Driver (LMO/DR 1)

Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries

Driver (LMO/DR 1)

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Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Department and Chief Executive Officers are asked to invite applications from suitably qualified officers in their Ministries/Departments/Agencies to fill the vacant post of Driver (LMO/DR 1) in the Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies (Montego-Bay), salary range $9,844 - $11,695 per week.



Job Purpose


Under the direct supervision of the Administrator, the Driver:

         Undertakes the collection and delivery of mails and documents on behalf of the Ministry;

         Transports staff to and from assignments;

         Conducts routine daily/weekly maintenance of the vehicle.



Key Responsivities



         Transports goods/materials from the Ministry to locations around town;

         Transports farm products for export from locations island-wide;

     Collects and signs for fuel or oil, where necessary, accounting for all receipts for fuel received;

         Assists in loading and unloading trucks occasionally;

     Checks the vehicle each morning to ensure that the braking and signaling systems are functioning properly and that the oils, water coolant, brake fluid or oil and air pressure for

air brake are at operating levels;

     Checks that spare tyres, tools and jack are in place and ensures that any punctured tyre on the Unit is changed before driving Unit;

         Ensures that the vehicle is regularly serviced and maintained as required;

         Reports  all  defects,  deficiencies,  shortage  or  damage  discovered  to  the  Transport

Manager promptly;

         Performs general mechanical and simple electrical repairs to vehicle assigned;

         Prepares reports and maintains records on the operations of the vehicles.



         Prepares reports giving details on accidents the vehicle assigned is involved in;

         Performs any other related duties which may be assigned.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies



         Good Oral and Written Communication skills

         Good Interpersonal skills

         Good Time Management skills

         Good Problem Solving and Decision Making skills

         Conflict Management skills

         Ability to use initiative



         Excellent Defensive Driving skills

         Good Report Writing skills

         Proficient in basic mechanics

         Knowledge of  the operations of Government/knowledge of the Ministrys policies and


         Knowledge of the Road Code




Minimum Required Qualification and Experience


         Completion of Secondary level education;

         Three (3) years’ experience in a similar position;

         Possession of an open General Driver’s Licence;

         Approval to operate motor vehicle from National Works Agency;

         Ability to read and write legibly.



Applications   accompanied   by   résumés   shoul be   submitted    no   later   tha Thursday, 17th January, 2019 to:


Senior Director

Human Resource Management and Development Division

Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries

Hope Gardens

Kingston 6





Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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