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LOCATION: Ministry of Education, Brown’s Town Regional Office

DESCRIPTION: To monitor the implementation of construction projects being undertaken at Public Educational Facilities in the Region; Participates in the preparation of the Annual Maintenance Program for Public Educational Facilities in the Region; Arranges work in accordance with agreed Program and keeps the Regional Building Officer informed of progress; Prepares and submits Monthly Status Reports to the Regional Building Officer; Communicates with Principals/Administrators of Public Educational Facilities in the Region and visits these facilities in order to ascertain /verify maintenance needs and determine priorities;  Provides advice and guidance on construction and maintenance of educational facilities in the Region; Prepares working drawings and related estimates of costs and submits to the Regional Building Officer for approval; Completes Project Proposals along with Implementation Plans and submits for approval; Participates in the preparation of Contract documents for the acquisition of supplies and services for implementation of civil works projects; Conducts site visits to inspect and review work being carried out by Contractors to ensure satisfactory performance and compliance with the terms and conditions of the respective contracts; Verifies Payment Vouchers submitted by Contractors, certifies and submits to the Chief Building Officer for approval; Collaborates with the Works Overseer and Contractors to ensure that there is minimal disruption of school activities during construction; Monitors the expenditure and commitments of the Region to ensure proper management of funds allocated and informs the Regional Building Officer of any cost over-runs promptly.

QUALIFICATIONS: Diploma in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveying. PLUS Four (4) years’ experience in a construction environment; Administrative experience; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Time management skills; Sound knowledge of relevant computer applications; In-depth knowledge of the Project Management Cycle; Sound knowledge of Government’s Procurement Policy and Procedures; Ability to prepare engineering drawings, specifications and cost estimates for civil works; Knowledge of Government’s Budgetary and Financial Systems.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Director – Human Resource Management, Ministry of Education, 2- 4 National Heroes Circle, Kingston 4; Email: [email protected] – Subject: “Assistant Building Officer”


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