A transfer granted to a member for administrative purposes, which will not prevent a member from requesting another transfer within one yea
An EMT or Paramedic who has been authorized by the Medical Director to function in a specific medical capacity within the Houston Fire Department
A personal transfer securing a desired position while completing their present assignment.
refer to all classified personnel from within the Houston Fire Department.
A posting for a newly created position or a position to be filled due to a recent vacancy.
New Position Posting
A permanent position caused by promotion or demotion of a member, personal or administrative transfer,
A permanent position which remained open after a posting period
The office where department transfer requests are received, recorded, and transfer orders are generated.
Personnel Assignment Office (PAO):
EMT and Paramedic assignment compensation is started and stopped and/or amended in.However, these actions will be initiated by the
HFD Payroll Department
A time of no less than fifteen (15) calendar days for new position postings to be available for transfer request.
An agreement between the Fire Chief and the requesting member to a position that is not a permanently open position.
A transfer___a temporary position will be considered administrative, while a transfer__a temporary position may be either administrative or personal.
TO and From
Usually a new vacancy which is available for temporary assignment between posting periods.
A temporary vacancy can be caused for extended leave such as a
lock-in, military deployment, FLMA, a member’s injury or illness
An application for a change in work assignment.
Transfer requests are made through the transfer link found on the
version of it will be required for application during and old position posting
A HFD Form 33 or electronic
An official change in work assignment
are responsible for balancing staffing in their respective Commands and Divisions.
oversees all aspects of the transfer process including issuing transfers, keeping accurate accounts of personnel assignments, maintaining accurate records of vacancies and balancing manpower.
will be responsible to develop and update the rating systems for HMRT, TRT and ARFF.
The Executive Assistant Chief of Emergency Response or designee
is responsible, on each shift, to ensure all paramedic debit days are balanced.
The EMS District Chief (1100)
will ensure that Debit Days on all suppression shifts are balanced
Transfers will be instituted for the following reasons
A. (1) Promotion or demotion of the member. B. (2) Seniority of the member. C. (3) Required to balance the work force. D. (4) Disciplinary reasons. E. (5) A mutual agreement between the Fire Chief and the member. F. (6) Any other reason specified by the Fire Chief.
Personal Transfers are granted to individuals in the ranks of__ and__.that have submitted the appropriate request to the PAO. Refer to 6.05 R.
Senior Captain and below
The PAO, for the ranks of Fire Fighter, Engineer/Operator, Captain and Senior Captain will post openings via__ and _______
e-mail message and on the following website http://hfdapp.houstontx.gov/HFDTransfer.
Paramedic, EMT, TRT, HMRT, and ARFF). Any new positions open in the above ranks will be posted for a minimum of
fifteen (15) calendar days. If the 15th day falls on a weekend or holiday, the posting period will be extended to the next business day
District Chief assignments are
The position of District Chief may be announced and/or filled at the discretion of the
The Fire Chief
Members will not be allowed to submit or cancel a transfer request after______
15:00 hours on the last day of the posting. Members shall not call the PAO concerning posting results.
If any District Chief wishes to disapprove the transfer request, the reasons must be submitted in writing to the Executive Assistant Chief of Emergency Response or designee within
seven (7) calendar days of the end of the posting
If any District Chief wishes to disapprove the transfer request,The following criteria must be considered for denial requests:
Any Overall Appraisal Rating of 2.99 or less on two (2) consecutive Employee Performance Evaluations immediately prior to the transfer request. Three or more AWOL occurrences within the previous six months. Three or more late occurrences within the previous 6 months. Any sustained complaint that resulted in discipline (as defined by Local Government Code 143) as a result of an OIG/Staff Services investigation within the previous 12 month period.
Transfers awarded as the result of transfer requests for old openings will be post-dated for a period of
21 days to allow the incoming or outgoing District Chiefs the opportunity to request disapproval of the transfer
Members must make their transfer request by
station number, shift, and apparatus/unit. (i.e. EMS unit, TRT, HMRT, or ARFF)
All transfer requests shall be for that
posting period only
When a member is granted a personal transfer, the member will not be allowed to request a transfer for a period of
For the purpose of calculating the one (1) year period, the closing date of the
posting period upon which the transfer is awarded will be considered the first day of the one year period
Eligible members who are blocked by the transfer program should contact the
transfer office via email at HFDPAO@houstontx.gov to confirm their eligibility to transfer
Fire Fighters that are being promoted to Engineer/Operator will be assigned to an
EMS unit as their first assignment
When placing newly promoted members,___will be filled first based on seniority or ranking of the promotional lis
If old positions are not available, the PAO will administratively transfer the newly promoted member to a
If temporary positions are not available, the PAO will administratively place the newly promoted member to a
Engineer/Operator and Fire Fighter Paramedics,when requesting removal from an ALS unit, the member must have prior approval in writing from the_____
Assistant Chief over EMS with a copy sent to the PAO prior to the posting closing.