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Ministry of Water Services on Nevis seeking to fill three vacancies

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NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 11, 2022) — The Ministry of Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is inviting suitably qualified individuals to apply for the following vacant positions:

Operations Superintendent;

Water Production Supervisor; and

 Laboratory Analyst.                         

The job overview, responsibilities, job requirements, salary scale and application guidelines for each post are as follows: 

OPERATIONS SUPERINTENDENT 

Overview:

The Operations Superintendent is responsible for managing the operations section and overseeing the maintenance of all heavy equipment, machinery and tools used at the Nevis Water Department.  

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

Some of the main duties are –   

–       To serve as the Deputy to the Operations Manager

–       Supervise employees within the distribution division

–       Coordinate, manage and distribute the use of all equipment

–       Authorize the movement of supplies from the supply stores to each maintenance team

–       Write weekly reports highlighting all emergency maintenance work completed during the weekend

–       Identify and investigate the areas that would have frequent leaks

–       Keep abreast of all tank levels islandwide to ensure there is water in all areas 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

–       Associates degree in Engineering or related field

–       At least three (3) years relevant practical know-how and supervisory experience

–       The ability to act with discretion, tact, and professionalism in all situations

–       Strong ability to handle customer complaints and employee relations

–       Interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail

–       The ability to work independently on assigned tasks

–       Proficiency in maintaining records and producing reports

–       Strong communication (listening, verbal and written), delegation and conflict resolution skills

–       Valid E driver’s license. 

SALARY:

The salary scale for the role of Operations Superintendent is N33 – N36.

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WATER PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

OVERVIEW:

The Water Production Supervisor is responsible for providing technical guidance regarding the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical components of the water system.  

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

Some of the main duties are –

–       Oversee the daily operations of the water production division

–       Supervise the production technicians and the senior production technicians

–       Responsible for safe groundwater abstraction and collecting water production data

–       Responsible for the aquifer maintenance

–       Examines machinery and other mechanical equipment and report all faults to the Operations Manager

–       Monitor production technician’s attendance and punctuality

–       Compile a report highlighting any major installments done on a weekly and monthly basis

–       Plan and schedule weekly tasks and projects and disseminate the schedule to the team, the Operations Superintendent and the Operations Manager

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

–       Associate Degree in Electrical Technology or related field

–       At least two (2) years relevant practical know-how and supervisory experience

–       Strong ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as work on team projects

–       The ability to act with discretion, tact, and professionalism in all situations

–       Interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail

–       Strong communication (listening, verbal and written), delegation and conflict resolution skills

–       Valid driver’s license. 

SALARY:

The salary scale for the role of Water Production Supervisor is N28 – N32.   

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LABORATORY ANALYST 

OVERVIEW:

The Laboratory Analyst is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the lab and providing data that determines how well the water treatment processes are working.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Some of the main duties are –

–       Supervise the laboratory technicians

–       Oversee and assign tasks to the laboratory technicians daily

–       Responsible for disinfecting the entire drinking water supply for the Island

–       Ensure the entire Island water supply is up to World Health Organization (WHO) standards

–       Monitor chlorine residuals and monitor chlorine levels in pumps and the water daily

–       Service reservoirs by collecting samples of water and checking for bacteria

–       Complete a water chemical analysis every month

–       Travel to different tank sites to conduct water testing and distribute chlorine kits 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

–       Associates in Science degree or related field

–       At least three (3) years relevant practical know-how and supervisory experience

–       The ability to act with discretion, tact, and professionalism in all situations

–       Proficiency in maintaining records and producing reports

–       Strong ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as work on team projects

–       Strong ability to handle customer, employee complaints and employee relations

–       Interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail 

–       Strong communication (listening, verbal and written) and delegation skills

–       Valid class P driver’s license

SALARY:

The salary scale for the role of Water Production Supervisor is N33 – N38.                      

 APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Applicants must forward their letters of interest, Curriculum Vitae and certificates of

qualifications by February 25, 2022, to:  

EMAIL: Ms Tonya Bartlette at [email protected]  

MAILING ADDRESS: Ms Tonya Bartlette, Manager, Nevis Water Department, Nevis Island Administration, Charlestown, Nevis.

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