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Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Environmental Officer II is generally responsible for conducting
and coordinating prescribed functions that relate to rehabilitation works, waste water management and
conducting environmental monitoring activities related to the ISO 140001:2004 Standards.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Develop and co-ordinate rehabilitation works of exhausted areas.
2. Manage the operations at the Tilapia Facility and to co-ordinate all its requirements.
3. Keep up to date with legislation regulation, codes of practice and good practice as it related to the
environment and rehabilitation of Scott's Quarry and Turure.
4. To maintain and update environmental non-conformances; environmental observations; environmental
corrective/preventive action; environmental records; spill records.
5. To conduct and co-ordinate as necessary prescribed environmental monitoring activities.
6. To develop and co-ordinate water management plan for silted water from processing.
7. To assist in the functioning of the water recycling plant.
8. To conduct other monitoring activities as required by the EMA.
9. Maintains records and prepare operating records and reports.
10. To assist with any other related duties as designated by the Chief Executive Officer.
Academic / Technical
First degree in Environmental Science/Management, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Zoology or an associated Degree in Environmental Management and
experience in a similar environment
Working knowledge of Environmental legislations, regulations and codes of practice in Trinidad and Tobago
Knowledge of ISO 9000:2000 and 14001:2004 standards
Certification as an Environmental Auditor.
Three (3) years working experience in a similar or related job function.
CORE COMPENTENCIES & OTHER SKILLS:
Must have the ability to work in a team environment
Must have good analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work effectively and efficiently with multidisciplinary groups and stakeholders in order to
achieve the Company's goals
Excellent communication skills
Proficient in MS. Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook)
Ability to meet deadlines in highly demanding environment
Proactive approach to problem solving
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Department P.O Box 4536, Sangre Grande, or sent
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Closing date for submission of applications is August 22nd 2013
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
And here we go again. More disap-
pointment in T&T sport, and more talk
of zero tolerance and the need for hon-
est, unbiased public support that will
remain just that...talk.
I am fed up. Are you?
I have pangs of guilt when I say that
I no longer have much interest in T&T
sport. After all, I am (or was) an avid
sportsperson, having participated at the
club, national and collegiate levels. Back
then we played for the enjoyment and
mastery of the sport. The struggles were
getting financial support, suitable loca-
tions to train, proper rehabilitation and
athlete healthcare, among other issues
too numerous to mention. It seems that
while there has been some improvement
in the above challenges, the problems
have not been solved, and most athletes
and sports continue to struggle. But that
is old news.
We have new problems. We have new,
more sinister problems that point to a
change in social priorities and threaten
to redefine the meaning of sport as we
have known it to be since its beginning.
Trinis are at the forefront of everything
Fair play and fear play
corrupt, and sport is no exception. We are cutting
edge experts in cheating and defiance. State of
the art! The news of the forced withdrawal of
Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Semoy Hackett (again!)
for doping came as no surprise, considering the
society we have become.
Rather, I felt disappointment, and pangs of
anger that I had wasted my emotions, my time
and energy sitting at the edge of my seat hoping,
biting my nails as they ran in the Olympics last
year. Maybe they were not doping then, but after
I had such respect for them, this news has pro-
duced such a sense of betrayal and negativity in
me that the energy I put into supporting them
now seems to be such a waste.
But this is what sport has come to. It is a world-
wide problem, and like everything else, Trinidad
jumps on the bandwagon. We see the ugly head
of poor sportsmanship raised so frequently now.
Apart from the doping scandals in the Tour de
France and with Ria Ramnarine, some of the
Asian badminton teams were disqualified for try-
ing to lose on purpose so they could play weaker
teams in later rounds of the 2012 Olypmics.
There were the match-fixing accusations in
IPL cricket, the racial abuse of Italian footballer
Mario Balotelli by football fans, and need we
mention again that Fifa wins the gold medal for
corruption. Sport is no longer "sport" as we know
it. It is changing. Sport as we know it is becoming
extinct, just as Test cricket is dying in favour of
the instant gratification, money-making character
The history of sport probably extends as far
back as the existence of humans as purposeful
and active beings who craved a mastery of their
According to Wikipedia, "sport seems to involve
basic human skills being developed and exercised
for their own sake, in parallel with being exercised
for their usefulness." Where does corruption and
cheating fit into this definition? Does doping
involve mastery of one s environment and the
development of human skills?
I suppose some corrupt mind, which has lost
sight of the true meaning of sport may come up
with a twisted explanation to justify that it does.
This is where the problem lies, and why the evo-
lution of sport is going down the wrong path.
Sport through the ages seems to be a reflection
of the changes in society and, therefore, a change
in the rules of human existence. Right now, we
are at a crossroads. We thankfully still have rules
that support fair play, healthy competition and
However, the corruption, the cheating and the
acceptance of these are becoming more promi-
nent. If sport is a reflection of the changes in
societal rules and we are at this crossroad, we
can choose the direction in which we want to
What is important to us? Is it winning at all
costs, recognition at all costs? To what end will
we go to win or be recognised, and will it be
worth it? You decide. Sleeping peacefully at night
with a clear conscience is important to me. If
society changes so much that sport as we know
it changes its priorities of fair play to "fear" play
and cheating, I hope I die before that occurs.
Carla Rauseo, DPT, CSCS. is a doctor of
physical therapy and certified strength and
conditioning specialist at Total Rehabilitation
Centre Ltd in El Socorro.
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