Government of JamaicaGovernment of Jamaica

Careers

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the under mentioned positions within the following Divisions in the National Land Agency.

  • Corporate Services Division
  • Business Services Division
  • Surveys & Mapping Division
  • Land Titles Division

 

CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION

OPERATIONS MANAGER

The successful candidate will report to the Director, Corporate Services

Job Purpose

To efficiently and effectively manage the Agency’s physical infrastructure, facilities and resources (including residential properties vested in the Commissioner of Lands) and other administrative and logistical functions including transport/fleet, security services, janitorial services, office and other mechanical equipment, Stores, Registry operations, emergency and disaster management activities, energy management and conservation initiatives, health and safety and general support services to ensure continuity of operations.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates leadership through ethical behaviour, delegation and sharing of knowledge and skills
  • Develops operational objectives and evaluate results against objectives and takes corrective action where necessary
  • Prepares and submits Reports on the activities of the Unit as required
  • Assists in the preparation of Divisional Work Plans and budget
  • Ensures implementation and compliance of policies and procedures
  • Prepares and submit reports on activities of the Operations Unit
  • Represents the Division or Agency at meetings/conferences as required
  • Promotes continuous professional development and career advancement
  • Ensure dissemination of relevant information within the Unit and encourages feedback
  • Conduct regular unit meetings at least monthly with direct staff reports
  • Conducts performance reviews in accordance with PMAS guidelines
  • Participates in selection of staff (for the Agency)
  • Establishes and fosters a culture of team work
  • Maintains discipline and work ethic among staff
  • Assesses training needs on an ongoing basis and makes recommendations as required

 

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements and maintains proper inventory control and procedures to ensure compliance with established guidelines
  • Conducts periodic inspection of facilities and prepares Annual Facility Audit
  • Monitors space utilization and recommends rationalization where necessary
  • Ensures that all inventory records (including Master, Individual and Location Records) are updated
  • Monitors the operations of the Agency’s Stores to ensure compliance with established policies
  • Ensures that adequate stock levels are maintained and stock levels are replenished in a timely manner to minimize disruption in the operations
  • Monitors the operations of the Agency’s Central Registries and makes recommendations for improvements where necessary
  • Monitors all Service Contracts for the Agency’s support services and prepares the necessary reports or documentation prior to expiration of contracts
  • Ensures that the Agency’s facilities are properly maintained and upgraded/improvements where applicable
  • Monitors the operational efficiency of the Agency’s facilities and equipment including air conditioning units, standby plants, electrical systems and fire suppression systems and makes recommendations for upgrades/replacements where required;
  • Develops and monitors preventative maintenance programmes for all of the Agency’s facilities and equipment
  • Oversees the upgrading and maintenance of facilities and residential properties owned by the Commissioner of Lands.
  • Oversees the provision of security for the Agency’s Offices and verifies invoices submitted by service providers for payment
  • Co-ordinates the Agency’s emergency/disaster management programme
  • Manages and controls the Agency’s fleet of vehicle and makes recommendations on operational activities as necessary
  • Monitors the performance of the Agency’s fleet of vehicles in accordance with established guidelines and recommends disposal where required.
  • Monitors the proper utilization of Advance Cards and timely completion of Driver Log Books and ensures that effective monitoring systems are in place for these.
  • Ensures that accidents involving fleet vehicles are reported to the relevant entities in a timely manner and follow-up action taken where necessary.
  • Arranges for repairs and acquisition of assets based on established guidelines
  • Disposes of obsolete and unserviceable items in a timely manner
  • Health and safety initiatives are implemented and monitored
  • Facilitates certification of service provider/Contractor Invoices to ensure goods/serviced received and there is value for money
  • Planning, managing and administering projects and contracts in relation to upgrades to the Agency’s facilities in accordance with established budgets;
  • Monitors and co-ordinates the Agency’s emergency/disaster management program to safeguard the Agency’s personnel, assets, facilities and documents to ensure continuity of business and to ensure that there are adequate disaster supplies in stock;
  • Conducts safety audits and fire/emergency drills to ensure the safety of the Agency’s personnel and property.

Other Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements cost reduction strategies to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs
  • Performs other related duties assigned from time to time by the Director

 

Required Competencies/Skills:

The post-holder would be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent planning, organizing and problem solving skills
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Sound work Ethics
  • Effective time management
  • Strong project management skills and ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Strong team building skills
  • Sound knowledge of asset, inventory and supplies/stock management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate at all levels
  • Experience in facility/building management and/or construction
  • Experience in fleet management
  • Sound knowledge of the Human Resources Policies and Procedures of the Agency
  • Working knowledge/Exposure to Government of Jamaica procurement procedures
  • Computer literate including proficiency in the use of applications such as Microsoft Office Suite

 

Minimum Required Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business or Public Administration, Facility Management, Operations Management, Construction Management  or Mechanical Engineering
  • At least (5) five  years related work  with a least three of which should be at a managerial  level
  • Project Management training and experience would be advantageous
  • Training in facility/building management would be an asset

 

Applicants must be willing to work extended hours and on weekends.

 

Remuneration Package: Salary Range: $2,905,540.00 - $3,143,549.00 p.a.

Motor Vehicle Travel Allowance - $1,341,624.00 p.a.

(If you own a motor vehicle)

 

A written application accompanied by a résumé should be submitted no later than Monday April 10, 2017

 

BUSINESS SERVICES DIVISION

 

MARKET DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The successful candidate will report to the Manager, Marketing & Public Relations.

Job Purpose

  • To provide the Agency with effective business strategies ensuring that the Agency maximizes its revenue.
  • To build market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating and closing business relationships

Key Responsibilities:

Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Conducts market research on industry related matters
  • Determines types of products and services required by customers.
  • Continually review pricing structure.
  • Conducts ongoing market research and analysis.
  • Develops, presents and implements plans for acquiring new partners/customers
  • Reviews the objectives, promotional policies and needs of the Agency to develop strategies that will promote new ideas, products and services.
  • Liaises with customers and stakeholders on an ongoing basis to ascertain business needs
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with customers
  • Collaborates with other Divisions for the development of new products/ services
  • Develops strategies for the creation of new revenue sources
  • Develops and submits Business Development Plans and budgets for review and approval prior to implementation
  • Provides information and advice to the Manager, Marketing & Public Relations
  • Partners with teammates and maintains a positive and professional attitude which fosters team work

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Consults with advertising agencies or staff to arrange promotional campaigns in all types of media for products or services.
  • Communicating results of market research and “vox pop” surveys to client or management.
  • Confers with other Managers to identify trends and concerns or to provide advice on business decisions.
  • Facilitates research to identify opportunities for new and existing markets, products and services.
  • Develops strategies for the creation of new revenue sources.
  • Provides information and advice to the Manager and Director

            Other Responsibilities

  • Participates in committees and meetings within Agency and on behalf of Agency.
  • Performs other related duties assigned from time to time by the Manager/Director
  • Maintains discipline and work ethic

Required Competencies/Skills

The post-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Communication and presentation skills
  • Highly proficient in report writing
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Sound knowledge of market research and business development.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of corporate planning and its strategic contributions to the management process.
  • Professional conduct and ability to follow directives
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within strict deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative and possess a keen eye for detail
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications.
  • Sound work ethics

                                                                                                               

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Marketing or related field
  • At least three years experience in a market research or business development environment 

 

Assets:

  • Employment in a similar position would be an asset
  • Project Management Training would be an asset

 

Remuneration Package:

  • Salary Range: $1,867,559.00 - $2,009,979.00 p.a.
  • Motor Vehicle Travel Allowance: $707,448.00 p.a.

(If you own a motor vehicle).

 

2.         PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

 

The successful candidate will report to the Manager, Marketing & Public Relations..

    Job Purpose

    To monitor publicity and conduct research to find out the concerns and expectations of an organization’s     

     stakeholders and report and explain the findings to management.

      Key Responsibilities:

      Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Assists with the preparation of the budget for section
  • Maintains effective relationship with the media
  • Prepares and submits monthly reports on the activities of the section

       Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Produces and circulates newsletters
  • Coordinates presentations/workshops/seminars to school, community groups and other organizations as requested
  • Collaborates with other Government agencies and NGOs in public education events
  • Coordinates media activities and collaborates with the media for the delivery of special programmes and events of the Agency
  • Prepares press releases, news and feature articles and other material for dissemination to targeted media
  • Develops and designs informational material such as brochures, flyers and posters for dissemination to staff and the public
  • Assists with the coordination of exhibitions and other functions
  • Advises members of staff on corporate identity issues to ensure that proper and consistent corporate identity is maintained throughout the Agency’s publications and communications
  • Updates information on the Agency's website and Agency’s Intranet
  • Managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites

       Required Competencies /Skills

       The job-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the Excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and possess a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within strict deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Creativity, imagination and initiative
  • Proficient in speech writing and preparation of press releases
  • Business awareness and a good knowledge of current affairs
  • Professional conduct and ability to follow directives
  • Proficiency in the use of various computer applications including Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher, etc.
  • Sound work ethics

Working knowledge of the media landscape in Jamaica would be an asset.

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree in Mass Communications, Journalism, or equivalent qualification

                            OR

An undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts with a certification in Mass Communications or Public Relations

  • A minimum of two (2) years working experience in communications, public or media relations and/or marketing

Certification in Graphic design would be an asset

Remuneration Package:

  • Salary Range: $1,498,891.00 - $1,618,361.00 p.a.
  • Motor Vehicle Travel Allowance: $707,448.00 p.a.

(If you own a motor vehicle).

 

3.         CALL CENTRE SERVICE OFFICER

The successful candidate will report to the Supervisor, Call Centre Services

Salary Range: $997,440.00 - $1,066,318.00 p.a.

Job Purpose

To ensure that all incoming queries are appropriately handled, that is, calls courteously answered, information provided and orders taken.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Answers calls and responds to emails
  • Handles customer inquiries via telephone and by email
  • Researches required information using available resources
  • Manages and resolves customer complaints
  • Provides customers with product and service information
  • Enters new customer information into database
  • Updates existing customer information 
  • Processes  orders, forms and applications
  • Identifies and escalates priority issues
  • Routes calls to appropriate resource personnel
  • Pursues customers’ calls where necessary
  • Produces call reports

Required Competencies /Skills

The post-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and attention to details
  • Good judgment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to tolerate stress
  • Sound Work Ethics
  • Resilience
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications
  • Good data entry and typing skills

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 CXC subjects including English Language and a numeric subject
  • Certificate in either Paralegal Studies, Business Administration, Marketing, Psychology or a related field
  • One year experience in a Call Centre or Customer Service environment

 

Letter of Application accompanied by a résumé should be submitted no later than Monday, April 10, 2017.

 

 

SURVEYS & MAPPING DIVISION

                     

  1. MAP MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN – 3 Posts

Corporate Area………………….. 2 posts

South Region, Mandeville……… 1 post

The successful candidate will report to the Supervisor, Map Maintenance/Manager, Land Valuations

 

 

Salary Range: $997,440.00 - $1,066,318.00 p.a.

 

Job Purpose

To maintain the cadastral index thus improving information to support the daily operation of Land Titles, Estate Management and Land Valuation Divisions

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepares reports on the progress of weekly work activities
  • Utilizes the Parcel Data Management System workflows to maintain and improve the digital cadastral index
  • Assists in maintaining relationship between spatial and attribute data
  • Utilizes PDMS to generate pending Parcel Identifiers in support of new valuation and new title activities
  • Assists in the Land Valuation Roll maintenance by addressing cases where new land valuation number, identification or verification of a land parcel is required
  • Utilizes the Land Valuation System to assist in verifying and assigning new valuation numbers to land parcels to support property taxation
  • Assists in identifying land parcels and provides land information to support internal and external clients
  • Assists with the provision of custom designed enclosure plans/maps via use of GIS software to support Divisions in the Agency
  • Assists in digitally maintaining the Enclosure Index map where necessary                                                                                                       

Other Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties which may be assigned from time to time.

Required Competencies/ Skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good judgment
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Knowledge in GIS and related software
  • Sound work ethics

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Certificate in an Earth Related Science programme or Drafting Technology

or

Minimum of Five (5) CSEC subjects including Mathematics, English, and Technical Drawing

  • Experience in Mapping related activities

Experience in the use of Auto-Cad and GIS applications will be an asset

 

  1.   CARTOGRAPHER – 2 Posts

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Cartographer.

Salary Range: $1,178,575.00 - $1,276,870.00 p.a.

Job Purpose:

To compile and construct new and revised digital maps or charts from source materials

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sources and scans base maps
  • Checks scanned images for quality
  • Geo-references scanned image files
  • Digitizes features depicted on geo-referenced image files to a point, line or polygon vector file
  • Creates and populates attribute tables associated with features which were digitized
  • Adds symbology and other special features to maps
  • Edgematch associated map sheets, conducts transformation to local coordinate system and checks for and correct errors
  • Checks technical notes to determine suitable specification for use in map development
  • Assist in data gathering and verification using GPS devices when required
  • Edit maps which have been quality checked.
  • Maintains work equipment and map documents both manually and digitally

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties which may be assigned from time to time.

Required Competencies/ Skills:

  • Basic knowledge in the use of GIS and GPS
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competence in interpreting aerial photographs
  • Competence in the use of related computer applications

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma in Cartography or an equivalent Geomatics program from a recognized institution and one (1) year related working experience.

or

  • Certificate in an Earth Related Science field, related basic training in Cartography or Introductory GIS and two (2) years related working experience

 

A letter of application accompanied by a résumé should be submitted no later than Friday, April 7, 2017.

 

 

LAND TITLES DIVISION

 

  1. LEGAL OFFICER 2 - South Region, Mandeville

The successful candidate will report to the Director/Registrar of Titles.

Job Purpose

Io executes the statutory requirements as set out in the Registration of Titles Act and the

Registration of (Strata Titles) Act and the Regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviews documents submitted to ensure that they meet legal and other requirements.
  • Evaluates applications to prevent dealings or withdraw Caveats against dealings on certificates of Title to determine their legal soundness and institute appropriate action.
  • Evaluates Powers of Attorney and revocation of Powers of Attorney and institute appropriate action.
  • Formulates requisitions rejecting instruments, Powers of Attorney and Caveats lodged for registration.
  • Evaluates application to dispense with the production of a duplicate Title or replace a Certificate of Title that has been lost or destroyed and institute appropriate action.
  • Certifies the registration of instruments and dealings on Certificates of Title.
  • Provides technical support to staff in the Branch and other Branches as required.
  • Provides legal advice to clients and the general public in connection with land registration and related matters.
  • Researches/investigates enquiries from internal and external clients and provides appropriate response.
  • Participates in team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Liaises with government and other agencies for the provision/retrieval of information related to the land registration and related matters.
  • Keeps abreast of legal trends and issues pertinent to Land registration and other related disciplines.
  • Assists with public education/outreach programmes conducted by the Agency.
  • Prepares and submits reports to the Registrar of Titles as requested.
  • Processes expedition requests to ensure speedy completion.
  • Makes applications to Supreme Court or Judge for summons for persons to surrender Certificates of Titles issued in error, fraudulently or wrongfully obtained.
  • Attends Courts for the purpose of giving expert evidence and tendering documents in evidence on behalf of the Division as required.

Other Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties which may be assigned from time to time.

Required Competencies/Skills:

The post-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent judgment, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent Research skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure and with demanding deadlines
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent knowledge of the Registration of Titles Act and Regulations
  • Excellent Knowledge of Conveyancing, laws and statutes relating to land registration.
  • Sound work ethics
  • Confidentiality in the conduct of duties
  • Competence in the use of relevant computer software

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Be an Attorney-at-law, qualified to practice in Jamaica
  • Have working knowledge of the Registration of Titles Act and other legislation impacting on land registration.

Remuneration Package:

  • Salary Range: $2,009,979.00 - $2,152,398.00 p.a.
  • Motor Vehicle Travel Allowance: $707,448.00 p.a. (If you own a motor vehicle)
  • Other Allowances which may be attached to the post.

 

2.        MEMORANDUM CODER

     The successful candidates will report to the Supervisor, Memorandum.

Salary Range: $928,559.00 - $997,440.00 p.a.

Job Purpose

To make endorsements related to the registration of dealings on existing Certificates of Title.

Key Responsibilities:

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Checks documents against Signing Sheet to ensure that items listed are enclosed for printing
  • Ensures that documents are submitted with the related Certificate(s) of Title
  • Checks the accuracy of draft endorsements on the Land Registration System
  • Prints endorsements in accordance with established guidelines
  • Completes Signing Sheet and records transactions printed for submission to the Scanning Unit
  • Liaises with Title Investigators when necessary for clarification on draft memoranda  before printing endorsements

Other Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties which may be assigned from time to time.

Required Competencies/Skills

The post-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Good time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Sound work ethics
  • Competence in the use of relevant computer software.
  • Knowledge of legal and other requirements for land registration.
  • Confidentiality in the conduct of duties

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Five (5) GCE O ‘level or CXC subjects including English Language and a numeric subject.
  • Certificate in basic computer skills or Paralegal Certificate

Related working experience would be advantageous.

A letter of application accompanied by a résumé should be submitted no later than

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

All letters of Application along with Résumés should be submitted to:

 

 

The Manager, Human Resource Management & Development

National Land Agency

8 Ardenne Road

Kingston 10

 

We appreciate all responses but only short-listed applicants will be contacted for these posts.

 

 

 

 

Workshops Start in January 2018

Workshops

Land Registration and Conveyancing Workshop starts October 2017

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  • +876.946.5263
  • 8 Ardenne Road Kingston 10