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Manager, Human Resource Management and Development
The Firearm Licensing Authority 
91A Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica.

Firearm Examination Officer

GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA
FIREARM LICENSING AUTHORITY
POSITIONS ADVERTISED

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of FIREARM EXAMINATION OFFICER (GMG/AM 4) for the Kingston Office:

Job Purpose

  • Conduct a programme of certification or de-certification of applicants, Firearm Instructors, Firearm Ranges and Practical Firearm Training Courses.    

Key Responsibility Areas

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Administers the Firearm Examination.
  • Inform applicants of result and updates the Authority’s database.
  • Reviews applicationfor certification from Firearm Instructors, process applications and inform applicants.
  • Monitors practical Firearm Training Courses to ensure adherence to standards and guidelines, which have been set by the Authority.
  • Monitors Gun Clubs and approved Firearm ranges to ensure adherence to standards set by the Authority.
  • Conduct inspection of private security companies firearm vaults on behalf of the Authority to ensure that the proper security standards are being met.
  • Monitors adherence to the procedures set governing the sale of ammunition by private dealers.
  • Liaise with customers, government ministries, department and agencies and the private sector organizations to disseminate information and gain customer feedback.
  • Review customer comments and suggestions relieved and respond to issues raised.
  • Prepared weekly, monthly and quarterly performance report and statistics.
  • Contribute to the development of the corporate plan and budget to ensure the department targets and objectives are reflected.
  • Communicate with members of the public on Authority policies and practices and relevant legislation.
  • Advise and respond to customer enquires related to new registrations and legislation administered by the office. Instruct customer service as to correct format and content of documents to be submitted.
  • Design and administer customer questionnaires, survey and polls to gain feedback on Authority services and identify areas for improvement.

Working Conditions

Position entails occasional performance of assignments which require much road commute. 

Required Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Good management skills.
  • Good planning and organizing skills.
  • Good analytical skills and sound judgement.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer applications.
  • Knowledge of the Firearm Act and related issues
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Minimum Required Qualification

  • Bachelors Degree in Management Studies or equivalent qualification/training.
  • Three (3) years related experience
  • Qualified Firearm Instructor.

ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A BACKGROUND SECURITY CHECK.

Applicants who meet the above stated criteria are asked to submit applications to:

The Manager, Human Resource Management & Development
Firearm Licensing Authority
91A Old Hope Road, Kingston 5
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

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