James Urban, Assistant Director of Human Resources, City of Lubbock

James UrbanJames has worked in Human Resources for the City of Lubbock since 2010 and promoted to his current position in 2013. Currently, he is responsible for advising supervisors on policy concerns and questions, conduct workforce investigations, stay current on legal issues affecting human resource functions, coordinating the City’s short-term disability program, human resources budget, and oversee functional areas related to civil service, employee relations, recruitment, compensation, and classification.

James graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006, and earned his Master’s in Public Administration and Juris Doctorate with a business law certificate from Texas Tech University in 2009. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in 2015. James is a licensed attorney of the State Bar of Texas and is a member of the Labor and Employment Law section of the State Bar. Prior to joining the City of Lubbock, James served as a graduate intern for the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance.

James has volunteered with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lubbock. He also currently serves as a co-coordinator to the City of Lubbock’s Junior Ambassador program with its sister City of Musashino, Japan.