This is a mid-level position with nationwide responsibility to oversee scientific and monitoring activities of the Department. The job holder will provide science-based advice on various issues affecting environmental integrity in TCI.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Prepare research proposals in support to the research agenda of DEMA.
- Implement research projects in accordance with approved work and financial plans.
- Spearhead regular environmental monitoring activities following the approved monitoring protocols.
- Conduct field and/or laboratory works/studies and collate and organize data in an acceptable format.
- Maintain an inventory of all science-equipment, supplies and materials
- Assist in the preparation of Terms of Reference (TOR) for environmental works such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIAs).
- Review environmental monitoring reports and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) submitted to the Department.
- Contribute to the development and/or updating of TCI Environmental Monitoring Protocols/Environmental standards and codes of practice.
- Serve on the CITES Scientific Authority Committee and to work with the Director to establish CITES quotas.
- To work with the Director to prepare required CITES reports.
- To maintain an inventory of all fisheries consumption and sales data.
- To work with local fishers and plant owners to obtain accurate inventories of catch trends.
- Provide technical/scientific advice to TCI officials, if sought.
- Coordinate with foreign and local researchers to ensure efficient implementation of approved research plans.
- Supervise Environmental Officers.
- Perform other activities as directed by competent authorities.
- Represent the Department on technical committees, workshop and scientific meetings.
- Oversee the activities of the Environmental Officers.
- Adhere to all Public Service codes, rules and regulations.
- Any other duties that may be assigned by the Director/Deputy Director.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries or in related field or equivalent.
- Open-water certification, e.g. PADI.
- Valid TCI driver’s license.
- A Graduate degree (MSc. or higher) is desirable.
The position requires a minimum of three (3) years relevant research experiences in coastal ecosystems and marine science, which includes direct involvement in research projects or activities. Proof of research experiences could be involvement in field/laboratory measurements/data gathering, data collation and analysis, preparation of technical reports; publication in scientific journals as main author or co-author); preparation of technical papers, technical presentations in Scientific/Academic meetings.
SALARY – Grade 6 $33,415.00 per annum
Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page, National Turks & Caicos Islander Status Card (where applicable). Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.
Applications should be addressed to The Director, Office of the Human Resource Management Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Applications can be hand delivered, Faxed to 946-1582 or sent by email to: email@example.com.
Hand delivered and fax applications must have clearly marked on the envelope/fax cover sheet the Job Title of position being applied for. On emailed applications the subject line must reference the Job Reference Number (CFB7-21-41) and the Job Title.
Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.
Applications without supporting documents will not be processed
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7th January 2022.