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  • Posted: Jul 4, 2022
    Deadline: Jul 18, 2022
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  • Migori County is a county in the former Nyanza Province of southwestern Kenya. It is located in western Kenya and borders Homa Bay County, Kisii County, Narok, Tanzania and Lake Victoria to the West. The county also borders Uganda via Migingo Island in Lake Victoria.
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    Assistant Director of Weights and Measures

     REF/MCPSB/416/2022

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • An advisor on issues relating to Weights and Measures Act Cap 513, Trade Description Act Cap 505 and all subsidiary legislation made under them
    • Co-coordinating of verification of weighing and measuring equipment activities in office and field;
    • Supervising sampling of pre-packaging of goods for control and manufacture of weighing and measuring equipment; ensuring comparison of working standards against Secondary Reference Standards and calibration of testing equipment, standards and equipment used by manufacturers and repairers
    • Overseeing installation of underground storage tanks and fuel dispensers for sale of petroleum products and related products in liaison with relevant institutions; and licensing and monitoring performance of Weights and Measures technicians.
    • Conducting inspection and investigation on mis-descriptions of goods, services, facilities and on the use of weighing and measuring equipment for trade; and coordinating on-job training for inservice trainees, mentoring, guiding and counselling of staff working under him/her

    Requirements for appointment

    • Serving in the grade of Senior Weights and Measures OR a minimum of 12 years’ cumulative service as a Legal Metrologist.
    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Law, Legal Metrology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Instrumentation, Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics), Micro-processors or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Instrumentation, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Law, Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics), Micro-processors, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution is an added advantage;
    • Holder of Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Metrology or Advanced Certificate offered by the Institute of Trade Standards Administration (Kenya);
    • Certificate of membership of the Institute of Trade Standards Administration (Kenya)
    • Must be an appointed inspector of Weights and Measures, under section 54 of The Weights and measures Act Cap 513
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
    • Demonstrated professional competence in administration and management of Weights and Measures activities.
    • Requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution 

    Method of Application

    Applicants are advised to use PSC 2 application form(https://www.publicservice.go.ke/index.php/forms-downloads/application-for-employment-form-psc-2-revised-2016?download=139:psc2-form-rev-2016) and attach the necessary documents. All applications should be submitted in a sealed A4 envelope clearly marked on the top left side indicating the reference number for the position applied for and addressed to:

    The Secretary/CEO
    Migori County Public Service Board
    P.O Box 365- 40400, Suna

    • Hand-delivered applications should be dropped at the Migori County Public Service Board offices located at Nyamome along Namba – Masara road adjacent to Nyamome SDA church.
    • All applications should reach the Secretary/CEO Migori County Public Service Board on or before Tuesday 18th July 2022 at 5:00pm.
    • Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, and testimonials.
    • For successful candidates to meet the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, applicants must obtain the following clearance:
    • Tax compliance certificate from KRA
    • Clearance certificate from HELB
    • Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anticorruption Commission (EACC)
    • Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department

    NB:

    • Women, People Living with Disabilities, and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply;
    • Only shortlisted and the successful candidate will be contacted;
    • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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