Public Service Commission of Kenya:
 
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the positions shown below.

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications online through one of the Commission’s websites www.publicservice.go.ke and www.psckjobs.go.ke OR by completing ONE application form PSC 2 (Revised 2007). 

The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.

Please Note
  • Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • The public service commission is committed to availing equal employment opportunities to all kenyans.
  • Women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and testimonials during interviews.
  • Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Completed application forms should be sent to:

The Secretary
Public Service Commission of Kenya
P. O. Box 30095 – 00100
Nairobi,

so as to reach the Commission on or before 30th May, 2012.

Vacancies in the Ministry of Transport

Director of Air Accident Investigation 

One (1) Post V/No. 144/2012
Terms of Service:
Contract
Salary: Ksh.235,900 p.m. 
(Job Group ‘T’)

Allowances payable
House Allowance Ksh. 80,000
Leave allowance Ksh. 20,000
Commuter Allowance Ksh. 24,000
Domestic Servant Allowance Ksh. 15,600
Extraneous Allowance Ksh. 60,000
Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 65,000

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • a Bachelors degree from a recognized university;
  • a Professional Pilot License OR Airline Transport Pilot’s License OR Commercial Pilot’s license with Instrument and Twin Engine Rating;
  • a minimum of one thousand (1000) hours flying experience;
  • a certificate in aircraft accident investigation from a recognized training institution;
  • a minimum of three (3) years experience in civil aircraft accident investigation;
  • attended a Government Safety Inspector’s (Flight Operations) Course or its equivalent;
  • broad based knowledge of aviation to include considerable experience in an aviation related organization in a management level; and
  • a certificate in management training from a recognized institution.
OR
  • a Bachelors degree from a recognized university;
  • an Air Traffic Controller’s License with Aerodrome, Approach, Approach Radar, Area Radar and Area Airways Control Ratings;
  • a minimum of seven (7) years experience in Air Traffic Control;
  • a certificate in aircraft accident investigation from a recognized training institution;
  • a minimum of three (3) years experience in civil aircraft accident investigation;
  • attended a Government Safety Inspector’s (Flight Operations) Course or its equivalent;
  • attended Airline Transport Pilot License Ground Course:
  • a current Private Pilot’s License;
  • broad based knowledge of aviation to include considerable experience in an aviation related organization in a management level: and
  • a certificate in management training from a recognized institution.
OR
  • a degree in Aeronautical Engineering or a comparable qualification from a recognized university:
  • a minimum of five (5) years relevant aviation experience, which should include experience on large pressurized aircraft with maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 5,700 kgs and above;
  • a certificate in aircraft accident investigation from a recognized training institution;
  • a minimum of three (3) years experience in civil aircraft accident investigation;
  • attended a Government Safety Inspector’s (Airworthiness) Course or its equivalent;
  • broad based knowledge of aviation to include considerable experience in an aviation related organization in a management level: and
  • a certificate in management training from a recognized institution.
OR
  • a Bachelors degree from a recognized university;
  • an aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s License with ratings which include twin-engine aircraft of maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 5,700 kgs and above and the relevant type training certificates;
  • a minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience in the field of aircraft maintenance, which should include experience on large pressurized aircraft;
  • a certificate in aircraft accident investigation from a recognized training institution;
  • a minimum of three (3) years experience in civil aircraft accident
  • attended a Government Safety Inspector’s (Airworthiness) Course or its equivalent;
  • broad based knowledge of aviation to include considerable experience in an aviation related organization in a management level: and
  • a certificate in management training from a recognized institution.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • An officer at this level will be responsible to the Permanent Secretary for all Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigations.
  • He/she will be the Head of the Air Accident Investigation Department in the Ministry of Transport.
Investigator in Chief (Operations)

One (1) Post V/No. 145/2012
Terms of Service:
Contract
Salary: Kshs.219,700 p.m. 
(Job Group ‘S’)

Allowances Payable
Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 60,000
Commuter Allowance Ksh. 20,000
Extraneous Allowance Ksh. 35,000
Leave Allowance Ksh. 20,000

