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Senior Inspector of Mines (SOG/ST 7)

Date Posted
30th November 2016
Reference
VAC-24342
Sector
Mining, Resources & Energy
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The incumbent is responsible for the island-wide inspection of mines and quarries to ensure compliance with the Mining Act, the Mining, Safety and Health Regulations and the Quarries Control Act.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

Management/Administrative:

  • Supervises Inspectors;
  • Participates in the organization’s planning process and ensures the work of the unit is carried out according to plan and agreed targets are achieved;
  • Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and other functions as directed.

 

Technical/Professional:

  • Supervises the performance of safety inspections and housekeeping inspections of all bauxite and non-bauxite mining, alumina processing and major quarry facilities, in accordance to the Mining Safety and Health Regulations of 1977 and oversees the preparation of the report;
  • Oversees the investigation of all reported fatalities and lost time accidents occurring at all bauxite and non-bauxite mining, alumina processing and quarry facilities and oversees the preparation of the report;
  • Hosts enquiries into all reported fatalities occurring at all bauxite and non-bauxite mining, alumina processing and quarry facilities and oversees the preparation of the report;
  • Receives reports of accidents occurring at all bauxite and non-bauxite mining, alumina processing and quarry facilities and oversees the maintenance a database of records of these reports;
  • Co-ordinates the preparation of an annual report which analyzes all accidents and safety standards at all bauxite and non-bauxite mining, alumina processing and quarry facilities for the previous year;
  • Assists in hosting an annual function seeking to award outstanding safety performances during the previous year to bauxite and non-bauxite mining, alumina processing and quarry facilities.

 

Human Resource:

  • Manages the welfare and development of supervisees through the preparation of performance appraisals and recommendation of required training and development programmes;
  • Provides leadership to supervisees through effective objective setting, delegation and communication;
  • Provides guidance to staff through coaching, mentoring and training, providing assistance and support as needed;
  • Ensures that staff is aware of and adhere to the policies, procedures and regulations of the Division and the Ministry;
  • Approves leave based on established guidelines and recommends appointments and disciplinary action.

 

Required Skills/Competencies

Core:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbal and written
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good analytical thinking

 

Technical:

  • Knowledge in the use of computer and relevant applications
  • Knowledge of the Mining Act, Mining Regulations, and Quarries Control Act Knowledge of mining engineering
  • Knowledge of process engineering Good negotiating skills
  • Good conflict resolution skills

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in earth Sciences or other related scientific field;
  • Four (4) years’ experience in activities pertaining to mining and quarrying.

 

Salary range $1,734,656 - $2,061,961 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

 

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

 

 

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