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West Pokot County Public Service Board

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Pursuant to the provision of County Government Act , No. 17 of 2012 section 45, 59 (1) (b) the West Pokot County Public Service Board wishes to consider applications from highly qualified results-oriented and self-motivated Kenyan citizens for appointments to the following positions:-

DEPARTMENT OF WATER, CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

ASSISTANT ENGINEER II (WATER AND SEWERAGE) JG “K” (4 POSTS)

Duties and responsibilities

  • General coordination of all water activities/projects at the sub-county
  • Producing designs, both initial outlines and full plans, of sewerage, water treatment and water structures such as pump systems and pipe networks
  • Managing and maintaining water and sewerage infrastructure operations
  • Presenting project details and technical information to the Chief officer
  • Writing reports
  • Preparation of project proposals
  • Liaison with staff from other departments working at the sub county
  • Preparation of bills of quantities
  • Interpretation of bills of quantities and drawings to the residents
  • Measurements of work done and Preparation of payment certificates
  • Writing and preparation of tender documents and managing contracts in liaison with the Chief Officer
  • Liaising with contractors, government agencies and suppliers
  • Supervising contractors and site workers
  • Using a variety of specialist computer applications/simulation software to design projects
  • Coordinate with the Chief Officer to ensure that projects keep to budgets and timescales
  • Maintaining an awareness of current environmental issues
  • Streamlining the water agenda with the community and other interested parties
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Bsc Civil Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering (Water) or Equivalent
  • A postgraduate qualification in the engineering field for graduates without relevant first degrees
  • Registration with relevant bodies
  • At least 1 years’ experience in related fields
  • A training in various engineering design soft wares will be an added advantage
  • Ability to learn/use of survey equipment such as GPS, Theodolite, Total Station/Real time kinematic
  • Ability to demonstrate a genuine knowledge and interest of the water industry and environmental issue
  • Certificate in Computer application skills from a recognized institution
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Terms of Service:
• 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
• Salary as prescribed by SRC.


ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICERS JG “K” (2 POSTS)

Duties and responsibilities

  • Identifying areas of Environmental concerns at the ward level and ensuring they are sufficiently addressed and incorporated in Environmental Management Plans;
  • Preparation of Ward Work Plans for all environmental activities and supervision of their implementation;
  • Collaborating with community and other stakeholders in environmental conservation activities at Ward level;
  • Documenting and promoting best environmental practices at Ward level;
  • Periodic preparation and submission of Environmental Progress Report at Ward level;
  • Facilitation and promotion of Citizen Participation in management of environmental affairs at Ward level;
  • Assisting the Sub-County Environment Officer and liaising with other county government officers in developing strategies for better environmental service delivery at Ward level.
  • Ensuring compliance and enforcement of Environmental Regulations within the Ward;
  • Assisting the Sub-County Environment Officer and liaising with other county government officers in developing strategies for better environmental service delivery;
  • Developing and updating Ward Environmental Databases;
  • Mobilizing the public to participate in environmental conservation, landscaping and management activities within the Ward including liaising with NGOs;
  • Conducting environmental education and public awareness on environmental issues at Ward level;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time by your supervisor.

Requirements for Appointment

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning and Management, Environmental Science Studies or any other related Degree from a recognized University in Kenya;
  • Demonstrate outstanding professional competence and integrity in work performance andresults;
  • Thorough understanding of Environmental laws and regulations;
  • Ability to conduct research, organize and present information, write and compile analytical reports for presentation;
  • Associate Expert with relevant bodies will be added advantage;
  • Must satisfy the requirement of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

Terms of Service:
• 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
• Salary as prescribed by SRC.


MINING OFFICER JG “K” (1 POST)

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and maintain strategies to deliver profitable mining and geology services within the county;
  • Promote innovation and the use of leading edge technology in the mining and geological prospects undertaken by the miners;
  • Ensure that the mine and its related surface and underground operations remain safe and efficient;
  • Provide technical knowledge and management skills at all stages of mining, and to assess the impact these structures have on their surrounding environment;
  • Assist miners develop new technology for extraction of materials from nature and processing them for additional value;
  • Ensure proper operation in mines;
  • Plan, operate, manage the extraction of valuable rocks/mineral and reclaim mines and mining facilities for both surface and underground mineral deposits to provide raw materials and energy resources needed to sustain modern civilization, at a maximum efficiency, least cost and under the safest condition and environmentally conscientious manner.
  • Assist miners know what the mine is going to be like in short-mid and long term, and of course, look for new ways to optimize processes using engineering,
  • Develop strategies, business plans/budgets and business development to establish and grow the mining and geology sub sector into a profitable and successful business with a diverse capability profile, a depth of skills and professional personnel and an enduring level of client and partner/associate loyalty that fits in with the County’s overall strategy;
  • Create technical solutions for mine design, scheduling, costing and tracking problems.
  • Typically working on a particular time or scale setting i.e. day to day schedule vs life of mine or the next blast vs. the whole mine design;
  • Ensure that miners extract minerals of interest from the ground following Mining regulations, optimizing economics and dealing with social and environmental implications.

Requirements for Appointment.

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be in possession of Bachelor of Applied Science, Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering from a University recognized in Kenya,
  • Minimum 2 years combined experience in mining production and engineering with knowledge of metallurgical processes of which one year of experience at a supervisory level;
  • Previous experience in a head office environment including evaluation of mineral properties, and financial, taxation is an asset,
  • Proven track record of leading and managing teams;
  • Ability to think strategically;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills’
  • Motivation and organization skills
  • Team player
  • A strong network of mining industry contacts in Kenya
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

Terms of Service:
• 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
• Salary as prescribed by SRC.


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Application Guidelines

Submit online applications. All application should be submitted on or before Wednesday 28th February, 2024 at 5.00 pm to the;

Secretary/CEO
West Pokot County Public Service Board
P.O Box 577 – 30600
KAPENGURIA

  • The County Government of West Pokot is an equal opportunity employer. Youth, Women, person living with Disabilities, Marginalized and Minority Communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Canvasing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contact

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