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • a Bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognized university;
  • a professional Pilot License or its equivalent i.e. Airline Transport Pilot’s License or Commercial Pilot’s License with Instrument and Twin Engine Ratings;
  • a minimum of five hundred (500) hours flying experience;
  • a certificate in aircraft accident investigation from a recognized training institution; and
  • broad based knowledge of aviation to include considerable experience in an aviation-related organization preferably in airline operations, flight operations or flight safety.
N.B. A certificate in Government Safety Inspector’s (Flight Operations) Course or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
OR
  • a Bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognized university;
  • an Air Traffic Controller’s License with Aerodrome, Approach, Approach Radar, Area Radar and Area Airways control Ratings;
  • a minimum of seven (7) years experience in Air Traffic Control;
  • a certificate in aircraft accident investigation from a recognized training institution; and
  • broad based knowledge of aviation to include considerable experience in an aviation-related organization preferably in airline operations, flight operations or flight safety.
N.B. A Private Pilots license and attendance of a Government Safety Inspector’s (Flight Operations) Course will be an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

The Duties and responsibilities of Investigator in Chief include:
  • conducting, Accident Investigation assignments as the Investigator in Charge (IIC),compiling reports following investigations and making safety recommendations;
  • representing Kenya as the Country’s accredited representative in accidents being conducted by other states outside Kenya;
  • monitoring implementation of recommendations made following accident investigation by Kenya or any other State;
  • monitoring implementation of ICAO Standards and recommended practices by Kenya Accident Investigation Department and making recommendations on review of the procedures manual as a result;
  • administration and development of Aircraft Accident Investigation and prevention programmes;
  • developing and implementing training programmes for Accident Investigators; and
  • advising the Director on Policy Matters affecting Aircraft Accident Services in the Country.

Public Service Commission of Kenya:
 
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the positions shown below.

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications online through one of the Commission’s websites www.publicservice.go.ke and www.psckjobs.go.ke OR by completing ONE application form PSC 2 (Revised 2007). 

The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.

Please Note
  • Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • The public service commission is committed to availing equal employment opportunities to all kenyans.
  • Women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and testimonials during interviews.
  • Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Completed application forms should be sent to:

The Secretary
Public Service Commission of Kenya
P. O. Box 30095 – 00100
Nairobi,

so as to reach the Commission on or before 30th May, 2012.

Vacancy in the Ministry of Livestock Development

Chief Zoologist 

Eight (8) Posts V/No. 137/2012
Basic Salary Scale:
Ksh.63,782 – Ksh.81,404 p.m.
(Job Group ‘P’)

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • served for a minimum period of three (3) at the grade of Principal Zoologist, Job Group ‘N’ in the Public Service;
  • a Bachelor of Science degree in any of the following disciplines:- Zoology, Entomology, Parasitology, or comparable qualifications from a recognized university;
  • a Master of Science degree in any of the following disciplines:- Zoology, Entomology, Parasitology, or
  • comparable qualifications from a recognized university;
  • attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than Four (4) weeks in a recognized Institution; and
  • demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability in Zoological policy implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed to head any of the following; a district; a field experimentation station or a regional insect eradication programme within the country. 

The officer may also be deployed at the County Headquarters or a training institution or at the Ministry Headquarters. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • designing and directing regional programmes;
  • advocacy on human Trypanosomiasis and animal Trypanosomiasis;
  • testing of insecticide persistence and ecological impact of pest control technologies;
  • validation of pest control technologies;
  • undertaking research in liaison with the other stake holders;
  • development of work plans and budgets; and
  • supervision, training and development of staff.

Vacancies in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation

Senior Principal Chemist II
 
Four (4) Posts V/No. 138/2012
Basic Salary Scale:
Ksh.63,782 – Ksh.81,404 p.m.
(Job Group ‘P’)

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • served for a minimum period of, three (3) years at the grade of Principal Chemist/Analyst, Job Group ‘N’ in the Public Service;
  • a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from a recognized University.
  • attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks in a recognized institution;
  • excellent forensic, analytical presentation, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • skills in the use of modern computerized analytical equipment;
  • strong leadership skills and be a results oriented team player;
  • knowledge of the professional functions of the Government Chemist laboratories and ability to work under minimum supervision; and
  • demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capacity and leadership qualities required for effective running of the laboratory service;
Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level include:
  • undertaking projects and research on techniques and methods used in chemical analysis;
  • carrying out water quality and environmental pollution testing activities;
  • preparing scientific reports;
  • giving evidence in courts, and;
  • supervising and training staff working under him/her.
Senior Principal Water Research Officer II 

One (1) Post V/No. 139/2012
Basic Salary Scale
: Ksh.63,782 – Ksh.81,404 p.m.
(Job Group ‘P’)

