Property & Maintenance Officer (Level 5)

The Forestry Department is an Executive Agency mandated to effectively manage the country’s forest resources while serving the interests of our various publics. Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are being invited to apply for the following position:

Property & Maintenance Officer (Level 5)

Basic Salary: $1,066,362- $1,320,593, plus applicable allowances

Job Purpose

Under the general direction of the Supervisor, Facilities & Property, the Property & Maintenance Officer is responsible for the maintenance of property, equipment and the physical state of the buildings and grounds to ensure the provision of a safe and aesthetically pleasant environment. 

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Completes all documentation associated with managing properties including inspection reports and maintenance of the key register for properties
  • Visits all properties on a regular basis to ensure proper maintenance.
  • Participates in key result area and key performance indicator review processes to establish areas for improvement
  • Prepares bills of quantities; requests for quotations and attendant documentations to facilitate the procurement of maintenance services
  • Contributes to the maintenance of buildings and property to an agreed standard by:
  • Arranging the maintenance of equipment and initiating the required repairs to facilities
  • Oversees building maintenance programmes including but not limited to:
  1. Repairing or replacing locks, doors, light fixtures, broken windows, leaking taps, pumps and plumbing, painting etc.
  2. gutters and down-pipes cleared and working effectively
  • Day-to-day liaison with grounds and property sub-contractors regarding the execution of maintenance programmes;
    • Reporting non-programmed maintenance requests to the Supervisor, Facilities & Property.
  • Participates in the preparation and review of weekly and annual building and equipment maintenance programmes
  • Assists with the preparation and monitoring of the annual maintenance budget and projects plan
  • Conducts site visits and provides general supervision and monitoring of property related works and projects
  • Provides support and advice to Supervisor, Facilities & Property and/or Manager, Administration when required
  • Promotes a team culture amongst the property team by assisting and being willing to be assisted by other workers in the property team during periods of leave, absence or high workload so that overall objectives across the team can be met
  • Provides a secure and safe environment for the Agency by:
  • Managing own work environment and work practices
  • Being aware of and complying with Occupational Health and Safety policies,  and to contribute to the ongoing awareness process
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of safe operating procedures for equipment,
  • Reporting accidents and hazards, and addressing
  • Maintains proper records on all matters pertaining to regular maintenance procedures
  • Participates in the Agency’s energy and cost savings process by incorporating energy saving devices and equipment into acquisition and maintenance decisions.
  • Attends meetings as directed
  • Performs any other related duties that may be assigned


Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • Assoc. Degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • City & Guilds certification or equivalent
  • Two (2) years’ experience


  • Diploma in Engineering or equivalent
  • Supervisory training
  • Training in Supplies Management
  • Three (3) years’ experience

Required Competencies

  • Good human relations and analytical skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety requirements
  • Good knowledge of general building maintenance requirements
  • Good knowledge of Government procurement procedures
  • Competent in the preparation of Bills of quantities (BQ)

Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, February 23, 2018 to:

Director, Human Resource Management & Development,
Forestry Department,
173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8
Fax: 924-2626

We thank all persons who express an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.