Vacancy Brief Description
1. The Director General (Operations) on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise invites applications for the post of Operations Manager in the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise.
2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months.
2.2 The salary for the post of Operations Manager is Salary Scale 7, which in the year 2022 is equivalent to, €26,438 per annum, rising by annual increments of €531.17 up to a maximum of €29,625.
2.3 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 Union.
2.4 Lateral applications in the same grade from public officers are not allowed.
2.5 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 Operations Manager 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, who must be confirmed in their current appointment and who are:
a) in the grade of a Principal Technical Officer and whose appointment in such grade has been confirmed;
b) in the grade of Works Manager I or Technical Officer III and who are assimilated as Officer in Grade 9 or Officer in Grade 8 in terms of Section 3 of the Technical Grades Agreement and whose appointment in such grade has been confirmed;
c) in the grade of Senior Technical Officer, whose appointment in such grade has been confirmed and who are in possession of a Higher Technician Diploma (HTD) at MQF Level 5 (subject to a manimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*) in a related technical area or an appropriate comparable qualification at MQF Level 5, and who have not less than five (5) years' experience in site project management and/or workforce supervision;
d) in the grade of Senior Technical Officer, whose appointment in such grade has been confirmed and who are in possession of a recognised (two (2) years 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 and who have two (2) year' proven appropriate work experience plus five (5) years' experience in site project management and/or workforce supervision;
e) appointed in a grade in the Technical Class, whose appointment in such class has been confirmed, and who are in possession of a recognised Bachelor's qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*) in a relevant technical area, plus five (5) years' experience in site project management and/or workforce supervision.
The Higher Technician Diploma is rated at Level 5 within the Malta Qualifications 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 experience shall be deemed to satisfy the clause 'Higher Technician Diploma' or appropriate comparable qualification found under paragraph 4.1 (c). The two (2) years proven appropriate experience will not however be reckonable for the purposes of computing the five (5) year mandatory requirement in site project management and/or workforce supervision.
* A recognised qualification comparable to 60/120/180 ECTS/ECVET credits, as applicable, is only accepted subject to an MFHEA 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 MFHEA recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MFHEA, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).
Ministry / Department Details
Ministry / Department :
Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise
Contact Persons :
Ruth Massa, Manager II
6, Qormi Road, Sta Venera, SVR 1302
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.