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PALO SECO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES LIMITED
Palo Seco Agricultural Enterprises Limited (PSAEL) is a wholly owned State Enterprise which is involved in the management and con-
struction of infrastructure projects, estate management and property maintenance services for Government and State Enterprises.
Suitably qualified persons are invited to apply for the following positions on contract:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I
The Administrative Assistant I will provide administrative and secretarial support to the Manager. In additional to typing, filing and
scheduling appointments, the incumbent co-ordinates meetings, directs correspondence, obtains and distributes office supplies.
o Maintains schedule of appointments for the Manager.
o Attends and takes minutes of Departmental meetings, and prepares reports as requested.
o Prepares, formats, paying attention to details in composing, typing and proof-reading finished documentation for approval and signature.
o Ensures meeting venues are available and necessary apparatus are in place and functioning.
o Sorts and distributes mail for the Department.
o Receives staff and visitors on behalf of the Department.
o Maintains a record of documents prepared and issued by the Manager.
o Distributes and records job requests electronically.
o Performs backup of electronically stored information.
o Issues reminders to staff of upcoming meetings and appointments.
o Performs any other relevant duties as may be required to successfully achieve this job function.
Qualifications & Experience
o Five (5) CXC/GCE/CSEC O' Level passes, inclusive of Mathematics and English Language.
o Secretarial qualifications from a recognized institution
o One (1) year relevant working experience.
o Knowledge of secretarial and office administration procedures.
o Knowledge of use and operations of standard office equipment.
o Knowledge of Microsoft Software Applications.
The Handyman/Craftsman will provide support to the Maintenance Unit of the Project Engineering and Maintenance Department
(PEMD). The incumbent will be expected to perform general maintenance tasks.
o Performs minor repairs and routine maintenance of properties including but not limited to painting, joinery, plumbing, masonry.
o Performs routine inspections of property to check for maintenance problems and informs supervisor of same.
o Responds to calls from Management for storage/distribution of office supplies etc.
o Ensures compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.
o Performs any other relevant duties as may be required to successfully achieve the job functions.
o Craft Certificate from an accredited institution.
o Five (5) years experience in Basic Woodworking, Plumbing, Electrical and Masonry.
o A minimum of three (3) years working experience in a construction environment.
o Knowledge of basic Woodworking
o Knowledge of basic Plumbing
o Knowledge of basic Electrical
o Knowledge of basic Masonry
o Knowledge of Occupational Safety & Health Regulations
Like anything else, there are definitely advantages
and disadvantages for becoming a temp. For some
people, it is the perfect solution. For others, it is
less-than-perfect, but a way to pay the bills until
a "real" job is found.
A A A A B
y o y o o
o y o
• 1. The job sought is usually only available as a tem-
porary or "seasonal" job.
• 2. A temporary job is preferred by the job seeker.
• 3. A temporary job is all the job seeker can find in
their local job market or field, at the current time.
All of these are valid reasons for taking a temporary
AD A A A A A B
A o y o y o o
• 1. It may be exactly the job the job seeker wants,
with a time limit for the employment commit-
• 2. It provides an income stream while the "real"
job search continues. (We called this the "salary
continuation plan" in the past.)
• 3. It fills a gap on the resume - a gap in experience
needed for the next job or a gap in the resume s
• 4. It may give the job seeker a chance to "test
drive" a job, an employer, or an industry.
• 5. Sometimes, it provides both income and benefits
(health insurance, etc.)
• 6. Sometimes, it opens the door to a permanent
job, often referred to as "temp-to-perm." With
luck, a temporary job may provide all of these ben-
efits and more.
D o o y o
Many temps report feeling isolated and not well-
respected by other employees. I m sure this varies
by organization and "corporate culture," but it may
happen. Most temps are not paid top dollar for what
they do, unless they have a skill that is quite scarce.
It s a balancing act. For some people, being a temp
is perfect for them. For others, being a temp is a
hopefully short stop before a full-time "permanent"
job is found.
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