Human Resources

    Human Resources supports the city's efforts to attract, develop and retain a diverse, well-qualified and productive workforce that is capable of providing quality services to the citizens of Live Oak. Currently, the City of Live Oak has 121 full time employees. The City’s experienced and dedicated employees are focused on superior customer service.

    The City of Live Oak offers an excellent benefits package to its employees, including health insurance; TMRS and ICMA retirement plans; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; and a education assistance program.

    Applications can be obtained in person at City Hall or can be found under Current Job Opportunities. The City of Live Oak only accepts applications for positions posted. If you would like to join an excellent team, take a look at our Job Postings for the available job vacancies.

    The City of Live Oak is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    City of Live Oak Human Resources Department is responsible for the following:

    • Recruiting
    • Benefits and Wellness
    • Training & Educational Opportunities
    • Classification & Compensation
    • Employee Relations
    • Personnel Records
    • Workers Comp

    Staff Contact Information:

    Trudy Whitfield
    HR Generalist | 210.653.9140 extension 2201

    210.653.0015 (Fax)

    All city offices use one address:
    City of Live Oak
    8001 Shin Oak Drive
    Live Oak, TX 78233


      Contact Info

      Human Resources
      8001 Shin Oak Drive
      Live Oak, TX 78233

      Phone: 210-653-9140 x 2201
      Fax: 210-653-0015

      Business Hours:
      Mon - Fri 8am to 5pm


        The City of Live Oak offers is committed to providing competitive pay and benefits for regular full-time employees to help the city hire and retain good employees.

        Benefits at a Glance:

        • A TMRS City 2 to 1 match, 20 years and 5 years vesting
        • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance options
          • Medical and Dental – paid at 100% for employees and 45% for covered dependents
          • Prescription
        • Life Insurance up to 1x and Long Term Disability and AD&D
        • Dependent Life Coverages
        • Optional Supplemental Life Insurance and Short Term Disability
        • Optional ICMA Deferred Compensation 457 Retirement
        • Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts
        • Social Security
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
        • Worker’s Compensation
        • Longevity Pay - $10 per month
        • Vacation
        • Sick Leave
        • Paid Holidays
        • Floating Holiday (1)

        Incentive Pay:

        • Certification Pay
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Shift Differential Pay


        Full-time employee shall be entitled to accrue vacation leave. The amount accrued is based on the number of years of service. Part-time and temporary/seasonal employees do not accrue vacation time.

        Sick Leave

        All regular full-time employees are eligible to accrue paid sick leave at a rate of eight hours per month. Fire personnel accrue paid sick leave at a rate of 10.6 hours per month.

        Paid Holidays

        The City of Live Oak offers full-time employees 10 paid holidays per year:

        • New Year’s Day
        • Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
        • President’s Day
        • Memorial Day
        • Independence Day
        • Labor Day
        • Veterans Day
        • Thanksgiving
        • Day after Thanksgiving
        • Christmas Day

        Life Insurance

        The City of Live Oak provides basic life insurance for all full-time regular employees at no cost to the employee. Coverage is effective on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.

        Employer-paid Basic Life:

        Coverage Option: One times base salary, but in no event less than $50,000 or more than $150,000 . Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is equal to the amount of life insurance. Coverage decreases at age 65 to 65% and at age 70 to 50% of the coverage in force.

        Employee-paid Supplemental Life w/ AD&D:

        Coverage options: $10,000 to $500,000, in increments of $10,000. In no event shall the amount of life insurance exceed 5 times annual earnings, rounded to the next higher multiple of $10,000. The amount of Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurant is equal to the amount of life insurance.

        Employee-paid Spouse and Child Life:

        Coverage options: $5,000 to $250,000, in increments of $5,000, provided the amount elected does not exceed 50% of the amount of life insurance. The amount of accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is equal to Spouse’s amount of life insurance.

        Coverage for eligible Dependent children insured for an amount of life insurance from $2,000 to $10,000, in increments of $1,000, provided the amount elected does not exceed 50% of employee amount of life insurance. Each eligible.

        Long Term Disability Insurance

        The City of Live Oak provides long-term disability insurance to all full-time regular employees. The coverage is intended to help assure an income when an employee is unable to work due to illness or injury. It covers disabilities on or off the job that last longer than six months. Employees may be eligible to receive a basic monthly benefit of up to 60% of their base salary.

        Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

        The Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) is the qualified, deferred, retirement plan for all City of hryan full-time employees and those part-time employees who regularly exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year. These employees contribute 7% of their pre-tax pay that is matched on a 2-to-1 basis by the city. Participation is mandatory. Employees may qualify for retirement with 5 years of service at age 60 or 20 years of service at any age. Employees having public service at another entity may apply for time credit.

        ICMA-RC 457 Deferred Compensation

        The City of Live Oak offers a voluntary retirement option that is fully employee funded. Full-time employees may enroll, stop deductions and/or make changes at any time.

        Employee Assistance Program

        The City of Live Oak Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential service designed to help employees and their immediate family members with problems such as relationships, legal, finances, drug/alcohol, depression or anxiety. Employees and/or immediate family members are allowed six (6) free counseling sessions per issue per year unless long-term care is recommended. Call EAP at 1-800-343-3822 or visit their website at

        Worker’s Compensation

        Worker’s compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that pays your medical bills and replaces a portion of you lost wages if you become injured at work or have a work-related disease or illness. In the event of death, benefits are paid to eligible family members.

        Flexible Benefits

        The City of Live Oak offers a Flexible Spending Account Plan that allows employees to have money taken out of their paycheck pre-taxed and set aside to use for medical and/or dependent care expenses.

        Health Insurance

        The City of Live Oak offers medical health coverage to all regular full-time employees. Coverage is effective on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.