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The Forestry Department is an Executive Agency mandated to effectively manage the country’s forest resources while serving the interests of our various publics. Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to apply for the following position:

Project Officer (Level 6) (Not Vacant)

Basic Salary: $1,758,815.00 - $2,183,484 p.a. plus applicable allowances

Job Purpose:

Under the general direction of the Senior Director, Strategic & Corporate Planning, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating activities and resources in support of all projects that impact multiple departments, systems, or workflows within the Forestry Department.

Key Responsibility Areas:

Administrative Responsibilities

·         Participates in the preparation and review of project work programmes, annual operational plans and budgets;

·         Compiles reports on programme development and implementation for presentation to Government bodies and development partners;

        ·         Ensures collaboration with respective GOJ agencies in the execution of Forest programmes / projects;

         ·         Ensures collaboration with respective organisation and community groups in the execution of projects in need of technical                  assistance from the Agency;

        ·         Manages day-to-day operational aspects of projects and scope;

         ·         Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately;

         ·         Facilitates project team and stakeholder meetings effectively;

         ·         Prepares reports and briefs for project stakeholders, partners and Ministries as requested;


Technical/ Professional Responsibilities

 

·         Assists in planning, coordination and execution of projects as directed

The Forestry Department is an Executive Agency mandated to effectively manage the country’s forest resources while serving the interests of our various publics. Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to apply for the following position in the North West Region (based in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, St. James):

Attendant/Handyman (Level 1)

Basic Salary: $529,309.00 - $646,606.00 p.a. plus applicable allowances


Job Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Forest Manager, North West Region the Attendant undertakes general housekeeping to maintain a clean and tidy environment; delivers correspondence internally and provides refreshment for staff and visitors as required.

 Key Responsibility Areas:

 Housekeeping

§  Undertakes general cleaning of pantry/kitchenette and maintains appliances and utensils in a clean and tidy manner

§  Collects utensils from offices/meeting rooms before the end of each day, clean and store

 

General Cleaning

§  Wipes desks, chairs, cabinets and other furniture and equipment daily

§  Wipes windows and windowsills twice weekly

§  Clean and disinfect telephones at least three (3) times weekly

§  Checks washrooms periodically to ensure they are in a state of cleanliness

§  Checks washrooms periodically and replenish supplies of toiletries as required

§  Sweep/wipe floors when required, especially to clean up spills and obviously soiled areas

§  Empty dustbins, particularly in the absence of the Part time Cleaner(s)

 

Refreshment

§  Prepares and serves refreshment at meetings and other functions as required

§  Prepares and serves hot/cold beverage to staff as required

§  Provides water/ice to designated offices daily

 

Mail

§  Delivers mail to and from the Registry and between Divisions/Sections/Offices as scheduled/requested

§  Assists in the delivery of external correspondence when required

§  Delivers newspaper to designated Officers daily

 

Other

§  Performs photocopy and binding services as required

§  Performs other related duties that may from time to time be assigned

 

Physical and Mental Demands

Frequent standing and walking; occasional bending  

 

Key Competences

§  Good interpersonal skills

§  Effective oral and written communication skills

§  Sound housekeeping skills

§  Knowledge of preparing and serving refreshment

§  Knowledge of how to operate photocopy and binding machines

 

Education/Experience

§  Secondary education

§  Valid Food Handler’s permit

OR

Any combination of equivalent education and experience.

 Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, February 4, 2022 to:

Senior Director, Human Resource Management & Development

Forestry Department

173 Constant Spring Road

Kingston 8

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com

We thank all persons who express an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

FORESTER, CLIENT SERVICES (SOUTH EAST REGION) – LEVEL 6

BASIC SALARY RANGE: $1,758,815.00 - $2,183,484.00p.a. plus applicable allowances

 

Job Purpose:

Under the general direction of the Forest Manager, the incumbent oversees the management of the forests within the forest region and the implementation of specialized programmes and projects relating to forestry management and development within an area,

 

Key Responsibility Areas:

Management/ Administrative Responsibilities

§  Participates in the formulation of Regional Operational plans and the setting of priorities for the Region.

§  Participates in the preparation of the annual budget for the Region.

§  Supervises the work of Forest Technicians and ensures that duties are performed efficiently and effectively.

§  Develops work plans for Forest Technicians ensuring productivity of the Region is optimised.

§  Prepares and submits to the Forest Manager, progress reports on Client Services activities in the Region.

§  Evaluates the performance of direct reports and ensures that performance reports are completed and submitted in accordance with PMAT guidelines.

§  Conducts regular meetings with direct reports and ensures that proper records are kept of all meetings.

§  Represents the Agency at meetings, conferences, workshops locally, regionally and internationally.

§  Mediates in disputes and resolves conflict ensuring proper documentation of issues, concerns and outcomes.

§  Participates in the recruitment process as required.

§  Provides guidance to direct reports through coaching, mentoring, on the job training and assistance as needed.

§  Identifies training and other developmental needs of staff and ensures they are adequately addressed.

§  Participates in the leave approval process in keeping with established human resource policies.

§  Encourages compliance with Agency’s standards, human resource policies and procedures.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manages the welfare and development of staff of the Unit through the application of the performance management system of the Department;
  • Provides guidance to reports through coaching, mentoring and training and support and assistance needed;
  • Ensures that training and other developmental needs of staff are adequately identified and addressed;
  • Recommends sick and departmental leave in keeping with established human resource policies
  • Recommends/administers disciplinary action in keeping with established human resource policies/guidelines.

Technical/ Professional Responsibilities

§  Oversees the implementation of the Private Forestry Programme activities within the Region

§  Liaises with the Private Forestry Programme Co-ordinator in the provision of seeds/ seedlings/ planting material to support Private Forestry Programme

§  Assists with the establishment of new and supports existing Local Forest Management Committees

§  Ensures Forest Technicians provide support to Rural Sociologist in community engagement activities.

§  Collaborates with Rural Sociologist to provide support to the LFMCs and communities

§  Executes the approved recreational activities and eco-tourism initiatives

§  Promotes the implementation of the Urban Forestry Programme

§  Provides technical guidance and assistance for the establishment of trees to our stakeholders within the forest region

§  Ensures technical assistance and documentations are disseminated to client groups and stakeholders within the Region

§  Assists in the implementation of the Agency’s Marketing Programme.

§  Participates in the implementation of public awareness and public education activities within the region.

§  Liaises with the PR&CC Branch in the planning and execution of Agency events within the Region.

§  Requests seedlings for execution of various Client Service activities.

§  Assists Rural Sociologist and LFMCs and other CBOs by making recommendations regarding the identification and implementation of community-based livelihood projects. 

§  Develops and fosters positive relations with stakeholders i.e. Government Entities, NGOs, CBOs, Community Leaders within the Region etc.

§  Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Required Competencies:

The post-holder will be able to demonstrate:


§  excellent leadership and management skills;

§  knowledge of financial management and budgeting;

§  knowledge of the procurement procedures and the Financial Administration and Audit Act;

§  sound analytical and strategic thinking;

§  an ability to analyse and interpret financial and other corporate information for decision making;

§  an ability to exercise sound judgement;

§  an ability to prioritise amongst conflicting demands and make rational decisions based upon a sound understanding of the facts in limited time;

§  knowledge and understanding of corporate functions and their potential strategic contribution;

§  an ability to manage limited resources in order to achieve challenging output targets;

§  sound personal and professional integrity;

§  strong customer orientation skills;

§  strong oral and written communication skills.

§  good computer application skills (e.g. Excel, Power point, Microsoft word)

§  knowledge of projects planning and research techniques

Minimum Required Education and Experience

  • A First Degree in Forestry /Environmental Management or related area/Agriculture;
  • Training in Supervisory management;
  • (4-5) years field experience

OR

  • An Associate Degree /Diploma in Forestry / Environmental Management or related area/ Agriculture/Natural Sciences;
  • Knowledge of projects, Planning and Research Techniques
  • Management Training
  • Training in relevant software applications
  • Five(5) years field experience

 

Any other acceptable combination of academic qualification and related experience.


Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, January 21, 2022 to:

                     Senior Director, Human Resource Management & Development,

                     Forestry Department,

                    173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

                    Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com

We thank all persons who express an interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

 

FORESTER, FOREST MANAGEMENT (SOUTH-WEST REGION) – LEVEL 6

BASIC SALARY RANGE: $1,758,815.00 - $2,183,484.00p.a. plus applicable allowances

 

Job Purpose:

Under the general direction of the Forest Manager, the incumbent oversees the management of the forests and the implementation of specialized programmes and projects relating to forest management and development within the region.

 

Key Responsibility Areas:

Management/ Administrative Responsibilities

§  Assists in the development as well as monitors the implementation of work plans for the Region;

§  Evaluates performance against pre-determined objectives and targets;

§  Supervises the work of staff and ensures that duties are performed efficiently and effectively;

§  Evaluates the performance of direct reports and ensures that performance reports are done on a timely basis, at prescribed intervals and in accordance with PMAS guidelines;

§  Represents the Agency at meetings, conferences, workshops locally, regionally and internationally

§  Mediates in disputes and resolves conflict ensuring proper documentation of issues, concerns and outcomes;

§  Manages the welfare and development of staff of the unit through the application of the performance management system of the department;

  • Provides guidance to reports through coaching, mentoring and training and support and assistance as needed;
  • Ensures that training and other developmental needs of staff are adequately identified and addressed;

§  Administers disciplinary action in keeping with established human resource policies/guidelines.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

       §  Manages the welfare and development of staff of the Unit through the application of the performance management system of the department;

§  Provides guidance to reports through coaching, mentoring and training and support and assistance needed;

§  Ensures that training and other developmental needs of staff are adequately identified and addressed;

§  Recommends sick and departmental leave in keeping with established human resource policies

§  Recommends/administers disciplinary action in keeping with established human resource policies/guidelines.


Technical/ Professional Responsibilities

 §  Co-ordinates and integrates as necessary the implementation of forest management plans in areas assigned determining the allocation of responsibilities and resources for activities;

§  Supervises the forest management and development activities, within the region, in keeping with the forest legislation, forest management plan and effective conservation and protection practices.

§  In collaboration with Forest Science and Technology Services Division, ensures the collection/dissemination of technical data /information

§  Participates in the development of co-management agreements and ensures adherence to these agreements in the execution of the forestry programmes and projects

§  Organises, attends and facilitates public awareness sessions such as workshops, seminars, forest treks, community meetings and field days in collaboration with the Research Officers and the Forest Education and Information Officer,

§  Keeps abreast of developments and changes that may have significant impact on initiatives being undertaken to achieve sustainable forestry development and preservation;

§  Collaborates with Enforcement officers;

§  Collaborates with other GOJ agencies in the development and implementation of forestry related programmes and projects

§  Oversees the forest inventory activities including standing volume assessments/measurement and documentation of data/information;

§  Recommends, where necessary, the training of Forest Technicians in data collection methods and techniques;

§  Oversees the felling and extraction of forest trees and products in accordance with licences and harvesting technique/methods;

§  Trains and leads Forest Technicians and other forest workers in activities such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires and maintaining recreational facilities;

§  Oversees the survey, measurement and mapping of access roads and forest areas such as cut over areas and experimental plots;

§  Oversees the surveying of prescribed areas in accordance with regional work plans;

§  Supervises the implementation of disease and pest control programmes.

§  Oversees the implementation of good silvicultural practices within the Forest Region

§  Liaises with the civil works engineer and supervises the civil works activities /projects within the Forest Region.

 

 Required Competencies:

The post-holder will be able to demonstrate:

§  excellent leadership and management skills;

§  knowledge of financial management and budgeting;

§  knowledge of the procurement procedures and the Financial Administration and Audit Act;

§  sound analytical and strategic thinking;

§  an ability to analyse and interpret financial and other corporate information for decision making;

§  an ability to exercise sound judgement;

§  an ability to prioritise amongst conflicting demands and make rational decisions based upon a sound understanding of the facts in limited time;

§  Knowledge and understanding of corporate functions and their potential strategic contribution;

§  an ability to manage limited resources in order to achieve challenging output targets;

§  sound personal and professional integrity;

§  strong customer orientation skills;

§  Strong oral and written communication skills.

§  Good computer application skills (e.g. Excel, Power point, Microsoft word)

 

Minimum Required Education and Experience

 §   A First Degree in Forestry /Environmental Management or related area/Agriculture;

§   Training in Supervisory management;

§   (4-5) years field experience

 OR

§   An Associate Degree /Diploma in Forestry / Environmental Management or related area/ Agriculture/Natural Sciences;

§   Knowledge of projects, Planning and Research Techniques

§   Management Training

§   Training in relevant software applications

§   Five (5) years field experience

 

Any other acceptable combination of academic qualification and related experience.

 

Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, January 21, 2022 to:

 Senior Director, Human Resource Management & Development, Forestry Department,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com


We thank all persons who express an interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (LEVEL 5)

Basic Salary Range: $1,297,030.00 - $1,606,255.00 per annum, plus applicable allowance

Job Purpose:

Under the primary supervision of the CEO & Conservator of Forests and general oversight of the Senior Administrative Support Officer, the Executive Secretary is responsible for handling the flow of communication/correspondences through the Executive Office. This includes but is not limited to the processing of confidential and unclassified correspondence, files and records; assisting with planning of meetings, preparation of minutes and dispatching correspondences.

 

Key Responsibility Areas:

Provides Secretarial and stenographic services to the CEO & Conservator of  Forests:

o        Word processing of dictated letters and memoranda

o        Word processing of draft documents

o        Responds to routine correspondence

o        Takes     accurate minutes of meetings and   conferences and reproduce  appropriately and in a timely manner

         Deals with confidential files and classified correspondence, files and records:

o       Sort correspondence addressed to the CEO & Conservator of Forests

o        Ensures that confidential records are secured

o        Creates files as indicated and ensures that correspondence are properly categorized

        Controls telephone and other communications for the Executive Office:

o        Receives, places, and screens telephone calls

o        Makes telephone calls to Agency's personnel and other relevant             Ministries and Agencies as directed

o        Assists with scheduling of appointments for stakeholders

o        Assists with making arrangements for local and overseas travel

§ Compiles reports and information for the CEO   & Conservator of Forests:

               o Obtains information from Agency's personnel as required

o Organizes material and information to meet the CEO & Conservator's requirements

o Interviews visitors seeking information and assistance on matters related to the Agency and effecting the necessary action to satisfy the needs of the visitors

o Executes logistics for meetings

o Performs clerical and other duties related to the operation of the post

o Maintains confidential matters and files

§ Manages the inventory of office supplies and equipment needs for the Executive Office:

o Maintains all records pertaining to the receipt and use of stationery

o Stores stocks in an orderly manner, allowing for easy storage, identification and retrieval

o       Requisitions when necessary stationery and other consumable items as needed

o       Certifies the receipt of these goods on Supply Requisitions and Invoices

§   Performs any other related duties such as researching, collating and/or otherwise identifying and presenting material and information of interest to the Executive Office.

§   Performs other related duties that may from time to time be assigned.

 

Required Competencies:

         Strong customer service skills

         Demonstrates high level of initiative

         Methodical, well organized and with an eye for detail

         Results oriented

         Effective oral and written communication, and typing skill; and proven discretion with confidential information

         Strong interpersonal skill

         Sound personal and professional integrity

         Analytical thinking and ability to solve problems

         Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite

 

Minimum Required Education and Experience

         Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) accreditation

OR

        Certificate in Administrative Management Level 3

OR

        Diploma in Secretarial Studies

 PLUS

        Five (5) years' related experience


 Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, January 21, 2022 to:

Senior Director, Human Resource Management & Development, Forestry Department,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com


We thank all persons who express an interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.