Deputy Director Roads, Senior Fire and Safety Officer, Interim Town Administrator, Interim Deputy Town Administrator, Urban Development Engineer, Assistant Director – Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Director of Housing at Kisii County

On Friday, November 14th, 2014
The Kisii County Public service Board Wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions as per Section 45, 50, 51, 58 and 63 of the County Government Act of 2012.

Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Development
Deputy Director Roads
JG ‘Q’ 
(1 Post)
Roads and Transport
Reporting to the Director Roads, the Deputy Director Roads will be responsible for:
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director, the Deputy Director will be answerable to the respective for the following tasks:
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the relevant division strategic plan, programs and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders.
  • Planning and supervision of the relevant division’s programs and activities.
  • Organization, direction, control and the co-ordination of the tasks of the division.
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the relevant division in line with the county goals and objectives.
  • Developing appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the division.
  • Handling administrative, human resource and asset management issues.
  • Oversee preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Director.
Requirements for appointment
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya in the relevant field.
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in Public Service or the Private Sector.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the county development objectives and Vision 2030.
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Be computer literate.

Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Development

Senior Fire and Safety Officer
JG ‘L’ 
(1 Post)
Reporting to interim town Administrator, the core purpose of this position is to ensure that the Kisii County Fire and Rescue Services Unit fully discharge statutory duties.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Planning and supervision of the unit programs and activities
  • Providing strategic leadership and support to rescue service operations
  • Coordinate the risk and regulatory services of the Kisii County including fire and rescue and emergency planning
  • Ensuring the Fire and Rescue Unit fulfills its statutory responsibilities and meets the county needs
  • Directing and managing the operations of the fire and rescue Service to ensure it realizing the highest operations standards and delivers efficiency
  • Leading the development of the Fire and Rescue Service emergency preparedness plans
  • Building Capacity of staff in the Unit for realization of the capacities and resiliencies necessary for responding to major incidents such as fire, accidents and natural disasters
  • Leading the development and delivery of Fire Preventive, legislative protection, and Response strategies, to reduce the incidence and resulting loss from fire
  • Identifying potential safety or fire hazards and taking action to eliminate them.
  • Assures that fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinklers systems and fire hydrants are in in operating condition.
  • Plans, Organizes and conducts fire and emergency response drills for the unit staff to ensure enhanced preparedness
  • Coordinating employee safety and accident prevention programs, and preliminary investigation of employees accidents at the work place.
  • Organizes training on first aid application for the Unit staff and ensuring that the first kit are complete and upto date
  • Developing and maintaining strategic partnership relationship with key stakeholders to support delivery of the fire and rescue services.
  • Promote and maintain collaboration with key partners including the police and Health.
  • Setting performance indicators for the unit and ensuring all staff understand them for the effective delivery of services
  • Monitoring standards of service delivery to ensure achievement of the performance indicators and desired and desired performance of the unit.
  • Ensuring that realistic care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare for all staff and other persons during delivery of services.
  • Preparation of the incident reports for the unit and county government.
  • Any other duties as allocated from time to time.
Requirement for appointment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Diploma/Certificate in occupational Health and Safety will be an added advantage
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience
  • Substantial and current post qualification experience of working in a Fire and Rescue services
  • Considerable experience of contingency and emergency planning
  • Ability to audit fire safety and rescue arrangements
  • Excellent understanding of current legislation practices related to fire and rescue services as well as emergencies
  • Experience of producing written reports and statistical information using IT Software’s
  • Ability to plan, organize and communicate effectively.

Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Development

Interim Town Administrator
JG ‘P’
(1 Post)
Reporting to the Chief Officer, the interim town Administrator will be responsible for:
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Planning and Supervision of the Town’s programs and activities.
  • Initiate the development of policies and plans for use within the town
  • Coordinate development and maintenance of infrastructure and facilities of public services
  • Facilitation and coordination of citizen participation in the development of policies and plan and delivery of services.
  • Staff supervision, training, monitoring and evaluation of performance
  • Coordinate implementation and evaluation of the town’s integrated strategic urban development plan, programs and projects in collaboration with other department and stakeholders.
  • Initiation and drafting of the town’s procedures and policies
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the department in line with the county goals and objectives.
  • Handling administrative, human resources and assets management issues.
  • Preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the town’s information and reports.
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruitment and staff development.
Requirement for appointment
  • Be a Citizen of Kenya;
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized in Kenya or its equivalent
  • Proven experience of not less than five (5) years in administration or management either in the public or private sector.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, County Development objectives and Vision 2030.
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Be a computer literate
Interim Deputy Town Administrator
JG ‘N’ 
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Interim Town Administrator, the interim deputy town Administrator will be responsible for:

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Management of the traffic flow in urban areas
  • Reorganization of parking and hawking activities in urban areas,
  • Assisting to coordinate citizens participation in the development of policies and plans and service delivery,
  • Preparation and management of duty roasters for fire and emergency response departments,
  • Coordinating the Integrated urban areas cleaning program,
  • Participates in the preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets,
  • Monitoring implementation of work plans and preparing status reports,
  • Liaising with Kenya Police to enforce traffic and other laws applicable to urban areas,
  • Performing duties of the Interim town Administrator in his/her absence.
Requirement for appointments
  • Be a citizen of Kenya,
  • Bachelor`s degree from a University recognized in Kenya,
  • Proven experience of not less than five years in administration or management either in the public or private sector,
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of devolution, County development objectives and vision 2030,
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation,
  • Be strategic thinker and result oriented,
  • Be computer literate.

Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Development

Urban Development Engineer 
JG ‘N’ 
1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Urban Development, the Urban Development Engineer will be responsible for coordinating development of the urban areas infrastructure.
The key responsibilities are
  • Preparation of specifications, designs, constructing and maintaining streets walkways, street lighting, water supply networks, sewers, urban solid waste management and disposal,
  • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labour to determine project feasibility,
  • Developing specifications, design, constructing and maintaining public parks and motor cycle paths,
  • Coordinating, designing , construction and maintenance of urban roads and drainage systems,
  • Working with relevant sectors to manage the underground utility networks for urban areas local distribution networks of electrical and communications services,
  • Optimization of garbage collection and bus park services networks,
  • Participation in Development control activities in all urban areas within the County
  • Liaise with other engineers, Public Health department and other ministries in promoting good practice
  • Manage and direct staff members and the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site
  • Provide technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modifications and structural repairs to managers
  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards,
  • Prepare or present public reports on topics such as bid proposals, performances, environmental impact statements or property and right-of-way descriptions,
  • Carry out a review of traffic patterns or environmental conditions to identify engineering problems and assess potential project impact,
  • Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations or establish reference pints, marks, or elevations to guide construction,
  • Plan and design transportation systems following government standards,
  • Coordinate, develop and prepare engineering terms of reference and tender documents,
  • Perform liaison duties with various interest groups to minimize potential disruption.
Requirement for Appointment
  • Be a citizen of Kenya.
  • Bachelor`s degree in Civil Engineering from a University recognized in Kenya
  • Have relevant work experience of not less than five years in the public service or the private sector.
  • Be registered member of a professional body such as Engineers Board of Kenya and has valid membership for the current year
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflection in work performance and results
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, county development objectives and vision 2030
  • Be a computer literate
  • Ability to communicate effectively ,both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work with Contractors, consultants, property owners and the general public

Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Development

Assistant Director – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 
JG ‘P’ 
(1 Post)
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Physical Planning and Urban Development, the Assistant Director-GIS will be responsible for:
  • Planning ,organizing, implementing and communicating the GIS activities in the County
  • Performing complex cadastral and GIS data maintenance, manipulation, analysis, extraction and generation assignments;
  • Designing, implementing, and testing configuration changes in packaged software
  • Creating and maintaining files of digital pictures of streets and street problems for department use;
  • Coding and digitizing maps and geographical feature data into various layers ;
  • Preparing projects and data for archival storage;
  • Managing GIS records and inventory;
  • Documenting and filing data source and map files for future reference;
  • Responding to requests from various county departments for mapping data;
  • Responding to emergency mapping and information requests
  • Preparing, planning, producing, maintaining and updating a variety of maps, drawings, plans and other graphic representations
  • Displaying layers and attribute data from databases, using cartographic techniques to represent spatial data;
  • Developing and maintaining data layers, using GIS tools, CAD tools and relational databases;
  • Performing detailed spatial analysis including notifications, buffering, and zone consolidation;
  • Manipulating images for electronic mapping; enters attribute data pertaining to specific features into a relational database;
  • Incorporating maps, charts, date files, spreadsheet data, documentation and text into reports.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Bachelor`s Degree with major in GIS, or computer science or a closely related subject from a University recognized in Kenya
  • GISP certification or GIS certificate.
  • Have a relevant experience of not less than five years (5) in the Public Service.
  • Thorough understanding of GIS concepts and analytical techniques, including computerized mapping and digital data conversion, manipulation and analysis.
  • Knowledge of GIS software tools and applications including but not limited to ArcGIS, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, AutoCAD suit, MS vision and applications of MS office suit
  • Ability to plan, organize, integrate, monitor, and maintain a comprehensive GIS and its related applications to meet Kisii County mapping and customer service objectives, including developing long-range GIS system goals.
  • Able to analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound independent decisions within established guidelines
  • Ability to train others in the in the use of GIS applications
  • Able to organize, plan and complete projects efficiently
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively and effectively with project teams including user representative and outside resources and other encountered in the course of work.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work

Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Development

Director of Housing
JG ‘R’
(1 Post)
The Director of Housing will be answerable to the Chief Officer and will be responsible for the following tasks:
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Staff supervision, training, monitoring and evaluation of performance
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the Department`s strategic plan, programs and project in collaboration with other Departments and stakeholders.
  • Planning and supervision of the departments programs and activities.
  • Organization, Direction and co-ordination of the tasks of the department.
  • Initiation and drafting of the department`s procedures and policies pertaining to housing, programs and staff management
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the housing department in line with the county goals and objectives.
  • Handling administrative, human resource and asset management issues.
  • Preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the department`s information and reports
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.
Requirements for appointment
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Bachelor`s degree in Architecture or relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya
  • A Master`s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Have relevant work experience of not less than seven (7) years in the public service
  • Be a registered member of a professional body such as the Architectural Association of Kenya
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, county development objectives and vision 2030
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity
  • Be computer literate.
How to Apply
All applications should be accompanied by a copy of National ID Card, a detailed CV and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials. 
They should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position/specific area you are applying for to reach on or before 26th November, 2014, and be addressed to:

The Secretary
Kisii County Public Service Board
P.O Box 4550-40200, Kisii, Kenya
Or through email as follows: [email protected]

Hand delivered applications should be handed over at the Kisii Public Service Board offices situated at Mwalimu House 3rd Floor

Kisii county is an equal opportunity employer
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