FIVE (5) POSTS    – V/No.38/2017
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.89, 748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m.    (Job Group ‘Q’)

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

(i)    served for a cumulative period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should have been at the grade of Principal Fingerprint Officer, Job group ‘N’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the in the Public Service;
(ii)     a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Forensic Science, Criminology, Security and Disaster Management, Information Science, Information Communication Technology, Anthropology, Library and Archival Science, Sociology, Psychology, Government/Political Science, Community Development, Conflict Management, Development Studies, Cultural Studies or Communication from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii)     a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Forensic Science/Investigation, Criminology, Security and Disaster Management, Armed Conflict and Peace Studies, Information Communication Technology, Business Administration or Information Science from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iv)     attended a Strategic Leadership course in a recognized university;
(v)     been gazetted as a Fingerprint Officer;
(vi)     passed Departmental Fingerprint Technology Examination Papers ‘A’ ‘B’& ‘C’;
(vii)     attended a departmental Advanced Fingerprint course lasting not less than two (2) weeks; and
(viii)     thorough understanding of the Registration of Persons Act (Cap 107), related Acts, registration procedures and related government regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
(i)     Overseeing cross referencing of detected double, multiple and illegal registration of national identity cards;
(ii)     coordinating validation of automated searches involving fingerprints;
(iii)     collaborating with security agencies and other stakeholders in combating and controlling illegal entry of persons into the country;
(iv)     liaising and collaborating with relevant training institutions on the planning, designing,
implementing, monitoring and evaluating training programs for fingerprint for fingerprint personnel;
(v)     initiating and formulating fingerprints operational procedures;
(vi)     initiating the adoption of new technologies in the provision of fingerprint  services; and
(vii)     designing public outreach programs in fingerprint services.

How to apply

(i)     online through the Commission website or job portal


(ii)     by completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.

Completed applications should be sent or delivered to:

P.O. BOX 30095 – 00100
Please Note

(i)     Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.

(ii)     Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

(iii)     Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

(iv)     The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v)     Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates.
(vi)     Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

Applications should reach the Commission on or before 15th June, 2017.

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