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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, July 15, 2014
TOBAGO HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
DIVISION OF TOURISM AND TRANSPORTATION
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Representing the Division on matters before the court;
Providing advice on the less complex legal matters;
Drafting the less complex legal documents and assisting in the drafting of the more
complex documents including contracts, leases and memorandums of agreements;
Conducting research, interpreting laws, rules and regulations and preparing legal
opinions and briefs in respect of the less complex legal matters;
Providing advice by supplying legal authorities based on research;
Assisting in performing court case preparation work such as interviewing witnesses,
taking depositions and preparing pre trial briefs and draft pleadings for filing;
Assisting in reviewing existing legislation, rules and regulations related to the
Division's operations and recommending appropriate amendments;
Assisting in the development and maintenance of an up to date repository of laws,
judgments, contract precedents and related materials in respect of the Division's
Drafting Cabinet Notes, memoranda, letters and other documents on legal matters;
Copying and collating relevant documents;
Performing other related duties as required;
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the laws of Trinidad and Tobago;
Knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures;
Knowledge of legal research methods and techniques;
Knowledge of the court procedures and practices and of rules of evidence;
Some knowledge of the laws and regulations related to the Division's operations;
Some knowledge of legal drafting principles and methods;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees
and members of the public;
Bachelor of Law Degree from a recognized institution
Legal Education Certificate or equivalent from a recognized institution;
Admission to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago;
Interested persons are invited to address their applications to the Administrator by
Friday25th July, 2014 and submit to:
Human Resource Unit
Division of Tourism and Transportation
#12 Sangster's Hill
It is time to make a switch in how
you look for a job. Scouring the job
boards is 100 per cent reactive. It
requires very little effort and quite
frankly, has a small success rate.
When life seems to be spinning out
of control, it is usually because we don t
feel as if we have any power or control
over our situation.
Wouldn t it be nice to feel like you
had at least some control over getting
hired? You do!
Zero in on target employers not
By the time an employer posts a job,
you are in line with hundreds of others
to pursue that job.
Identifying potential employers
enables you to begin to proactively net-
work with employees and hiring man-
agers to learn of job opportunities
BEFORE they are posted.
If you are the right fit for the com-
pany, they may even create a job for
you. Networking with companies that
could have a job for you allows you to
I know this sounds crazy, but, there
are two reasons to do this:
• Companies prefer to hire candidates
that are referred.
• Many of the best jobs never get
The size of your list
Start with a manageable number -
30 to 50 companies. Then, begin
researching and following these com-
• See if they are on LinkedIn and
• See if they are on Facebook and
Twitter. They may even have a Twitter
handle for "Jobs at XYZ." Begin fol-
lowing their activities and learning who
• Don t forget to create Google alerts
to make sure you keep current on news
about the companies.
• Visit the "careers" or "employ-
ment" page on their website.
As you begin to learn more about
these companies, you will begin to
understand what they need and
whether you are a fit with their com-
Uncovering information will mean
you have to meet with people who work
there to learn about their business
needs. Some of the best research comes
from these conversations.
Companies will be removed and will
be added to your list.
Keep your eyes open for competitors,
and watch for small companies on the
Creating and using a list of target
companies will drive proactive momen-
tum for your job hunt.
It will allow you to be more knowl-
edgeable of company trends and hope-
fully get you insider information which
will set you apart from the competi-
Plus, you feel you have some control.
Even if there are no jobs to apply for,
there will always be people inside com-
panies to meet.
"Identifying potential employers enables you to
begin to proactively network with employees
and hiring managers to learn of job opportunities
BEFORE they are posted. If you are the right fit
for the company, they may even create a job for
you. Networking with companies that could have
a job for you allows you to stand out."
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