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Post of Sergeant

Date: Dec 09, 2022
 
POST OF POLICE SERGEANT IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, SECURITY, REFORMS AND EQUALITY
 
Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.
 
 
1. The Commissioner of Police, Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality invites applications for the post of Police Sergeant in the Police Department within the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality.
 
Terms and Conditions
 
2.1 The appointment is subject to a probationary period of one (1) year.
 
2.2 The salary for the post of Police Sergeant is Salary Scale 11, which in the year 2022 is equivalent to,
€20,616 per annum, rising by annual increments of €375.17 up to a maximum of €22,867.
 
2.3 A Police Sergeant will progress to Scale 10 (€21,950 x €407.67 - €24,396) on completion of two (2) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance.
 
2.4 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 Police Sergeant 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 who have completed three (3) years in service in the grade of Police Constable will be eligible to apply. Police Constables applying for this post must be confirmed in their current appointment.
 
4.2 Police Constables who have been subject to disciplinary action will only be considered eligible in accordance with the provisions of Art. 34 of the Police Act, Cap. 164 of the Laws of Malta.
 
4.3 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 must be met in terms of this call for applications.
 
Submission of Supporting Documents
 
5.1 Eligible applicants will be medically examined to ascertain that they are capable of performing full police duties.
 
5.2 Candidates certified as capable of performing full police duties will then sit for a Physical Efficiency Test as specified in Annex B. Successful applicants will then proceed to a comprehensive interview.
 
5.3 A short-listing of applicants will be made following a preliminary structured interview. The interview will be designed to assess a candidate's personal abilities and qualities such as integrity, honesty, alterness, intelligence, service to the community and management/leadership skills that are required to perform the duties of Sergeant effectively.
 
5.4 A fifty percent (50%) pass mark is necessary to pass the structured interview.
 
5.5 In awarding marks for the preliminary interview, cognisance will be taken for the content in the Additional Information Sheet, a document that the applicant would have completed. Through this document the candidates will be assessed on their written communication skills. In certain cases it may be necessary to consult the superior officers (not below the rank of Inspector) with whom the applicants worked with during their service as Police Constables in the Police Department.
 
Selection Procedure
 
6.1 Short listed candidates will be required to follow full or part-time training at the Academy for Disciplined Forces.
 
6.2 During their course at the Academy of Disciplined Forces, candidates will receive training/lectures in various subjects.
 
6.3 At the end of the course, candidates will be expected to sit for a written examination. The maximum number of marks obtainable in any one module examination is 100. The minimum pass mark is 50. Candidates who fail to obtain a pass mark in any of the modules, will be deemed to have failed the examination.
 
6.4 Revision of paper may only be requested within three (3) working days from publication of the final result. Only candidates who fail in one module are permitted to sit for a resit. Those who pass the resit exam will be awarded a pass mark of 50 and will be placed in order of merit after those candidates who had passed all exams in the same session.
 
6.5 The examination will remain valid for one year from date of issue of the final result and vacancies will be filed according to the final order of merit.
 
Submission of Applications
 
7.1 Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality through the Online Government Recruitment Portal only on
https://recruitment.gov.mt . Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by the applicant). The GP 47 is to be requested by HR Unit of the ministry /department issuing the call for application. The closing date of the receipt of applications is 17:15 hrs (Central European Time) of Monday, 26th December, 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 address https://recruitmentintra.gov.mt/generalprovisions/GeneralProvisionsEN.pdf or may be obtained from the Human Resources Section, Police General Headquarters, 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 https://pulizija.gov.mt and hr.police@gov.mt.