Government Vacancies
Deputy Director
Housing Department
Grade 8 $54,789.20 per annum plus allowances
21-September-2023 08:00 PM


As Deputy Director of a department, the responsibility includes assisting the Director in executing the mandate of the department in accordance with the Housing Policy. The Deputy Director is expected to provide the leadership necessary to ensure that this initiative reflect the realistic aspirations of Government and are implemented on time and to budget. Moreover, the principle function of this post is commercial management, team management and a high degree of technical proficiency will be required to oversee the performance of this department.


With a nationwide responsibility for creating communities, affordable homes, eradicating homelessness and other Housing initiatives, the key tasks and responsibilities are:

  1. Assist in preparing and monitoring departmental policies and procedures; draft Ministerial policy papers as directed, or where enhanced operational performance can be achieved through policy changes;
  2. Assists the Ministry in the review of associated legislation and regulations as it relates to the Housing initiative
  3. Assists with managing the development of design standards and specifications for construction and maintenance works on all housing projects.
  4. Oversees and monitors quality control procedures for construction and maintenance works on all Housing projects
  5. Provides technical inputs on infrastructure standards and requirements;
  6. Adheres to the Procurement Ordinance as it relates to contract documentations and procurement procedures placing emphasis on time and cost savings
  7. Ensures transparency and proper monitoring procedures are adhered to during all housing related projects
  8. Oversees on a day to day basis, project and programme preparation and implementation.
  9. Ensures annual updates of the asset inventory and condition database are delivered as scheduled
  10. Assist in management of staff training, development and evaluations occur at all levels within the Housing Department
  11. Ensures consistent, timely and correct implementation of the Government’s disciplinary procedures
  12. Assist in creating and updating the department's short medium and long term plans to achieve the Ministry's strategic aims
  13. Maintains links with other departments, particularly Planning, Survey and Mapping, Crown Land Unit, Public Works, Estates Management Social Development, Environment Health, to ensure that the country's infrastructure assets are maintained to the highest affordable standard
  14. Assist in ensuring that all targets and programmes are delivered to time and budget and recommend measures to remedy slippage at the earliest opportunity
  15. Assist in ensuring that expenditure is within budget and commensurate with all financial regulations
  16. Adheres to all Public Service codes, rules and regulations
  17. Performs other related tasks as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree with 8 to 10 years’ experience in Civil Engineering, Project Management or a related field OR
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ experience Civil Engineering, Project Management. The experience should span
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public sector budgeting and budgetary controls
  • Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Management, Revenue Collection, Financial Management, Business Administration, Customer Service management and Project Management
  • The most appropriate industry experience for the job holder comprise of:
  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering


SALARY – Grade 8 $54,789.20 per annum plus allowances


For persons recruited from outside of the Turks and Islands, a two (2) year contract extendable on mutual agreement to two (2) years is offered.  Other benefits, in addition to the stated allowances include an end-of-contract gratuity of 10% of salary; return passage, for family of up to two children up to the age of eighteen (18) years as well as duty free concession on the shipment of personal effects imported within six (6) months of appointment.

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page.  Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 649 946-1582 or sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hand delivered and fax applications must have clearly marked on the envelope/fax cover sheet the Job Title of position being applied for. On emailed applications the subject line must reference the Job Reference Number (CBB3-23-86) and the Job Title.

Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.

Applications without all supporting documents will not be processed.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.