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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR POST OF TECHNICAL PLANNING OFFICER

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR POST OF TECHNICAL PLANNING OFFICER

June 5, 20151383Views

The Department of Disaster Management
is inviting applications for the role of technical Planning Officer.

ROLE SUMMARY


The successful applicant will assist with the BVI Mitigation and Planning
Program ensuring efficient disaster management procedures are in place in case
of a national emergency; support sustainable development and planning in the
Territory.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Liaise with other agencies and organisations in conducting field assessments
and utilize GIS software for data collection, analysis and storage to ensure
that hazard data is readily available and is used for mitigation planning and
prevention, ensuring that such findings are utilised to reduce hazard impact on
the built environment.

2. Promote, design and assist with the
implementation of scientific and technical programmes in order to implement and
monitor disaster agents and mitigation measures.

3. Maintain a GIS system, conduct field
assessments to corroborate and reinforce the hazard data available,
periodically map and interpret census data and information from special surveys
and prepare and distribute hazard maps and other materials among agencies to
ensure that up to date information is available when required to support
sustainable development and planning in the territory.

4. Undertake hazard vulnerability assessments
for development applications submitted to the planning authority for approval,
to provide accurate information for planning decisions.

5. Identify areas such as urban and essential
utilities that are vulnerable and need additional information and direction in
order for prescribed remedial measures to take to ensure the continued
operation in times of emergency or disaster.

6. When the National Emergency Operations
Centre is placed on standby, assume the role of Documentation/ Current
Situation Unit Leader in order for effective and efficient disaster management.

7. Serve on the relevant National Disaster
Management Council sub-committees.

8. Perform any other duties as required by
the supervisor or senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness
and efficiency of the department.

A full role profile is available upon
request.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
1. Manage your time effectively
2. Develop the trust and support of colleagues and stakeholders
3. Plan and implement change
4. Plan the use of resources
5. Obtain information for decision making
6. Manage the recording and storage of information
7. Provide information and advice to others
8. Ensure health and safety requirements are met in the area

WORKING CONDITIONS/ ENVIRONMENTAL
FACTORS

  • Normal office environment
  • Fieldwork
  • On call 24 hours a day, 7
    days a week
  • During emergencies,
    potential exposure to a number of unpredictable hazards in the field, such
    as chemical exposure and injuries

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in
    Geology, Physical Planning, Civil/Structural/Geological Engineering or
    related area
  • Three (3) years in the
    field of GIS related to technical analysis, planning, engineering or
    environmental science
  • Advanced training in
    aspects of disaster management, specific to natural science and mitigation
    and planning as well as project preparation and management and geographic
    information systems
  • Sound knowledge of the
    Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of the
    relevant computer software including ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst and 3D
    Analyst
  • Sound knowledge of
    technical aspects of physical planning and development planning
  • Sound knowledge of
    Geographical Information Systems
  • Sound knowledge of the
    Territory’s planning and environmental acts and regulations, policies as
    well as the latest concepts and techniques in the natural science field
  • Good supervisory and
    managerial skills
  • Excellent organisational
    and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical and data
    interpretation skills
  • Sound oral and written
    communication skills
  • Ability to work well
    under pressure

Applications should be sent to :

Public service Commissionn

C/O The Department of Human Resources
33 Central Administration Building
Wickham’s Cay 1
Road Town, Tortola VG1110
British Virgin Islands
Email: hrdbvi@gov.vg

The deadline for applications is June 19, 2015