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FIJI PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICIAL CIRCULAR


No. 16/2015                           
DATE: 31st August, 2015
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
THE FIJI PUBLIC SERVICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
VACANCIES

ADVERTISEMENTS must be submitted on plain paper together with GP Form 140 for each vacancy.

APPLICATIONS for vacancies must be made on GP142 Form stating the appropriate reference number and submitted via the Head of the Employee's Department. All applicants must include their Curriculum Vitae (CV) with GP142 Form.
GP 142 Form can be downloaded from our website: www.psc.gov.fj 

CLOSING DATE for all applications for the posts advertised in this circular will be 14 days from the date of publication shown above. Late applications will not be considered.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Ministry or Department concerned.

CIRCULATIONS Permanent Secretaries and Head of Departments are to ensure that copies of this circular are made available to all employees by distributing them as widely as possible. A copy should be placed on the Ministry/Department's Notice Board. Those going on in-service training abroad should make arrangements to be informed of matters of interest to them.

RECRUITMENT AND PROMOTION POLICY The Fiji Public Service is an equal employment opportunity employer and vacancies are opened to all Fiji citizens. The following extracts from the 2013 Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, Section 127 (8) (b) should be considered in all cases.

“(b) The qualification requirements for appointment and the process to be followed for appointment, which must be an open, transparent and competitive selection process based on merit.”

APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION The following extracts from Regulation 5 of the Public Service (General) Regulations, 1999 should be carefully observed by all recommending employees.

Subsection (1): The appointment or promotion of a person to an office pursuant to Part 6 Section 12 of the 2013 Constitution Section (8) (b) must be made on the basis of merit after an open, competitive selection process.

Subsection (2): An appointment or promotion may only be made if -

(a) the vacancy in the office, or a vacancy in an office with the same duties, was notified in a Public Service Official Circular within the last year as open to any citizen of the State;

(b) an assessment has been made of the relative suitability of the candidates for the duties, after interview or using another competitive selection process;

(c) the assessment was based on the relationship between the candidate's work-related qualities and the work-related qualities genuinely required for the duties;

(d) the assessment focused on the relative capacity of the candidates to perform the duties.

Subsection (3): The following work-related qualities may be taken into account in making an assessment referred to in sub regulation (2): -

(a) skills and abilities;
(b) qualifications, training and competencies;
(c) standard of work performance;
(d) capacity to perform at the level required;
(e) demonstrated potential for further development;
(f) ability to contribute to team performance.

Subsection (4): Sub regulation (3) does not prevent any other relevant matter being taken into account.

Subsequently in accordance with the 2013 Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, Section 127 (8) will be effective 1st January, 2014 vide PSC Circular No. 57/2013.

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                                                                                                              Parmesh Chand
                                                                                            Permanent Secretary for the Public Service
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Fisheries and Forests
P O Box 2218
Government Buildings
Suva

MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND FORESTS

478/2015 ASSISTANT ACCOUNTS OFFICER (SALARIES AND REVENUE)

The incumbent reports to the PAO through the SAO & AO and is responsible for the financial performance compliance for conducting and verification of various reconciliations especially Accountable Advance and RFA. Ensure procurement compliance policies are observed, verification of payment vouchers and supervision of clerical officers on Salaries/Wages and Revenue activities. The incumbent will also play an active role in the Assets Management activities and ensure that internal control mechanisms are observed. The incumbent will monitor and supervise the Cashier activities, reconcile the EFT transaction daily against bank statement, proper binding of payment vouchers and other records. Reconcile the SLG Accounts and submit monthly reconciliation to FMIS.

Qualification: An undergraduate Degree in Accounting/Finance/Commerce from an accredited University. Appointee must have relevant experience in an accounting environment. A pass in Government Exams, H1, H2 and U, along with Government accounting system experience and MS Office skills would be an advantage. The incumbent must be a team player and capable of meeting strict deadlines.

Salary: AC04 $21,497 – $26,215
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Local Government, Housing & Environment
P O Box 2133
Government Buildings
Suva

MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT

479/2015 TOWN PLANNER

The incumbent will be responsible to the Senior Town Planner and Principal Town Planner in the Forward (Strategic) Planning Section through Strategic Planning of Urban and Rural Areas & Policy Advice by preparing and reviewing town planning scheme (or part of), including those areas within the proposed boundary extension. Prepare local area and development control plans for potential growth areas. Provide physical planning advice of the Council to the public, private sector, stakeholder agencies and government agencies for matters relating to the town. For Regulatory & Compliance - Provide physical planning advice to the Principal Town Planner on determination of land and building applications considered within the jurisdiction of Town Planning Act (Cap.139) and Subdivision of Land Act (Cap.140) and laws relevant to land development in Fiji. Competency required for the Position;Technical; Thorough knowledge of the principles, concepts and practices of municipal zoning and strategic physical planning, urban design and development. Knowledge of the town planning laws, subdivision, zoning and on-site land and building and relevant laws relating to land and building development in Fiji. Some knowledge of civil engineering and infrastructure, including use of survey equipment, map making and reading, and photo interpretation and GIS application. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with outside agencies, municipal officials, government agencies, land development partners, construction industry, employees and the general public. General; Solid communication (both oral and written) and computer skills. Good analytical skills and ability to read and interpret many complex charts, diagrams, maps and reports. People management and project execution capability. Confident decision-making ability and problem solving capabilities. Consistent with a desire to provide equitable and timely service to stakeholders and associated agencies with a positive outlook and a professional approach. Demonstrates commitment to hard work, loyalty and a high regard and adherence to civil service code of conduct.

Qualification: A Bachelor’s Degree in town or urban planning or urban and regional planning. A registered member of a professional urban planning institution is an advantage. Relevant skills and experience in this particular field in an organization.

Salary: LB 03 $23,458 - $31,373
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WITHDRAWAL OF VACANCIES
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FPSOC NO  VACANCY NO. POST
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES
02/2015 20/2015 Chief Medical Officer [National Advisor Family Health] – filled by sideway transfer
02/2015 25/2015 Technical [Biomedical] – post already filled
07/2015 151/2015 Consultant [Pathology] – single applicant and promoted to another Consultant post
07/2015 156/2015 Chief Medical Officer [Pathology] – No applicant received
07/2015 156/2015 Chief Medical Officer [Pathology] – no suitable applicant
07/2015 172/2015 Supervising Laboratory Technician – post already filled
10/2015 272/2015 Consultant – No suitable applicant  
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For further enquiries of advertised vacancies please contact the respective Post Processing Managers of Ministries and Department.

However should you require additional information do not hesitate to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone Mrs. Uma Prasad on 3314588 ext 292 of the Public Service Commission.
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Items for publication in the next issue of the Fiji Public Service Official Circular should reach the Commission as follows:

Circular dated : 31/08/2015
Before noon : 15/08/2015
Circular dated : 19/09/2015
Before noon : 31/08/2015
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- Click here to view and download PDF copy of Fiji Public Service Official Circular 16/2015 [Date: 15th August, 2015] 
- Click here to view and download PDF copy of GP142 (Fiji Public Service Application Form]

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