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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands

Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands

Office of the Deputy Governor

See vacancy notice. 

25 August 2017
25 August 2017 Office of the Deputy Governor
GG 09 of 2017
Human Resources Assistant - Compensation and Benefits

Human Resources Assistant - Compensation and Benefits

Department of Human Resources

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide assistance to the Human Resources Manager or equivalent, ensuring that all relevant HR related matters are handled within the Unit.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Unit through administration of daily operations.
  2. Draft, type and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  3. Provide up-to-date advice on HR related matters, procedures and regulations to members of the public and to staff to help them carry out their daily operations.
  4. Assist/Provide research support as required.
  5. Maintain records relevant to the specific unit and also ensure that complete records are available for reference.
  6. Update and maintain information on computer systems, databases and spreadsheets and in archives.
  7. Assist with the preparation of meetings and presentation materials.
  8. Assist with processing paperwork, gathering information and verifying data.
  9. Greet and assist visitors and clients in a friendly and professional manner to facilitate effective communication and customer service.
  10. Assist with the maintenance of the National Health Insurance Plan by performing daily operations and acting as a Liaison Officer.
  11. Assist with the preparation of retirement benefits for retiring officers.
  12. Assist with the administrative functions of supplemental plans and reconcile insurance plans to ensure these operate effectively.
  13. 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

  • 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 relevant computer applications
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
4 August 2017
4 August 2017 Department of Human Resources
45 of 2017
Deputy Chief Information Officer

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Department of Information and Public Relations

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the management of the Department and Public Relation campaigns to ensure departmental goals and objectives are met in a timely and professional manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Department and supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Perform the human resources functions of the Department.
  3. Assist the Chief Information Officer in advising on best practices to ensure that public relations campaigns are implemented and executed professionally.
  4. Design and deliver Public Relations campaigns and activities in support of the Department’s mission and subjects.
  5. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role
  6. Prepare relevant reports on activities of the assigned area.
  7. Assists with the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for staff.
  8. Deputise in the absence of the Chief Information Officer.
  9. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
  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 Mass Communications, Public Relations or related field
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in a related area
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant regulations, laws and policies
  • Sound knowledge of Mass and Media Communications
  • Sound knowledge of the use of computer equipment and relevant computer applications
  • Sound knowledge of all media equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent supervisory and management skills
4 August 2017
4 August 2017 Department of Information and Public Relations
44 of 2017
EAP Counsellor

EAP Counsellor

Department of Human Resources

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide counselling and support services to Government employees and provide operational and administrative support.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Employee Assistance Programme through management of daily operations.
  2. Lead staff development/training, workshops and offers coaching to staff on performance improvements to ensure all staff are given the tools required to operate effectively.
  3. Provide frontline assessment, counselling and referral services by helping employees, supervisors and Department Heads to settle work-related conflicts through providing advice, and recommending solutions to administration when repetition of individual problems indicate negative trends.
  4. Perform confidential intake and screening with individual employees and / or departments for work and non-work related issues and conflicts, triages and review intake in consultation with supervisor in order to resolve issues.
  5. Coordinate and / or plan scheduling of client appointments, mediation, department presentations, training and related functions in an efficient and professional manner to ensure these occur on a timely basis.
  6. Provide employees with Employee Assistance Programme Service information and provide relevant referral information on community resources; coordinate service-wide departmental advertising, promotion of services and distribution of materials to ensure shared knowledge of EAP services.
  7. Ensure that confidential files and records are updated and maintained securely, ensuring that ethical and legal guidelines are maintained.
  8. Perform as a mediator or co-mediator for mediation in work-related disputes as assigned to ensure the flow of communication continues and matters can be resolved.
  9. Supervise and train clerical, support and intern staff in performance of programmatic and administrative activities to encourage the flow of knowledge and techniques.
  10. Research, analyse and prepare relevant reports.
  11. Assist in conducting and documenting exit interviews with employees separating from the Public Service in a professional, timely and effective manner.
  12. Ensure the administration of the unit runs smoothly by efficiently preparing reports and/or minutes, correspondence and ensuring that EAP and other wellness education materials are accessible to all.
  13. Perform 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

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counselling or another social science related field
  • Three (3) years human resources or counselling experience
  • Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Expert personal counsellor in a wide range of personal and work-related areas
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information
  • Interviewing, psychological / development evaluation, conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of psychosocial interviewing and counselling techniques
  • Excellent knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
1 August 2017
1 August 2017 Department of Human Resources
TSC 16 of 2017
Teacher Grade II/III/IV (Mandarin Teacher)

Teacher Grade II/III/IV (Mandarin Teacher)

Department of Education

See vacancy notice attached. 

