Deputy County Director of Agriculture

Samburu County Public Service Board

Job Summary

The Samburu County Public Service Board invites applications from qualified Persons to fill the above vacant positions in the County Government of Samburu.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

A. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES

5.  Deputy County Director of Agriculture (JOB GROUP CPSB 04) (1 POST)

The Deputy County Director of Agriculture will head the AMS Unit and will be responsible to the County Director of Agriculture.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i.    Design agriculture machinery components and equipment using new technologies.
ii.    Implement the County Machinery Act and other relevant legislation.
iii.    Test Agricultural Machinery and Equipment to ensure that they perform properly.
iv.    Design housing and environments to maximize animals’ comfort, health and productivity.
v.    Design agricultural storage and processing and structures.
vi.    Supervise the construction and implementation of Agricultural and Livestock structures Agricultural processing and structure, irrigation and drainage structures.
vii.    Undertake research and analysis of daily operations of farmers.
viii.    Come up with new technologies to improve agricultural production and processes.
ix.    Make environment safe by improving farming conditions.
x.    In charge of administration and maintenance of tractor machines.
xi.    Design soil and water conservation structures.
xii.    Design maintenance schedules and programs for farm machines.
xiii.    In charge of all field operations in liason with Extension Officers.
xiv.    Any other duties as assigned by the County Director of Agriculture.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT
i.     Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
ii.    Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in Public Service or Private Sector.
iii.    Demonstrate a high Degree of Professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
iv.    Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
v.    Familiar with the County Objectives in Agricultural Projects.
vi.    Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills.
vii.    Proficiency in Computer Applications.
viii.    Relevant Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
ix.    Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.
a) Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation
b) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
c)  Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
d) Clearance from the Ethics &Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
e)  Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

HOW TO APPLY:
All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side and submitted in any of the following ways: -

i)    Posted applications should be addressed to:

Secretary/CEO,
Samburu County Public Service Board,
P.O Box 3-20600,
MARALAL.

ii)     Hand Delivery applications should be delivered to the Secretary, Samburu County Public Service Board Offices during working hours (8.00am -5.00pm)
iii)     Applications should be submitted to the undersigned by the close of business on or before 5th March, 2021.
iv)     Only shortlisted and successful Candidates will be contacted.

Samburu County Government is an equal opportunity employer committed to values of inclusion and seeks diverse workforce. Women, persons with disabilities and the Youth are encouraged to apply.

CS Josphat Lodi Lekamario,
Secretary/CEO,
SAMBURU COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD.

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