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    Senior Foreman (Agriculture)

     Reference No. Circular No. HR/MG 7/2023


    Public Service Employees  

    Indefinite  

    Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment
    Published Date: 24/02/2023 12:00
    Closing Date: 10/03/2023 17:15
    Ministry: Ministry for Gozo
    Department: Rural Gozo Directorate

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1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Gozo invites applications for the post of Senior Foreman (Agriculture) 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 Foreman (Agriculture) 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 Foreman will progress to Scale 10 (which in the year 2023 is €23,029.57 x €407.67 - €25,475.59) 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 by the Government of Malta and the competent Union.

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 qulaification 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.



Duties

3. The job duties for the post of Senior Foreman (Agriculture) may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.

Eligibility

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 must be confirmed in their current appointment or in their previous appointment within the same stream, provided all other eligibility requirements are satisfied.  Such public officers must be in, or have held, the grade of: - 

i) in the grade of Foreman;

OR

ii) in the grade of Assistant Foreman with not less than five (5) years' service in such grade;

OR

iii) in the grade of Assistant Foreman and who is in possession of a Journeyman Certificate Level 3 or Advanced Diploma Level 4 in a relevant technical area or a comparable qualification.
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 trasferred to the Ministry for Gozo carrying their respevtive 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 :

 Ministry for Gozo

Contact Persons :

 Isabella Grech

Address :

 People Management Unit

 Corporate Services Directorate

 Ministry for Gozo

 St Francis Square

 Victoria Gozo

Telephone :

 22155331

Email address :

 [email protected]

  • Note

  • 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.