. That's why we say: "In New Braunfels, ist das Leben shon!" (Life is good!)
While New Braunfels’ natural beauty is well-renowned, the community’s most valuable asset are its residents. New Braunfelsers are welcoming and warm. They take great pride in the community and its heritage and strive to keep New Braunfels unique, despite the tremendous growth. They are also giving of their resources and time. The community's strong non-profit sector is generously supported by our residents and businesses.
The City of New Braunfels is a home rule city and operates under a council-manager form of government. The New Braunfels City Council consists of the Mayor, elected at large, and six district- elected Councilmembers. The members serve staggered terms and are limited to three, three-year terms.
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for the day to day operation of all city departments. The direct management of each department is split between the City Manager and two Assistant City Managers accordingly. Robert Camareno has served as City Manager since 2013, and was the sole Assistant City Manager from 2008-2013. Mr. Camareno was born and raised in New Braunfels and enjoys a stable, positive relationship with the City Council and the community.
New Braunfels has the traditional complement of municipal departments, including Planning and Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire, City Secretary, Capital Programs, Information Technology, Municipal Court, Public Works and Human Resources. There are 168 personnel in our Police department and there are 138 fire personnel operating out of six stations, with a seventh station in the planning stages. The New Braunfels Fire Department has been given an ISO 1, a rating issued to only the top departments in the state. The City recently opened a 77,000 square foot community recreation center, Das Rec, which added nearly 90 additional FTE to the City staff.
The City of New Braunfels currently has 616 full-time employees and 198 part-time employees, with the total workforce growing to nearly 1,000 employees in the summer months to support our seasonal operations and programming. New Braunfels also operates an Airport, a Civic and Convention Center, a Municipal Golf Course and is responsible for river recreation management.
Thousands of tourists come to tube the Comal and Guadalupe rivers each year, as well as use aquatic facilities and the 50+ parks in the community.