27 July 2017
27 July 2017 Department of Education
GG 08 of 2017
Cleaner (part-time on Anegada)

Cleaner (part-time on Anegada)

Police Department

Role Summary

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

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provide 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. Perform assigned cleaning duties with due regard to Health & Safety procedures and policies, and with responsibility towards staff and the general public .
  3. Keep inventories for cleaning supplies advising when re-ordering is necessary.
  4. Prepare 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. 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 department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum one (1) year’s work experience in cleaning/housekeeping
  • 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 
25 July 2017
25 July 2017 Police Department
43 of 2017
Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager

Department of Waste Management

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 Department of Waste Management.

Main Responsibilities

  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 Department of Waste Management in order to maintain the efficient delivery of services.
  4. Assists in managing and training staff assigned to the Department of Waste Management 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. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
  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 Environmental Health or related field
  • Five (5) years in senior management within the Public Service
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of waste management and environmental services
  • Good knowledge of Government budget and accounting procedures
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant software applications
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound analytical, negotiating, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound research and report-writing skills
  • Sound leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure well under pressure
25 July 2017
25 July 2017 Department of Waste Management
42 of 2017
Deputy Accountant General (Treasury Management)

Deputy Accountant General (Treasury Management)

Treasury Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will promote, contribute, and facilitate improved financial management by leading and the managing the delivery of effective, efficient and accountable treasury management operations and services ensuring that all related processes and procedures are handled in accordance with established laws, policies and guidelines, and in accordance with Public Service Values, in order for the department to meet its objectives. To provide on-going strategic policy advice and technical support to the Accountant General and the Ministry of Finance.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Work in conjunction with the Accountant General in developing a Medium Term Strategy for the Department for the purpose of ensuring the implementation and efficient operation of appropriate systems, procedures and policies
  2. Coordinate the development and monitor the implementation of annual Work Plans for the Payment and Revenue Units for the purposes of establishing synergies and directing efforts towards alignment with the Department’s Medium Term Strategy.
  3. Monitor the performance of the managers for which direct supervision is provided to ensure the achievement of agreed unit and individual performance targets.
  4. Coordinate the development and monitor the implementation of new initiatives necessary for improving the operational efficiency of the Unit and Department
  5. Assist in ensuring that adequate systems, controls and policies are established and adhered to in all Government Ministries and Departments to ensure Government’s funds are appropriately managed.
  6. Assist the Accountant General in ensuring that all systems and procedures are in place for the closing and opening of the financial year to ensure that revenue and expenditure are captured for the relevant year
  7. Provide guidance in the compilation, preparation and verification of the annual Financial Statements and ensures compliance with set standards.
  8. Advise the Accountant General on critical issues relating to the operations of the Department for the purpose of pursuing remediation plans as required.
  9. Assist the Accountant General with overseeing the effective management of Government funds and the Investment Portfolio of the Government of Virgin Islands.
  10. Lead the operation and management of the treasury management section to ensure proper cash management, cash forecasting, bank account management/banking activities, and to ensure the accurate processing of all payments in accordance with time critical deadlines, internal policies and procedures, and supplier terms and regulations.
  11. Create, maintain and update the chart of accounts of the department on regular basis in line with defined procedures.
  12. Prepare various financial management reports, including trial balances, balance sheets and profit and loss statements in line with defined standards and procedures.
  13. Perform Fund Management duties including maintaining accurate information on pension with various governments and administrations (United Kingdom and Caribbean) and ensuring timely processing of payments to various governments and administrations.
  14. Prepare monthly progress reports for the purpose of providing updates on the duties executed, challenges experienced and initiatives undertaken during the period, for the information of and submission to the Accountant General.
  15. Signs cheques on all Government Operating and Project Accounts and ECCB Operating Accounts.
  16. Partner with various business units to identify, validate and improve cash forecasting.
  17. Support the development and performance of assigned team members through the on-going review of performance and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  18. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role.
  19. Perform any other related duties as required by the Accountant General or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field, from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years managerial experience in Public Finance or related field
  • Professional membership with accounting/financial organization (CPA, ACCA, CA, CIMA, CIPFA, etc.)
  • Excellent  knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of and the demonstrated ability to interpret the relevant laws, regulations and policies
  • Excellent knowledge of financial software packages
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting, finance and debt management
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and analyse government financial accounting transactions and procedures, and provide advice and guidance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management and financial reporting, and demonstrated ability to review and develop financial management policies and procedures   
  • Excellent oral and written communication, and mediation skills
  • Sound knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
25 July 2017
25 July 2017 Treasury Department