Agricultural Agronomist

County Public Service Board of Marsabit

Job Summary

Pursuant to County Government Act section 59 (1) (a) and (b) and the constitution of Kenya 2010, the County Public Service Board of Marsabit wishes to recruit competent and qualified citizens to fill the following vacant positions in the under listed County departments.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES

CPSBM 37/ALF/27/01/2021: Agricultural Agronomist (Job Group K) – 1 post Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Responsibilities

• Studying plants and soil in order to develop better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques, improve crop yield, and solve problems facing the agriculture industry.
• Researching, developing, and promoting farming practices or products that diminish the effects of changes in soil, climate, and weather or prevent damage from pests.
• Visiting fields to collect seed, plant, and soil samples and testing samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes.
• Assisting with the plant selection process and the development of planting and irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines.
• Keeping detailed records regarding fields, customers, crops, and samples.
• Generating reports and presenting findings to management, clients, or other interested parties.
• Promoting products and techniques through educational presentations.
• Managing teams of scientists while conducting field visits or laboratory work.
• Selling personalized consultation services to clients.

Requirements for Appointment
• Be a Kenyan citizen;
• Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or related field.
• Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office
• Strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
• Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
• Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

How to apply (Application Procedure)
Written applications enclosing current Curriculum Vitae (CV), Copies of academic and professional certificates/Qualifications, Copy of National ID card and duly filled CPSBM Employment form (Downloadable from Board’s Website) in a sealed envelope and addressed to;

The Secretary/CEO
County Public Service Board of Marsabit
P.O. Box 110 – 60500
MARSABIT


All applicants should seek clearance and attach copies or evidence thereof of the updated documents below:
i. Kenya Revenue authority (Tax compliance certificate)
ii. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
iii. Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of good conduct)
iv. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
v. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

All the applications should reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board, on or before close of business Wednesday 17th February 2021
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification, it is an offence to produce and /or present fake certificates/documents.
Youth, Women, Persons with Disabilities and other marginalized/Minorities who meet the requirement of the advertised posts are encouraged to apply.

‘The County Government of Marsabit is an equal opportunity employer’

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