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SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
NOTICE OF VACANCY
The Director of Personnel Administration invites applications from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and
Tobago for employment on contract for a period of three (3) years for the office of Executive Assistant to the
Chairman Public Service Commission in the Service Commissions Department.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRMAN PUBLIC SERVICE
COMMISSION (1 POSITION)
The incumbent will be required to provide management support to the Chairman, Public Service Commission,
thus facilitating effective monitoring and co-ordination of various activities of the office of the Chairman.
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• Supports the Chairman in the execution of his/her duties.
• Performs in-depth investigation and extensive research on matters engaging the Chairman.
• Prepares draft analytical reports and correspondence, including status reports, speeches, presentations for
meetings and seminars and other documents.
• Monitors decisions and directives of the Chairman.
• Plans, organizes, compiles, collates, analyses and presents data on subjects as requested or envisaged.
• Participates in the preparation of Notes for Cabinet, reports, working papers, Minutes, Agenda, invitation and
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• Liaises internally with staff, and externally with staff of other Ministries and Departments, public and private
organizations both local and foreign in the gathering of data and dissemination of information as
• Monitors and reports on the progress and implementation of decisions.
• Submits recommendations on matters researched for Chairman.
• Performs related work as required.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Experience in the public sector management systems and training as evidenced by a Degree from a recog-
nized university with bias towards public sector or business management; or any equivalent combination of
experience and training.
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NEW DELHI---Merely wearing shoes is painful for
Swapna Barman. She was born with six toes on
each foot, and can t afford specialised footwear.
Yet somehow she has overcame all that to be picked
by India to compete in the grueling test of skill and
endurance that is the heptathlon at the Asian Games
in Incheon, South Korea. And she and her coach
believe she could even win a medal.
"My coach has set certain goals for me and that
is what I m focused on," Barman says in a telephone
Having extra digits on a foot---a common congenital
malformation called polydactyly---is considered lucky
in some parts of India. The 18-year-old Barman is
hoping for some luck.
Her coach Subhash Sarkar, originally rejected her
as a high-jumper despite her success at a junior level.
But he agreed to mentor her in the heptathlon.
"I felt she did not have the frame to be a good
high-jumper, and also a tendency to gain weight. On
the other hand, she has power that helps her in other
events," Sarkar said. "In heptathlon, however, you
can win a medal with an aggregate of 5,500 points,
and that is what our aim is for the Asian Games."
Barman was picked after finishing second, by two
points, with 5,400 at the India qualifying champi-
onships last month. No Asian woman has totaled
more than 5,500 this year, so Barman has a chance
at a medal if she can achieve another personal best.
with 12 toes
hopes to medal
Indian athlete Swapna Barman, who has six toes on
each foot, wears her shoes at the end of day's
practice session near her coach Subhash Sarkar at
the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, in the
Indian state of Punjab, on Friday. Barman, a budding
heptathlete, has already overcome many obstacles
just to qualify for the Asian Games, and knows she
has a lot more to face in competition. Having extra
digits on a foot is considered lucky in some parts of
India. The 18-year-old is hoping for some luck.
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