POST OF 1ST LINE BORDER CONTROL OFFICER IN THE MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, SECURITY, REFORMS AND EQUALITY
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POST OF 1ST LINE BORDER CONTROL OFFICER IN THE MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, SECURITY, REFORMS AND EQUALITY

Date: Sep 30, 2022
 
Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality

POST OF 1ST LINE BORDER CONTROL OFFICER IN THE MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, SECURITY,
REFORMS AND EQUALITY

Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.

1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality invites applications for
the post of 1st Line Border Control Officer in the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality.

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 1st Line Border Control Officer is Salary Scale 14, which in the year 2022 is
equivalent to, €16,865 per annum, rising by annual increments of €316.83 up to a maximum of €18,766.

2.3 A 1st Line Border Control Officer will progress to Salary Scale 13 (€18,074 x €335.50 - €20,087 in 2022) on
completion of two (2) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance.

2.4 A 1st Line Border Control Officer will progress to Salary Scale 12 (€19,323 x €354 - €21,477 in 2022) on
completion of five (5) years satisfactory service in Salary Scale 13.

2.5 A 1st Line Border Control Officer in Salary Scale 12 will further progress to Salary Scale 11 (which in the
year 2022 is €20,616 per annum rising by annual increments of €375.17 up to a maximum of €22,867) after two
(2) years satisfactory service in Salary Scale 12.

2.6 A 1st Line Border Control Officer in Salary Scale 11 will progress to Salary Scale 10 (which in the year
2022 is €21,950 per annum rising by annual increments of €407.67 up to a maximum of €24,396) after a further
three (3) years satisfactory service in Salary Scale 11.

2.7 A 1st Line Border Control Officer who obtains a relevant MQF Level 5 qualification (subject to a minimum of
60 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent) as determined by management and have five (5) years experience in the
class of Border Control, and will progress to Salary Scale 10 (which in the year 2022 is €21,950 per annum
rising by annual increments of €407.67 up to a maximum of €24,396).

2.8 Accepting appointment in this grade signifies that any pending applications within the Public Service are
automatically considered renounced, unless the latter are applications for SAAC positions or applications for a
definite position when the officer concerned holds an indefinite appointment.

DUTIES

3. The job duties for the post of 1st Line Border Control 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:

i. a. citizens of Malta;
ii. able to communicate in Maltese and English languages;
iii. in possession of a recognised MQF Level 4 qualification in subjects where the main or secondary area is preferably in ICT or Administration or Customer Care or Languages or EU Studies or Geography or Terrorism
Studies or Maths or Physics or Criminology or Psychology or Chemistry or Biology or Diplomacy or a
recognised comparable qualification. 

iv. Public Officers applying for this post must be confirmed in their current appointment.

4.2 (i) Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.

(ii) Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the
qualification in question by May 2023.

(iii) Furthermore, candidates who are currently following a recognised programme of study at a higher MQF level than that requested above will also be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have
successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, and attained the required MQF
level, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.

4.3 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.

4.4 Public officers who currently hold an appointment as Officer in Grade are considered on a personal basis to
pertain to the Class/Stream of their immediately previous substantive grade, and may apply on the basis of their current scale as Officer in Grade, which must be equivalent to, or higher than, what is required by this call for applications.

The years of service since the effective date of appointment as Officer in Grade are reckonable for the purpose
of satisfying any requisite years of “service in the grade” as stipulated in calls for applications.

Any other eligibility requisites for the post/position must be met in terms of this call for applications

4.5 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for. In the case of applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service, the GP 47 is to be requested by the HR Unit of the ministry /department
issuing the call for application from the Director responsible for HR where applicants are serving, while those
applying from outside the Public Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other
competent authority not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application and state whether they have ever been in Government Service, giving details.

4.6 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.5 above, not only by the
closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.

4.7 Applicants are obliged to immediately inform the Selection Board (if result has not yet been published, in
which case the application should be withdrawn by the applicant) or the HR Unit within the issuing ministry /
department (if result has been published) upon any change in the status of their appointment from the date of
submission of their application until the closing date, or upon being called for appointment as a result, of this call for application, as the case may be. Non-observance of this instruction may lead to disciplinary action. On its part, at the start of the interview, the Selection Board will request the candidate to declare any changes in status of his/her current appointment from the date of submission of application.

4.8 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MFHEA recognition statements in respect of
their qualifications from MFHEA, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to
this call for applications (see link below).

SUBMISSION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

5.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates/transcripts and/or testimonials,
copies of which are to be scanned and sent through the Recruitment Portal (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 - 4.5,
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, Security, Reforms and Equality through the Online Government Recruitment Portalo nly on
https://recruitment.gov.mt. Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (which should include a list of
qualifications held by applicant). Those applying from outside the Public Service must produce a Certificate of
Conduct 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 17:15 hrs (Central European Time) of Friday, 14th October, 2022. A computer-generated e-mail will be sent as an
acknowledgement of the application. Further details concerning the submission of applications are contained in
the general provisions referred to below.

7.2 It is the responsibility of the applicants not to leave until the last thirty (30) minutes for submission of their
application.

7.3 Applications which are received after closing date and time (i.e. late applications) are not allowed.

7.4 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 or missing 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;
  • medical examination;
  • 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
Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality, St. Calcedonius Square,
Floriana. 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 Department/Division/Directorate are

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