Government of JamaicaGovernment of Jamaica
Job Description: 
  1. SENIOR LANDS OFFICER (West Region, St. James)

The successful candidate will report to the Regional Lands Officer.

  Job Purpose

To supervise the land administration activities of land settlement schemes, project land lease and crown land in the Parish.

 

 Key Responsibilities

Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the development of corporate and operational plans for the Branch.
  • Assisting with the review and documentation of policies and procedures for the Branch.
  • Implementing and monitoring operational policies and procedures so as to ensure compliance  by subordinates.
  • Preparing and monitoring work plans for the technical staff.
  • Ensuing that rent and lease payments collected are recorded and lodged.
  • Assisting with the design and delivery of technical training programmes and related matters for staff in the Parish.
  • Providing leadership to subordinates through example and sharing of knowledge/skills.
  • Supervising the performance and development of employee through the preparation of performance appraisals and recommending relevant training and development programmes.

 

Technical /Professional Responsibilities

  • Conducting periodic inspections of properties in order to ensure that lessees comply with the terms and conditions of the lease.
  • Monitoring vacant properties to ensure that they are kept free and clear from squatting and makes recommendations for divestment where appropriate.
  • Conducting investigations and research to determine ownership and status of property.
  • Assisting with the serving of demand letters, repossession orders, and plaints on lessees.
  • Assisting with the serving of notices to quit and eviction notices on squatters.
  • Providing assistance to settlers in resolving boundary and other land related disputes.
  • Liaising with Government departments/Agencies, public utility companies on matters relating to provision of services and other related issues for settlers.

 

Project Land Lease

  • Conducting periodic inspection of schemes in order to determine the lessee of properties and the status of the scheme.
  • Making recommendations for conversion of schemes to Land Settlements​.

 

Land Settlement Properties (properties with lease between $50,000 - $150,000)

  • Monitoring properties to ensure use is as intended and making recommendations for forfeiture where necessary.
  • Recommending transfer of ownership for paid-up accounts.
  • Issuing notices of allotments and certificates of title.
  • Preparing transfer documents for settlers.
  • Preparing status reports as requested.

   

  Collections

  • Collecting  payments and making lodgements to relevant accounts.
  • Updating clients’ accounts.
  • Preparing and submitting collection reports to Head Office.

 

Required Competencies/Skills

The post-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Should possess the ability to conduct  interviews.
  • Excellent judgment, problem solving and  decision making skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant statutes and regulations relating to Crown Land Management.
  • Proficiency in the use of  relevant computer applications.
  • Sound work ethics.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc in Agriculture/BSc in Estate Management / Land Economy and Valuation Surveying or equivalent qualifications.
  • Certificate in Supervisory Management.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in land administration.

 

Remuneration Package 

  •  Salary: $1,276,870.00 - $1,375,166.00 p.a.
  •  Motor Vehicle Travel Allowance: $707,448.00 p.a. (If you own a motor vehicle).

 

 

  1. PROPERTY ADMINISTRATOR (Crown Land Management, Lease)

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Property Administrator.

 

  Job Purpose

To assist with the land administration activities of Crown Land lease and also  with the maintenance of the Estate Management Property Inventory.

 

Key Responsibilities                                                                            

Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership to junior officers through example and sharing of knowledge/skills.
  • Responds to  inquiries about crown lands from clients and prospective clients.
  • Ensures that rent and lease payments collected are recorded and lodged.
  • Assists with coordinating activities relating to crown lands to include inspections and collections.
  • Prepares status reports as requested.

 

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Conducts periodic inspections of properties in order to ensure that lessees comply with the terms and conditions of the lease and makes recommendations for legal action to be taken for breaches.
  • Assists with the coordination and monitoring programmes for vacant properties so as to ensure that they are kept free and clear from squatting.
  • Makes recommendation for divestment where appropriate.
  • Assists with the coordination of the rent review process and takes appropriate action or make the necessary recommendations.
  • Conducts investigation and research where necessary, to determine ownership and status of property.
  • Assists with the serving of demand letters, repossession orders, and plaints on lessees when necessary.
  • Assists with the serving of notices to quit and eviction notices on squatters.
  • Liaises with lessee for consensus on appropriate terms for settlement of arrears.
  • Assists with the preparation of the monthly lease activities and lease arrears reports.
  • Collects payments from clients and submit to account branch for processing.
  • Assists with the monitoring of lease arrears by making periodic telephone calls and inspections and making recommendations for legal action for collection.
  • Liaises with Government departments/Agencies and private sector entities for the sharing of information.
  • Assists with the processing of special cases.

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Keeps abreast of trends developments in real estate and land reform, and recommends their application where appropriate to increase the effectiveness of the Division.
  • Performs other related duties assigned from time to time by the Manager/Director.

