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The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission
invites applications to fill one (1) permanent position of:
LEAD TECHNICIAN - PROJECTS
IN THE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIVISION
A. Job Summary
The Lead Technician-Projects leads and manages the Project Support Team within the
Information Management Division and ensures effective and efficient project management and
project delivery. He/she also heads all technological research, maintains technological documen-
tation, facilitates the development of policies and is responsible for IT security and business
process review and development and procedures for the Information Management Division.
• Examines and assesses all emerging technologies to facilitate the achievement of the
Strategic Business Plan
• Leads and develops project planning methodologies aligned with international best practices
• Develops policies, procedures and standards for the deployment of new technologies
• Analyses technological needs and recommends solutions for implementation
• Reviews and evaluates proposals to determine feasibility and compatibility for implementation
• Analyses infrastructure, data and user security to develop and implement the security
strategies inclusive of periodic testing
• Liaises with vendors and key technology leaders.
• Conducts contingency and capacity planning for the production and disaster recovery infra
• Facilitates the documentation, review and revision of business processes in conjunction with
• Supervises the activities of the reporting officers to ensure that adequate standards are maintained
• Provides support for the development of the Division's annual budget to incorporate related
expenses for expected projects and training requirements
• Performs other related duties as required.
C. Minimum Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge
• Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field
• 5-7 years' experience at a professional or supervisory level in a related field
• Project Management certification will be an asset
• Business Process Management certification will be an asset
• Any other equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
All applications should be forwarded under confidential cover and addressed as follows:
Vacant Position: Lead Technician - Projects
The Chief Executive Officer
Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission
57-59 Dundonald Street
Port of Spain
email address: email@example.com
Applications should arrive no later than February 09, 2015
Our internal body clock has such
a dramatic impact on sporting ability
that it could alter the chances of
Olympic gold, say researchers.
The team, at the University of Birm-
ingham, showed performance times
varied by 26 per cent throughout the
Early risers reached their athletic
peak around lunchtime, while night
owls were best in the evening.
The researchers say it could even
explain why Spanish teams have more
success in European football.
The body clock controls everything
from alertness to the risk of a heart
attack, in a daily rhythm.
Some aspects of sporting ability
were thought to peak in early after-
noon, but a study in the journal Cur-
rent Biology suggests each competitor s
sleeping habits have a powerful impact.
They took 20 female hockey players
and asked them to perform a series of
20m runs in shorter and shorter times.
And they did it at six different times
of day between 7 am and 10 pm.
The results showed a peak perform-
ance in late afternoon, but then the
scientists looked separately at early-
type people, late-type people and those
in the middle.
This time the gap between the best
and worst times was 29 per cent, and
a far more complicated picture
• Larks, or early risers, peaked at
• Intermediate types peaked just
before 4 pm
• Owls, or late types, peaked not
long before 8 pm
Lead researcher Dr Roland Brand-
staetter told the BBC News Web site:
"Athletes and coaches would benefit
greatly if they knew when optimal or
suboptimal performance time was."
He said a one per cent difference in
performance would be the difference
between fourth place and a medal in
many Olympic events.
Body clocks can be adjusted. Jet lag
is when you feel rough before adjusting
to a new time.
"So if you re an early type in a com-
petition in the evening, then you re
impaired, so you could adjust sleeping
times to the competition," Dr Brand-
He said such body-clock problems
"absolutely" contributed to England s
struggles in the pinnacle of European
football---the Champions League.
"You have players that do extraor-
dinarily well in the English Premier
League at 3 pm, but they suddenly
don t perform as well in the evening
in the Champions League," he said.
He argued Spanish society, which
runs a bit later in the day, may be giv-
ing teams from that country an advan-
Emily Defroand, a 20-year-old who
has been capped 56 caps with Team
GB s Hockey U21s, took part in the
study and said the findings were "scar-
She is an early riser, that rare student
happy to get up at 7.30 in the morning.
She said: "Our Saturday, matches
are at 12.30, and I think that s perfect
for me. Any later and I feel a bit tired
and need a few more energy drinks to
get me going."
It is in stark contrast to her team-
mate Olivia Chilton.
Shesaid: I dgetupat11amifI
could get away with it. I much prefer
training late afternoon or evening.
"In the morning, I honestly feel half-
asleep in the warm-up, I just don t
feel alert, for tracking and hitting the
ball, I don t feel on it."
Dr Brandstaetter said this provided
an important lesson for talent-spotting.
"It takes place more or less in ado-
lescents, but we know half of them
are owls, yet almost all cases of tal-
ent-spotting are during the school
hours," he said.
"That is when they are in the range
of 70 - 80 per cent of peak perform-
ance, so we are missing out on a huge
number of high performers by testing
at the wrong time of day.
Commenting on the findings, Dr
Thomas Kantermann, from the Uni-
versity of Groningen and the scientific
manager of the ChronoCity project in
Germany, told the BBC: "The study
adds to our understanding about the
importance of circadian biology (body
clocks) and internal time in physical
"Only by taking internal time into
account can true and fair assessments
of human performance become pos-
"The current paper supports our
previous research and nicely paves the
way for more fruitful circadian studies
in the future."
Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'
Can Real Madrid's success be down to a later society?
"Athletes and coaches
would benefit greatly if
they knew when
optimal or suboptimal
performance time was.
One per cent difference
in performance would
be the difference
between fourth place
and a medal in many
---Dr Roland Brandstaetter,
University of Birmingham
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