Job Information Chief Compliance Officers (Level 8) (2 posts) Company Information
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email
Job Information
Job Type Full-time
Department Executive Agency
Category Planning/Development
Posted 28-01-2023
Job Status
Start Publishing 28-01-2023
Stop Publishing 07-02-2023
Applications are invited to fill the following vacant posts in the National Fisheries Authority: Chief Compliance Officers (Level 8) (2 posts) (Eastern and Western Region) Fisheries Compliance, Licensing and Statistics Branch, salary range $2,850,873 $3,506,213 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
Job Purpose
Under the general direction of the Senior Director, Fisheries Compliance Branch, the Chief Compliance Officer (Level 8), is directly responsible for the development, planning and execution of the Authority’s Fisheries compliance and enforcement activities.
Key Responsibilities
  • Develops, co-ordinates and implements the work programme of the Authority;
  • Ensures compliance of fishers with the National Fisheries laws and policies;
  • Ensures compliance with regional and international agreements including management recommendations issued the International Commission on the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT);
  • Supervises subordinate staff who conducts sea patrols; inspections of fish lading sites; fishing vessels and transhipment ports and vessels, for compliance with Fisheries legislation and policies and other Fisheries Management arrangements;
  • Conducts and supervises investigations with respect to breaches in Fisheries legislations and policies;
  • Attends Court proceedings on behalf of the Authority on matters related to compliance with Fisheries laws and regulations;
  • Develops relevant databases and co-ordinated data collection and entry activities and ensuring quality control of the data;
  • Disseminates information and provide technical assistance to fishers, fishing associations, law enforcement officers, attorneys-at-law and members of the public on Fisheries law and regulations;
  • Contributes to the review of draft legislation and policies of the Authority and external Agencies;
  • Develops reports on Unit performance, achievements, expenditure of funds and budgetary requirements;
  • Relates to Human Resource matters, employment contracts, performance evaluation and monthly salary payments;
  • Collaborates with other Division within the Ministry and with external agencies with respect to Authority/Jurisdiction for monitoring, surveillance and enforcement activities as well as other matters in the fishing industry and maritime affairs;
  • Provides support and information to other Law Enforcement Agencies, namely the JDF Coast Guard and Marine Police, for investigations and court matters;
  • Liaises in Fisheries Authority operational for:
  • JDF Coast Guard and Marine Police in relation to request for information of fishers and fishing vessels
  • Matters relating to the arrest of crew, or detention of fishing vessels
  • Participate in conferences and meetings both locally and abroad on matters related to Fisheries Monitoring, Surveillance and Enforcement as well as other matters in the Fishing Industry and maritime affairs
  • Performs any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High level of integrity
  • High level of initiative
  • Teamwork and co-operation skills
  • High level of customer and quality focus skills
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Good leadership and people management skills
  • Knowledge of relevant laws such as the Wildlife Protection Act and the EEZ Act, Fishing Industry Act and its Regulations 
  • Knowledge of the operations of Government/Agency’s policies and procedures
  • Ability to identify new business opportunities for specific target groups
  • Ability to deliver tailored systems and processes to facilitate achievement of KPI’s
  • Good problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications
  • Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • Master of Science in Zoology and at least three (3) years’ experience in Fisheries
  • compliance operations. OR
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology and at least six (6) years’ experience in Fisheries
  • compliance operations. OR
  • Commissioned Naval Officer of the JDF with at least ten (10) years’ experience in Maritime
  • and Fisheries compliance operations.
Special Training:
  • Diploma in Business Management from Association for Business Executives.
  • Certificate in Project Management.
Special Conditions Associated with the Job:
  • Subject to potential risk and threats to life due to legislative responsibilities including enforcement related activities;
  • Subject to potential risks of reprisal from drug dealers as responsibility involves frequent communication and provision of personal information of person(s) suspected to be involved in narcotics;
  • Position involves extensive field work (fishing beaches, fish landing sites and aquaculture farms island wide) including travelling at sea to offshore areas such as the Pedro and Morant Cays;
  • Enter boat engaged in fishing in contravention of the provisions of this Act, or that which he reasonably suspects to be so engaged and, for that purpose, may require that the boat be placed in such position as he may direct;
  • Sometimes working in aquatic environments;
  • Sometimes long period in the field;
  • Reasonable amount of travelling island wide;
  • Outdoor work in bad weather can be physically demanding so employers look for resilience, self-motivation and genuine enthusiasm. Candidates should be confident working independently and in teams;
  • Might be required on occasions to work on weekends and holidays.
Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Monday, 6th February, 2023 to:
Senior Director
Corporate Services Division
National Fisheries Authority
2c Newport East
Kingston 11
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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