The Senior Land Compliance Officer is a middle level post in the Crown Land Unit. The Senior Land Compliance Officer and subordinate Land Compliance Officer(s) are responsible for monitoring use of all Crown Land in the area to which they are assigned other than protected areas, and for ensuring that quick action if taken against any breaches of the Crown Land Ordinance or the terms and conditions of Crown Land leases or licenses, under the guidance of the Deputy Director(s), Crown Land Unit. The Senior Land Compliance Officer is essentially a field oriented staff and is expected to spend at least three to four days per week inspecting or taking action regarding breaches in occupation of Crown Land parcels.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Patrols and or direct the patrolling of Crown Lands to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or violations in the governing Ordinances, Laws and Regulations; and determine proper method to resolve such violations.
- Conduct compliance planning and inspections of leased/licensed properties to ensure compliance with the lease terms and conditions.
- Respond to reports and/or complaints of possible land use violations received from government officials, private citizens, and other public and private organisations.
- Recommend corrective actions to bring about compliance & determines time frames for compliance achievement.
- Issue enforcement documents compelling compliance, including Notices of Illegal Occupation, and Notices of Violation of Lease/License Terms.
- Prepare evidence in support of legal actions taken by the Government; appear in court as necessary; testify at hearings and in court proceedings as required.
- Maintain accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections and enforcement actions taken, and other job related activities including accurate and detailed information regarding minor and substantive violations; draw diagrams and illustrations and take photographs.
- Monitor court or administrative abatement orders, prepare and deliver reports on abatement progress, and follow-up on required actions to complete abatement orders.
- Coordinate enforcement actions with other Government departments when necessary.
- Conduct education and outreach programs to educate the general public on the rules regulating development of Crown Land Use and the importance of complying with them.
- Maintain accurate, complete records of complaints, inspections, breaches/violations and prosecutions.
- Prepare a variety of written reports, memos, and correspondence related to enforcement activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
- At least an Associate Degree in Civil/Construction Engineering, Natural and/or Measurement Science with at least three (3) years’ work experience in a similar capacity
- Qualifications as a Land Surveyor would be a distinct advantage
- At least five (3) years’ work experience in a similar capacity, involving high level of public contact; including some level of proven experience in dealing with the public in an enforcement, inspection, investigation, or customer service environment.
- A speaker of French and/or Spanish will also be advantageous
SALARY: Grade 6 - $33,415.00 per annum
For persons recruited outside of the Turks & Caicos Islands a two-year extendable contract is offered. Other benefits in addition to basic salary include a Housing Allowance, End-of contract gratuity of 10%, return passages for a family of up to two children under the age of 18 years, freight cost and duty exemption on personal effects imported within six months of the 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, National Turks & Caicos Islander Status Card (where applicable). Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.
Applications should be addressed to The Director, Office of the Human Resource Management Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Applications can be hand delivered, Faxed to 946-1582 or sent by email to: email@example.com.
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 (LWB3-21-25) 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.
30th July 2021