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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
MNRL 03 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
26 May 2017
26 May 2017 Department of Agriculture
29 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
26 May 2017
26 May 2017 Survey Department
JLSC 02 of 2017
Crown Counsel

Crown Counsel

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide legal advice as well as prosecute cases in order to maintain the integrity of the legal system in a professional manner.

 

Main Responsibilities

  1. Serve as Counsel in the Courts and assist Senior Officers during trials in order to maintain the activities of the Court.
  2. Prepare cases, draft charges and arguments, letters, opinions and legal documents as well as instruct on the preparation, filing and service of these documents to ensure effective and efficient administrative management within the department.
  3. Vet police files for prosecution.
  4. Provide written legal advice to Commissions, Government Ministries and Departments, and attend meetings to provide immediate oral advice on legal matters as required in order to provide timely and professional information.
  5. Attend/Participate in relevant workshops and seminars and assist with presentations when requested in order to represent the Department and ensure awareness of up-to-date legislation, knowledge and information.
  6. Undertake general legal assignments including the drafting and/or vetting of legal matters.
  7. 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 of Laws Degree or equivalent
  • Bar Professional Training Course Certificate (BPTC)
  • Admitted to the BVI Bar or imminent Call or other common law Bar qualifications
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound legal research skills
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
26 May 2017
26 May 2017 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
28 of 2017
Civil Engineer I/II/III

Civil Engineer I/II/III

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will prepare construction designs and inspect construction projects to ensure conformity to Building Codes and to support the Department in meeting its objectives.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Design and prepare detailed engineering drawings in accordance with relevant codes and standards.
  2. Supervise and oversee the planning, design and construction of civil engineering projects to ensure adherence to building codes and regulations and that adequate levels of standards are maintained
  3. Prepare annual report for budget and expenditure to ensure financial targets and requirements are met in the Section.
  4. Prepare, design and estimate costs for Government infrastructure projects to ensure implementation within budget and schedule.
  5. Prepare Gantt Charts for project management purposes to ensure projects are implemented within budget and schedule.
  6. Liaise with relevant officers to ensure flow of information.
  7. Provide technical training and assistance as required.
  8. 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 Civil Engineering
  • One (1) to five (5) years’ experience
  • Good to Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Basic to Sound knowledge of accessibility guidelines and sustainable development principles
  • Good to Excellent knowledge of managing construction projects
  • Excellent knowledge of infrastructure civil engineer design standards, codes and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of road construction and engineering
  • Ability to prepare and produce technical drawings
  • Basic to Sound knowledge of  Microsoft Project, Civil 3D, Auto CAD, and related CAD programs to include road overlay application
  • Ability to prepare and produce technical drawings
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Good to Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Good to Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player
26 May 2017
26 May 2017 Public Works Department
27 of 2017
Information Officer I/II

Information Officer I/II

Department of Information and Public Relations

Role Summary

The successful applicant will be responsible for liaising with the assigned Ministry and related departments for developing Public Relations Campaigns, writing press releases, conducting radio interviews, producing TV programmes and performing other related functions.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ascertain and advise on the communications and social media needs of the department in order to develop and coordinate policies, programmes and public relation activities for special events that will meet the Ministry’s needs.
  2. Draft, edit and proofread materials for internal and external publication and broadcast in order to effective and efficient publicise ministry and department objectives and activities.
  3. Read and review of correspondences, newsletters as well as monitor the media in order to stay up to date with current events and ascertain the success of public relation activities for the department.
  4. Ensure effective project management by supervising support staff, conducting research and producing and managing a working budget in a timely and professional manner.
  5. Conduct, manage and produce broadcast interviews on subjects relating to the Ministry and Departments to ensure effective publicity for the Government.
  6. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Department during the absence of the Chief and Deputy Chief Information Officers.
  7. 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, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field
  • One (1) to four (4) years related experience
  • Sound to Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound to Excellent knowledge of all media equipment
  • Sound to Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Sound to Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
26 May 2017
26 May 2017 Department of Information and Public Relations