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SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the above mentioned offices.
Particulars relating to the offices are given hereunder:-
CHIEF CHEMIST AND DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND DRUGS
Kind of Work
Highly responsible professional and administrative work in directing the operation of a large chemical laboratory.
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements
Extensive (over 8 years) experience in the field of chemistry including experience in an administrative capacity such as may have been
gained in the lower classes and training as evidenced by the BSc Degree from a recognised university with major courses in chemistry
and one of the biological sciences, or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Distinguishing Features of Work
An employee in this class is responsible for planning, directing and administering all activities of the government's chemical laboratory.
Work involves the supervision of a staff of professional and technical assistants engaged in making a wide variety of chemical analyses,
many of which involve the enforcement of Food and Drugs, Industrial, Import and Export and other related laws and regulations. Work is
performed with a high degree of independence but is subject to administrative review for accomplishment through discussions and reports.
Range 66: $15,191 per month (2011).
DEPUTY CHIEF CHEMIST AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND DRUGS
Kind of Work
Responsible professional and administrative work in the implementation of the Food and Drugs Ordinance of the Nation.
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements
Extensive (over 8 years) in the field of chemistry including considerable supervisory experience such as may have been gained in the lower
classes, and training as evidenced by the BSc Degree from a recognised university with major courses in chemistry and one of the bio-
logical sciences; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Distinguishing Features of Work
An employee in this class is directly responsible to the Director for the implementation of the Food and Drugs Ordinance. Work involves
supervising a staff of professional and technical employees engaged in the inspection and analysis of items under the Food and Drugs
Ordinance. Work also includes assisting the Director generally in the operation of a large chemical laboratory and acting for him in his
absence. Work is performed with a considerable degree of initiative and independent judgement under the guidance of a superior officer
who reviews work generally through discussions and reports.
Range 63: $13,346 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
Interested persons must submit their applications no later than 29th 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:-
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:
• Applicant's signature
• 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.
Most people use the terms "transition" and "change"
interchangeably - but they are not synonyms. According
to William Bridges, consultant and author on individual
and corporate change, it's important to make a distinction
between the two terms because they are profoundly different
is any external variation in your life such as a new
job, company reorganization or merger, a new home, or
a new relationship.
is an internal shift within you. It means you have
reached a point where it is time to let go of an assumption,
self-image, or dream.
A transition could be precipitated by an external change.
For example, you could be laid off from work (more of a
change), which could motivate you to step back from your
busy life and assess if it is time to think about pursuing
a latent passion/dream or shifting your work focus to have
more meaning or balance for you.
This period of self-reflection could result in redefining
who you are and what you do for work. It could ultimately
result in a career transition to an entirely new field and
a new role.
Transitions are a process
They begin with an ending, develop into a neutral phase,
and end with a new beginning. In order to build anew, you
need to dismantle and provide space in yourself and your
life for the creative act of constructing a new career.
Begin with an Ending
Transitions begin with a five-phase ending process. This
is a pre-condition for self-renewal, and, oftentimes, people
try to avoid this stage or rush it, as it can be very painful.
• Disengagement - This is an actual break from the
ordinary way of life as you know it - separating yourself
from activities, relationships, and settings that have been
important, but are no longer working for you. Think of it
as externally removing yourself from old systems and con-
• Dismantling - This involves the actual taking apart
of your life as you used to know it before disengagement
occurred. This can mean dismantling the world you operated
in as well as the identity you had built in this world.
• Disidentification - If you think of disengagement as
the external change that started the transition, you then
can think of disidentification as the internal changes that
alter the way in which you experience yourself. You begin
to lose the old way of defining yourself, and you are no
longer sure who you are. Giving up titles and roles are an
important part of your identity, and it is important to
disidentify from these during this phase.
• Disenchantment - This a true shift in your world
view; things just don't look the same anymore. This can
involve emotions such as disappointment and shock. It is
a time to look below the surface of what you thought to
be so. It is the sign that you are ready to see and understand
• Disorientation - Disorientation is just what it sounds
like - you don't know where you're going, what you should
be doing, or what has meaning for you.
The Neutral Zone
The neutral zone is the time in between the old life and
the new. In order to build anew you need to dismantle and
provide space within yourself for the creative act of con-
structing a new life. For many people, this can be a terrifying
stage as you have gone through the phases of the ending
zone, but clearly still have no idea where you are heading.
You are confused, lack direction, and can be gripped by
fear. People have described this phase as a period of empti-
ness, suffering, and confusion.
However, this phase is absolutely essential to finding a
new beginning, and it is important for you to surrender
to this phase of emptiness and stop trying to escape it. I
often suggest that my clients get away for a few days and
take a personal retreat. The solitude associated with a
retreat allows you to see and experience the world differently
and opens you up for transformation.
Think of it as a period of inner reorientation where
realignment begins to take shape.
A New Beginning
So, how do you know when you've reached the point
of a new beginning? Beginnings are often inauspicious and
quiet. When you are ready, the opportunities will begin to
appear in front of you. Inner signals will begin to point
you in the right direction.
What are these inner signals? They can be subtle, and,
oftentimes, hard to notice. They could be some or all of
the following: an idea, an impression, an image, a hint, a
comment someone makes, a dream, or a fantasy.
A few key points lead to success in this phase:
Begin to take action.
Visualize yourself doing the final result, or in the final
state.Take things step by step and recognize this is a process.
Shift your purpose from trying to achieve a "goal"
to living in the process, learning what you can, and making
contacts where appropriate.
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