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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
4 of 2019
Deputy Director (Engineering)

Deputy Director (Engineering)

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assists the Director in planning, organizing and directing the activities of assigned divisions. Assists other ministries and Departments on relevant matters.  Ensures technical outputs of the sections are executed according to established procedures and guidelines.

Main Responsibilites

  1. Assist the Director with planning, developing and implementing Government projects in order to contribute to the effective management of the department.
  2. Assist with coordinating technical and feasibility studies undertaken by the Department.
  3. Assist with the management of the day-to-day activities of the Department to ensure that work is carried out in a timely manner, as well as monitoring the efficient use of resources.
  4. Prepare reports on projects supervised by the Department to provide substantive data measuring performance on an ongoing basis.
  5. Represent the Director at various meetings to ensure representation of the department and its interests.
  6. Assist with the development of training programmes for assigned division to aid the professional development of the department’s staff.
  7. Draft memorandums, letters, Cabinet papers and other correspondences as required, ensuring the consistency and accuracy of external correspondence.
  8. Act in the absence of the Director. 
  9. Assist with the preparation of the Department’s Annual Budget.
  10. Assist with the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for staff.
  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. Execute projects in accordance with the industry standards.
  13. Prepare designs and construction documents for roads, bridges etc. throughout the Territory.
  14. Prepare briefs for consulting engineers and monitors their services.
  15. Supervise construction projects as required.
  16. Develop and implement engineering standards.
  17. Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor or senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related area 
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in related area
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures 
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant computer applications 
  • Sound knowledge of accessibility guidelines and sustainable development principles 
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software applications, including AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws 
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills 
  • Sound oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent research, analytical and decision making skills 
  • Excellent supervisory and management skills

 

31 January 2019
31 January 2019 Public Works Department
3 of 2019
Director

Director

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide leadership and guidance in all aspects of the day to day activities of the Department. Manages the budget and expenditure. Plans, develops and implements Government projects.

Main Responsibilties

  1. Serve as chief advisor to the Government on matters relating to the department so that specialist, expert   advice is available for the Government to call upon.
  2. Develop and present a reform strategy for the modernization of the Department in line with successful industry models, to streamline and improve its internal processes, as well as the public/private sector interface necessary for its continued effectiveness. Oversees the development of a succession plan for the Department.
  3. Exercise general supervision over professional, supervisory and technical staff. Confer with and advise the Deputy Director and division heads on problems relating to the activities and their divisions in order to resolve issues in a timely and amicable fashion.
  4. Plan, develop and oversee implementation of projects. Coordinate activities with other departments and outside agencies, as necessary in order to contribute to the effective management of the department.
  5. Oversee the review process for compliance with contract requirements, development standards and other regulations and standards accordingly.
  6. Investigate and recommend changes to policies, legislation and service delivery that would enhance the functioning of the department.
  7. Consult with staff on grievances, conflicts, and other personnel matters. In collaboration with the any relevant Human Resources staff, approves the selection of the employees within the Department in order to maintain a dynamic and appropriate workforce.
  8. Evaluate the work of division heads and support staff; identify training needs; provide counseling as needed. Counsel employees on performance and adjust assignments and training for developmental purposes to aid with the professional development of staff within the department.
  9. Review operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals, and whether government operations or programmes are being carried out as planned to ensure continuous review that operations and projects will result in the intended outcome efficiently.
  10. Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
  11. Serve as the Accounting Officer for the Department.
  12. Prepare and manage the Department’s Annual Budget.
  13. Ensure the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff.
  14. Develop and implement strategic plans.
  15. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
  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

  • Master’s Degree Business Administration, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or a related field
  • Seven(7) years’ experience in related area
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Sound knowledge of relevant computer software applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player
  • Excellent supervisory and managerial skills

 

31 January 2019
31 January 2019 Public Works Department
MCW 08 of 2019
Mechanical Inspector I/II (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Mechanical Inspector I/II (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

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 Qualiifications

  • 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
31 January 2019
31 January 2019 Department of Motor Vehicles
MCW 07 of 2019
Licensing Clerk I/II (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Licensing Clerk I/II (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

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. Perform cashier duties in the department to ensure the smooth processing of applications and collection of fees.
  2. Assist customers with the completion of any relevant forms to ensure the smooth processing of applications.
  3. Prepare and process the relevant forms and paperwork to complete related financial accounting processes.
  4. Maintain records relevant to the specific department and keep filing up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
  5. Greet and assist visitors and clients in a friendly and professional manner to facilitate effective communication and customer service.
  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 equivalent
  • One (1) to 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
  • Basic knowledge of accountancy principles and procedures
  • Basic 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 skills
31 January 2019
31 January 2019 Department of Motor Vehicles
GG 2 of 2019
Office Generalist I (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Office Generalist I (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Supreme Court

Role Summary

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

Main Responsibilities

  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. Updates and maintains 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 documents.
  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 Ministry/Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent  
  • One (1) year working experience 
  • Valid BVI driver’s license , if applicable
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • 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 organizational skills   
  • Good oral and written communication skills 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player

 

28 January 2019
28 January 2019 Supreme Court
GG 1 of 2019
Human Resources Records Clerk (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Human Resources Records Clerk (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Department of Human Resources

