Aug 08, 2020 Last Updated 11:03 AM, Jul 30, 2020

Secretary 2

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Job Code: OPS/SS 2
Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 23rd July 2020
Saturday, 8th August 2020
Department: Public Procurement Commission
Duration:

Job Description:

Job Purpose
Under the supervision of the Director, Human Resource Management & Administration Branch, the incumbent is responsible for organizing and administering all administrative and secretarial duties within the Branch, in accordance with established standards and procedures.
 
Key Responsibilities Areas

A. Management/Administrative Responsibilities
  • Provides  administrative  support  to  the  Director, Human Resource Management & Administration Branch in  problem  solving  and  in development and execution of stated goals and objectives.
  • Serves as a primary point of direct administration contact and liaison with other Branches/Units/Sections, individuals and external institutions and agencies.
  • Schedules and co-ordinates meetings, special events and/or other similar activities for the Director, Human Resource Management & Administration Branch.
  • Establishes and maintains a system of control for policy, classified and confidential documents held by the Director. Controls and monitors all documents and files entering and leaving his/her Office.
  • Maintains staff confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Monitors attendance and leave register for officers in the Branch.
  • Attends Branch/Commission staff meetings, as required.
  • Represents the Branch at the Commission’s Staff Welfare Meetings and provides feedback to the Branch.
  • Attends where necessary, meetings, workshops, retreats and conferences on site and off site.
  • Works in conjunction with staff to prepare projections and reports.
  • Assists in the preparation of Branch reports, Operational Plan and budget.
B. Technical/Professional Responsibilities
  • Drafts  and  verifies  confidential  correspondences,  reports  and  other  administrative documents prepared for the signature of the Director to ensure that they are accurate, complete, and where necessary, initiates corrective action.
  • Prepares special reports for the Director, Human Resource Management &  Administration Branch.
  • Distributes, maintains and monitors stationery and other materials; orders required quantities to ensure smooth operation of the Branch.
  • Handles routine correspondence on behalf of the Director, Human Resource Management & Administration Branch by retrieving and sending correspondence from intranet and internet.
  • Provides support to the Branch for meetings, logistics and events planning.
  • Screens telephone calls for the Director and other officers in their absence, records telephone messages and ensures that they are promptly delivered;
  • Maintains  the  Director’s  Diary  (both  electronically  and  written)  and  records appointments,  meetings,  visits,  etc.  on a  day-to-day  basis.    Confirms, cancels and reschedules appointment on the Director’s behalf.
  • Performs any other related duties delegated by the Director or his/her designate, from time to time.
C. Other Responsibilities
The incumbent may, from time to time, be assigned duties not specifically outlined within the job description but are within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from a person occupying this position.
 
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
The Incumbent is required to demonstrate the following competencies at the level established within the Competency Framework:
  • Knowledge of operations of Government/Knowledge of the Commission’s  policies and procedures
  • Ability to create, compose and edit written materials
  • Good organizing and co-ordinating skills
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments
  • Excellent presentation and reporting skills
  • Sound background in administrative or office management
  • Knowledge of secretarial practices and procedures
  • Good multi-tasking skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Records maintenance skills
  • Ability to transcribe material in a clear, accurate and acceptable manner
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Team player with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High quality of output, integrity and team work
Minimum Required Education and Experience
  • CXC or GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language; successful completion of the prescribed Secretarial Course of study at the Management Institute for National Development (MIND) or any Accredited Secretarial/Administration Studies, proficiency in report writing, plus four to five (4-5) years office administration experience;
OR
  • Graduation  from  an  accredited  school  of  Secretarial  Studies  with   proficiency in report writing, training in the use of a variety of software applications e.g., word processing, database management and spreadsheets; English Language at CXC or GCE ‘O’ Level; completion of the appropriate Office Professional Training Course at the Management Institute for National Development or equivalent, plus four to five (4-5) years office administration experience;
OR
  • Successful completion of the Certified Professional Secretary course;  proficient in report writing; English Language at CXC or GCE ‘O’ Level; training in the use of a variety of software applications and four to five (4-5) years office administration experience plus the appropriate Office Professional Training Course at the Management Institute for National Development or equivalent.
Special Condition Associated with the Job
  • May be required to relieve the Telephone Operator from time to time.
  • May be required on occasions to work on weekends and holidays.
 

Renumeration Package
  • Salary range $751,183 - $892,921 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, 7th August 2020 to:

Executive Director
Public Procurement Commission
3rd Floor, PanJam Building,
60 Knutsford Boulevard,
Kingston 5
 
E-mail: ppc.jobs@ppc.gov.jm

Please note that we thank all persons for responding, but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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