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Court Manager, BVI

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The Government of the Virgin Islands invites qualified and professional applicants to apply for the post of Court Manager, Magistracy.

Main responsibilities include:
v Serves as the Accounting Officer for Magistrate´s Court.

v Manages the budget of the Magistrate´s Court.

v Manages day-to-day operations of the court office.

v Supervises the administrative function to support the activities of the court, and ensures that operations run smoothly, efficiently and in an organised fashion.

v Performs a wide range of administrative task including in-court duties, client-contact enquiries, and office administrative responsibilities.

v Liaises wit the judiciary, magistracy, external organisations, groups and individuals that interface with the Court.

v Supervises and manages the staff of the Magistrate´s Court.

v Provides direction to staff by issuing written and oral instructions.

v Motivates and evaluates staff, prepares employee performance reports, reviews progress and directs change as needed.

v Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the public.

v Manages and conducts regular team meetings and general staff meetings.

v Maintains positive customer relations, and assists in resolving customer complaints and issues.

v Prepares written statistical reports on the operations of the Magistrate´s Court.

v Responsible for the development, evaluation and implementation of new policies and procedures.

v Administers cases to include setting dates for hearings, issuing notices, corresponding with Attorneys and litigants and ensuring case files are properly maintained.

v Ensures that productivity is aligned with departmental objectives.

v Provides technical advice/support and resource information to Senior Magistrate and Permanent Secretary/DGO.

v Manages special projects from time to time.

v Represents the Court at meetings, seminars and any other capacity.

v Prepares information for all work plans and annual reports.

Requirements:
v Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and/or Management

v Three (3) years working experience in administrative field

v Strong administrative and organisational skills with emphasis on time management and the ability to multi-task, plan, organise and implement various activities within a time pressured environment;

v Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate problems and provide practical solutions.

v Ability to deal with confidential information in a professional manner.

v Ability to respond to staff and public inquiries and complaints in a tactful and effective manner, and to exercise sound judgement within establish guidelines.

v Sound knowledge of the practices, procedures and legislation applicable to the Magistrate´s Court.

v Sound knowledge of human resources management and financial management.

v Sound analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to grasp and assess complex issues and respond decisively and appropriately.

v Computer Literacy with a knowledge of Judicial Enforcement Management Software (JEMS)

v Excellent oral and written communication skills

v Sound leadership, organisational, human relation and interpersonal skills

Salary:
v Entry level $ 51,069 – $57,401 annually, Grade 15 commensurate with qualifications and experience

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Administrative Officer, BVI

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Main responsibilities include:

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Reports to the Senior Administrative Officer.

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Acquires quotations from local vendors.

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Raises purchase orders according to the Recurrent/Capital Estimates.

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Prepares vouchers, journals and other transactions for payment at the Treasury.

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Department and records them in the appropriate Vote Books.

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Photocopies contract vouchers, journals and relative attachments.

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Files all documents associated with the Accounts Section.

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Reconciles Vote Books.

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Prepares return of charges or vouchers for salaries of staff and housing allowance.

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Dispatches BVI Government cheques and purchases bank drafts to overseas vendors or organisations.

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Investigates and responds to queries and inquiries as may be assigned; checks all statements for accuracy.

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Fills requisitions (Stationery, Office Supplies, etc.) for the Office.

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Prepares and clears Advances and Imprest Warrants.

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Assists the Summary Court Manager.

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Makes travel arrangements and prepares travel documents for the Director of Public Prosecutions and other staff.

Requirements:

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Bachelor”s Degree

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At least Five (5) years working experience

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Computer Literate

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Good command of the English language and excellent writing skills.

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Bookkeeping experience or training

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Confidential and trustworthy; Ability to work with little supervision; Meticulous

Salary:

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Entry level $28,818 – $32,391 annually, Grade 9 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment:

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Subject to medical fitness; One-year probationary period

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Permanent and pensionable establishment

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Chief of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Services

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Main responsibilities include:

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Manages and directs the affairs of the BVI National Drugs and Pharmaceutical Services

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Prepares the budget for the BVI National Drugs and Pharmaceutical Services

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Leads on the development and implementation of the National Drug Policy, National Drug Formulary, BVU Pharmacy/Drug Act and Traditional Medicine

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Develops and maintains drug registration process and drug registry.

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Prepares and submits annual estimates for importation of narcotic and psychotropic substances for the use within the BVI and monitors the use of narcotic and psychotropic substances by the public and private health institutions.

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Liaises with the police and customs department in reference to the importation, diversion and or seizure of narcotic and psychotropic substances and counterfeit pharmaceuticals.

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Maintains a register of pharmacies, hospital, clinics distributors, drug stores, supermarkets and other stares that import, store, dispense and sell prescriptions and or over the counter medications (OTCs)

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Represents the BVI at OECS/PPS TAC and Formulary Committee annual meetings.

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Prepares and submits annual report of activities of BVI Regulatory and Pharmacy Services.

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Develops and enforces policy and procedures in reference to the safe disposal of expired/unwanted pharmaceuticals.

Requirements:

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Masters in Pharmaceutical Service and Medicines Control or Pharmacy Management with at least five (5) years experience

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BSC in Pharmacy with ten (10) years experience in pharmaceutical management/pharmacy practice

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Training in management would be an asset

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Excellent knowledge of BVI Medical and other related legislations

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Good organisational and analytical skills; good interpersonal skills

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Good knowledge of rules of evidence, court proceedings and legal rights of citizens

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Excellent pharmacy knowledge and skills; excellent negotiating skills

Salary:

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Entry level $55,772 – $62,688 annually, Grade 16 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Benefits (if officer recruited from outside the Territory):

Travel for self and up to four dependents below 19 years of age

Gratuity at 20% of salary (on successful completion of contract)

Housing allowance, and telephone and travelling allowances upon acquisition of a telephone and a car

Appointment:

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Subject to medical fitness; One-year probationary period

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Permanent and pensionable establishment

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Veterinary Officer I, BVI

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Main responsibilities include:

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Plans and coordinates activities and implements programmes relating to public and animal health and veterinary services

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Makes on-going assessments of the veterinary public health sector needs of the farming community and establish appropriate systems

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Prepares monthly and annual reports for the division.

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Coordinates and conducts all in-service veterinary public health education programmes in collaboration with the extension, livestock, administration and engineering divisions, as well as with external agencies, other government departments and the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

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Provides technical advice and promotes public awareness on minimizing the incidence and spread of disease among the animal and human population.

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Assists in the development of policies, protocols and procedures for veterinary public health and makes recommendation for amendments to legislations.

Requirements:

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Doctor in Veterinary Medicine; Registered Veterinary Officer

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Two (2) years experience in dealing with animal health and disease control programmes in tropical agriculture.

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Expert knowledge of standards of care in Veterinary and Animal Health Management

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Sound knowledge of the relevant legislation pertaining to Veterinary care, Government policies and procedures.

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Sound organisational and analytical skills; Sound oral and written communications skills

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Sound presentation and reporting skills

Salary:

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Entry level $38,269 – $43,013 annually, Grade 12 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Benefits (if officer recruited from outside the Territory):

Travel for self and up to four dependents below 19 years of age

Gratuity at 20% of salary (on successful completion of contract)

Housing allowance, and telephone and travelling allowances upon acquisition of a telephone and a car

Appointment:

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Subject to medical fitness; One-year probationary period

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Permanent and pensionable establishment

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Prison Officer I, BVI

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Main responsibilities include:

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Records information in the Prison diary on a daily basis.

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Assists in the admission process of prisoners.

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Locks and unlocks prisoners’ cells at prescribed times.

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Supervises the prisoners’ daily bath, meals service, and exercise routines, and ensures that proper hygienic procedures are adhered to.

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Searches cells on a daily basis, and conducts searches on prisoners as required, and documents reports accordingly.

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Supervises all prisoners while on the cells block, monitors their movements to and from the kitchen, and monitors their activities while in the recreation area, workshop, and while they are on and off the compound, as necessary.

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Observes and counts prisoners on work site every 15 minutes and reports the count to Supervisor every hour. Locks gates at the prescribed time.

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Inspects all prisoners prior to leaving the Prison’s compound for community appointments.

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Performs hourly checks of the Prison’s perimeter fencing.

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Participates in maintaining order and discipline among prisoners.

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Provides writing supplies to prisoners and assists them with writing letters.

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Participates in all on-the-job training and development activities.

Requirements:

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Participates in all on-the-job training and development activities.

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High School Diploma or equivalent

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Training in Restraint and Control a plus, but not a must

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At least two to five (2-5) years related experience

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Current Police Record

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Sound interpersonal, oral and written skills

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Good mathematical skills

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Ability to work a shift system

Salary:

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Entry level $22,770 – $25,594 annually, Grade 6 commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience


Appointment:

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Subject to passing Prison Officer Entrance Exam

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Permanent and pensionable establishment

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Subject to medical fitness; One-year probationary period


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Librarian – Learning Resource Centre, BVI

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Requirements & Qualifications
The Librarian is an information professional who provides a wide range of traditional and digital reference services to students, faculty, administration, staff and the general public. The individual should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Library Services, or an Undergraduate degree and/or 3 -5 years of librarian experience, (cataloguing or reference preferably at an institution of higher education).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Advising and assisting library patrons with reference and information requests.

• Providing basic computer support to library patrons on the use of the library catalogue, online databases, the internet, and other general information

• General oversight/supervision of the processing of material including preparing cataloguing data for input; assigning codes and tags accurately.

• Providing general reference assistance.

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Dean, Workforce Training, BVI

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Under the general supervision of the Vice President, the Dean provides instructional leadership consistent with the College¡¦s mission and priorities, and ensures the effective operation of specified instructional department and training services. The Dean oversees the design, planning and initiation of training and professional development activities for community businesses and governmental groups. Responsibilities also include faculty and departmental staff supervision and evaluation, goal setting and assessment of student outcomes, budgeting, and scheduling and staffing of classes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Masters degree from a recognized institution in Business, or Technical Education(Doctorate preferred)

Proven management skills including planning and development, supervision, budgeting and accounting procedures, public relation techniques.

A distinguished record of teaching, scholarship and service sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of full professor/principal lecturer;

Minimum five years of educational management experience in a tertiary or higher educational environment

At least five years of relevant classroom teaching experience

Up-to-date with current technology developments and quality processes

Superior interpersonal, communication, team-building and leadership skills

APPOINTMENT DATE
The successful candidate will be required to take up duties on 1 August 2008.

SALARY AND OTHER CONDITIONS

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

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