HRM303 - Final paper - The Role Human Resource Management...

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The Role Human Resource Management Plays in the Fire Service Jennifer Baxter BUS – 303 Human Resources Management Sheree Dove November 9, 2009
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Introduction Like most fire departments, the mission of the human resources department of East Olympia Fire District 6 is to contribute to the county’s organizational effectiveness by providing personnel and employee services which enhance the ability of individuals and departments to do their jobs. The Role Human Resource Management Plays in the Fire Service The mission of East Olympia Fire District 6 is to preserve life and property, promote public safety, and foster good public relations by providing professional fire and emergency medical services to the citizens of the community. They accomplish this mission through visionary leadership, quality training, public education, and their actions as they serve the public. The mission of the Human Resources Department is to contribute to the county’s organizational effectiveness by providing personnel and employee services which enhance the ability of individuals and departments to do their jobs The success of East Olympia Fire District 6 relies on its personnel. Having sufficient, professional, well-trained, and healthy officers, firefighters, and civilian personnel is key to the department’s ability to deliver service to the citizens it protects. The department is responsible for recruiting, maintaining, and retaining its most precious assets: its personnel. Attracting talented and committed personnel to the East Olympia Fire District is important if the department is to continue its strong legacy of service to the community and prepare the organization for the future. dQualities the Department is looking for in a firefighter include:
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• A person who is a team player • Ability to think clearly under stress • Ability to get along with others • A person with organizational loyalty • A person in excellent physical condition (for emergency response roles) East Olympia hires entry level firefighters in accordance with Thurston County civil service rules. As opportunities present, the department should take an aggressive approach towards recruiting. The first phase of the examination process for entry level firefighter consists of a written examination. Candidates who successfully complete the written exam may be asked to appear before an oral examination board. Upon successful completion of the oral examination, a candidate’s written and oral exam scores are combined and the result is used to place candidates on a register. When a position becomes available, the department is referred the top five candidates for consideration. At that time, candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, a psychological screening, a medical physical that includes screening for controlled substance use, a physical ability test, and a Chief’s interview. Candidates who are appointed become recruit firefighters and serve an intensive one year
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