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Post of Assistant Technical Officer

Date: May 22, 2020
 
Circular No. HR/MHSE 05/2020

Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement
POST OF ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER IN THE MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, NATIONAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
 
Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.
 
 1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement invites applications for the post of Assistant Technical Officer in the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement.
 
Terms and Conditions
 
2.1. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of six (6) months .
 
2.2. The salary for the post of Assistant Technical Officer is Salary Scale 13, which in the year 2020 is equivalent to €16,985 per annum, rising by annual increments of €335.50 up to a maximum of €18,998.
 
2.3. The appointee will be entitled to such other benefits and subject to such other conditions and obligations as may be stipulated in any pertinent agreement between the Government of Malta and the competent Union.
 
2.4. Lateral applications from public officers are not allowed.
 
Duties
 
3. The job duties for the post of Assistant Technical Officer may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.
 
Eligibility Requirements
 
4.1. By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be Public Officers in the Malta Public Service or Public Officers in the Malta Public Service on loan/detailed with/deployed with/on attachment to Public Sector organizations who must be confirmed in their current appointment and:
 
a. Confirmed in the grade of Senior Technician/Senior Tradesman;
 
OR
 
b. Confirmed in the grade of Technician/Tradesman in Salary Scale 15 and who are in possession of at least a Higher Technician Diploma (HTD) at MQF Level 5 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent) in a related technical area or a comparable qualification at MQF Level 5.
 
The Higher Technician Diploma is rated at MQF 5 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent). A person in possession of appropriate recognized qualification at MQF Level 4 (subject to a minimum of 120 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent) followed by two (2) years proven appropriate experience shall be deemed to satisfy the clause ‘Higher Technician Diploma’ or a recognized appropriate comparable professional qualification found under paragraph 4.1(b)
 
4.2. Public Officers holding a grade in a particular stream, and who were granted Officer in Scale status by virtue of a Grievances Unit decision in the same scale as that of a higher grade in that stream, are eligible to apply for grades open to officers holding such higher grade within the stream that carries the same scale as that of the Officer in Scale status.
 
The years of service since the effective date of appointment as Officer in Scale are reckonable for the purpose of satisfying any requisite years of service stipulated in calls for applications.
 
Any other eligibility requisites for the post must be met in terms of this call for applications.
 
4.3. Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.
 
4.4. Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of  the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a recognized higher MQF level program of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
 
4.5. Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.4 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
 
4.5. Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).
 
Submission of Supporting Documents
 
5.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which are to be scanned and sent through the Recruitment Portal on https://recruitment.gov.mt.
 
5.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
 
Selection Procedure
 
6.1. Eligible applicants will be assessed by a Selection Board to determine their suitability for the post. The maximum mark for this selection process is 100% and the pass mark is 50%.
 
6.2. Due consideration will be given to applicants who, besides the requisites indicated in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.4, have proven relevant work experience.
 
Submission of Applications
 
7.1 Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement, through the Recruitment Portal only at the following address: https://recruitment.gov.mt. Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by applicant), and an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP47) which has been issued not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application, in pdf format, which are to be uploaded through the Portal. The closing date of the receipt of applications is end of business of 5th June, 2020. A computer-generated e-mail will be sent as an acknowledgement of the application. Further  details concerning  the submission of applications are contained the general provisions referred to below.
 
7.2 Applicants are granted up to two (2) working days after closing date or up to two (2) working days from date of notification, whichever is the later, to submit any incorrect or incomplete documents.
 
Other General Provisions

8. Other general provisions concerning this call for applications, with particular reference to:
 
     applicable benefits, conditions and rules/regulations;
     reasonable accommodation for registered persons with disability;
     submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;
     publication of the result;
     the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;
     access to application forms and related details;
     retention of documents
 
may be viewed by accessing the website of the People & Standards Division at the address https://publicservice.gov.mt/en/people/Pages/PeopleResourcingandCompliance/FormsandTemplates.aspx or may be obtained from the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement, 201 Strait Street, Valletta. These general provisions are to be regarded as an integral part of this call for applications.
 
The website address and e-mail address of the receiving Ministry are www.homeaffairs.gov.mt and recruitment.mhse@gov.mt.