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Director, Building Safety and Quality Assurance

Public Service Commission

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the position shown above.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description

REPUBLIC OF KENYA
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Our Vision

“A citizen-centric public service”

Our Mission
“To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery”

RE-ADVERTISEMENT OF VACANT POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal: www.psckjobs.go.ke

Please Note:
(i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 30th September 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).


VACANCIES IN THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE, HOUSING, URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS STATE DEPARTMENT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

STATE DEPARTMENT FOR PUBLIC WORKS

Director, Building Safety and Quality Assurance - ONE (1) POST - V/No. 225/2020

Salary Scale: Ksh. 133,870 – Ksh. 197,800 p.m. (CSG 5)
House Allowance: Ksh.48, 000 – 60,000p.m (Depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.20, 000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent or Local Agreement

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -
(i) served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years, and currently serving in the grade of Assistant Director, Building Safety and Quality Assurance, CSG 7 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in wider public service or private sector;
(ii) a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: - Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Quantity Survey, Building Economics or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Quantity Survey, Building Economics or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iv) registered by a relevant and recognized professional body; and
(v) demonstrated professional competence and managerial skills as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: -

At Built Environment Inspection and Audit:
(ii) working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in developing and coordinating implementation of national built environment inspection and audit policies,
strategies, programs, procedure, guideline and regulations;
(iii) coordinating preparations of standard inspection and audit manuals and templates for use by relevant agencies;
(iv) working in liaison with multi-sectoral agencies in conducting pre-inspection, inspection and post inspection of built environment structures;
(v) working in consultation with relevant stakeholders during search, rescue and evacuation missions;
(vi) collaborating with multi-sectoral agencies in ensuring built environment audit inspections are conducted in compliance with required guidelines and standards;
(vii) engaging relevant agencies in conducting continuous and periodic safety health inspections of built environment structures;
(viii) coordinating with relevant stakeholders in mapping of built environment audit inspections;
(ix) facilitating provision of technical support to vetting committees involved in audit inspections;
(x) working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in addressing remedial measures in built environment structures;
(xi) coordinating research work and promoting benchmark studies with other institutions to keep abreast with emerging trends in built environment issues; and
(xii) managing built environment electronic database.

At Built Environment Safety Testing and Quality Assurance
(i) working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in developing and coordinating implementation of national built environment safety testing and quality assurance policies, strategies, procedures, programmes, guidelines and regulations in consultation with the relevant stakeholders;
(ii) coordinating preparations of standard safety testing and quality assurance manuals and templates for use by relevant agencies;
(iii) collaborating with relevant agencies in conducting scientific test and quality assurance inspections in built environment;
(iv) coordinating with relevant agencies in ensuring pre-construction and postconstruction; testing of built environment structures;
(v) facilitating testing of construction material samples to ascertain conformity to prescribed standard in built environment;
(vi) facilitating provision of technical support to stakeholders to promote quality assurance inspections;
(vii) coordinating research work and promoting benchmark studies with other institutions to keep abreast with emerging trends in built environment issues; and
(viii) managing built environment electronic database.

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