Vacancy Brief Description
1. The Director General, Cleansing and Maintenance Division, Ministry for Tourism invites applications for the post of Heavy Plant Driver (Group IV) in the Ministry for Tourism.
2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of six (6) months.
2.2 The salary for the post of Heavy Plant Driver (Group IV) is Salary Scale 17, which in the year 2023 is equivalent to, €14,257.40 per annum, rising by annual increments of €244 up to a maximum of €15,721.40.
2.3 A Heavy Plant Driver (Group IV) will progress to Scale 16 (€15,372.57 x €263 - €16,950.57 in the year 2023) on completion of five (5) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance .
2.4 The appointee will be entitiled 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.
2.5 Lateral applications in the same grade from public officers are not allowed.
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 Heavy Plant Driver (Group IV) 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:
(a) hold a substative grade in Group I, II, III or IV of the Industrial Grades;
(b) hold a valid Category C licence (having a minimum of 21 years of age or 19 years if a holder of Driver CPC, by the closing time and date of this call for applications).
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.
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 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.3 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
4.5 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.
- 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.