4 Principal Driver Job in Kenya - Ministry of Public Works

Principal Driver 

Internal Advertisement for vacant posts in the Ministry of Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development – State Department for public works. Applications are invited for the following vacant posts. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve driving a vehicle as authorized;

  • carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brakes> tyre pressure; and brake systems, etc;
  • detecting and reporting malfunctioning of the vehicle systems; maintenance of work ticket (s). for

  • vehicle (s) assigned; ensuring security and safety of the vehicle on and off the road; ensuring securltY
  • ofpasse-nbers ind/or goods therein; and maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle (s).
  • In addition, the officer may be required to supervise and guide staff working under/her in a small transport unit


  • Served in the grade of Chief Driver CSGI I/JG ‘ J’ for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Passed Occupational Trade Test I for Drivers;
  • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) R)r class(es) of vehicle(s) the officer is required to drive;
  • Defensive Driving Certificate from the Automobile Association(AA) of Kenya or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Attended Refresher Course for drivers lasting not less than one (1) week within every three (3) Years at Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHGT) or any other recognized Institution;
  • A valid certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police;
  • Attended a First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from st John Ambulance or KenYa Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution; and
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence in work performance and results.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their application by completing ONE Psc2 (Revised 2016) application formThe application form may be downloaded from Public Service Commission website www.publicservice.go.ke.

Requirements and other related information for each of the posts can also be accessed at the following website: www.publicworks.go.ke and www.public;service.go.ke

Please Note:

  • Candidates should attach copies of academic? professional certificates and transcripts to the application form. ALL the details requested for in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • The State Department for Public Works is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution _ Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyan diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINAZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
  • 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 presents fake certificate/ documents.
  • All serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview

The Completed application form should be sent 

The principal secretary, state department for public works,

P.O BOX 30743-00100


or be hand delivered to the office of director of Human Resource Management and Development, State department for public works at work building 13 Floor Room 1305 Upper Hill along Ngong Road, Nairobi, on or before 23rd June, 2023 latest 5.00 pm (East African time).