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Turks and Caicos Islands Government

Director of Immigration

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Job Code: CFB2-22-97
Posted On:
Closing On:
Wednesday, 3rd August 2022
Friday, 19th August 2022
Department: Visa and Immigration Department
Location: Providenciales

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a Senior Management position with strategic oversight and responsibility for the administration of the entire Border Control and Enforcement/Immigration Turks and Caicos Islands and to dynamically lead the entirety of the on-entry functions and all inland immigration enforcement activity throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.  The post holder will oversee the delivery of the immigration detention function, as well as the delivery of all in-country products – currently extensions of stay, residents permits and visas – which are expected to grow over time.

This post-holder oversees the delivery of all immigration enforcement activity at ports of entry across the Turks and Caicos Islands.  The post holder will oversee border security arrivals controls at the Providenciales and Jags McCartney International Airports, the Grand Turk Cruise Terminal, all seaports and marinas across the Islands. 

During the transition to a single Border Force, this role is expected to oversee significant change initiatives, with a shift towards a digital border, requiring strong leadership and engagement throughout the on-entry function to set direction for teams and leaders operating in new ways.

The job holder will be responsible for devising strategies to implement Policies that guide the Department's daily functions, management of the staff, and ensure that policies under the Immigration Ordinance are followed; facilitate social dialogue which protects the interest, rights and obligating of Employers and Employees; allow lawful entry of people who will benefit the Turks and Caicos Islands, while preventing abuse of the society and economy.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Overall leadership of Turks and Caicos Border Force on-entry function;
  2. Strategic leadership of the delivery of services at the border, including automated immigration processing and a risk-based control;
  3. Strong and visible leadership of border security operations at international airports;
  4. Border protection and a quality service delivered at international airports via intelligence-led activity and resourcing to risk;
  5. Engagement with industry leads and international partners to ensure Turks and Caicos Islands Border Force remains at the cutting edge of risk management and prepared for changing and emerging border threats;
  6. Contribution towards Border Force strategic objectives, delivered through an on entry-focused performance and target framework;
  7. Ensuring the on-entry focus of Turks and Caicos Islands’ Border Force is intelligence led and priority driven;
  8. Lead on-entry strategic operational functions, ensuring direction and objectives align with activity and outcomes;
  9. Work across government to deliver corporate objectives, including on delivery against budget;
  10. Overall leadership of Turks and Caicos Border Force inland function;
  11. Strategic leadership of the delivery of a suite of immigration products, driving objective, fair and transparent decision making;
  12. Contribution towards strategic objectives, delivered through an inland-focused performance and target framework designed to add value;
  13. Ensuring the inland focus of Turks and Caicos Islands’ Border Force is intelligence led and priority driven;
  14. Visible and supportive leadership to the immediate team, as well as throughout teams and ranks;
  15. Engagement with industry leads and international partners to ensure Turks and Caicos Islands Border Force remains at the cutting edge of risk management and prepared for changing and emerging border security threats;
  16. Championing and supporting transformational change, leading specific change initiatives designed to improve service provision and professionalize border services;
  17. Delivery of shared objectives with strategic law enforcement partners;
  18. Lead inland strategic operational functions, ensuring direction and objectives align with activity and outcomes

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management/Public Sector Management/Law Enforcement, related field or equivalent.

A Master’s Degree would be an asset. A Degree in Law would be an asset.

Experience:

The position requires a minimum of Eight (8) years in the field of Law Enforcement.

SALARY:

GRADE 10.1 -$76,112.40 per annum, with Allowances of approximately $6,900.00 per annum.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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, sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc  with the subject line being: Director of Immigration. Envelopes should have the subject: Director of Immigration clearly marked on the front. Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance.

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. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  19th August, 2022

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