City Departments

Human Resources

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IMG_3240Human Resources Director

Noemi Munguia
(956) 580-8719


Mrs. Munguia graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American with a BBA in Marketing

Work Experience

Mrs. Munguia worked for Target Corporation from November 1992 to November 2008, where she held several positions:

  • Guest Services Team Leader
    South McAllen
  • Price and Presentation Team Leader
    South McAllen
  • Executive Team Leader – Guest Experience
  • Executive Team Leader – Human Resources
    North McAllen
  • Executive Team Leader – Human Resources
    Northwest McAllen

In January 2009, Mrs. Munguia was employed with the City of Mission as the Human Resources Director.

Human Resources Staff

Noemi Munguia, Human Resources Director

Nereyda Peña, Assistant Human Resources Director

Melissa Gonzalez, Human Resources Administrator

Yanira Torres, Benefits Coordinator

About the Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department was established by the City Council on October 1, 2005 and is located at City Hall, 1201 E. 8th Street. The Human Resources Department works with and for City departments by evaluating, monitoring, developing and administering Recruitment and Retention, Compensation, Status Changes (promotions, demotions, transfers, terminations), Personnel Records Administration, Performance Evaluations, Disciplinary Action, Employee Relations, Policy and Procedures, Training and Development, State and Federal Labor Law compliance and other personnel-related questions and concerns.

The Human Resources Department also administers Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) and Employee Benefits. Employee Benefits includes health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability (LTD), deferred compensation, supplemental products and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Our mission is to promote health awareness and to encourage healthy lifestyles.

The Human Resources Department also assists the Civil Service Director with Entry-Level and Promotional Testing for the Police and Fire Departments.

The Human Resources Department provides and promotes a fair and healthy working environment for all City employees and assists them with information regarding Federal and State employment laws and regulations, and any other personnel-related questions and concerns.

Personnel Policy Manual


In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity laws, it is the policy of the City of Mission to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions of employment based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status, disability, genetics, or other unlawful basis in employment or the provision of services.

The City of Mission posts Job Announcements on the bulletin board located at City Hall, and on this website. The City strives to promote from within. Current City employees will be considered first for open positions. The City reserves the right to advertise vacant positions internally prior to posting positions publicly.

An applicant must apply for a specific job listed on the City’s current Job Announcements.  The City will not accept applications for anything other than a current open, posted position.  An applicant must submit a separate application and attachments for each position for which they are applying.  Each applicant for employment is required to submit a completed City application prior to being interviewed.

The City of Mission is a Drug-Free Workplace. Offers of employment with the City are conditional upon successful results of pre-employment screenings. When applicable, a valid Driver License will be required of an applicant depending on the job duties and responsibilities of the position for which he/she is applying.

The City of Mission may fully investigate the record and work qualifications either before or after employment by the City. The City will also fully investigate any persons, office, agency or source, having information and knowledge about personal, employment, criminal, credit or financial history, physical screening, and other related matters as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision.

Employee Benefits

The City of Mission provides an excellent Benefits Package to all full-time employees. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, health, life insurance, retirement system, and voluntary dental, vision, additional life, deferred compensation and supplemental coverages. Eligible part-time employees qualify for the Health and Voluntary Insurance Benefits.

Vision Insurance – AVESIS

(800) 828-9341

  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) – 1-800-924-8677
    The City mandates that all employees participate in TMRS at a 6% contribution rate per pay
    period. The City contributes 2 to 1 matching funds for all participating employees. City funds
    are kept separate until employee retires.
  • Mission Square (ICMA) 457 Deferred Compensation Plan – 1-866-886-8024
    The ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is a supplemental retirement savings program that
    allows the participant to make contributions on a pre-tax basis. Contributions may be
    increased, decreased, stopped and restarted without restrictions, fees, or penalties.
  • Nationwide Insurance – 1-877-677-3678
    Nationwide 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is a supplemental retirement savings program
    that allows the participant to make contributions on a pre-tax basis.
    Nationwide 2020