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FOREST TECHNICIAN – BIO-PHYSICAL INVENTORY (LEVEL 5)

Basic Salary Range: $1,247,144.00 - $1,544,475.00 per annum, plus applicable allowances

 JOB PURPOSE:

Under the direct supervision of the Forester,  Forest Resource Assessment, the incumbent is responsible for implementing and monitoring forest resources through an integrated forest inventory programme. He/she will participate in inventory planning, design and sampling. He/she will abide by established protocols in data collection and ensure the forest resource inventory database is updated correctly and maintained, being compliant with the Agency’s standard operating procedures. The incumbent will also assist with the assessment and extraction approaches of non-timber forest products.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREAS:

Administrative Responsibilities

§  Provides inputs for the operational  plans, budget  and the setting of priorities for the Branch;

§  Develop individual work plans that are aligned to organisational goals and objectives;

§  Prepares and submits progress reports following the agreed work plan;

 

Technical Responsibilities

§  Assists in locating permanent field plots with road navigation, interpreting maps and aerial photos, and using in-house geospatial data collection platforms.

§  Conduct field measurements according to specified inventory protocol which includes vegetation diversity and soil characteristics

§  Update forest resource inventory database

§  Quality  check and verify all forest resource inventory  data

§  Collate and process forest inventory data for purposes of forest resource management plans, reports and project development.

§  Conducts preliminary investigation of Forest Estates to identify tree species; environmental conditions such as soil type, climate and rainfall and length of time required

§  Represents the Agency at Technical for relating to natural resources and or forestry

§  Participates in the Agency’s public education and awareness programme

§  Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Technical

§  Strong data collection and analytical skills

§  Ability to use topographic maps, compass, and aerial photos for road navigation, interpreting cover types, identifying point locations

§  Strong  geospatial data collection skills with knowledge in the use of GPS and ArcGIS Collector

§  Sound knowledge of general safety (CPR and First Aid)

§  Understanding and experience with basic field forestry skills related to forest resource inventory

§  Ability to use office productivity tools efficiently and effectively (Excel, Word etc.)

 Behavioural

§  Ability to work under pressure to meet specific deadlines;

§  Ability to build effective partnerships in achieving operational goals;

§  Effective oral and written communication skills;

§  Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships;

§  Ability to be flexible and adaptable;

§  Effective interpersonal skills;

§  Problem Solving & Decision Making skills;

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 §  Associate Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Science, Environmental Management or related area

§  Two (2) years’ field experience in a related area

 

OR

§  Any other acceptable combination of qualification and experience

 

Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, October 1, 2021 to:

Senior Director,

Human Resource Management & Development,

Forestry Department ,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com


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


FOREST TECHNICIAN – PLANTATION ASSESSMENT (LEVEL 5)

Basic Salary Range: $1,247,144.00 - $1,544,475.00 per annum, plus applicable allowance


JOB PURPOSE:

 Under the direct supervision of the Forester Plantation Assessment, the incumbent is responsible for conducting forest plantation assessments and drafting Logging Plans for scheduled harvestable plantations. He/she regularly updates the forest plantation database as directed and conducts standing volume and/or scaling related activities in compliance with the Agency’s standard operating procedures.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREAS:

 Administrative Responsibilities

 Provides inputs for the operational plans, budget and the setting of priorities for the Branch;

Develop individual work plans that are aligned to organizational goals and objectives;

Prepare and submit forest plantation assessment reports with the relevant data to support timber and non-timber forest extraction and other related activities;

Prepares and submits progress reports following agreed work plan;

Prepares individual performance plan with clearly articulated and agreed performance targets;

 

Technical Responsibilities

 Conducts volume assessment in Forest plantations islandwide, according to specified inventory protocol;

Assists in locating permanent field plots using GPS equipment and ArcGIS collector;

Provides technical assistance to Forest Operations and Legal and Enforcement officers concerning conducting scale log and board foot measurements;

Updates and maintains forest plantation status database;

Generates data for annual and other technical reports on forest resource assets;

Retrieves collates and processes forest mensuration data for use in Logging Plans, Harvesting Plans, Forest Management Plans and plantation assessment reports and /or project development;

Implements best forest plantation assessments and extraction methods based on departmental protocols (SOPs/ manuals/ etc.);

Adheres to a standard approach in verifying the reliability of assessed volumetric data;

Maps forest plantation areas;

Assist in the development and administration of standard lumber/board foot measurement techniques for use;

Participates in environmental studies and the preparation of environmental reports for forest plantations;

Provides technical support in volume assessment to external clients and stakeholders;

Assists with the conducting of forest resource inventory and valuation in Forest Estates as requested;

Assist with the valuation of forest resources;

Participates in the Agency’s public education and awareness programme;

Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time, by/via the divisional head;

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Technical

Robust data collection and analytical skills;

Ability to understand and use topographic maps, GPS, compass, and aerial photos for road navigation;

Sound knowledge of general safety (CPR and First Aid);

