If you are not currently working in the Public Service and are not eligible for a seamless transfer, you may only be considered for vacancy notices which are open to the public and classified as external vacancies. Each vacancy notice will include qualification criteria outlining the minimum education or experience requirements an applicant must possess to be considered to qualified. Follow the instructions provided in the 'How to Apply' section.
Qualified persons who are deemed to belong to the Virgin Islands in accordance with section 2(2) of the Virgin Islands Constitution are given first preference before the appointment of non-Virgin Islanders. In rare cases, non-Virgin Islanders may be hired (appointed) when there are no qualified Virgin Islanders available, unless the appointment is prohibited by law.
The decision to interview may depend on a variety of factors, including your ranking against other candidates, the number of positions being filled and the number of people who applied.
Vacancy notices will include the qualification requirements, such as education and/or experience, certifications, etc. You should review the vacancy notices to determine whether you meet the requirements for the position.
Permanent and pensionable appointments are appointments to an established position with a view of long-term employment and subject to pension benefits. This type of appointment is afforded to Virgin Islanders or those persons we are deemed to belong to the Virgin Islands by virtue of permanent residence or naturalisation.
: New job vacancies may be posted on any day, Monday through Friday, so it is a good idea to check regularly. Go to "How to Apply" for detailed instructions on how to search for the job you want and information on the hiring process. If you can't find what you are interested in, you can ask to be notified by e-mail when new jobs are posted that match the career stream you are interested in. See Job Alert.
An Authorised Officer means a person occupying a designated public office to which the functions of the Governor pursuant to section 92 (8) or 93(3) of the Virgin Islands Constitution have been delegated to. An Authorised Officer may recruit, select and hire employees; administer disciplinary proceedings and develop and implement career and succession plans. The positions designated as Authorised Officers are: the Financial Secretary, Permanent Secretaries, Cabinet Secretary, Attorney General and the Commissioner of Police.
There are 21 salary grades in the Government's pay schedule; each grade has a series of steps. Upon first appointment, you will typically be placed in the first step of the grade for which you are selected, depending on your additional qualifications if in excess of the minimum qualifications advertised in the vacancy notice. Occasionally, exceptions can be made for applicants with hard to find or highly desirable skills. These exceptions are at the discretion of the Director of Human Resources and are not an employee entitlement.
No. The closing date is the last day you can apply for the job. The vacancy notice will specify the acceptance period for electronic submissions or, if a hard copy is required, whether or not your application should be either received or postmarked by the closing date.
Internal vacancies are open only to persons who are currently employed by the Government of the Virgin Islands. Public officers may only apply to internal vacancy notices. Persons not working for the Government of the Virgin Islands are considered external candidates are not eligible for internal vacancies.