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Job Summary

The Clerical Officer is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to the Import and Domestic Commodities Inspectorate. This entails providing assistance to all members of the Inspectorate in the preparation of relevant documents to facilitate compliance with the Standards Act, Processed Food Act and their attendant Regulations and Trade Orders.


Core Functions:

  • Issue Port of Entry and Domestic Market Detention numbers

  • Prepare Port of Entry and Domestic Market Releases

  • Prepare certificates (tyre, hand sanitizer etc.)

  • Route samples

  • Liaise with the laboratories regarding the testing of samples and provide feedback to field personnel

  • Receive, log and dispatch test reports

  • Coordinate activities to handle, investigate and report on consumer complaints

  • Facilitate product recalls

  • Compile and analyze data

  • Prepare letters and reports

  • Update databases (cement, site, complaints, job management and tracking etc.)

  • Maintain electronic and manual record keeping system

  • Perform reprographic duties as needed

  • Liaise with clients regarding  registration status

  • Coordinate inspections, investigation or visits with Inspectors


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

  • Working knowledge of office systems and procedures

  • Working knowledge of records management procedures

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to take charge of task to achieve established goals and objectives.

  • Good reprographic, administrative and clerical skills

  • Excellent customer relations and interpersonal skills.                                                                     

  • Good oral  and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions

  • Ability to work on own initiative


Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Five (5) CSEC or O’ Level subjects including Mathematics and English Language

  • Intermediate Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite

  • At least one (1) year experience in a related position would be desirable


Applications must be submitted no later than 20 April 2022 at 4:00 p.m. by email to:

Manager, Human Resource Management & Development

Bureau of Standards Jamaica

6 Winchester Road

Kingston 10

Please note that while we appreciate all applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted