Principal Superintending Fire Officer – THREE (3) POSTS – V/No.64/2017
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 ten (10) years in Fire Fighting or related field in the Public Service
(ii) A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Disaster Management, Social Sciences, or equivalent and relevant qualification from a university recognized in Kenya.
(iii) attended a Project Development Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
(iv) attended Strategic Leadership Course lasting from a recognized institution; and
(v) demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of fire services programmes.
NOTE: possession of a Master’s degree in a relevant field will be considered an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be deployed at Headquarters. Duties and responsibilities include:
(i) enforcement of fire safety standards;
(ii) coordination of public sensitization, training and awareness programmes;
(iii) overseeing designs of fire services/systems in government buildings and construction works, fire investigations;
(iv) inspection and certification of public buildings for fire safety compliance; a
(v) advice on provision of adequate means of escape, fire fighting, fire alarm, fire detection systems and other general fire precautions;
(vi) recommend deployment of fire service personnel;
(vii) maintaining a database for all fire matters; direction and co-ordination of all fire prevention and protection activities;
(viii) planning and budgeting for resources for fire prevention and protection; and
(ix) monitoring the compliance of fire safety standards and identification of training needs and making recommendations.
How to Apply for Public Service Commission Jobs 2017 (PSC) Jobs in kenya
(i) online through the Commission website www.publicservice.go.ke or job portal www.psckjobs.go.ke
(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:
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
P.O. BOX 30095 – 00100
(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.