Personal Office Department
A personnel office department is responsible for dealing with fire fighters relations and taking care of recruiting issues. Always advise on and initiate strategies to effectively utilize fire fighters. Also they work issues such as working practices, recruitment strategies and salary levels.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintaining personnel fire fighters files and records;
  • Coordinating appraisal performance systems;
  • Conducting training courses; overseeing the training of some fire courses and advising on training matters;
  • Ensuring that employees have the required skills and are placed in the right grade with a competitive salary (i.e. job evaluation);
  • Consulting with and talking to fire issues on selection issues. And also working conditions, policies and others;
  • Assisting and guiding officers in drawing up plans to relocate staff where a department closes, restructure staffing structures within departments or will oversee offers of early retirement, voluntary redundancy.
  • Assisting with the drafting of the framework within which employees work. Where breaches of discipline occur, it is their duty to deal with them directly or to advise departmental officers how to proceed;
  • Writing, monitoring, reviewing and updating fire fightersrelated policies for the stations.
  • Providing advice and guidance to officers on the implementation of employment policies including sickness absence management, disciplinary, capability, grievance etc.
  • Writing job releasing , answering questions from applicants, drawing up short-lists, organizing and sitting on interview panels where required;
  • Ensuring fire fighters welfare, for example implementing health and safety legislation, developing approaches to issues such as stress, family problems and violence at work;