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    Tradesman/Senior Tradesman (Plasterer and Painter)

     Reference No. Circular No. HR/MFEA/14/2021

    Public Service and Sector Employees  


    Technical and Industrial
    Published Date: 04/06/2021 12:00
    Closing Date: 21/06/2021 13:30
    Ministry: Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs

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1. The Director for Corporate Services, Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs invites applications for the post of Tradesman/Senior Tradesman (Plasterer and Painter) in the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs.

2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of six (6) months.

2.2 The salary for the post of Tradesman/Senior Tradesman (Plasterer and Painter) is Salary Scale 16, which in the year 2021 is equivalent to €14,306 per annum, rising by annual increments of €263 up to a maximum of €15,884.

2.3 A Tradesman will progress to Scale 15 (€15,263x €298 - €17,051 ) on completion of five (5) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance .

2.4 A Tradesman will be promoted to the grade of Senior Tradesman in Scale 14 (€16,361x €316.83 - €18,262 ) on completion of ten (10) years service in the grade of Tradesman, or five (5) years if in possession of a Higher Technician Diploma or an appropriate, recognised, comparable or hgher technical qualification, subject to satisfactory performance.

2.5  The Higher Technician Diploma is rated MQF 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 by appropriate experience shall be deemed to satisfy the clause Higher Technician Diploma or appropriate equivalent qualification.

*  In the absence of documentary evidence as to the ESTC/ECVET credits or other system of measuring the course content, the selection board is to evaluate the submitted programme of study and determining that it is comparable to 60/120 ECTS/ECVET credits (as applicable).  The advice of the MQRIC may be sought.

2.6  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.  

2.7 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.

2.8 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 Tradesman/Senior Tradesman (Plasterer and Painter) 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.


(i) in possession of the Journey's Certificate in the trade of Plastering and Painting after having successfully completed the relative course of study under the Extended Skills Training Scheme (ESTS) or a recognised, appropriate, comparable or higher qualification;


(ii) public officers whose competence in Plastering and Painting has been certified by a Trade Testing Board set up under the Employment and Training Services Act, or a relevant comparable programme in the field at MQF level 2.
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.

Any other eligibility requisites for the post/position must be met in terms of this call for applications.

4.4 Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.

4.5 Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a recognised higher MQF level programme of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.

4.6 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.

4.7 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).

Ministry / Department :

 Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs/Human Resources

Contact Persons :

 Steven Camilleri

Address :

 331, Allied House, St Paul Street, Valletta

Telephone :

 2204 2303

Email address :

  • 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.