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SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
Office of Director of Highways (Range 65)
Ministry of Works and Infrastructure
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the above mentioned office.
Particulars relating to the office are given hereunder:-
Kind of Work
Responsible professional and administrative work in directing programme of engineering work on roads.
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements
Extensive (8 years and over) experience in the practice of civil engineering with particular reference to highways and
including considerable experience in the administrative capacity and training as evidenced by a Degree or equivalent
qualification in Civil or Structural Engineering from a recognized University, Technical Institute or College, or any equivalent
combination of experience and training.
Distinguishing Features of Work
An employee of this class is responsible for directing all matters relating to the construction and maintenance of public
roads, bridges, air strips and other paved surfaces throughout the island. Work involves co-ordinating the three units of the
division, directing as regards policy and drafting and submitting plans concerning the current and projected development
of the nation's highways. Work is assigned in consultation with the Permanent Secretary who is advised by the Chief
Technical Officer and is performed with a high degree of initiative and independent judgement; when required. Technical
guidance is available from the Chief Technical Officer. Work is subject to review for quality, accomplishment and
adherence to policy, through inspections, discussions and an analysis of reports
Range 65: $14,510 per month (2011).
Persons wishing to apply can access the Advertisement, the Application Form and the Job Specification at the Service
Commissions Department and on the website at www.scd.org.tt
Application forms are also obtainable from any District Revenue Office, the Chief Administrator, Tobago House of Assembly
or the Service Commissions Department.
Interested persons must submit their application no later than 23rd January, 2015 to the:
Director of Personnel Administration
Service Commissions Department
52-58 Woodford Street
Persons who have applied previously and who still wish to be considered for appointment to the office are advised
to re-apply in response to this Advertisement.
Applicants are advised to submit the following along with their application:-
i. Telephone Contact;
ii. Relevant copies of your Birth/Academic certificates;
iii. Any other relevant information; e.g. Curriculum Vitae.
INCOMPLETE AND UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
Applications submitted without the following are deemed incomplete and unsuitable:
Date of application
Copy of Birth Certificates attached (computerized only)
Legible and clearly printed copies of:
o Relevant academic qualifications
o Documentation showing proof of citizenship (if not born in Trinidad and Tobago)
o Documentation from the relevant authorizing bodies, verifying equivalency for qualification obtained abroad
Applicants are also advised to check regularly for updates on the website with respect to the Civil Service
Examination or Interviews to be conducted in the future.
Bushfire rages in Australia
A British nurse being treated for Ebola in London
is in critical condition after deteriorating over the
last two days, the hospital said yesterday.
The Royal Free Hospital has been treating Pauline
Cafferkey, 39, with blood plasma from an Ebola sur-
vivor and an experimental anti-viral drug.
She was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday after
returning to Britain late on Sunday from Sierra Leone,
where she had been working for the charity Save the
Children at a treatment centre outside the capital,
Cafferkey is the first person to have been diagnosed
with Ebola on British soil.
The West African Ebola outbreak was first identified
in Guinea's remote southeast in early 2014. Guinea,
Sierra Leone and Liberia have borne the brunt of the
20,000 infections and nearly 8,000 dead.
The Royal Free, Britain's main centre for Ebola
cases, successfully treated British aid worker William
Pooley with the experimental drug ZMapp after he
was flown back to Britain in August.
The hospital has not specified which drug Cafferkey
is being treated with, but said no supplies of ZMapp
On Wednesday, the hospital had said Cafferkey
was sitting up in bed, talking and reading. But a
doctor treating her warned at the time that the course
of the disease could be unpredictable.
Ebola is transmitted through bodily fluids, and the
hospital said it was treating Cafferkey inside a specially
designed tent around her bed with controlled ven-
tilation to reduce the risk of further infections.
with Ebola in
The first meteor shower of the new year is set
to peak tonight.
The annual Quadrantid meteor shower is popular
with star watchers, who can see up to 80 meteors
an hour, Nasa says. Plus, Quadrantids are known for
their "fireball meteors," which are brighter and last
longer than an average meteor streak.
This year, however, a bright, near-full moon is
complicating matters for those who would like to
wish on a shooting star---as are forecasts of cloudy
skies in the eastern United States.
The Quadrantids, which Nasa says are the remnants
of asteroid 2003 EH1, get their name from the now
obsolete Quadrans Muralis constellation, identified
by French astronomer Jerome Lalande in 1795. The
first Quadrantid meteor shower was reported in 1825.
Some astronomers hypothesise that the asteroid,
discovered in 2003 by Nasa astronomer Peter Jen-
niskens, actually may be a piece of an "extinct"
"Some astronomers say that this asteroid is really
a piece of an old, 'extinct' comet, perhaps a comet
that was recorded by Chinese, Korean and Japanese
observers during the years 1490-91," writes
To view tonight's meteor shower, Nasa suggests
finding a spot away from street lights.
"Lay flat on your back with your feet facing north-
east and look up, taking in as much of the sky as
possible. In less than 30 minutes in the dark, your
eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors,"
"Be patient---the show will last until dawn, so you
have plenty of time to catch a glimpse."
(The Christian Science Monitor)
shower of 2015
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