The HRD is concerned mainly with identifying the current and future staffing needs of the various departments in the college. It works in coordination with the heads of centers and departments to specify the qualifications and experience required for vacant positions. For instance, when a department has a vacant administrative position, an advertisement will be posted in the mass media and dates for testing and personal interviews will be scheduled. The testing and interview panel includes the HRD, which participates in assessing and selecting candidates.
Upon commencement of service, new recruits report to the HRD and hand in the required documents which include a CV, a passport copy, a copy of local Omani I.D., a copy of the residence card for non-Omani, 2 photos and a copy of their latest qualification(s). These documents are kept in the employee personnel file.