Understanding and experience with basic field forestry skills related to mensuration techniques;

Ability to use MS Office productivity tools efficiently and effectively (Excel, Word etc.);

 

Behavioural

Ability to work under pressure to meet specific deadlines;

Ability to build partnership in achieving operational goals;

Effective oral and written communication skills;

Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships;

Ability to be flexible and adaptable;

Effective interpersonal skills;

Problem-solving & decision-making skills;


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 Associate Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Science, Environmental Management or related area

Two (2) years’ field experience in a related area

 

OR

Any other acceptable combination of qualification and experience

 

Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, October 1, 2021 to:

Senior Director,

Human Resource Management & Development,

Forestry Department ,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com


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

 

INVENTORY OFFICER (LEVEL 3)

Basic Salary Range: $ $886,213.00 - $ 1,093,310.00 per annum


JOB PURPOSE:

Under the direct supervision of the Office Services Officer, the incumbent is primarily responsible for inventory management, including but not limited to, the acquisition, receival, storage and distribution of fixed assets/ inventory items; and the receipt and processing of all materials and goods within the Agency.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:

Administrative Responsibilities

§  Maintains fixed assets and stores inventory database

§  Prepares monthly stores inventory report

§  Reports are accurate and comprehensive and submitted within the agreed timeframe;

§  Ensures that handling and storing of supplies conform to standard operating procedures (SOP) for stores operations;

§  Ensures that the authorized recipient/assignee signs acknowledging receipt of items being delivered;

§  Monitors location of all furniture, equipment and other assets and updates fixed asset database and location records as appropriate;

§  Liaises with members of staff to ensure proper usage of furniture, equipment and other assets;

§  Conducts inventory analysis and initiates the replenishment of stock items

§  Maintains optimal stores inventory levels

§  Prepares and submits monthly report to the Office Services Officer in respect of goods, materials and fixed assets received/issued;

§  Coordinate the periodic inventory checks of fixed assets at various locations to determine status/condition of assets and determine next steps;

§  Submits details (copy invoice etc.) of assets received to the Office Services Officer to facilitate insurance coverage;

§  Reports discrepancies/missing items;

 

Technical Responsibilities

§  Identifies, records and maintains inventory of all furniture, equipment and other assets including recommendations for repairs and/or board of survey to the Office Services Officer;

§    Store and deliver goods received to the appropriate personnel or office and maintains a record of these goods;

§  Maintain in database, pertinent details on each fixed asset;

§  Codes/marks fixed assets with asset numbers before assets are distributed to recipients;

§  Ensures that goods received are recorded and stored/delivered;

§  Installs and maintains all location records within the Head Office, Zonal and Regional offices and Sub-Regional offices;

§  Updates Master Inventory records electronically and manually;

§  Updates and maintains databases for fixed asset inventory and for stores and materials;

§  With the approval of the Office Services Officer, removes items that are disposed of from asset inventory and location records and submits the listing, through the Senior Director, Infrastructure, Facilities and Documentation, to the Finance & Accounts Branch for deletion from the Agency’s Fixed Assets Register;

§  Contacts Board of Survey (MoF&PS) and makes arrangement for the inspection of the assets for disposal;

§  Coordinates the removal/transportation of assets approved by the MoF&PS for disposal;

§  Updates individual asset records/database with disposal information;

§  Periodically checks and ensures that asset number recorded on the asset is visible and legible; Replace labels on the asset (with the same number) when the number is illegible or faded;

§  Maintains stock balance records for items held in stores and make recommendations for the replenishment of declining stock items;

§  Checks requisitions received for completeness;

§  Individual performance plans created and submitted with key job targets for each appraisal year. 

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

§  Performs any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time;

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Technical 

§    Sound knowledge of data and information management tools; 

§     Proficient Use of Microsoft Office Suite technology (Word, Excel);

§     Good record keeping skills;

§     Sound knowledge of Supplies Management;

§     Basic knowledge of procurement guidelines;

 

Behavioural

§    Strong customer orientation skills;

§    Methodical, well organized and with an eye for detail;

§    Results oriented;

§    Effective oral and written communication skills;

§    Strong interpersonal skills;

§    Sound personal and professional ethics and integrity;

§     Good Interpersonal and Customer Service skill.

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

§  A.Sc. in Business Administration or related area;

§  Training in Inventory Management; PLUS

§  One (1) year’s related experience;

OR

§  Any other acceptable combination of academic qualification and experience.

 Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, October 1, 2021 to:

Senior Director,

Human Resource Management & Development,

Forestry Department ,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com


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

FOREST TECHNICIAN – Geographic Information Systems (Level 5)

Basic Salary Range: $1,247,144.00 - $1,544,475.00 per annum, plus applicable allowances

Job Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Snr. Dir. Forest Resource Information Management (FRIM), the Forest Technician (GIS), will assist with and provide technical support to field officers involved in implementing and monitoring forest management activities. This position will also include providing technical assistance for users of ArcGIS Mobile and Terrasync platforms on commercial and professional-grade GPS units across Forestry Department regions. In addition, he/she will assist with data collection and verification efforts, UAV mapping, GIS database maintenance, map production, and public awareness and education initiatives.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

            Utilizes in-house Geographic Information System (GIS) software and hardware to digitize and enter data.

