Vacancy Brief Description
1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Gozo invites applications for the post of Senior Technical Officer (Land Surveyor) in the Ministry for Gozo.
2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of six (6) months.
2.2 The salary for the post of Senior Technical Officer (Land Surveyor) is Salary Scale 11, which in the year 2023 is equivalent to, €21,630.00 per annum, rising by annual increments of €375.17 up to a maximum of €23,881.02.
2.3 A Senior Technical Officer will progress to Scale 10 (€23,029.57 x €407.67 - €25,475.59) in the year 2023 on completion of five (5) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance.
2.4 The appointee will be entitled to such other benefits and subject to such other conditions and obligations as may be stipulated in any pertinent agreement between the Government of Malta and the competent Unions.
2.5 Lateral applications by public officers who already hold an appointment in the same grade being advertised are allowed only if the area of specialisation of the vacancy is different to the one held by the applicant and requires a specific related qualification as an eligibility requirement, which the applicant must satisfy.
2.6 Accepting appointment in this grade signifies that any pending applications within the Public Service are automatically considered renounced, unless the latter are applications for SAAC positions or applications for a definite position when the officer concerned holds an indefinite appointment.
3. The job duties for the post of Senior Technical Officer (Land Surveyor) may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.
4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be Public Officers in the Malta Public Service or Public Officers in the Malta Public Service on loan/detailed with/deployed with/on attachment to Public Sector organizations. Public Officers applying for this post must be confirmed in their current appointment, unless the current appointment is in a different class/career stream or in a definite position. Reversion to previous unconfirmed appointment is not possible, and are:
a) in the grade of Technical Officer;
b) in possession of a Higher Technican Diploma (HTD) at MQF Level 5 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*), in a relevant technical area or a comparable qualification at MQF Level 5;
c) in possession of a recognised (two (2) year full-time or equivalent*) qualification at MQF Level 4 (subject to a minimum of 120 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent*), in a relevant technical area or a comparable qualification plus two (2) years proven appropriate experience.
The Higher Technician Diploma is rated at Level 5 within the Malta Qualification Framework (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*). A person in possession of an MQF Level 4 appropriate recognised qualification (subject to a minimum of 120 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*) followed by two (2) years proven appropriate experience shall be deemed to satisfy the clause 'Higher Technican Diploma' or a recognised comparable professional qualification at MQF Level 5 found under paragraph 4.1 (b).
*A recognised qualification comparable to 60/120 ECTS/ECVET credits, as applicable, is only accepted subject to an MQRIC formal recognition statement being submitted with the application.
4.2 Public Officers holding a grade in a particular stream, and who were granted Officer in Scale status by virtue of a Grievances Unit decision in the same scale as that of a higher grade in that stream, are eligible to apply for grades open to officers holding such higher grade within the stream that carries the same scale as that of the Officer in Scale status.
The years of service since the effective date of appointment as Officer in Scale are reckonable for the purpose of satisfying any requisite years of service stipulated in calls for applications.
Any other eligibility requisites for the post must be met in terms of this call for applications.
4.3 Public officers who currently hold an appointment as Officer in Grade are considered on a personal basis to pertain to the Class/Stream of their immediately previous substantive grade, and may apply on the basis of their current scale as Officer in Grade, which must be equivalent to, or higher than, what is required by this call for applications.
The years of service since the effective date of appointment as Officer in Grade are reckonable for the purpose of satisfying any requisite years of “service in the grade” as stipulated in calls for applications.
Any other eligibility requisites for the post/position must be met in terms of this call for applications.
4.4 (i) Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.
(ii) Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualification in question.
(iii) Furthermore, candidates who are currently following a recognised programme of study at a higher MQF level than that requested above will also be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent,and attained the required MQF level, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
4.5 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.4 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
4.6 Applicants are obliged to immediately inform the Selection Board (if result has not yet been published, in which case the application should be withdrawn by the applicant) or the HR Unit within the issuing ministry / department (if result has been published) upon any change in the status of their appointment from the date of submission of their application until the closing date, or upon being called for appointment as a result, of this call for application, as the case may be. Non-observance of this instruction may lead to disciplinary action. On its part, at the start of the interview, the Selection Board will request the candidate to declare any changes in status of his/her current appointment from the date of submission of application.
4.7 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).
4.8 Public Officers who are ordinarily resident in Gozo but currently work in Malta, and who hold the same substantive grade as that being advertised, may apply laterally. If selected, such officers will be transferred to the Ministry for Gozo carrying their respective grade and salary entitlement. It is clarified that such candidates will not be awarded additional marks in the selection process for the possession of any qualifications which are an eligibility as stated in this call for applications.
Ministry / Department Details
Ministry / Department :
Ministry for Gozo
Contact Persons :
People Management Unit
Corporate Services Directorate
Ministry for Gozo
St Francis Square
Email address :
- In case of conflict in interpretation of any part/s of a call for applications, the final interpretation should be that of the published Maltese version of the call for applications.