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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.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• 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
• Assists with the tracking of work activities and the progress of on-going projects and programmes.
• Assists in the gathering, collating, classifying and storing of data/correspondence for subsequent easy
• Edits correspondence and reports submitted to the Chairman.
• 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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Salary and other Terms and Conditions of Employment will be determined by the Chief Personnel Officer,
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Applications including Curriculum Vitae giving details of qualifications and experience together with copies of
all certificates, copies of two (2) testimonials and (2) references should be submitted no later than 3rd October,
ATTENTION: SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER,
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT UNIT
SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
52-58 WOODFORD STREET
PORT OF SPAIN
* UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED.
If you re unemployed and haven t had an expe-
rience as a temporary employee, maybe you should
Mid-career is a good time to examine the work
you re doing and see if it is really what you want.
Maybe your needs have changed since you were
employed. Or you re ready for something different,
closer to home, less travel, etc.
This could be the time to make a change, and an
easy way to start is by becoming a temporary employ-
ee.It s likely that companies will hire new employees
using temps as the economy recovers. Why? It s
easier to add to the workforce using temps because
if the need lessens, it s easy to cut temp workers from
Also, there are no benefit costs associated with
temporary employees. On the plus side, they can
meet potential future employees and "test" them,
leading to potential hiring. So what should you do
• If you have a specialty, join a temp agency that
specialises in placements in that area or in
companies you're interested in.
• If you're looking to change career direction, enroll
with an agency in the new field you're considering.
It's a way to "test the waters" without making a
commitment. It's a way to be paid while you're
learning about a new field. And it's easier for you
to quit if you find you don't like the work.
The pay may not be comparable to what you d
earn in a full-time job, but it can help cover basic
living costs if not fund your retirement account. And
having social contact can be beneficial to your mental
Of course, just like looking for any job, do your
research. Find out all you can about the temporary
agencies and their clients. Like any business, some
are good and some merely OK. Employers will see
you as they see the agency. Make the best choice for
Don t forget that you re still seeking a full time
job even while you re working for a temp agency.
Use your contacts at the agency and the employers
to enhance your networking efforts. The more
people in your network who can direct you to jobs,
the better. Networking is still the best method for
finding a new job.
"Mid-career is a good time to examine the work you're doing and see if it is really what
you want. Maybe your needs have changed since you were employed. Or you're ready for
something different, closer to home, less travel, etc. This could be the time to make a
change, and an easy way to start is by becoming a temporary employee."
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