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The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is a Department under the Premier's Office of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is responsible for ensuring food is safe, nutritionally sound, produced and harvested in an environmentally sustainable manner that builds resilience to internal and external shocks while contributing to the economic growth, social well-being and protection of the natural environment.  

Vision

To be the key agency in the Virgin Islands for sustainable food security.

Mission

To ensure sustainable production, harvest and supply of safe, high quality food by regulating the agricultural and fisheries sectors.

Our Values

We share the ethical values of the Virgin Islands Public Service, and pledge to be:

  •  Committed - Striving to give our best to every task.
  •  Responsive - Responding effectively to the needs of our clients.
  •  Supportive - Upholding all that is valid or right, giving emotional and moral support to clients and staff.
  •  Respectful - Showing courtesy, consideration, and deference for our clients’ requests.
  •  Open - Being accessible to all clients and staff.
  •  Diligent - Serving our clients with professionalism in a practical, conscientious, rigorous, and timely manner.
  •  Honest - Behaving ethically with integrity, loyalty and candour.
 

List of Services

Agriculture Services | Fisheries Services 

 

List of Forms and Conditions

List of Agriculture Forms | List of Fisheries Forms | Conditions of Importation

Units within the Department

 

Employment Opportunities Within The Department

Closing Date
Accounts Officer I

Accounts Officer I

ROLE SUMMARY

The successful applicant will perform and to assist with daily accounting and administrative functions to ensure that departmental accounting and fiscal records are kept and maintained accurately, and that functions are performed in a timely, accurate and professional manner..

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Ensure diligent performance of accounting functions to ensure that accurate records are kept.
2. Prepare purchase orders and vouchers within a specified timeframe to ensure that internal records for expenses are accurately kept and orders are made.
3. Reconcile invoices and bills to purchase orders before payment so that accurate payments are made.
4. Record all accounting transactions in the vote book.
5. Assist in the drafting of the annual budget.
6. Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements for the Accounting Officer.
7. Prepare and process the relevant forms and paperwork to complete related financial accounting processes.
8. Draft and type correspondence and reports.
9. Research, analyse and prepare reports.
10. Assist with maintaining inventory levels.
11. Liaise with other relevant departments and vendors.
12. Maintain records relevant to the specific department and keep filing up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
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 AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) year working experience in a related area
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of accountancy principles and procedures
  • Good knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Good knowledge of computer programmes used for analysis and databases
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant computer applications
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills

 

Closing Date:
14 October 2022
14 October 2022

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, see below for contact information:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Paraquita Bay,
Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) VG1120

Business Hours:

General Office - Paraquita Bay and Virgin Gorda - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Abattoir - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Airport - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Email Address: agriculturebvi@gov.vg, fisheries@gov.vg

General Office (Paraquita Bay) - 1(284) 468-6123/6124
Veterinary Unit  - 1 (284) 468 - 6197
Virgin Gorda Office - 1(284) 468-6506/6507
Airport Office - 1(284) 468-6449