The Personnel Department is responsible for the arrangement of physical examinations and background checks to provide employees to the fire department. The department issues conditional employment contingents upon the candidate s certification. It is operated by Scranton City, which operates public works, treasury, fire, law and information technology departments. Its police department safeguards the lives and property of the people and works to reduce occurrence of crime and enhance public safety through the strict enforcement of law. The city s parks and recreation department is responsible for the repair and maintenance of recreational facilities. It also offers traffic control, fleet maintenance and recycling services. The Personnel Department is located in Scranton, Pa.