Chief Officer Job in Kenya - Energy

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Chief Officer Job in Kenya - Energy

The Kirinyaga County Public Service Board is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified, motivated and Pro-active individuals to fill up the under listed vacant positions in the County.


Job Ref: KCPSB/C.O/EECC/04/09/11/22 Terms of Service: Contract

Salary: As prescribed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)

 The Chief Officer will be expected to perform the following duties and functions:



County Energy Planning

  • Preparation of County energy plans, incorporating petroleum, renewable energy and electricity master
  • Physical planning relating to energy resource areas such as dams, solar and wind farms, municipal waste dumpsites, agricultural and animal waste, ocean energy, woodlots and plantations for production bio energy
  • Provision of land and rights of way for energy
  • Facilitation of energy demand by planning for industrial parks and other energy consuming
  • Preparation and implementation of disaster management facilitate production and access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for both domestic and industrial use.

County Energy Regulation

  • Regulation and licensing of retail petroleum service
  • Regulation and licensing of County gas reticulation (c) Regulation and licensing and supply of retail coal products for domestic use.
  • Regulation and licensing of designated parking for petroleum
  • Regulation and licensing of biomass production, transport and distribution
  • Regulation and licensing of biogas
  • Regulation and licensing of charcoal production, transportation and distribution
  • Customize National codes for energy efficiency and conservation in buildings to local conditions

County operations and development

  • Electricity and gas reticulation;
  • Provide and maintain adequate street lighting;
  • Provision of designated parking for petroleum
  • Collect and maintain energy data;
  • Implementation of County electrification projects;
  • Undertake feasibility studies and maintain data with a view to availing the same to developers of energy resources and infrastructure;
  • Establishment of energy centres for promotion of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency and conservation;
  • (h) Protection of energy infrastructure including oil and gas fields and pipelines, refineries, power plants, control centres, electric supply lines, substations and depot;
  • Undertake energy efficiency and conservation within the County


  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be in possession of at LEAST a first relevant degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Have vast knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in the relevant field, three of which should be in a managerial position;
  • Be conversant with the Constitution of Kenya and all the devolution laws;
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of county development objectives and vision 2030;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Satisfies the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;

Added Advantages for Chief Officers

  • Possession of Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Membership of a professional body relevant to the position applied for and in good standing;
  • Be a results oriented individual, able to work under pressure to meet strict

NB: Pursuant to section 45 of the County Governments Act (2012), the Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in the department and shall report to the respective County Executive Committee Member.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Academic and Professional certificates,
  • Testimonials,
  • National Identity Card or Passport and
  • Any other supporting

The applications should indicate the positions applied for on top of the envelope and addressed to:

The Secretary

County Public Service Board P O Box 260 – 10304


Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the County Headquarters 4TH floor, KUTUS (Office of County Public Service Board between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays).

Applicants should seek clearance from and attach copies or evidence of the CURRENT (valid in 2022) documents listed below: –

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before Friday, 25th November 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.


Women and persons living with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit our website: for more details.

The Kirinyaga County Government is an equal opportunity employer.