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OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
13-15 ST. CLAIR AVENUE, ST. CLAIR
REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Applicants are invited from suitably qualified nationals of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for employment, on contract, for a period of three
(3) years for the position of Facilities Manager in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Directs plans and organises office and operational accommodation, building and equipment acquisition, maintenance projects, grounds operations
and security for facilities utilized by the Office of the Prime Minister.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
o Develops office accommodation strategies for the Office of the Prime Minister.
o Coordinates the approach to planning and acquiring accommodation for the Office of the Prime Minister.
o Ensure that the Ministry's Divisions and Agencies accommodation are consistent with their service delivery needs.
o Develops and monitors budgets for personnel operating and capital outlay expenditures related to the Facilities Management Unit.
o Assesses the existing service delivery methods and whether they will continue to be appropriate to meet the Ministry's corporate objectives by
examining existing work practices and the impact of changes on office space requirements
o Develops and reviews the accommodation strategies and reports on progress made towards the space utilization within the Ministry.
o Develops and implements facilities management policies, standards and procedures in alignment with accommodation standards and
guidelines, health and safety legislation.
o Manages the staff of the Facilities Management Unit as well as internal and external maintenance, operations and planning personnel.
o Manages the development of Request for Proposals related to Facilities Management.
o Provides training and resources for the facilities service staff and office staff in the use of facilities, particularly in relation to health and safety
o Directs the development and manages the implementation of preventative maintenance schedules, upgrades and remodels, relocations and new
construction and related projects.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
o A recognised degree, Technical Diploma or its equivalent in civil or mechanical works, interior design and facilities management or related discipline.
o Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office/MS Project; automated preventive maintenance systems.
o A minimum of ten (10) years experience in:
• Facilities management or property development.
• Supervising major relocations and repairs to office building and construction.
• Developing service and equipment maintenance contract requirements.
• Writing and negotiating contract terms.
• Preparation of equipment maintenance schedules.
• Writing purchased bid specifications.
• Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills and abilities, qualifications and experience.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
o Thorough working knowledge of modern office layout.
o Excellent ability to develop specifications for construction, maintenance and equipment acquisition.
o Working knowledge of budget preparation, project costing, procurement system in the public service.
o Knowledge of legislation and policy governing the utilization of office and operational accommodation.
o Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
o Sound supervisory skills.
o Proven ability to be proactive in identify general weakness and shortcomings in the operations of building systems and equipment and use initiative
in reliable resolving these problems.
Salary and other terms and conditions of employment are to be negotiated with the
Chief Personnel Officer.
Applicants with supporting Curriculum Vitaé, photocopies of relevant academic qualifications and the names of
two referees should be submitted no later than August 14, 2013 to:
Permanent Secretary to the Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
13-15 St. Clair Avenue, ST. CLAIR
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged
For further information
622-1625 Extension 2137
Joyce Thomas and Irma
Riley won gold for T&T
at the 14th biennial US
National Senior Games
which ended in Cleveland,
Ohio on Wednesday.
At the 13-day multi-
sport meet, Thomas led
the way, taking the
women s 65 to 69 shot put
with a 9.60m throw
achieved in fifth round of
the competition and took
silver in the discus with a last round effort of 23.83m.
Riley captured the women s 70-74 javelin title with
a distance of 18.49m on her third attempt. Riley had
a busy meet, finishing eighth in the triple jump, 12th
in the long jump and the shot put and 14th in the
Monica Tang-Wing missed on gold in the women s
75-79 50m and 100m finals, having to take the runner
up spots in 9.44 seconds and 17.59 seconds respectively.
Tang Wing was also third int he 200m (40.10) and
fourth in long jump, 5th in the triple jump and 9th
in the shot put. Robert Stevenson was a triple silver
medallist taking second place in the men s 75-79 100m
(14.17), 200m (27.79) and 400m (1:07.75). In each
event, he was beaten to the line by Bob Lida of the
USA. Susannah Joefield was 8th in the women s 60-
64 10K road race in 56 minute 01.03 seconds.
Terrance Skinner was tenth in the men s 60-64
long jump (4.24) while Errol Thomas was also tenth
in the men s 65-59 1500m finals (6:03.08). Thomas
was also ninth in the 800m prelims (2:46.05) and did
not advance to the finals. Ruby Jackson was tenth in
the women s 70-74 50m prelims in 10.59 with Eulalia
Irma Thomas finishing 11th quickest in the women s
60-64 100m prelims (17.92). In table tennis action,
Verna Edwards finished second in her group of the
women s singles 55-59 competition. Edwards beat
Hong Zhang 3-0 but lose by the same score line to
Patricia Benitez and Ron Tanga.
T&T s Hadley Rahael, just 12 years old, is com-
peting at the CADI Invitational Equestrian in Concord
The event whiuch is being staged at Bear Sport
Farm, in Concord, ends tomorrow.
Participating countries from the last five years have
included Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, Columbia,
Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad
and Tobago, the United States and Venezuela.
To qualify, riders must achieve a 58 per cent or
higher in any test from First Level Test One through
Prix St Georges, in the FEI Children s Preliminary or
FEI Individual Pony Test.
In the last Caribbean Equestrian Association s Dres-
sage competition, held in Trinidad in June, Rahael
scored a 69.13 percent on her mount "Zeus" in the
preliminary child s event, well above the required score,
and coincidentally the same score with which Weatherly
won the competition in 2011.
This weekend will surely be an exciting weekend
The annual event comprises two sections; Section
A for riders on borrowed horses, and Section B for
the American riders on their own mounts.
CADI brings together the best young riders, and
gives them the chance to represent their countries in
an international event, develop and perform a freestyle
and receive coaching from top trainers. It is not just
a competition, but an opportunity for cultural exchange
among all participants and their families.
Rahael is escorted by one of her local coaches, Sara
McCartney of Goodwin Heights.
The National Senior
Games are open to
masters athletes 50
years and over. The
Games were first held
in the 1987 in St.
Louis, Missouri while
hosted the last
edition in 2009.
competes in Concord
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