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Turks and Caicos Islands Government

Deputy Director

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Job Code: CFB4-20-23
Posted On:
Closing On:
Friday, 16th October 2020
Friday, 30th October 2020
Department: Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources
Location: Grand Turk

Job Description:


 This post supports the Director of DECR. It is a senior management position with responsibility to enforce environmental and maritime laws in the TCI. The Deputy Director assists the Director to carry out strategic planning, policy design and make recommendations to government regarding appropriate legislation.  The Deputy Director provides support for the daily operations of the Department.


  • Assist with the development of effective strategic planning for environmental, protected areas and fisheries affairs.
  • Assist with the development of Terms of Reference (TOR) for environmental works.
  • Assist with the review and making of recommendations for conditions for approval of environmental studies submitted to the Government.
  • Assist with the preparation of Cabinet Papers on matters that affect the environment.
  • Assist with the formulation of guidelines for proper resource use and environmental management.
  • Assist with the development of management plans for Protected Areas, fisheries and other environmental and coastal resources.
  • Assist with the preparation of Department budgets.
  • Manage and promote productivity and welfare of Department staff.
  • Organize staff and planning meetings and work programmes.
  • Promote environmental public awareness and conservation.
  • Liaise with the Department of Planning and other stakeholder on development projects, if requested.
  • Attend various committees such as the National Parks & Environment Advisory Committee and Fisheries Advisory Committee.
  • Liaise with various stakeholders including vendors, fishermen, water sports business owners, hoteliers.
  • Interact with experts and other stakeholders in furtherance of duties and responsibilities.
  • Prepare funding proposals to support the activities of the Department.
  • Prepare reports on resource use and management.
  • Oversee enforcement of environmental, fisheries and protected areas laws and issuance of appropriate licenses.
  • Represent TCIG on technical committees, workshop and other public forums.
  • Act as Director in the Director’s absence.
  • Adhere to all Public Service codes, rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties assigned by proper authorities.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Development or related field or equivalent. A Master's degree is an advantage.
  • Certified Open Water Diver
  • Boat Captain Licence
  • TCI Driver’s License for car and small-truck/pick-up type vehicles
  • Computer literate
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite – text processing, spread sheet, digital presentation.

The position requires a minimum of five (5) years relevant managerial experience in an environment related field, of which at least three (3) years at a senior level.


SALARY – Grade 8 $51,148.00 per annum


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/Record.

Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk, Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to:

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 Deputy Director Application must reference the Job Reference Number (CFB4-20-23) 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”.