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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
22 of 2019
Financial Secretary

Financial Secretary

Ministry of Finance

Role Summary

The successful applicant will advise the Minister of Finance on all matters pertaining to fiscal policy and the financial management of the Territory’s monetary resources.

Main Responsibitlities

  1. Serve as the Government’s chief financial advisor to the Minister of Finance and ensures the effective implementation and monitoring of the Ministry’s policies.
  2. Develop and implement strategic plans.
  3. Oversee the Budgetary administration to ensure proper financial control and procedures are being followed during compilation of Operating and Capital Budgets, so that informed advice can be given on the appropriate legislative measures to affect Government’s policies as presented in the Budget.
  4. Advise the Minister of Finance on Public Debt to ensure it is managed efficiently and effectively in the best interest of the Government.
  5. Serve as the Accounting Officer for the Ministry of Finance.
  6. Prepare and manage the Ministry’s Annual Budget.
  7. Ensure that legislation under this Ministry is reviewed and upgraded periodically so that legislation is always consistent, up-to-date, and current.
  8. Ensure the facilitation and organisation of financial arrangements with multilateral banking instructions including local commercial banks and financial institution for the benefit of the Government.
  9. Act as Chief Liaison Officer between Government and the National Development Bank of the Virgin Islands to ensure that all operations, policies and legislation pertaining to the National Development Bank are formulated and operated within Government’s stated policies and priorities.
  10. Ensure that the Social Security Board adheres to established policies and procedures in carrying out their functions to ensure compliance with procedural guidelines so that it remains relevant and responsive to the needs of the contributors.
  11. Advise the Director BVI Ports Authority on the formulation of policy and implementation of policy recommendations to assist the Director in making informed decisions.
  12. Responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the Ministry to maintain the efficient delivery of services across the departments under the Ministry of Finance’s portfolio.
  13. Ensure the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff.
  14. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
  15. Perform any other duties as required by the Honourable Minister of Finance in accordance with established policies as they relate to financial administration and management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Ten (10) years managerial experience in Public Finance or related field
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge in management, finance, accounting, economics and planning statistics
  • Expert knowledge of relevant laws, policies and regulations
  • Expert knowledge of budgeting, international marketing and foreign policy
  • Expert knowledge of relevant financial software packages and computer applications including electronic spreadsheet, database and graphics
  • Expert analytical, negotiating, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent leadership and management skill

 

30 April 2019
30 April 2019 Ministry of Finance
30 of 2019
Commissioner of Motor Vehicles

Commissioner of Motor Vehicles

Department of Motor Vehicles

Role Summary

The successful applicant will to ensure the efficient and effective administration and management of the Department. .

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provide effective leadership of the department, through coordinating departmental activities (such as clerical, inspection, licensing, and registration).
  2. Attend meetings, training sessions and workshops as instructed to ensure awareness of changes to policies or procedures relevant to the role. 
  3. Ensure continual development through formulating procedures and guidelines for the department, and for examining and licensing drivers and registering vehicles in accordance with laws, rules, and regulations; 
  4. Research, analyse and prepare reports and provide advice on relevant areas.
  5. Serve as the Accounting Officer for the Department.
  6. Prepare and manage the Department’s Annual Budget.
  7. Ensure the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff.
  8. Develop and implement strategic plans.
  9. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
  10. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related area
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in a related area
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures  
  • Expert knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies 
  • Excellent knowledge in road transportation and traffic outlay 
  • Excellent investigative and report writing skill 
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment  
  • Good oral and written communication skills 
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills 
  • Ability to work well under pressure 
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
10 April 2019
10 April 2019 Department of Motor Vehicles
29 of 2019
Commissioner of Customs

Commissioner of Customs

Her Majesty’s Customs

Role Summary

The successful applicant will plans and directs the operations of the Customs Department to administer and ensure compliance with Customs laws.  Manages the human, financial and other resources allocated to the Department. Monitors marine traffic in the Virgin Islands and liaises with other enforcement bodies.  Ensures the prohibition of controlled substances.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Administer and ensure implementation of all laws relating to the Customs Department.
  2. Issue general direction and departmental instructions for the guidance of staff and members of the public.
  3. Meet with stakeholders, interest groups and other groups in relation to departmental matters.
  4. Manage the human, financial and other resources allocated to the Department.
  5. Coordinate meetings to ensure that staff is aware of any changes to policies or procedures relevant to the role.
  6. Represent the department in local, regional and international fora.
  7. Serve as the Accounting Officer for the Department.
  8. Prepare and manage the Department’s Annual Budget.
  9. Ensure the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff in the Department.
  10. Develop and implement strategic plans.
  11. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards
  12. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Law Enforcement or a related field
  • Five (5)  to seven (7) years’ experience in senior management position
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, procedures and policies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Expert analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent leadership and management skills

 

8 April 2019
8 April 2019 Her Majesty’s Customs
RDA 03 of 2019
Administrative Assistant (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Administrative Assistant (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

British Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency

Organizational Background

The Government of the Virgin Islands in collaboration with the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) invites qualified and professional applicants to apply for the position of Administrative Assistant.  

Main Responsibilities

1. Answers phones promptly and use good judgment to prioritise the distribution of messages in a timely manner. 

2. Provide general administrative and clerical support including mailing, scanning and copying.

3. Prepare meeting materials and assists with the development of PowerPoint presentations; compiling presentation.

4. Records minutes at various meetings and archives them accordingly. 

5. Prepare and modify documents including correspondences and reports. 

6. Managing and updating workload tracking documents, programme and project budgets.

7. Conduct desk-based research.

8. Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system.

9. Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondences.

10. Assist in resolving any administrative problems.

11. Performs errands to post office and office supply store.

12. Maintain office supplies for department. 

Preferred skills and competencies

 Associate/Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration

 Three (3) years of administrative support experience

 Exceptional customer service skills 

 Requires strong communication skills, both verbal and written, organisational skills, both analytical and problem solving

 Ability to quickly/easily adjust to changing priorities/direction

 Demonstrated experience using requisite software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

5 April 2019
5 April 2019 British Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency
27 of 2019
Senior Administrative Officer (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Senior Administrative Officer (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Ministry of Transportation, Works & Utilities

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the Ministry’s administrative functions to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Maintain, manage and oversee inventory, records and systems.
  2. Assist in the planning and execution of the Ministry’s work.
  3. Provide administrative and specialised support to management and organise events.
  4. Research, analyse and prepare reports and advice.
  5. Prepare correspondences and annual and monthly reports to ensure accurate dissemination of information.
  6. Act as the Secretary for the BVI Taxi Cab Commission in order to maintain the administrative duties of the Commission.
  7. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Public Administration or related field ƒ
  • Three (3) to five (5) years related experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures 
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications 
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills 
  • Ability to work well under pressure

 

5 April 2019
5 April 2019 Ministry of Transportation, Works & Utilities
MCW 16 of 2019
Office Generalist I (Messenger) (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Office Generalist I (Messenger) (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Ministry of Transportation, Works & Utilities

Role Summary

The successful applicant will  assist with frontline and clerical duties to ensure professional customer service is provided to the Ministry/Department and to the public at all times.  

Main Responsibitilies

  1. Answer, screen and transfer calls appropriately, record messages and distribute them to officers to ensure a timely and adequate flow of information.
  2. Perform clerical and data entry functions.
  3. Update and maintain information on computer systems, databases and spreadsheets and in archives.
  4. Assist in processing paperwork, gathering information and verifying data.
  5. Greet and assist visitors and clients in a friendly and professional manner to facilitate effective communication and customer service.
  6. Ensure that all correspondence is collected, delivered and recorded appropriately to facilitate effective information flow.
  7. Assist with the filing of correspondence to keep filing up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
  8. Assist with the preparation of meetings and presentation materials.
  9. Assist with maintenance of minor office equipment to ensure a well-functioning work environment.
  10. Provide clerical support by completing all photocopying, scanning, binding and typing in a timely manner to facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry/Department.
  11. Assist with records management, organisation and retrieval of document
  12. Performs any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • One (1) year working experience  
  • Valid BVI driver’s license (if required)
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good oral and written communication skills  
  • Basic knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer software applications  
  • Basic knowledge of general office procedures  
  • Good time management and organisational skills    
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player
3 April 2019
3 April 2019 Ministry of Transportation, Works & Utilities
MCW 15 of 2019
Accounts Officer I/II

Accounts Officer I/II

Department of Motor Vehicles

Role Summary

The successful applicant will perform and to assist with daily accounting and administrative functions to ensure that departmental accounting and fiscal records are kept and maintained accurately, and that functions are performed in a timely, accurate and professional manner.  