  • Performs standard level professional work compiling, verifying, maintaining hardcopy data/maps and inputting & updating information into multiple GIS databases.
  • Georeferences and digitizes information and creates, maintains, updates GIS databases to provide easier access and retrieval of processed information on multiple databases to support accurate statistical analysis.
  • Creates accurate grid references utilizing appropriate GIS software, coordinate geometry and graphics to correspond with the information and design drawing, legal surveys, maps and addresses needed to update information for infrastructure mapping.
  • Compares field and office mapping to resolve incongruous information issues and utilize  Global Positioning System (GPS) or data collection applications to capture and verify the accuracy of the spatial data.
  • Creates and updates various map types using planimetric and thematic mapping techniques and aerial and satellite data
  • Performs quality assurance on GIS data and processes.
  • Maintain data and map request log
  • Prepare reports as required

Required Competencies:

The post-holder should demonstrate:

·         Ability to interpret plans, drawings, maps, surveys and other technical documents and drawings

·         Ability to work independently with general supervision and direction.

·         Experience with remotely sensed data  interpretation and processing

·         Knowledge of rectification techniques.

·         Experience working with vegetation and/or wildlife datasets and must be physically fit to navigate remote forest terrains

·         Knowledge of GIS analysis and map preparation

·         Knowledge of GIS data upload/download

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Strong interpersonal skills

·         Ability to build partnership in achieving operational goals

·         Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines

·         Ability to work cooperatively with other employees

·         Ability to accomplish complex project tasks in cooperation with other employees

 

 Minimum Required Education and Experience 

·         Associate degree in GIS, natural resource management, environmental sciences, or closely related fields

·         A minimum of 2 years experience in a GIS-related position

 

PLUS

 ·         Knowledge and proficiency in utilizing ESRI's ArcGIS Suite of Products include ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS Online  

·         Competent in data collection, the use of GPS technology and the integration with GIS software

·         Knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating systems and MS Office software suite.

·         Having knowledge of remote sensing and forest management would be an asset.

 

OR

 ·         Any other acceptable combination of academic qualification and field experience


Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, October 1, 2021 to:

Senior Director,

Human Resource Management & Development,

Forestry Department ,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transport Management Officer (Level 5)

Basic Salary:  $1,247,144.00 - $1,544,475.00 per annum, plus applicable allowance

Job Purpose:     

Under the general direction of the Senior Director, Infrastructure, Facilities and Documentation the Transport Management Officer is responsible for all logistics and maintenance activities related to the planning, directing, and coordinating of fleet management and transportation operations/needs within the Agency and/or activities of the Agency.

 Key Responsibility Areas:

Using the Kaizen (plan, do, check, review) principles:

§  Implements policy and procedures to guide the use and maintenance of the Agency’s vehicles

§  Assists in the formulation and implementation of administrative, operational, and customer relations policies and procedures

§  Analyzes expenditures and other financial reports to develop plans, policies, and budgets for improving services and efficiencies

§  Ensures/enforces compliance with GOJ and FD 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 Agency fleet units

§  Inspects and oversees repairs and maintenance to vehicles and equipment to enforce standards for cost effectiveness, safety, efficiency, cleanliness, and appearance

§  Ensures motor vehicles are road worthy at all times, and all motor vehicle documents are valid/up to date

§  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 drivers

§  Maintains inventory of Agency’s vehicles and related equipment

§  Monitors performance parameters and reports monthly on the operations of the Unit, including use, fleet downtime and efficiencies

§  Updates fleet management system and generates the requisite reports to inform management decisions

 

 Human Resource Responsibilities

§  Assists with the management of the welfare and development of direct reports through performance appraisals and recommendation of required training and development programmes as necessary

§  Provides leadership to staff through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication

§  Provides guidance to staff through coaching, mentoring, and training, providing assistance and support as needed

§  Participates in the recruitment of staff for the Branch

§  Ensures that staff members are aware of and adhere to the policies, procedures, and regulations of the Agency.

 

Required Competencies

§  Excellent oral and written communication skills

§  Excellent customer service skills

§  Knowledge of logistics, public safety, security and transportation

§  Knowledge of auto mechanics

§  Excellent time management skills

§  Excellent coordination, organizational and implementation planning skills

§  Methodical, well organized and with an eye for detail

§  Good Computer skills – Microsoft suite (word, excel, PowerPoint)

Minimum Required Education and Experience

§  Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Social Sciences or equivalent

§  (3) Years’ experience working in similar environment

§  Training in relevant software applications is a plus

§  Supervisory management training

OR

Any equivalent combination of academic qualification and experience

 

Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, October 1, 2021 to:

Senior Director,

Human Resource Management & Development,

Forestry Department ,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com


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