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Ministry of Energy Jobs in Kenya

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant posts.

Renewable Energy Assistants II
Job Group ‘H’
Five (5) Posts
V/No.1/2010

Terms of Service:Permanent and Pensionable
Salary Scale:
 Kshs.16,692 x 835 -17,527 x 876 -18,403 x920 - 9,323 x 966 -20,289 PM.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a Diploma in any of the following disciplines; Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Electrical/Chemical/Energy Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

Duties and Responsibilities

This will be the entry and training grade for the Renewable Energy Assistants cadre.An officer at this level will work under the supervision and guidance of an experienced officer.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: participation in collecting and collating of data on renewable energy technologies, setting up demonstrations for training purposes, and extension and promotion activities.

Inspectors (Electrical) 
Job Group ‘H’
Five (5) Posts
V/No.2/201 0

Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable
Salary Scale:
 Kshs.16,692 x 835 -17,527 x 876 -18,403 x 920 - 9,323 x 966 -20,289 PM

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a Diploma in electrical engineering from the Kenya National Examinations Council or its approved equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

Duties and Responsibilities

An Inspector (Electrical) will work under a Senior Inspector (Electrical) in charge of electrical work in a large depot.

He/She will be responsible for installation and maintenance of electrical controls in public buildings and institutions, installation, inspection, commissioning, testing and maintenance of electrical systems for diesel generating plants and machinery including low and medium voltage distribution services, repair and maintenance of electrical installations and controls related to catering equipment, lifts, boilers, cookers, water - heaters and general domestic appliances.

In addition, the officer will coordinate and supervise the work of a number of small units or depots.

Senior Drilling Assistant 
Job Group ‘H’
One (1) Post
V/No.3/2010

Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable
Salary Scale:
 Kshs.16,692 x 835 -17,527 x 876 -18,403 x 920 - 9,323 x 966 -20,289 PM

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

1.   Satisfactorily served in the grade of Drilling Assistant I, Job Group ‘G’ for a minimum period of three (3) years;
2.   Passed Departmental Occupational Test I for Drilling Assistants; and
3.   Demonstrated competence and capability in drilling work.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will control and supervise the operations of a group of drilling rigs and provide direct assistance in planning of drilling programmes; order and record all drilling equipment, stores and certify invoices for payment; arrange transport for field teams; supervise and inspect contract drilling; prepare budget figures for all drilling programmes; and prepare and supervise practical training programmes for Drilling Assistants.

Drilling Assistants I
Job Group ‘G’
(Two Posts)
V/No.4/2010

Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable
Salary Scale:
 Kshs.13,733 x 686 -14,419 x 721 -15,140 x757 - 15,897 x 795-16,692 x 835- 17,527 PM

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
1.   Satisfactorily served in the grade of Drilling Assistant II, Job Group ‘F’ for a minimum period of three (3) years; and
2.   Passed Departmental Occupational Test II for Drilling Assistants; and
3.   Demonstrated competence and competence and capability in drilling work.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be involved in the operation and maintenance of drilling rigs in the field and use of special instruments to determine the inclination of drill wedging and mounting operations; recording drilling rates and relating them to different rocks encountered; assisting with on -the- job training of Junior Drillers and preparing daily and final drilling work reports; planning of ordinary period maintenance of drilling equipment including drilling rigs and pumps; keeping records of defects on equipment; repairs, replacement and maintenance of equipment; and carrying out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

5. Artisans III
Job Group ’E’
Thirty One (31) Posts
V/No.5/2010

Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable
Salary Scale:
 Kshs.9,721 x 486 -1 0,207 x 51 0 -1 0,71 7 x 537 - 11,254 PM

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have passed the National Trade Test Certificate Grade III of the Directorate of Industrial Training or its acceptable equivalent qualification.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Artisans will be deployed in the Energy Centres to offer technical support to the various renewable energy programmes such as biogas, solar/wind, zero grazing demonstration plot/farm and cook stove divisions.

6. Drivers III
Job Group ‘D’
Seventeen (17) Posts
V/No.6/2010

Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable
Salary Scale:
 Kshs.8,819 x 438 -9,257 x 464 -9,721 PM

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade ‘D’ plain or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for class (es) of vehicle(s) an officer is required to drive;
  • Attended a First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1 ) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution;
  • Passed Suitability Test for Driver Grade III
  • Passed Practical Test for Drivers conducted by the respective Ministry/Department;
  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police; and
  • At least two (2) years driving experience.
Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry grade into the Driver’s Cadre.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve driving a motor vehicle as authorized, carrying out routine checks on a the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brake systems, tyre pressure, etc.; detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems; maintenance of work tickets for vehicles assigned; ensuring security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road; safety of the passengers and/or goods therein; and maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle.

7. Support Staff III/Sanitary Cleaner II
Job Group ‘A’ Or Senior Support Staff Cleaning Supervisor III, Job Group ‘D’ -
Twenty One (21) Posts)
V/N0.7/201 0

Terms of Service:
 Permanent but not Pensionable

Salary Scale:
 Job Group ‘A’ -Kshs.7,61 9 x 1 00 -7,7 1 9 x 180 -8,039 PM.
Salary Scale:
 Job Group’D’-Kshs.8,819 x 438 -9,257 x 464 -9,721 PM.

Requirements for Appointment

(i) For direct appointment to the grade of Support Staff III/Sanitary Cleaner III, Job Group ‘A’, a candidate must have completed secondary school education with an academic certificate of any grade below mean grade D (Plain) or a secondary school leaving certificate.

(ii) For direct appointment to the grade of Senior Support Staff III/ Cleaning Su
pervisor III ,Job Group ’D’, a candidate must have Kenya Certificate of Education Division IV or Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D (plain).

Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be deployed in any station within the Ministry and assignments include: - carrying out cleaning and messengerial duties as instructed.

Interested applicants, who should be below the age of forty five (45) and posses the above stipulated qualifications in every aspects, are required to address their handwritten applications attaching copies of their National ID Cards and their certificates and testimonials to:-

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy
P.O. Box 30582 - 00100
Nairobi

So as to reach him on or before Wednesday 29th December, 2010.

NB: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Ms. F.W. Maina
For: Permanent Secretary


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