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Work Secretary Job in Kenya (152-320K)

Work Secretary
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.152,060 – Ksh.302,980 p.m. (Job Group ‘T’)


For appointment this grade, a candidate must have:

·         Served for a cumulative period of twenty (20) years, three (3) of which should have been in the grade of Senior Principal Superintending Engineer (Electrical, Mechanical, Building Services or Structural), Quantity Surveyor, or Architect, Job Group ‘R’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Land Economics/Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Building services)  or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         Registered with Professional bodies such as Body of Registration of Architects and
·         Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (BORAQS) and Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (ERB).
·         Attended a Strategic Leadership course from a recognized institution;
·         Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capacity required for effective planning, directing, controlling and coordinating building development programmes.
·         A thorough understanding of National goals, policies and programmes and the ability to successfully play part in their implementation.
NOTE: possession of a Master’s degree in a relevant field will be considered an added advantage.


An officer at this level shall be the Principal advisor to the Principal Secretary on all matters relating to the formulation of policies necessary for the development and maintenance of buildings and other public works and promulgation and administration of such policies.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
·         Directing and coordinating of the Professional, Technical and Administrative activities related to the implementation of development and maintenance works.
·         Appointing of Project Managers Representative (PMR)
·         Overseeing the planning, Development and Maintenance of Buildings and other public works.
·         Preparing, controlling and superintendence of the sectors annual development and recurrent estimates of expenditure.
·         Developing of linkages with the roads and building sub sectors and related activities.
·         Co-coordinating of registration of consultants and contractors.
·         Monitoring the implementation and progress of reforms in buildings and other Public
·         Works sub sectors; and preparing, upgrading and reviewing of legislation pertaining to Works sub sector.
How to Apply
The details of the posts and mode of application can be accessed on the Commission’s website. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:
Online through the Commission website: or jobs portal:
By completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission website.
Completed applications should be sent to:
P. O. BOX 30095-00100
So as to reach the Commission on or before
 15th June, 2017.
Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.
Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates.
Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

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