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Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya - Kwale

GIS Technical

Responsibilities

·         Will be involved in planning exercises to develop base maps, maps and land use plans
·         Gather, analyse and integrate spatial data for planning purposes
·         Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observation & picking, satellite imagery, aerial photography and existing maps

·         Prepare digital maps through digitization of existing map records
·         Operate and maintain GIS system hardware, software, plotter, printer and GPS
·         Store and retrieve relevant maps
·         Undertake other such duties as may be required

Qualifications

·         Be a holder of at least a Diploma in Geo informatics/ Cartography/ GIS;
·         Have formal training in GIS and possess strong GIS skills with GIS software
·         Be computer literate
·         Have hands on experience with GIS of not less than 6 months

Physical Planner

Responsibilities

·         Preparation of local physical development plans for towns, local centres, market centres, trading centres as well as village land use plans.
·         Preparation of action plans for specific projects such as residential housing schemes.
·         Undertaking development control and ensuring compliance of approved plans.
·         Collecting and analysing urban and regional physical planning data.
·         Providing advice on development applications.
·         Managing of physical planning records

Qualifications

·         Have a Bachelors degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Town Planning or Regional Planning from a recognized institution OR A higher National Diploma in urban as regional planning, urban planning ,Town planning or regional
planning from a recognized institution within an experience of six (6) years.
·         Be graduate member of Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP) or Architectural Association of Kenya (Town Planning Chapter)
·         Have a certificate in relevant computer application skills from recognized institution.
·         Show basic understanding of application of GIS and related analysis.
·          Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work
performance and results
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

GIS Analyst

Responsibilities

·         Develop, maintain and update GIS data
·         Coordinate and update cadastral information
·         Create maps, graphs and diagrams using GIS software and related equipment
·         Accurately add and edit GIS data into existing maps and plans
·         Undertake Other such duties as may be required

Qualifications

·         Be a holder of at least a Degree in Geo informatics/ Cartography/ GIS; Programming or relevant field
·         Have formal training in GIS and possess strong GIS skills with GIS software
·         Be computer literate

Planning Enforcement Officers

Responsibilities

·         Auditing of new and existing development to assess compliance with approved physical development plans and conditions of planning approvals
·         Undertake regular site visits to ensure land use and development does commence without requisite approvals
·         Preparing regular site reports on the status of development and adherence to approved plans and development approval conditions
·         Receive and investigate complaints relating to breach of development approval conditions
·         Delivering of appropriate notices to developers advising the submission of appropriate documentation
·         Giving advice to developers, private individuals and prospective applicants on planning matters
·         Undertake other such duties as may be required or instructed by the Chief Officer.

Qualification

·         Hold a Diploma in Environmental Studies or Building and Construction or Cartography or Social Studies.
·         Be computer literate with minimum capabilities to operate word processing applications, Internet and e – mail.

Surveyor 

Responsibilities

·         Undertake different types of survey (engineering, topographical, general boundary, and cadastral) on land parcels/plots
·         Boundary identification
·         Resolve boundary disputes
·         Re-establish position of fixed boundary /Beaconing
·         Compile computation files for survey data/Preparation of survey file
·         Preparation of Base Maps (picking of physical structures, features and infrastructure)

Qualifications

·         Hold a Diploma in Land Surveying.
·         Be good intercommunication skills; computer proficiency,
·         Be conversant with the land laws and modern technologies in the surveying.

Forester

Responsibilities

·         Conserve the County, private and community forests in the Sub-county
·         Supervise forest extension services in the Sub-County
·         Monitor the ecological health of county managed forests
·         Rehabilitate county managed forests in the sub-county
·         Undertake tree planting and tree growing in the sub-county
·         Maintain data on sub-county forest/tree cover
·         Manage forest boundaries for county and community forests in the Sub-County
·         Identify and keep records of charcoal producers and transporters in the sub-county
·         Identify and register charcoal collection centres
·         Ensure compliance in the charcoal production and transportation activities in the SubCounty
·         Organise sensitization and awareness creation meetings for forest related activities in the sub-county
·         Support communities to establish nature-based entrepreneurs

Qualifications

To qualify for appointment one should;
·         Hold a Bachelors Degree in Forestry, Environmental studies, Ecological studies,Agricultural Education or Agricultural Extension.
·         Have good public relations and computer proficiency


Forest Extension Officer

Responsibilities

·         Develop and manage tree nurseries (both indigenous and exotic commercial trees)
·         Educate farmers in best practices as far as tree planting and tree growing are concerned.
·         Support farmers with technical needs in tree growing and marketing
·         Develop farmer field schools and demonstration centres for tree nursery and tree growing activities
·         Address emerging issues in the tree planting and tree growing activities
·         Develop innovative solutions to tree growing challenges in different sites.
·         Maintain data on the tree growing groups, preferred trees for growing, the numbers of
·         trees planted and varied experiences in the tree growing process
·         Develop training materials useful for tree planting and tree growing activities
·         Conduct basic trainings for farmers in tree planting and tree growing

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Forest Extension or Agricultural Extension.
·         Strong understanding of the local area floral ecology,
·         Good public relations and computer proficiency.
How to Apply
Only Candidates who meet the set criteria should submit their applications together with their curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and Identity Cards so as to reach the Secretary not later than 3rd November 2017
The County Government is an equal opportunity employer and people with special needs are encouraged
to apply. Applications should be addressed to;
THE SECRETARY
KWALE COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
P.O BOX 4-80403, KWALE
or hand delivered at the Kwale County Public Service Board Offices next to Kwale District Hospital.

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