To work for the Government of the Virgin Islands, you may be a citizen (Virginislander or Belonger), or permanent resident of the Territory or authorized in writing to work in Territory under federal Immigration Act. You will only be asked for proof if an offer of employment is made to you. To work anywhere in the BVI, you need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) which you get from the local Social Security Board.

The Student Employment portal on this website provides convenient access to an array of student work experience, internship and summer employment programs. It also provides access to many programs and supports provided by the government and its partners for youth and new professionals (for example, career advice, labour market information, skills training).

You can go to the ministry website from the home page of the government at www.bvi.gov.vg to find out more information.

A permanent position is one where there is no defined employment end date and the employee receives a benefits package. A temporary position is one that has a defined duration of employment with a contract end date. Depending on the employee group, some temporary positions will come with an additional payment in lieu of certain benefits. Details will be provided under ‘more info’ within the job advertisement.

You will likely not know if you are in conflict of interest for the position until you discuss your concerns with the hiring manager when you receive an offer of employment. Upon acceptance of a job offer and your role as a public officer, you will be required to follow the conflict of interest provisions to ensure that your work and relationships are managed openly, fairly and transparently.

A conflict of interest is any situation where an individual’s private interests may be incompatible or in conflict with their public service responsibilities. A conflict of interest could occur when an individual/company could benefit from their relationship with a public officer. For example, an employee whose brother owns a large construction company is assigned as the lead for a project to select a company to build a courthouse. The brother is interested in the contract.

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.

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