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensures diligent performance of accounting functions to ensure that accurate records are kept.
  2. Prepares purchase orders and vouchers within a specified timeframe to ensure that internal records for expenses are accurately kept and orders are made in a timely manner.
  3. Reconciles invoices and bills to purchase orders before payment so that accurate payments are made.
  4. Records all accounting transactions in the vote book.
  5. Assists with the drafting of the annual budget. 
  6. Assists with the preparation of monthly financial statements for the Accounting Officer.
  7. Prepares and processes the relevant forms and paperwork to complete related financial accounting processes.
  8. Drafts and types correspondence and reports.
  9. Researches, analyses and prepares reports.
  10. Assists with maintaining inventory levels.
  11. Liaises with other relevant departments and vendors.
  12. Maintains records relevant to the specific department and keep filing up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
  13. Performs cashier duties in the department to ensure the smooth processing of applications and collection of fees.
  14. Assists customers with the completion of any relevant forms to ensure the smooth processing of applications.
  15. Maintains accurate records by entering all transactions in the JDE Accounting System and ensuring that daily transactions and vehicle registration cards, transfer and registration forms are filed on an daily basis.
  16. Performs any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Three (3) years’ working experience in a related area
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures 
  • Good knowledge of accountancy principles and procedures 
  • Good knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Good knowledge of computer programmes used for analysis and databases 
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant computer applications 
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skill
3 April 2019
3 April 2019 Department of Motor Vehicles
MCW 14 of 2019
Mechanical Inspector I/Ii

Mechanical Inspector I/Ii

Department of Motor Vehicles

Role Summary

The successful applicant will  examine vehicles and applicant drivers to ensure compliance with traffic safety regulations.  

Main Responsibilities

  1. Inspect all vehicles before licensing to ensure mechanical soundness for safe operation on roads. 
  2. Classify vehicles by weight and measurement to ensure safe usage on roads.
  3. Examine applicants for driving tests in order to ensure that applicants are safe to drive on the Territory’s roads.
  4. Ensure that vehicles in the Territory comply with the appropriate traffic safety regulations in order to maintain the health and safety of others.
  5. Analyse the reports of road accidents in order to determine if they resulted from human or mechanical error.
  6. Performs any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent 
  • Certificate in Auto Mechanics 
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years’ experience in auto mechanics or related area 
  • Valid BVI Driver’s Licence
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures  
  • Good knowledge of auto mechanics 
  • Good oral and written communication skills 
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
3 April 2019
3 April 2019 Department of Motor Vehicles
MCW 13 of 2019
Groundsman (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Groundsman (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Facilities Management Unit

Role Summary

The successful applicant will  assist with maintaining the grounds, tools and equipment in a professional manner in order to facilitate effective grounds management.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Maintain gardens, walkways, parking lots and stairways by cleaning areas on a daily basis and maintaining plants and lawns in order to facilitate effective grounds management and appearance. 
  2. Ensure that tools, materials and equipment are sufficiently cleaned and stored in order to maintain effective use of resources.
  3. Performs any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • One (1) years’ experience in a related field 
  • Valid BVI Driver’s License
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures 
  • Good oral and written communication skills 
  • Sound knowledge of horticulture and gardening equipment 
  • Good interpersonal skills  
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
1 April 2019
1 April 2019 Facilities Management Unit
MCW 12 of 2019
Custodial Supervisor (INTERNAL APPLICANTS)

Custodial Supervisor (INTERNAL APPLICANTS)

Facilities Management Unit

Role Summary

The successful applicant will  assist  supervise the cleaners to ensure they provide a clean, tidy and sanitized environment on a daily basis

Main Responsibilities

  1. Supervise and assign cleaning duties to the full and part time cleaners to ensure they provide a clean and sanitized environment on a daily basis.
  2. Maintain the storeroom to ensure it is adequately stocked and process requisitions for replacement items in a timely manner.
  3. Ensure that contracted vendors are providing services in accordance with their contracted duties and responsibilities.
  4. Performs any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Certificate or equivalent  
  • Five (5) years in related field
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations, Policy and Procedures
  • Basic oral, reading and written communication skills 
  • Sound knowledge and ability in housekeeping, and use of cleaning materials and equipment
  • Basic knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good supervisory skills

 

1 April 2019
1 April 2019 Facilities Management Unit

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