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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (ON CONTRACT)
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for employment, on contract, for a period of three (3) years, to fill the
position of Court Administrator, at the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago.
This job requires the incumbent to provide the strategic coordination of the Court's daily administrative affairs, facilities, secu-
rity, space management, information technology management, caseflow management, secretarial services, registry and
reporting services of the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develops long range goals and objectives to improve the Court's operations
• Develops, implements, reviews and refines policies, procedures and systems to support and improve the
operational effectiveness and efficiency of the Court
• Assists the Registrar in administering and supervising all projects under the Public Sector Investment Programme
(PSIP) for the Court
• Trains and supervises the registry, information technology and judicial secretarial staff of the Court
• Liaises and works with the Court Reporting Unit to improve their system
• Monitors current, newly adopted and proposed legislation that may affect the Courts
• Administers the continued development and implementation of the Court's information systems and other aspects
of Court technology as they relate to and affect Court operations
• Liaises with stakeholders
• Co-ordinates the internal activities of the Court
• Assists the Registrar in the drafting of the annual court budget
• Liaises and works with the Assistant Registrar of the Court
• Monitors fiscal matters facing the Court
• Consults with the Honourable President with regards to the business of the Court
• Reports to the Registrar in respect to the Court's operations
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Experience in the Court System. Certification from the Institute of Court Management is preferred. Applicant must possess
considerable experience in administration in a public service environment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and KNOWLEDGE
A Master's degree in Management, Social Science, Public Administration, Project Management or other related disciplines
in court administration or a Law degree.
Required Knowledge of:
• Organizational and management practices as applied to the management and operation of courts
• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of public sector programs,
policies and operational needs.
• Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management
• Research and analysis techniques, methods and procedures.
• Court development and management trends.
• The Financial Regulations of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
• The Public Service Regulations of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Salary and other terms and conditions of employment are to be negotiated with the Chief Personnel Officer,
Personnel Department and approved by the Honourable Attorney General.
Applications with Curriculum Vitae, two (2) references and copies of Certificates are to be submitted by 4:00 p.m.
on Friday 13 March, 2015 to:-
Industrial Court Building,
#7 St. Vincent Street
Port of Spain
Attention: Senior Human Resource Officer
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
Temporary employment is a three-sided
work relationship among the client company
where temps are placed, the staffing service,
and the temporary employee.
As a temp, you are always going to be linked to
your staffing service and to the potential client
companies where you perform your work
This means you have two employment
partners who will assess your skills, abilities, and
performance. These partners are the pipeline for
Impress either, and you ll stack the odds in
your favour for continuing work assignments.
Impress them enormously, and you could receive
an offer for a full-time position.
The good news is that as a temp, you are
actually in the business of You, Inc. This means
you are your own product. No one but you can
bring the exact same formula to your temp
assignments. Because of this, you have the
ability to stand out and make yourself
memorable and desirable as an employee.
As a temporary employee, it pays to realise
that many client companies are impressed by
temps who treat their temporary work
assignments like a full-time job. Assuming skill
and experience levels can be met, demonstrate
basic good business practices such as being on
time, dressing appropriately, making a great first
impression, demonstrating a positive attitude,
being respectful and considerate of others.
These are the steps you can take, for each of
your employment partners, to become the temp
everyone wants to work with:
From the Client Company s perspective:
Understand the company's culture.
In a word, a company s culture is their
"personality". For a temp, (or any employee for
that matter), being able to relate well to that
personality is extremely important. It means
fitting in with the norms and behaviours of a
company s policies, practices, employees, and
management. Not being able to mesh well can
really be a problem. When new, keep your eyes
open, observe, and learn!
Be easy to train.
Take notes, and refer to them. Engage in
training by asking relevant questions, expressing
understanding of concepts and details. Know
who you can go to for help on the job and where
to find information on your own so you can be as
self-sufficient as possible.
Know how to build rapport.
Understand how to be friendly without the
need to "make friends" on work assignments
with both employees and managers. Don t ask
prying or personal questions of those you work
with. By the same token, don t reveal too much
about your own personal life or work situation.
Keep things light and general, after all... it is a
Don't get too familiar too fast.
Being new at a company you need to respect
boundaries (both physically and socially) within
the workspace. Some examples are: not helping
yourself to supplies, snacks, or coffee, and not
passing judgments on the client s processes,
practices, employees, or management. While
temps need to be comfortable on assignments,
there is a line not to be crossed that shows a
sense of entitlement or the right to make
Be adaptable and flexible.
Develop a "go with the flow" attitude and be
ready for constant changes. Change is the nature
of temporary work, so be a capable chameleon.
From the Staffing Service s perspective:
Stay in touch.
Keep the staffing service updated on your assignment
status and how things are going. Don t let them be caught
unaware or with surprises. Ask them how you can be helpful
to them and the practices you can follow that would make
their job easier.
Temps are a valuable source of information about the
client company to their staffing service because they have a
bird s eye view and real-world experience. Help the staffing
service develop an even greater knowledge about how things
really tick inside their client s company. With this advantage,
the staffing service can provide even better service and place
temps who can be very effective.
Don't be high maintenance or needy.
Be easy to reach, responsive, and self-sufficient. Know
how to figure things out on your own so you don t have to be
spoon-fed every step of the way. Keep things simple and
streamlined on your end.
Be a fine representative.
Remember, temps are the face of the staffing service in
front of a client, so represent the staffing service with the
highest of professionalism. Client companies certainly
notice a temp s behaviour, attitude, and protocols. Give them
cause to look at you as one of their own future
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