The department is involved in highly technical aspects in assessing and monitoring of the environment and natural resources in the country. In order to achieve this, DRSRS has retained competent staff in specialized fields that include ecology, taxonomy, soil science, cartography, botany, forestry, natural resource management, geography, GIS, remote sensing, computer science, environmental science, wildlife management, range management, zoology, survey and photogrammetry at either degree or diploma level.
To enhance the skills of the DRSRS, the staff have been continuously exposed to new technologies through short term training within the department and in other related institutions in GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry, computer skills among others.
In addition there are support staff in the fields of human resource management, accounting, procurement, librarianship, secretarial, clerical, telephone operation, drivers among others. These officers have undergone regular training to improve their skills for effective and efficient service delivery.