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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
Senior Marine Surveyor

Senior Marine Surveyor

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry

CONTEXT

The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) seeks to ensure that Virgin Islands ships can safely, securely, and efficiently enjoy the freedom of the seas, and the support of a vigorous and effective Maritime Administration through maritime polices and implementation and enforcement of regulations. VISR is a member of the British Ensign Group of Registries.  The safety, pollution prevention and maritime security standards maintained on the Virgin Islands Vessels are equivalent to the common standards maintained by the Red Ensign Group.   

 

ROLE SUMMARY

The successful applicant will:

  • Be responsible to Chief Marine Surveyor for the safety aspects on VISR registered vessels and other vessels operating in the Virgin Islands waters.
  • Undertake surveys on ships for flagging-in to VISR, carries out safety surveys under IMO conventions, ISM Audits, Maritime Security (ISPS Code) Audits, MLC 2006 and Marine Casualty investigations.
  • Provide technical information to the Chief Surveyor, BVI Government and the Maritime Industry on maritime matters.
  • Conduct examinations for Marine Engineering qualification

REQUIREMENTS

  • Chief Engineer Officer (Motor or Combined Steam) (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency;
  • 3 years’ experience as a Chief Engineer on a ship with  propulsion  power  >3000 kW;
  • 5 years’ experience as an Engineer Surveyor in a leading flag state administration;
  • Chartered Engineer (C. Eng) Status with the Engineering Council, U.K. or equivalent.

OR

  • Bachelor of (Science)Engineering in Naval Architecture
  • Professional status as Chartered Engineer (through a professional body such as RINA)
  • Minimum of five years post qualification experience as a Ship Surveyor with a national maritime Administration or a major Classification Society

 

16 September 2016
16 September 2016 Virgin Islands Shipping Registry
MCW 19 of 2016
Maintenance Officer I/II

Maintenance Officer I/II

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the maintenance of department resources to ensure the effective and efficient management of the department.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist with the maintenance of any electrical, mechanical, plumbing, air conditioning, painting, building and furniture repairs and maintenance works is completed in a timely manner in order to maintain the health and safety of others.
  2. Maintain an inventory of tools and supplies in order for a requisition to be made for ordering the required resources in a timely manner.
  3. Evaluate, analyse and make recommendations in relation to problem areas to the Director in order for effective solutions to be made.
  4. Supervise the activities of the road making crew including maintain daily time and attendance records in order for effective department management.
  5. Complete annual Performance Appraisal’s for assigned officers in order to facilitate effective professional development.
  6. Prepare periodic reports on works completed and conduct monthly unit meetings in order to facilitate effective information flow.
  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 Ministry/Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Certificate or its equivalent
  • Three (3) to seven (7) years’ experience in the field
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of standard practices, tools, equipment and methods of trade
  • Ability to read building specifications, blueprints and as-builds
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills  

 

16 September 2016
16 September 2016 Public Works Department
72 of 2016
Clerk of Works

Clerk of Works

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will supervise the drafting of plans, coordinate activities on building projects and assist the Building Supervisor in management of the Building Maintenance section.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Inspect projects for compliance with contract plans, specifications, standards, permit/code requirements and other local requirements.
  2. Prepare and maintain a variety of construction records including daily reports, as builts and force account logs to ensure complete and accurate records are available for reference.
  3. Calculate, measure and document all items of work performed for contract payments to ensure efficient use of resources.
  4. Ensure compliance with building regulations and principles and to ensure a safe working environment and acceptable quality of work is delivered.
  5. 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

  • Associates Degree in Construction Technology or related field
  • Diploma in Construction Technology or equivalent
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the construction industry or related field
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to construction
  • Sound knowledge of building and civil engineering principles, practices and methods
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, plans and specifications
  • Sound knowledge of construction surveying practices and requirements
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer application
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player
16 September 2016
16 September 2016 Public Works Department
71 of 2016
Superintendent

Superintendent

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will supervise the daily duties of staff relating to construction and maintenance of public buildings, roads, bridges, drainage, culvert placement and retaining walls.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the unit and the supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Maintain and construct roads, buildings, ghuts, drains and bridges on and manage the Public Works Department office on the assigned Sister Island in an efficient and effective manner.
  3. Manage construction projects and maintain and construct roads, buildings, ghuts, drains and bridges to ensure that correct policies and procedures are being followed and to ensure the health and safety of all employees at all times.
  4. Maintain inventory records of equipment, tools and supplies and a stockpile of material necessary, prepare requisitions for tools, materials and supplies as needed to enable the duties of the Department to be carried out in a timely and efficient manner.
  5. Prepare relevant reports on the activities of the assigned area.
  6. Perform some administrative duties including keeping a daily log of tasks, preparing reports, preparing material and supply lists based on job requirements.
  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

  • Certificate or Diploma in Construction management
  • Five (5) years’ experience in construction or related area
  • Two (2) years supervisory experience
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of Civil Engineering
  • Sound knowledge in Project Management
  • Ability to read and interpret blue print
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills 
  • Good supervisory and managerial skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player
16 September 2016
16 September 2016 Public Works Department
70 of 2016
Surveyor I/II/III

Surveyor I/II/III

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide assistance in the department to ensure all survey related matters are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensures the smooth and efficient operation of the department and the supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Administers surveys and computations to final approved plan and utilizes GPS for control and for the execution of surveys in a timely manner.
  3. Researches, plans and administers Cadastral, Topographic, GPS and Control Survey efficiently.
  4. Assists in the training and mentoring of trainees to ensure a high standard of skill and knowledge is gained.
  5. Analyses and adjudicates un-demarcated boundaries, boundary disputes, survey boundaries and land disputes in conjunction with the Registrar of Lands to ensure efficiency.
  6. Prepares application to Planning Authority for subdivision approval ensuring accuracy.
  7. Administers and maintains records and systems ensuring security of data.
  8. Performs as expert witness in court cases as required professionally and efficiently.
  9. Keeps abreast of developments in the field of quality improvement and quality assurance.
  10. Conduct periodic inventory of equipment and supplies to ensure all equipment is in full working order and supplies are well stocked.
  11.  Assist with the survey’s budgetary preparation and monetary the expenditures to ensure accurate and realistic.
  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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Land Surveying or related area
  • Two (2) to Six  (6) years practical experience in surveying
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of AutoCAD, use of GPS and Total Stations Surveying equipment
  • Good to Sound knowledge and use of Geographical Information Systems, ArcG.I.S or related software
  • Good to Sound knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Good to Sound organisational and supervisory skills
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant software applications
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
16 September 2016
16 September 2016 Public Works Department
69 of 2016
Quantity Surveyor I/II/III

Quantity Surveyor I/II/III

Public Works Department

Role Summary 
The successful applicant will provide assistance within the unit to ensure all quantity surveying related matters are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Prepare Bill of Quantities, Tender Documents, Contract documents, cost estimates for building and infrastructure works efficiently.
  2. Assist in the pre-qualification of Contractors for infrastructure projects to ensure Contractors are qualified to carry out the job.
  3. Assist in the evaluation and recommendation of tenders for Government Contracts to ensure the best price is accepted without extracting on quality.
  4. Determine unit rates for merchandise utilised by the Department and other government departments.
  5. Evaluate contractors work, submit payment requests and prepare certificates for payment to ensure a high standard of work has been completed and payment is made.
  6. Prepare cost reports at the end of each project to ensure figures for future records and prepare final accounts and documents as required for closing out contracts.
  7. Assist with settlement of disputes between contractors and clients.
  8. Administer and maintain records and systems ensuring security of data.
  9. Conduct labour and material assessments to ensure efficiency.
  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 Quantity Surveying or related field
  • Two (2) to five (5) years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor
  • Good to Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good to Excellent knowledge of contract forms such as FICIC, AIA, JCT and FIDIC
  • Good to Excellent knowledge of Engineering, Construction, Architecture and Land Surveying principles
  • Good to Excellent knowledge of project management, cost estimating, forecasting techniques
  • Good to Excellent knowledge of construction industry and the built environment
  • Good to Sound knowledge of relevant computer software applications
  • Good to Sound analysis and decision-making skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player
16 September 2016
16 September 2016 Public Works Department
68 of 2016
Civil Engineer I/II/III

Civil Engineer I/II/III

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will prepare construction designs and inspect construction projects to ensure conformity to Building Codes and to support the Department in meeting its objectives.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Design and prepare detailed engineering drawings in accordance with relevant codes and standards.
  2. Supervise and oversee the planning, design and construction of civil engineering projects to ensure adherence to building codes and regulations and that adequate levels of standards are maintained
  3. Prepare annual report for budget and expenditure to ensure financial targets and requirements are met in the Section.
  4. Prepare, design and estimate costs for Government infrastructure projects to ensure implementation within budget and schedule.
  5. Prepare Gantt Charts for project management purposes to ensure projects are implemented within budget and schedule.
  6. Liaise with relevant officers to ensure flow of information.
  7. Provide technical training and assistance as required.
  8. 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 Civil Engineering
  • One (1) to five (5) years’ experience
  • Good to Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Basic to Sound knowledge of accessibility guidelines and sustainable development principles
  • Good to Excellent knowledge of managing construction projects
  • Excellent knowledge of infrastructure civil engineer design standards, codes and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of road construction and engineering
  • Ability to prepare and produce technical drawings
  • Basic to Sound knowledge of  Microsoft Project, Civil 3D, Auto CAD, and related CAD programs to include road overlay application
  • Ability to prepare and produce technical drawings
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Good to Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Good to Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player
16 September 2016
16 September 2016 Public Works Department
67 of 2016
Deputy Director (Engineering)

Deputy Director (Engineering)

Public Works Department

Role Summary 

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

Main Responsibilities

  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 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 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
16 September 2016
16 September 2016 Public Works Department
75 of 2016
Senior Labour Officer

Senior Labour Officer

Labour Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will oversee the daily operations of the Unit and ensure that work permits are processed.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Unit through management of daily operations for work permit applications, to include:

a. Review all work permit applications for final screening to ensure completion of applications and supporting documents

b. Conduct in-depth interviews with employers and applicants to ensure in-depth knowledge of the vacancy

c. Investigate and follow up information that is needed to assist in the decision-making process

d. Interact with the Placement Officer to determine if BVIslanders are available to fill positions before processing the work permit application

e. Prepare accurate work permit sheets for each work permit application before the application is given to the Labour Commissioner to save future time and effort.

f. Provide information and advice to customers concerning compliance of the Labour Code as it pertains to work permits in a professional and accurate manner

  1. Draft and type correspondence and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  2. Administer and maintain systems and records ensuring security of personnel data.
  3. Respond to telephone inquiries in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.
  4. Administer administration duties such as statistical reports, filing and data entry as required.
  5. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Human Resources or related field
  • Three (3) years working experience
  • Valid BVI driver’s license
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies
  • Sound interpersonal skills including counselling and interviewing techniques
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
9 September 2016
9 September 2016 Labour Department
74 of 2016
Senior Administrative Officer

Senior Administrative Officer

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the 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 Department’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. Assist with the oversight of accounting functions.
  7. Maintain records and inventory levels for the department ensuring supplies are in stock, liaise with local and overseas suppliers and vendors and prepare requisition ensuring accuracy.
  8. Assist in the preparation of the department annual budget to ensure efficient management of the department.
  9. Ensure that the department’s compounds are up kept and that the procedures and guidelines for visiting sister islands are upheld to ensure the health and safety of others.
  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/Management, Public Administration or related field
  • 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
9 September 2016
9 September 2016 Public Works Department

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