Transport Management 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:

Transport Management Officer – (Level 5)                                                                                                             

Basic Salary: $1,066,362.00 - $1,320,593.00 p.a. (plus applicable allowances)

Under the general direction of the Manager, Administration, the Transport Management Officer is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the transportation operations and related services within the Agency.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Implements policy and procedures to guide the use of the Agency’s vehicles
  • Assists management and others in formulating and implementing administrative, operational, and customer relations policies and procedures
  • Analyzes expenditures and other financial reports to develop plans, policies and budgets for improving services
  • Enforces compliance of operations personnel with motor vehicle and administrative policies, procedures, safety rules, and regulations
  • Reviews transportation requests and prepares transportation schedules indicating worker assignments and deployment of vehicles
  • Conducts investigations in collaboration with other Government agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents and to improve safety procedures
  • Investigates and responds to customer complaints relating to the operation of the Unit
  • Inspects and oversees repairs and maintenance to vehicles and equipment to enforce standards for safety, efficiency, cleanliness and appearance
  • Assists with the procurement process, including research and testing of equipment, vendor contacts and preparation of requisitions
  • Assists with the negotiation of contracts with relevant suppliers
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection, and orientation of new recruits
  • Maintains inventory of Agency’s vehicles and related equipment
  • Reports on a monthly basis on the operations of the Unit, including downtime and efficiency report
  • Assists with the management of the welfare and development of direct reports through performance appraisals and recommendation if required training and development programmes as necessary
  • Provides leadership to staff through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication

Required Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of public safety and security; and transportation
  • Knowledge of auto mechanics
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent coordination, and implementation planning skills
  • Methodical, well organized and with an eye for detail
  • Computer skills

Minimum Required Education and Experience

  • Associate Degree in Management Studies, Social Sciences or equivalent
  • (3) Years’ experience working in a similar environment
  • Training in relevant software applications
  • Supervisory management training


Any equivalent combination of academic qualification and experience

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.