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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for employment, on contract, in the following posi-
tion in the Information Technology (IT) Unit of the Inland Revenue Division (IRD), Ministry of Finance and
The Senior Database Specialist is responsible for architecting and managing backups and the storage management envi-
ronment at IRD which go beyond normal database management activities. In addition the Senior Database Specialists must
monitor capacity, tune disk requirements, and manage database space requirements.
o Architects and manages the storage management environment including SANS and backup software for
Veritas, Arcserve and Tivoli Storage Manager.
o Collaborates with other IT workgroups and clients to ensure all data, systems files, configurations,
permission settings and software are backed up and verified on an established schedule.
o Participates and conducts testing to confirm the ability to restore systems, files, databases, permissions and
settings for all IRD systems.
o Proposes and implements system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the
performance and reliability of the systems.
o Monitors capacity of SANS, hard drives, magnetic media, etc. to plan and procure replacements or
o Creates Computer Operator guidelines to direct Operators on jobs to run, common error messages,
routine error resolution directions, escalation procedures for errors when necessary and reporting requirements.
o Reviews previous night backups and other storage jobs to verify acceptable job completion or to take
corrective actions as necessary.
o Collaborates with BSD on new programmes or act as a member of the Special Projects staff to determine
storage capacity requirements or changes resulting from programming changes, third party data
o Share 7 x 24 on-call duties. Works some non-core hours and travels to remote sites as may be required.
o Degree in Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering or related field
o Three years' experience in administering two or more large and complex databases.
o High level of knowledge relating to Storage Management architectures, operations and troubleshooting methods
o Experience in Disaster Recovery Planning
o Training in Tivoli Storage Manager
o Experience with Windows Server administration
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THE MEMORIES OF
Saturday 2nd May, 2015 at
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Licorishes, Stewards, Dicksons,
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An internal probe by state-owned Petrotrin into
allegations of corruption in the controversial
South-West Soldado developmental project deal
is now complete.
The comprehensive report is currently being
perused by line Minister Kevin Ramnarine.
In an interview with the T&T Guardian, Ram-
narine said he received the report on Monday and
planned to hand it over to his Permanent Secretary
(PS) and attorneys from the Energy Ministry for
"I am very concerned with the allegations raised
and it is important to get to the truth as soon as
possible," Ramnarine said. Asked whether the file
would also be given to the police if evidence of
wrongdoing were unearthed, Ramnarine said it was
too early to say.
"I got the report on Monday and together with
my PS we are reviewing the report. It is a com-
prehensive report and it contains several appendices
which includes all documentation of the process.
I have given it to the PS and we will make a deter-
mination by early or mid next week."
Asked whether any Petrotrin official would face
the axe, Ramnarine said: "That is not my call to
remove anyone. It will be for the board and the
Lawyers to peruse Soldado report
president of Petrotrin to decide this. As line minister
I have to review the matter because the allegations
are in the public domain. Based on what we see after
we complete the study, we will make a determination
by early or mid next week on the next course of
He said: "I want to pass the report to my lawyers
to determine if there is any evidence of wrongdoing.
After reviewing it, I will
meet with the board of
Petrotrin and determine
what are the findings
and a course of action."
Ramnarine said he
did not know if anyone
would face criminal
charges over allegations
that Petrotrin breached
its own rules and con-
tract requirements and
paid an upfront com-
missioning fee of
(TT$7.94 million) to
Mexican shipping firm
Maritima de Ecologia
SA de CV (also known
It is alleged that a
senior Petrotrin official
pushed through the deal and within weeks of the dis-
puted August 29, 2012, Petrotrin payout, US$750,000
of the US$1.25 million upfront commission was paid
into a Houston bank account in Texas, USA, in the
name of Membersource Credit Union, and was alleged-
ly transferred to two private bank accounts at the
Ellerslie Plaza branch of Scotiabank.
It is alleged that a
official pushed the
deal and within weeks
of the disputed
of the US$1.25 million
was paid to a Houston
bank account in
Texas, USA, in the
Union, and was
to two private bank
accounts at the
Ellerslie Plaza branch
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