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#WSIP - Development Officer (Smart Devices and IoT)

Apply now Agency: MHA - Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
Job no.: 542071
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications, Engineering, Others

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is a uniformed organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The main role of SCDF is to provide fire-fighting, rescue and emergency ambulance services; mitigating hazardous materials incidents, as well as formulate, implement and enforce regulations on fire safety and civil defence shelter matters. 

In 1982, the National Civil Defence Plan was launched which spearheaded the emergency preparedness for the nation. With the enactment of the Civil Defence Act in 1986, the SCDF was established as an independent organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). In the same year, the Hotel New World collapse paved the way for joint operations between the SCDF and Singapore Fire Service (SFS). Due to the similarity in roles and functions, the SCDF and SFS were formally integrated on 15 April 1989. 

Over the years, the SCDF has improved its life saving operations through innovations and programmes to enhance her fire-fighting, rescue capabilities and public education plans. The Light Fire Attack Vehicle (The Red Rhino) and Unmanned Fire-Fighting Machine are some of the customized solutions which the force has developed to increase its operational capabilities. The SCDF also actively engages the local community through its wide-ranging public educational programmes and community-based activities to enhance the resilience and emergency preparedness of the civilian population. 

Today, the Force is recognised by the population as a professional body of well-trained officers and men geared to respond to all types of life-threatening emergencies round-the-clock. An operationally ready SCDF, working hand-in-hand with a prepared and resilient population, helps to ensure that the nation is capable of handling any untoward eventualities.



We are part of Singapore's Home Team. Our mission - to protect and save lives and property for a safe and secure Singapore. When you join us, you join the ranks of an elite team of professionals, entrusted to safeguard the stability of our nation. You make a difference in the lives of our citizens.



You will be part of SCDF’s Transformation and Future Technology Department, which drives initiatives to sharpen our operational edge; enable and empower the community; and institutionalise safety and public protection. You will help to implement SCDF’s smart initiatives such as the Smart Fire Station, which entail the use of smart devices and IoT to create networked frontline responders.


Job Requirements  

- To assist in the implementation of SCDF’s smart initiatives, which entail the issuance of smart devices such as tablets, smart phones and smartwatches

- To craft the strategy for deploying a suite of mobile apps to frontline officers

- To introduce governance mechanisms such as tracking, monitoring, auditing and reporting over SCDF’s smart devices

- To develop and implement procedures for asset management (loss, repair, replacement, systems maintenance)

- To perform on-boarding requirements to mobile platforms, together with counterparts such as Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX), to ensure Force-wide capability at all times

- To review and enhance plans for SCDF’s continued foray into Smart Technology to sharpen SCDF’s operations



1. Relevant background in Computing or Information Systems is advantageous but not necessary. Fresh graudates are welcome to apply.

2. A basic understanding of ICT governance, through prior working experience or internships, would be an added bonus.

3. Willingness to participate in, and enhance governance processes.

4. Interest in the latest developments in technology and the opportunities that technology brings to transformation.

5. Attention to details, and meticulousness in administrative work.

6. Ability to work in a team, and to engage people from diverse backgrounds.

7. Strong writing, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

8. Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills.


If you are shortlisted for the position(s), you should hear from us within 30 days of the closing date of the advertisement.

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