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GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA

FIREARM LICENSING AUTHORITY

 

POSITIONS ADVERTISED

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of DIRECTOR, INFORMATION  SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY (MIS/IT6) for the Kingston Office:


Job Purpose

  • To design, implement and monitor a Management Information System and, coordinate operating staff activities to meet user needs and achieve the Authority’s objectives, as it relates to the Kingston and Regional Offices.
  • To design, implement and coordinate all activities relating to the annual renewal of Firearm Licences, Certificates and Permits.
  • Key Responsibility Areas:

 

Technical/Professional Responsibilities 

  • Develop, implement and monitor new project ensuring coordination with existing projects and integration of user requirements
  • Coordinate the work of staff in the Firearm Records and Information Systems Division ensuring the efficient conduct and timely processing of reports
  • Examine existing software in order to ensure any modifications made meet user requirements and changes in the Authority’s policy
  • Determine the hardware requirements of the various divisions; assess their capabilities and advise the CEO accordingly
  • Advise all systems users of the implementation of new systems or proposed changes
  • Identify system training needs and recommend appropriate training programmes
  • Conduct annual performance appraisal for staff supervised
  • Manage the Authority’s database to ensure that accurate and current information is available to internal and approved external agencies
  • Ensure that internal and external users are adequately trained to interface with the Authority through programs installed
  • Coordinate activities to ensure that internal and external access points are functional and provide easy access of the relevant data in a timely manner
  • Implement software to manage the application and renewal process, print licences/certificates, firearm dealers, issuing of firearms and to allow access for the police to search the database, Wide Area Network
  • Coordinate the renewal process by:
  • Ensuring that the Superintendents and firearm clerks are trained to use the computer system
  • Preparing firearm licence fee certificates
  • Determining the colour and number of license fee certificates that are required each year
  • Collecting and accounting for all expired and unused certificates distributing license fee certificates
  • Maintaining an inventory of license fee certificates

 

Other Responsibilities

Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time by the Chief Executive Officer.

 

Performance Standards 

  • Management information system reports are accurate and meet agreed timeframe
  • Problems and new requests are met with a speedy and effective response
  • Work volume targets and daily, weekly and monthly deadlines are consistently met
  • Confidentiality and integrity are exercised in the execution of duties
  • High quality and integrity of data is maintained
  • Staff is competent, well trained and motivated to achieve the Department’s objectives
  • Computer programmes and software are designed and modified to meet user requirements
  • Efficient coordination of arrangements for the renewal of Firearm Licences, Certificates and permits
  • Timeliness and accuracy of information provided for both internal and external customers
  • Reports meet quality standard and produced within agreed timeframes

 

Working Conditions

  • Standard office environment with minor lifting.


Required Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of the Authority’s computer applications and software
  • Excellent knowledge of systems analysis and design
  • Excellent knowledge of project development and management
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Excellent planning and problem solving skills

Minimum Required Education and Experience

BSc. In Computer Science or equivalent qualifications/training

Training in Software Engineering

Three years’ experience in the use of Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL, Crystal Reports, Windows Server Systems, Networking

Five years related work experience including two at supervisory level

Ability to pass a background security check and willingness to declare assets

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 6
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91A Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica, W.I.
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