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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
MNRL 01 of 2017
Veterinary Assistant II (Virgin Gorda)

Veterinary Assistant II (Virgin Gorda)

Department of Agriculture

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the provision of Veterinary Services and Programmes to ensure that the Veterinary Public Health needs of the Territory are met.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Prepare reports, attend meetings and liaise with other departments and agencies as required in order to facilitate effective information flow.
  2. Assist with training sessions and give advice to farmers and Veterinary trainees in order to increase the knowledge of veterinary public health throughout the Territory.
  3. Administer prophylactic and therapeutic measures and respond to farmer’s ambulatory calls in order to facilitate the sustainable development of the Livestock Sector.
  4. Assist with the development and implementation of the animal health and food protection programme to ensure the public health of the Territory.
  5. Perform ante-mortem and post-mortem meat inspections of the abattoir in order to assist in the Veterinary Public Health Programme.
  6. Assist with the overall supervision and, field implementation of the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act. Assist in the prevention of zoonotic and other catastrophic animal disease in to the Territory by verifying documentation, conducting laboratory tests and clinical examination of live animals entering the Territory.
  7. Assist with ensuring compliance with applicable laws and relevant programmes and liaise with relevant agencies and stakeholders.
  8. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any changes to policies or policies relevant to the role.
  9. Respond to farmers’ ambulatory calls.
  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 Ministry/Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma in Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health
  • Three (3) years’ experience in dealing with animal health and disease control programmes in tropical countries
  • Valid BVI driver’s license
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Good knowledge of basic/routine surgical and medication procedures
  • Good knowledge of abattoir operations and meat inspection procedures
  • Good knowledge of common animal diseases/food borne and zoonotic disease/recognition of important and common disease causing organisms; diagnosis, treatment/management, control/prevention
  • Good knowledge of animal related disease: significant, diagnosis and treatment/control/prevention
  • Good knowledge of animal behaviour as well as physical and chemical restraint
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good supervisory and managerial skills
30 March 2017
30 March 2017 Department of Agriculture
16 of 2017
Physical Planner I

Physical Planner I

Town and Country Planning Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist in monitoring development activities in the Territory to ensure orderly and sustainable development of the community.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist in (and occasionally lead) multidisciplinary teams in research tasks as well as in field surveys and accurately record the data using GPS and/or manual means in order to support the activities of the Section.
  2. Provide planning advice to government agencies and the public to promote sustainable development practices.
  3. Report and coordinate the presentation of statistical data in order for effective information flow.
  4. Provide assistance on environmentally sensitive projects as defined by the Physical Planning Act, 2004, including but not limited to, reviewing Impact Assessments and associated documents, conducting site visits and environmental monitoring in order to promote environmentally responsible development.
  5. Deputise in the absence of the Physical Planner II.
  6. Organise multi-disciplinary site visits to review progress on projects.
  7. Liaise with other Departments and Agencies to request input on planning matters and to ensure that a comprehensive view from Government is provided and then assembled.
  8. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role.
  9. Assist with preparing development plans and policies for the Territory to ensure orderly and sustainable development.
  10. Undertake development and/or environmental projects (report writing, assessments, concepts, designs, site visits etc).
  11. 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 Unit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related area
  • One (1) to two (2) years working  experience in planning practice or related area
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of surveys, data collection, and statistical manipulation
  • Good knowledge of urban design and GIS/AutoCAD skills
  • Good knowledge of the planning laws governing the BVI, development planning, development control and enforcement processes
  • Ability to present findings of research logically and write reports
  • Ability to liaise with the public and consultants on questions of development control and development planning
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Good time management and organisational skills 
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player
30 March 2017
30 March 2017 Town and Country Planning Department
15 of 2017
Chief Environmental Health Officer

Chief Environmental Health Officer

Environmental Health

Role Summary

The successful applicant will plans, develops, implements and manages all functions of the Environmental Health Division and promotes sustainability of healthy environmental standards throughout the Territory.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the division and supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Coordinate and direct the Environmental Health activities in order to reduce environmental health risk throughout the Territory.
  3. Develop policies, guidelines, propose legislation and plan for sustainability and enhancement programmes to ensure the enforcement of the Public Health Act and Public Health Regulations.
  4. Liaise with other government departments, private sector as well as special interest and community groups to facilitate effective environmental health information dissemination. 
  5. Serve on boards as required and represent the Government at meetings and conferences in order to development contacts with other agencies and bodies that will be of benefit to National Environmental Health Programme.
  6. Perform inspections and identify environmental risk factors in environmental health programme areas to ensure that residential, public and commercial establishments meet the required standards and mitigate and minimize hazards.
  7. Assist and give direction on the formulation and implementation of strategies to ensure successful education and public awareness on Environmental Health issues.
  8. Prepare and manage the Division’s Annual Budget.
  9. Ensure the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff.
  10. Develop and implement strategic plans for the Environmental Health Programme.
  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 division.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Health or a related area
  • Certificate/Diploma in Public Administration or Management
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years working experience in the environmental health field
  • Valid BVI Driver’s license
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Sound knowledge of epidemiology
  • Excellent knowledge of project management methods
  • Expert knowledge in Environmental Health
  • Sound knowledge of programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Sound knowledge of the use of computer equipment and relevant computer applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
30 March 2017
30 March 2017 Environmental Health
14 of 2017
Chief Surveyor

Chief Surveyor

Survey Department

Role Summary 

The successful applicant will manage the department to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the Survey Department.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensures the smooth and efficient operation of the department and the management of assigned staff.
  2. Undertakes the functions of the Survey Department in order to maintain the efficient delivery of services.
  3. Manages and trains all staff assigned to the Survey Department to ensure their understanding of the functionality of Government, ceremonies and legislation.
  4. Researches, analyses and prepares reports and provide advice.
  5. Liaises with Cartographer for up to date status of CIMS and Survey Plans to ensure efficiency.
  6. Liaises with Senior Surveyors to determine the status of survey request to ensure they are being handled in a timely   manner.
  7. Continues to improve the method of processing, storing and presenting land related data to ensure efficiency.
  8. Optimally uses natural resources to accrue the tools required to function efficiently.
  9. Serves as the Accounting Officer for the Survey Department.
  10. Prepares and manages the Department’s Annual Budget.
  11. Ensures the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff.
  12. Develops and implements strategic plans.
  13. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
  14. 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 equivalent
  • Seven (7) years in senior management within the Public Service
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of Government budget and accounting procedures
  • Expert knowledge of land and engineer surveying aspect of development planning
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant software applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, negotiating, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent research and report-writing skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
30 March 2017
30 March 2017 Survey Department
13 of 2017
Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager

Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the management of the functions of the department to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the Adina Donovan Home.

Main Responsiblities

  1. Ensures the smooth and efficient operation of the department and the supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Assists with the administration of human resources functions.
  3. Assists in undertaking the functions of the Adina Donovan Home in order to maintain the efficient delivery of services.
  4. Assists in managing and training staff assigned to the Adina Donovan Home to ensure their understanding of the functionality of Government and relevant legislation.
  5. Assists with the preparation of the Department’s Annual Budget.
  6. Assists with the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for staff.
  7. Researches, analyses and prepares reports and provides advice.
  8. Deputises in the absence of the Manager.
  9. Attends meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to your role.
  10. Keeps abreast of developments in the field of quality improvement and quality assurance.
  11. 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 Public Health Administration or related field
  • Four (4) years in senior management within the Public Service
  • Registered Nurse
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of Government budget and accounting procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of nursing procedures and practices and their application in caring for the elderly resident
  • Excellent knowledge of health policy, nursing education and administration.
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant software applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, negotiating, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent research and report-writing skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure well under pressure
30 March 2017
30 March 2017 Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly