Senior Human Resource Officer

Contract Type
Human Resources & Recruitment
Date Posted
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Senior Human Resource Officer (Level 6) in the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).

Job Purpose

The incumbent will:

  • Co-ordinate and monitor the recruitment and selection process to fill vacancies; arrange orientation exercises for new recruits; provide support for the Human Resource Executive Committee (HREC) through the supply of accurate information;
  • Advise staff of and apply the provisions of benefits as well as to manage the activities of the team assigned.


Key Responsibilities


  • Provides leadership, support and guidance to all staff to ensure that the Team is effectively managed;
  • Prepares and implements Work Plan for the Team;
  • Manages and monitors the performance of the Team;
  • Enforces the standards and rules of professional conduct for staff within the Unit in order to maintain the highest degree of confidence in its integrity and efficiency;
  • Ensures staff is aware of and operates in accordance with all relevant laws and policies;
  • Develops and maintains effective working relations with external and internal stakeholders, ensuring that the team provides a consistently high level of service.



  • Reviews and signs-off on advertisements for recruitment;
  • Co-ordinates recruitment of new employees and participates in recruitment panels and exit interviews;
  • Arranges background checks on selected candidates;
  • Vets or prepares submissions to HREC for consideration;
  • Oversees the processing of the relevant documentation to facilitate the payment of increments;
  • Verifies information and signs job letters requested by staff;
  • Arranges and conducts orientation for the new recruits;
  • Conducts site visits to interact with staff and to ascertain their concerns;
  • Ensures staff is informed of the available benefits and the requirements for accessing them;
  • Ensures staff is provided with the correct interpretation and are kept abreast of all Government related benefit policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Monitors the timely processing of all pension applications;
  • Monitors the processing of leave computation and  application of all leave entitlement;
  • Ensures Service Records for all newly appointed staff members are prepared and the others are kept current with addition of the latest information;
  • Monitors the preparation of the Annual Vacation Leave Rosters across TAJ and ensures they are distributed to the respective Office;
  • Ensures the processing of loan applications (i.e. motor vehicle, motor vehicle insurance, motor vehicle repair, education, miscellaneous, computer and salary advance) are correctly done and submitted to the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service;
  • Monitors the arrangement of medical examination for permanently appointed staff members;
  • Vets all submissions to the HREC for consideration;
  • Oversees the arrangement for new staff members to be registered for health insurance;
  • Liaises with the health insurance provider on behalf of staff members;
  • Ensures the Accounts Unit is advised of salary deductions to be made;
  • Ensures all requisite benefit related application forms are readily available;
  • Prepares all the required reports in the stipulated formats and submits by the due dates.


Human Resource Management:

  • Manages the Unit’s HR plan that addresses staff requirements and succession planning and liaises with the HR Manager;
  • Conducts reviews of supervisees in accordance with the Work Plan;
  • Completes final performance assessments and recommends appropriate training and development programmes as necessary;
  • Initiates and participates in disciplinary proceedings relating to staff members within the Unit and implements corrective measures.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of Tax Administration Jamaica’s operations and functions
  • Excellent knowledge of policies and procedures governing pension processing
  • Excellent knowledge of leave administration
  • Excellent knowledge of Human Resource Management practices
  • Comprehensive  knowledge of TAJ’s Code of Conduct and HR policy
  • Knowledge of Government of Jamaica Labour Laws
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and the relevant applications
  • Excellent decision-making, planning, judgement, organizing and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills
  • Excellent time management skills


Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or other related discipline or equivalent;
  • Certificate in Counselling would be an asset;
  • Three (3) years related experience.


Special Conditions Associated with the Job

  • Required to travel 20%-25%.


Salary range $2,621,680 – $3,224,336 per annum and any applicable allowance(s).


Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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