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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
Presiding Judge - Commercial Division of the High Court, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Presiding Judge - Commercial Division of the High Court, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Main Responsibilities:

  1. To hear and determine all claims commenced in the Commercial Division of the High Court, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (‘the Commercial Court ‘) including all interim and other applications made in the course of such proceedings. While the bulk of such claims will be commenced and heard in the Commercial Court sitting in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, the Commercial Court Judge may, at the direction of the Chief Justice, hear claims originating from the six states and wo other UK Overseas Territories which comprise the territorial jurisdiction of the ECSC, wither in Tortola or in the particular state or Overseas Territory in question
     
  2. To constitute and convene a Commercial Court Users Committee comprising representatives of local law firms which regularly make use of the facilities of the Commercial Court (‘the Committee’)
     
  3. To keep under review, in conjunction with the Committee, the functioning of the Commercial Court Registry and to make such recommendations as may seem expedient for ensuring the efficient management of cases proceeding in the Commercial Court
     
  4. To keep under review, in conjunction with the Committee, the practice and procedure of the Commercial Court and to make such recommendations for its development as may seem expedient
     
  5. Before expiration of term, to provide such advice and assistance to a successor Judge as may be necessary to enable a seamless handover

 

Qualifications & Experience:

The suitable candidate should possess at least then (10) years’ experience as a Judge in a Court within the Commonwealth which has Civil jurisdiction in cross-border or International Commercial cases

OR

At least five (5) years’ experience as a Judge in a specialised court dealing with such cases

OR

At least ten (10) years practise as a leading Attorney at Law specialising

28 February 2017
28 February 2017
GG 11 of 2016
Court Clerk

Court Clerk

Commercial Court Division

Role Summary

The successful applicant will perform court related clerical duties to ensure a professional customer service is provided.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Prepare Court lists for the Judges and Master and ensure necessary files listed for hearings are properly routed to Judges and Master to facilitate Court preparation.
  2. Maintain an attendance register for jurors during sittings of the Court.
  3. Attend Court sittings and prepare brief notes for each hearing to ensure preparation is adequate and records are kept.
  4. Circulate Notices of Hearing to relevant attorneys to ensure timely preparation for hearings.
  5. Update and input court files into JEMS to ensure information is recorded.
  6. Handle Lawyer’s queries and assist them with files to ensure all queries are responded to in a professional and timely manner.
  7. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry/Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a related area
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound organisational and time management skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player 
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
16 December 2016
16 December 2016 Commercial Court Division
MHSD 18 of 2016
Cleaner (part-time)

Cleaner (part-time)

Department of Waste Management

Role Summary

The successful applicant will perform laundress and cleaning duties throughout the Department to provide a clean, tidy and sanitized environment on a daily basis.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provides a clean and sanitized working environment on a daily basis by:
    1. Dusting & polishing all surfaces
    2. Sweeping/mopping/vacuuming all floors
    3. Emptying trash bags
    4. Cleaning windows
  2. Performs assigned cleaning duties with due regard to Health & Safety procedures and policies, and with responsibility towards staff and the general public.
  3. Keeps an inventory for cleaning supplies advising when re-ordering is necessary.
  4. Prepares a requisition of cleaning supplies to be ordered and report any faults or incidents to the Supervisor in a timely manner in order to maintain clean, safe and sanitized environment.
  5. Performs any other related duties as required by the 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
  • Good knowledge of cleaning agents and equipment
  • 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 
7 December 2016
7 December 2016 Department of Waste Management
93 of 2016
Environmental Health Officer

Environmental Health Officer

Environmental Health

Role Summary

The successful applicant will inspect the necessary establishments and imports and enforce public health legislation in order to protect the health of the population.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Inspect and collect samples from all necessary establishments and imports to ensure that public health standards are maintained according to regulations.
  2. Advise and educate on environmental health issues to ensure compliance with regulations and the health and safety of others.
  3. Enforce Public Health and any other relevant laws and regulations.
  4. Investigate nuisance complaints to ensure that the public health needs of the Territory are met and provide technical advice.
  5. Assist with the evaluation of the environmental impact assessments of existing and proposed development projects to monitor the environmental health activities in the Territory.  
  6. Participate in legal proceeding in cases which involve offences of public health regulations.
  7. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of Vector Control Unit by:
    1. Developing the annual work plan for implementation of the national Vector Control Programme.
    2. Assisting with the development of administrative and operational policies, standards and procedures related to vector control.
    3. Coordinating the monitoring and surveillance activities related to vector control and vector-borne diseases.
    4. Conducting surveys and assessments of pesticides/insecticides sale and usage by commercial suppliers and pest exterminating companies.
    5. Overseeing data management and technical reports related to the Vector Control Programme.
    6. Supervising the work of Vector Control Unit for efficiency and effectiveness.
    7. Representing the department at events and meetings as necessary.
    8. Serving on the Pesticide Control Board and any other relevant committees, and assisting with the coordination of and tracking of certification and training requirements for Pest Control Operators.
  8. Assist with the preparation of the Environmental Health Division’s budget through inventory/budget tracking and forecasting in areas related to the vector control programme.
  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 Environmental Health/Public Health/Environmental Science/Engineering
  • Three (3) years’ working experience in a related area
  • Valid BVI Driver’s Licence
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of survey methodologies and environmental monitoring techniques
  • Sound knowledge of GIS and VHF radio and other communication equipment or systems
  • Excellent ability to collect, analyse and interpret a wide range of environmental data
  • Excellent research and reporting skills
  • Sound knowledge of social, economic, environmental and cultural issues
  • Sound knowledge of the use of computer equipment and relevant computer applications
  • Sound interpersonal and organisation skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Good supervisory skills
5 December 2016
5 December 2016 Environmental Health
MNRL 04 of 2016
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
5 December 2016
5 December 2016 Department of Agriculture