Bureau of Standards Jamaica
The Bureau of Standards Jamaica invites applications for the post of:
In reporting to the Manager, Standards Development, the incumbent will undertake standards development and conformity assessment initiatives in keeping with the Division’s mandate.
Coordinates and performs standards development and promulgation activities as assigned.
Participates in and provides support for commemoration activities, e.g. World Standards Day.
Conducts academic research to inform the standards development process
Prepares reports on activities in accordance with established guidelines or as required.
Serves as national coordinator or focal point representative for international and regional standards development activities.
Participates in the marketing, education and public relations activities of the BSJ.
Plans and implements activities for the National Quality Awards Programme as assigned.
Provides technical support to stakeholders as required.
Prepares notification on standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment as required.
Participates in training and other knowledge transfer activities.
Prepares and delivers presentations at internal and external fora.
Participates in the implementation and maintenance of the organization’s Quality and Environmental Management System (QEMS), e.g. implementation of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Represents the BSJ and/or Jamaica at various national, regional and international fora.
Comprehensive knowledge of food processing techniques
Comprehensive knowledge of quality management systems such ISO 9001
Working knowledge of the auditing of quality management systems
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Strong research and report writing skills
Work with minimal supervision
Excellent planning, coordinating and organizing skills
Working knowledge of Public Relations, Marketing and Sales
Working knowledge of Data Management Systems
Excellent customer service attitude
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent meeting management, mediation and negotiation skills
Excellent project management skills
Good critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
A Bachelor’s Degree in the Natural Sciences or in a related discipline from an accredited institution
Training in auditing Food Safety and Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 22000, etc.) would be an asset
Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite
Two (2) years work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Natural Sciences OR
Four (4) years work experience in a scientific organization with a Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline.
Applications must be submitted no later than 25 February 2019 at 4:00 p.m. by email to:
Director, Human Resource Management & Development
Bureau of Standards Jamaica
6 Winchester Road
Please note that while we appreciate all applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted