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SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
ADVERTISEMENT OF VACANCY
Office of Foreign Service Officer I (Range 46) Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the above mentioned office.
Particulars relating to the office are given hereunder:-
Kind of Work
Work at the entrance level in the foreign service
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements
Training as evidenced by a recognised degree (Second Class Honours) in Politics, Law, Economics, Business, Business
Administration, Languages or International Relations.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of International Relations.
Knowledge of the Immigration and Nationality Laws of Trinidad and Tobago.
Knowledge of the Laws and Regulations relating to economic, financial and commercial matters in Trinidad and Tobago.
Knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
Some knowledge of modern principles of administration.
Knowledge of the government organisational patterns and functional operations.
Ability to prepare reports based on factual information.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Range 46: $8,103-$9,550/$10,149 per month (2011).
Applications from officers holding permanent appointments in the Public Service should be made on the Application for
Promotion Form. Temporary officers should submit their application on the Application for Employment Form.
Persons wishing to apply can access the Advertisement, the Application Form and the Job Specification at the Service
Commissions Department and on the website at www.scd.org.tt
Application forms are obtainable from any District Revenue Office, the Chief Administrator, Tobago House of Assembly
or the Service Commissions Department.
Interested persons must submit their applications no later than 27th March, 2014 to:
The Director of Personnel Administration
Service Commissions Department
52-58 Woodford Street
Persons who have applied previously and who still wish to be considered for appointment to the office
are advised to re-apply in response to this Advertisement.
Applicants are advised to submit the following along with their application:-
i. Telephone Contact;
ii. Relevant copies of your Birth/Academic certificates;
iii. Any other relevant information; e.g. Curriculum Vitae.
INCOMPLETE AND UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED.
Do not carry your ego to work. Remember, ego
has no place in organisations. You need to respect
each and every individual who is directly or indirectly
associated with the organisation. You can t afford to
be rude with an individual just because he is an exec-
utive or comes to office by public transportation.
Such things hardly matter at workplaces where work
speaks for itself. Speak politely and softly.
Employees do not follow the rules and regulations
of workplace. Some employees have a tendency to
come late to work, sit idle and leave on time. The
entire day, they would either be on phone chatting
with friends or waste their time gossiping and loitering
Such individuals only work when their Bosses are
around. They avoid taking ownership of their jobs
and merely depend on blame games. Receiving their
monthly pay check is the only reason as to why they
Believe me; such an attitude will not help you in
the long run. You need to be serious towards your
work if you wish to climb the ladder of success within
the shortest possible time frame.
Individuals prefer working in isolation and are
reluctant to share knowledge and information with
others. They do not believe in helping others and are
often lost in their own world. Employees need to
work in teams for them not only to finish assignments
on time but also brainstorm ideas, think out of the
box and come to innovative solutions, eventually
benefitting the organisation.
Problems arise when employees treat their organ-
isation as a mere source of earning money. Some
individuals think that taking office stationery to home
is absolutely normal and does not cause any major
harm to the organisation. What they do not realize
is that taking something home which is meant to be
used in office only is equivalent to stealing. How
would you feel if someone calls you a thief? Obviously
no one would like it. What is the need of stealing
Tampering with important information is a crime.
Do not disclose confidential matters to any of your
clients. It pays to be loyal towards one s organisation.
You need to respect your organisation to expect the
same in return.
Some individuals have a habit of badmouthing
their organisation and speaking ill of their bosses.
Never criticize your team members. If you have a
problem with someone, it is always better to discuss
and sort out issues in private. There is no point of
cribbing over minor issues.
Avoid speaking lies at workplace. Why can t we
be honest with our bosses? Believe me, no one will
mind if we take leaves for genuine reasons. No one
will ask you to come to office if you are extremely
One of the most common employee behavioural
problems is that people do not enjoy their work. Try
to do something new and innovative every day. Discuss
with your reporting manager immediately if there is
a job mismatch. Do not accept responsibilities just
because your Boss has asked you do so. Learn to say
a polite but firm no if you feel you are overburdened
or would not be able to do justice with the new role.
Some individuals do not willingly participate in
employee development activities. Do not attend train-
ings just to mark your attendance. Try to extract as
much as you can.
Do not hesitate to upgrade your skills with time
and acquire new learning. There is nothing to be
ashamed of if you are lacking a particular skill. Find
out what all additional skills would help you perform
better. Register for various online or distance learning
courses to hone your skills.
Problems arise when employees treat their organisation as a mere source of earning money. Some individuals think
that taking office stationery to home is absolutely normal and does not cause any major harm to the organisation. Behavioural
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