Role Summary

The successful applicant will perform record management and clerical duties in an efficient and competent manner to ensure the daily operations run efficiently.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Maintain and manage the filing system to ensure accurate and well-organised document management for the Ministry, including:
    1. Bring up files for action, forward to relevant officer and put away all files
    2. Create new files and volumes as required, record on and maintain file index
    3. File incoming correspondence on appropriate file, cross-reference as necessary
    4. Maintain reference book and record file movement
    5. Retrieve files for members of staff and request overdue files as necessary
    6. Review files to ensure all outstanding matters have been dealt with and take necessary action
    7. Provide general records management assistance to the Ministry
    8. Archiving inactive files
  2. Answer, screen and transfer calls appropriately, record messages and distribute to officers.
  3. Provide professional frontline service to clients.
  4. Administer and maintain systems and records ensuring the security of data.
  5. Assist with photocopying, typing, drafting and proof-reading of routine correspondence as necessary to assist officers in performing their jobs appropriately.
  6. Maintain and assess the records.
  7. Assist with the recruitment process by preparing employment applications for review by departments.
  8. Prepare relevant correspondence to applicants to ensure the recruitment process runs efficiently.
  9. Monitor the Department’s general email account and perform the necessary actions to ensure all correspondence is addressed in a timely manner.
  10. Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor or management in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Certificate in Records Management (preferred)
  • Three (3) years related experience
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of Records Management
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Good knowledge of relevant computer software applications
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure

 

28 January 2019
28 January 2019 Department of Human Resources
2 of 2019
Building Supervisor

Building Supervisor

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will supervise the staff in the Building Maintenance section and to maintain all Government Buildings to ensure the department meets its objectives in a professional and timely manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the unit and supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Assist with the preparation of the annual budget as well as controlling and monitoring expenditure for the department to ensure it does not incur excessive costs.
  3. Check methods and quality of materials used and keep records of construction activities and submit reports monthly to ensure appropriate records are maintained.
  4. Ensure that all safety rules and regulations are adhered to on construction sites and ensure to wear safety equipment to mitigate the chance of accidents occurring.
  5. Prepare simple bill of quantities for assigned building maintenance projects to ensure the correct materials are available upon request.
  6. Prepare simple sketches and measurements to assist with costing of assigned projects.
  7. Assist with the coordination of meetings, training sessions and workshops to ensure awareness of policies and procedures.
  8. Perform some administrative duties including keeping a daily log of tasks, preparing reports, preparing material and supply lists based on job requirements.
  9. 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 Building Construction/Technology or related field 
  • Three (3) years working experience in Building Construction Management/Supervision or related area
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures 
  • Sound knowledge of Building Construction and Maintenance and the materials used 
  • Sound knowledge of computer aided drawing programs (Auto CAD) as well as knowledge of reading and interpreting Blue Prints 
  • Excellent analysis and decision-making skills 
  • Sound oral and written communication skills 
  • Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player
  • Good supervisory and managerial skills

 

25 January 2019
25 January 2019 Public Works Department
MCW 06 of 2019
Electrician II (Buildings) (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Electrician II (Buildings) (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will ensure all electrical installations, repairs and maintenance services are carried out safely and accurately to maintain an effective electrical service to the Department. 

Main Responsibilities

  1. Perform the following electrical services to ensure a safe and well-functioning work environment within the Department:

a) Manage the operation and maintenance of electrical installations including new electrical connections, as well as electrical repairs and maintenance on existing electrical connections

b) Execute a monthly preventative maintenance service program.

  1. Assist in carrying our road and bridges maintenance duties assigned to the Unit
  2. 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 Qualfications

  • High School Certificate or equivalent 
  • Certificate in electrical engineering 
  • Five (5) years’ experience as a practicing electrician or related area
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures 
  • Ability to understand electrical codes 
  • Sound knowledge of Electrical Distribution
  • Good knowledge of AC Operation 
  • Good knowledge of Pump and Motor repair
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills 
  • Ability to care and maintain tools and equipment assigned 
  • Sound oral, reading and written communication skills  
  • Sound interpersonal skills

 

25 January 2019
25 January 2019 Public Works Department
MCW 04 of 2019
Labourer I (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Labourer I (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will  maintain the department’s facilities and equipment in order for the department to run efficiently. 

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the maintenance of the department’s facilities and equipment through carrying out repairs as required.
  2. Place safety signs in work areas on a daily basis to ensure the health and safety of others.
  3. Maintain Government buildings and road ways by patching and spreading asphalt along road ways, cutting bushes and trim tree limbs, cleaning and clearing ghuts and drain, mixing concrete and paints and ensuring sufficient stocks of materials and supplies in order to maintain and effective maintenance and repair programme.
  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 diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) year working experience in a related area
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of the use of basic tools –shovel, rake, saw, cutlass, weed trimmer etc. 
  • Basic interpersonal skills
  • Basic oral and written communication skills
  • Basic time management and organisational skills   

 

25 January 2019
25 January 2019 Public Works Department
MCW 03 of 2019
Carpenter I (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Carpenter I (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will  perform major and minor maintenance and repairs on assigned Government Buildings – Interior and Exterior. 

Main Responsibilities

  1. Repairs and installs cabinets, doors, windows, locks etc.
  2. Refurbishes desks, counter tops, cabinets, cupboards, etc.
  3. Repairs drains, spouts and gutters.
  4. Maintains and properly stores all carpentry tools and equipment assigned.
  5. Keeps carpentry workshop and surrounding area clean and neat.
  6. Performs some administrative duties including keeping a daily log of tasks and preparing a preventative maintenance schedule.
  7. 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 
  • Five (5) years’ experience in carpentry or related duties
  • Valid BVI driver’s licence
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent skills in various types of woodcutting and joinery
  • Ability to operate power or manual tools associated with your job
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Ability to read building specifications, blueprints and as-builds
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills  

 

25 January 2019
25 January 2019 Public Works Department

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