Applications are invited from qualified candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as Survey Technician in the Ministry of Housing and Lands.

II AGE LIMIT

Candidates, unless already in the Service, should not have reached their 40th birthday by the closing date for the submission of applications.

III QUALIFICATIONS

A. A Cambridge Higher School Certificate with passes at “Principal Level” in Mathematics and Physics or Passes in Mathematics and Physics obtained on one certificate at the General Certificate of Education “Advanced Level” or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Public Service Commission.

B. Candidates should – (i) possess effective interpersonal and communication skills; and (ii) be computer literate.

NOTE

1. Candidates should produce written evidence of knowledge claimed.

2. The onus for the submission of written evidence of knowledge claimed and equivalence of qualification (if applicable) from the relevant authorities (Tertiary Education Commission or Mauritius Qualifications Authority) rests on the candidates. Applications will not be considered in case of non-submission of written evidence of knowledge claimed and Equivalence Certificate, as appropriate, by the closing date.

3. The Commission reserves the right to convene only the best qualified candidates for interview.

IV DUTIES AND SALARY

1. To perform duties concerned with the collection of information on the existence of new map detail, the uses and occupation of land as well as to maintain records concerned with map surveys and data.

2. To perform surveys connected with the national basic scale mapping, including field completion of new plans and revision surveys of existing plans.

3. To carry out searches at the Registrar-General’s Department, the Archives Unit of the Ministry, the Supreme Court and at any other body for data acquisition regarding land ownership.

4. To ensure that –

(i) conditions of leases are complied with;

(ii) boundary lines are not obstructed by buildings or trees; and

(iii) boundary stones are not tampered with by lessees or neighbouring private owners.

5. To cause boundary lines to be kept open.

6. To detect any cases of encroachment and squatting on State Lands and to report all such matters for official or legal action.

7. To assist Principal Surveyors, Senior Surveyors, Surveyors, the Principal Survey Technician and Senior Survey Technicians in the performance of their duties.

8. To supervise the work of Head Survey Field Workers and Survey Field Worker/Senior Survey Field Workers.

9. To effect site inspection of land parcels for the updating of the Land Administration, Valuation and Information Management System (LAVIMS) Digital Cadastral Database under the supervision of a Principal Surveyor or Senior Surveyor or the Principal Survey Technician.

10. To update the Acquisition Database and State Land Register Database.

11. To use Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information System (GIS) software.

12. To use ICT in the performance of his duties.

13. To perform such other duties directly related to the main duties listed above or related to the delivery of the output and results expected from the Survey Technician in the roles ascribed to him.

The permanent and pensionable post carries salary in scale Rs 14,600 x 275 – 15,150 x 300 – 15,750 x 325 – 17,700 x 375 – 19,575 x 475 – 21,950 x 625 – 23,200 x 775 – 31,725 a month.

V MODE OF APPLICATION

1. Qualified candidates should submit their application on PSC Form 7 which may be obtained either from the Enquiry Counter of the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Ground Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis or from the Enquiry Counter of the Public Service Commission, 7, Louis Pasteur Street, Forest Side or from the Chief Commissioner’s Office, Port Mathurin, Rodrigues or from the offices of the Mauritius High Commissions/Embassies overseas.

or download here New-PSC Form 7

2. Candidates already in the service should submit their application in duplicate, the original to be sent directly to the Secretary, Public Service Commission and the duplicate through their respective Supervising /Responsible Officer.

3. This advertisement together with the Application Form (PSC Form 7) are available on the website of the Public Service Commission at: http://psc.govmu.org

4. Candidates are encouraged to submit online application through the Government web portal at http://www.govmu.org

5. Acknowledgment of applications will be made, as far as possible, by e-mail. Candidates are therefore advised to submit their e-mail address.

6. Candidates are also advised to read carefully the “NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES” before filling in the Application Form. Care should be taken to fill in the Application Form correctly. Incomplete, inadequate or inaccurate filling of the Application Form may entail elimination of the applicant.

VI CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, 7, Louis Pasteur Street, Forest Side, not later than 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 03 January 2018.

Public Service Commission,

7, Louis Pasteur Street,

FOREST SIDE

Date: 21 December 2017