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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
08 of 2018
Director of Public Works

Director of Public Works

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 Responsibilities

  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
9 March 2018
9 March 2018 Public Works Department
GG 02 of 2018
Senior Executive Officer (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Senior Executive Officer (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Office of the Supervisor of Election

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide professional and executive support to management in an efficient and effective manner for office related matters. SEEKING TO RECRUIT INTERNAL OFFICERS ONLY.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the department through administrative and/or secretarial support and the supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Provide professional frontline service to clients.
  3. Schedule and attend meetings, record and report minutes as required.
  4. Draft, type and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  5. Administer and maintain systems and records ensuring the security of data.
  6. Assist/Provide research support as required.
  7. Provide assistance to the Supervisor of Elections and carry out duties in accordance with the election laws to include:

                    a. preparing for and conduct electoral exercise

            b. prepare, vet and finalize the Register Voters

                    c. keep custody of and distribute all forms and preliminary voters list to members of the public

                    d. ensure all materials for polling day are available for distribution

                    e. selection of suitable candidates for presiding officers and poll clerks and assist with their training

                    f. ensure all outlets have a supply of registration forms and receive completed applications and   

                      process them

8. Perform 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 Ministry/Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Management or related field
  • Three (3) years working 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 interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
7 March 2018
7 March 2018 Office of the Supervisor of Election
GG 01 of 2018 (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)
Office Generalist I

Office Generalist I

House of Assembly

INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with frontline and/or courier duties, to ensure professional customer service is provided to the Ministry/Department and public at all times. SEEKING TO RECRUIT INTERNAL OFFICERS ONLY.

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. 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 documents.
  12. Perform various messenger duties including:
    1. Delivering and collecting mail/documents to and from various Government and private organisations and members of the House of Assembly in accordance with the established guidelines and Standing Orders.
    2. Maintaining the Department’s vehicle according to the Office Procedural Guide and the Motor Vehicle Procurement and Use Policy Government of the Virgin Islands, 2010.
  13. Perform 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 Ministry/Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) year working experience
  • Valid BVI driver’s licence (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
28 February 2018
28 February 2018 House of Assembly
7 of 2018
Public Health Officer I/II (Health Surveillance)

Public Health Officer I/II (Health Surveillance)

Ministry of Health & Social Development

Role Summary

The successful applicant will advise on all matters related to nursing to ensure local standards of nursing education and practice meets international and World Health Organisation standards.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Develops, implements and evaluates social marketing campaigns.
  2. Conducts/participates in research and development initiatives which enhance population health service planning and outcomes.
  3. Partners and collaborates with other government and non-government agencies to create environments which support healthy populations.
  4. Collects health and other data (consolidated in trends) for purposes of monitoring and early warning.
  5. Develops contingency and operational plans for prompt response to health alerts.
  6. Develops alternative service models to meet changing population health needs.
  7. Research, analyse and prepare reports and advice.
  8. Makes presentations to other service agencies and the public in order to increase awareness of programme services.
  9. Manage and implement essential public health research by developing and maintaining relationships with all reporting sites in order to facilitate timely and accurate reporting and information dissemination.
  10. Develop and maintain appropriate reporting, follow up and investigation of communicable, non communicable diseases and events/occurrences in order for actions to be taken to reduce morbidity and mortality levels.
  11. Assist in research and data analysis using health and statistical software in order to provide evidence based information.
  12. Assist with improving the quality and timeliness of surveillance systems in order to be able to identify disease outbreaks promptly.
  13. Assist in training professionals in order to facilitate an increased awareness of the information environment issues.
  14. Assist in the development and implementation of disease control activities and programs as well as preparedness and mitigation plans for communicable disease and other health related emergencies or disasters in order to reduce mortality and morbidity levels.
  15. 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, Health Information Management or related field
  • Three (3) of five (5) years related experience
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and policies
  • Sound knowledge Epidemiology principles
  • Sound knowledge of Health Information Management
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
28 February 2018
28 February 2018 Ministry of Health & Social Development
6 of 2018
Waste Management Officer

Waste Management Officer

Department of Waste Management

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist to coordinate, assist and report on waste management field activities in a competent and efficient manner to ensure departmental objectives are met.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Investigates and reports on complaints received from the general public to ensure action is taken to remedy  problems in a timely manner.
  2. Monitors and supervises landfill site operations throughout BVI to ensure correct procedures are adhered to.
  3. Assists with preparation, approval and regular inspections of time sheets to ensure staff records are correct.
  4. Liaises daily with Senior Supervisor and Assistant Manager to coordinate and monitor clean-up activities throughout BVI to ensure timely resolution.
  5. Checks the condition of public structures of the Department and to take remedial actions as necessary to ensure structure safety.
  6. Assists Port Entry Custom officials with documentation and clearance procedures as required to ensure Custom efficiency.
  7. Performs any other duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officers in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health
  • Two (2) years working experience in Waste Management or related field
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of relevant computer software applications
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Good supervisory and managerial skills

 

28 February 2018
28 February 2018 Department of Waste Management