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Principal Water Research Officer, Job Group ‘N’ for a minimum period of Three (3) years;
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines from a recognized university:
  • Hydrology, Meteorology, Geology, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. OR
  • a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics or Computer Science plus at least a post-graduate diploma in operational hydrology or hydrogeology.
  • a Master of Science degree in any of the following disciplines: Hydrology, Meteorology, Geology,
  • Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Science from a recognized university;
  • attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks in a recognized institution; and
  • shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Duties and Responsibilities

A Senior Principal Water Research Officer II will be responsible to the Senior Principal Water Research Officer l for coordinating and controlling professional activities relating to Water Research, Science and Technology in a particular Science field/section existing within the Water Research Division; 

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • reviewing and updating water research, science and technology policies in the country;
  • supervising and evaluating water research activities in his/her field of specialization; and
  • co-ordinating and ensuring proper follow up strategies for water research.
Chief Superintendent (Mechanical)

Three (3) Posts V/No. 140/2012
Basic Salary Scale:
Ksh.35,275 – Ksh.42,877 p.m.
(Job Group ‘M’)

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Senior Superintendent (Mechanical), Job Group ‘L’ or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
  • a diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  • attended a supervisory Skills Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks in a recognized Institution; and
  • shown professional competence and skills as reflected in work performance and results.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be deployed in the central workshop and be responsible to the Principal Superintendent (Mechanical). Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • supervision of the design section;
  • preparing tender documents, budget control and implementation of new working techniques;
  • planning and co-ordinating technical operations in the workshop; and
  • training, developing, and supervising staff under him/her.
Chief Water Bailiff 
 
Five (5) Posts V/No. 141/2012
Basic Salary Scale:
Ksh.35,275 – Ksh.42,877 p.m.
(Job Group ‘M’)

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Senior Water Bailiff, Job Group ‘L’ in the Public Service;
  • attended a Supervisory skills Course lasting not less than two (weeks) in a recognized Institution and;
  • shown initiative, competence and administrative capabilities in managing legal matters related to water supplies and management;
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will assist the Principal Water Bailiff in the day to day running of the division. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • providing legal advice to catchment boards;
  • scrutinizing catchment boards minutes;
  • supervising collected revenue from applicants, catchments boards and water Appointment Board and prosecuting cases under the Water act (Cap. 372);
  • supervising, co-ordinating, organizing, and scheduling work for all officers under him; and
  • assisting in the training and development of staff.
Chief Superintendent (Water) 

Forty Two (42) Posts V/No. 142/2012
Basic Salary Scale:
Ksh.35,275 – Ksh.42,877 p.m
(Job Group ‘M’)

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Senior Superintendent (Water), Job Group ‘L’ or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
  • attended a three (3) year technical course at Kenya Water Institute or in an equivalent institution and have obtained an Ordinary Diploma or Certificate in Water Technology or equivalent qualification;
  • attended a Supervisory Skills Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution; and
  • acquired wide experience in the construction and maintenance of works;
  • shown initiative, competence and ability in work planning, financial control, interpretation of bills of quantities and knowledge of Government regulations, store procedures and supervision of personnel.
Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Superintendent (Water) will be responsible to the Principal Superintendent (Water) for the running of water works programme and day–to–day administration of the Division. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • administration of contracts, including checking on the estimate costs of new water projects;
  • checking the adherence to specifications and standards;
  • ensuring that the work is progressing on schedule; and
  • supervising complex water works development projects.
Chief Superintendent (Water Engineering) 

Two (2) Posts V/No. 143/2012
Basic Salary Scale:
Ksh.35,275 – Ksh.42,877 p.m.
(Job Group ‘M’)

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Senior Superintendent (Water Engineering), Job Group ‘L’ or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
  • attended a three (3) year technical course at Kenya Water Institute or in an equivalent institution and have obtained an Ordinary Diploma or Certificate in Water Engineering or equivalent qualification;
  • attended a Supervisory Skills Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks in a recognized institution; and
  • shown initiative, technical competence and administrative capabilities in work performance;
Duties and Responsibilities
  • The officer at this level will assist the Principal Superintendent
  • (Water Engineering) on the day-to-day running of the design office and supervision of work on site;
  • Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • planning, designing, constructing and managing water and sewerage systems at all levels; and
  • supervising, co-coordinating, organizing and scheduling work for all technical officers to ensure the smooth flow of materials and work at group or sectional levels;
  • assisting in training and development of other technical staff.

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