Public Service Commission
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Our Mission: To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery.
Vacant Positions in the Public Service
Ministry of Water & Sanitation and Irrigation
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
Deputy Director / Senior Principal Superintending Engineer (Water Harvesting & Storage)
Two (2) Posts
Salary Scale: Ksh.98,500 – Ksh.166,780 p.m.
Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have, –
(i) cumulative Service of Eighteen (18) years in the Irrigation and Drainage field or any other related field, Five (5) years of which should have been in the grade of Assistant Director/Chief Superintending Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage or other related field) “CSG 7” and above;
(ii) a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio Systems Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering, Environmental Engineering and management, Hydrological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Land and Water Engineering, from a recognized institution;
(iii) been registered with Engineers professional body as an Engineer;
(iv) cooperate Membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
(v) demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of water storage & flood control engineering programmes and projects.
NOTE: possession of Master’s Degree and Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director/Chief Engineer (Irrigation Water Harvesting & Storage) for planning, directing, controlling and coordinating technical and administrative activities of Water Storage & Flood Control.
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: –
(i) Preparing professional and quality standards for construction of water storage and flood control infrastructure;
(ii) Overseeing the construction of water storage and flood control works undertaken directly or by contract;
(iii) Formulating, monitoring and evaluating requirements of physical and financial progress of development projects and programmes;
(iv) Verifying technical tender documents on water storage and flood control infrastructure;
(v) Overseeing the formulation of water storage and flood control policies and strategies for rural and urban systems;
(vi) Liaising with development partners and other stakeholders in the water sector for effective formulation, planning, coordination and implementation of projects and programs; and
(vii) Developing and implementing strategic plan and work plans; budgeting for the Department; and deployment, training and development of staff in the Department.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal www.psckjobs.go.ke
(i) Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 11th May, 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).