 

Required Competencies/Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Should possess the ability to conduct  interviews.
  • Excellent judgment, problem solving and  decision making skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant statutes and regulations relating to Crown Land Management.
  • Competence in the use of relevant computer applications.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc. in Agriculture/ Estate Management or equivalent.
  • Certificate in Supervisory Management.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in land administration.

           

 

Remuneration Package 

  • Salary: $1,379,422.00 - $1,498,891.00 p.a.
  •  Motor Vehicle Travel Allowance: $707,448.00 p.a. (If you own a motor vehicle).

        

 

3.         LANDS OFFICER (South Region, Clarendon)                

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Lands Officer.

 

Job Purpose:

To inspect and monitor Land Settlement Schemes, Project Land Lease and Crown Land in the parish to ensure compliance with lease terms and other agreements.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Crown Land

  • Conducting periodic inspections of properties to ensure that lessees comply with the terms and conditions of the lease.
  • Monitoring vacant properties in order to ensure that they are kept free and clear from squatting and making recommendations for divestment where appropriate.
  • Conducting investigations and research to determine ownership and status of property.
  • Assisting with the serving of demand letters, repossession orders, and plaints on lessees.
  • Assisting with the serving of notices to quit and eviction notices on squatters.

 

Project Land Lease

  • Conducting periodic inspection of schemes so as to determine the lessees of properties and the status of the scheme.
  • Making recommendation for conversion of schemes to Land Settlement.

 

Land Settlement Properties (properties with leases less than $50,000.00

  • Monitoring properties to ensure use is as intended and making recommendations for forfeiture where necessary.
  • Recommending transfer of ownership for paid-up accounts.
  • Issuing notices of allotments and certificates of title.
  • Preparing transfer documents for settlers.
  • Preparing status reports as requested.

 

Required Competencies/Skills:

The post-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Competence in the use of relevant computer applications.
  • Sound work ethics.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Land Economy & Valuation Surveying or Estate Management from a recognized institution.
  • Related experience in land administration would be an asset.

 

Remuneration Package

  • Salary: $997,440.00 - $1,066,318.00 p.a.
  •  Motor Vehicle Travel Allowance: $707,448.00 p.a. (If you own a motor vehicle)

 

                

      

4.         ASSISTANT PROPERTY ADMINISTRATOR (Divestment)

The successful candidate will report to the Property Administrator.

 

Job Purpose

To assist the processes of investigation, divestment and acquisition of Crown Lands and maintaining an up-to-date inventory system.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responding to inquiries for divestment .
  • Attending meetings on behalf of the Branch and Division as directed.
  • Assisting with the monitoring of the divestment process in order to ensure adherence to established procedures.
  • Assisting in conducting investigations of gifts and properties transferred bona vacantia and prepares reports for submission to Supervisor.
  • Liaising with Legal Services for the preparation of required documents to assist with the divestment and acquisition process.

 

  • Participating in investigations and research to determine ownership of properties where necessary.
  • Conducting investigation to determine land utilization.
  • Assisting in requesting valuations for properties from Land Valuation as instructed.
  • Assisting in updating the Property Management Inventory System.
  • Assisting with investigations on request for easements/licences.
  • Preparing status reports on assignments.

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Keeps abreast of trends and developments in real estate and land reform.
  • Performs other related duties assigned from time to time by the Administrator.

 

Required Competencies/Skills

The post-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Competence in the use of relevant computer applications.
  • Sound work ethics​.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Land Economy & Valuation Surveying or Estate Management.
  • Related experience in land administration would be an asset.

 

 Remuneration Package

  •  Salary: $997,440.00 - $1,066,318.00 p.a.
  • Motor Vehicle Travel Allowance: $707,448.00 p.a. (If you own a motor vehicle).

 

 

5.           ASSISTANT PROPERTY ADMINISTRATOR (Crown Land Management)

The successful candidate will report to the Property Administrator.

 

Job Purpose

To assist with the land administration activities of Crown Land Management and also with the maintenance of the Estate Management Property Inventory.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducts periodic inspections of properties to ensure that lessees comply with the terms and conditions of the lease and making recommendations for legal action to be taken for breaches.
  • Assists with the monitoring of programmes for vacant properties to ensure that they are kept free and clear from squatting and making recommendations for divestment where appropriate.
  • Conducts investigations and research in order to determine ownership and the status of properties where necessary.
  • Assists with the serving of demand letters, repossession orders, and plaints on lessees when necessary.
  • Assists with the serving of notices to quit and eviction notices on squatters.
  • Liaises with lessee to agree on appropriate terms in which to settle arrears.
  • Prepares status reports as requested.
  • Assists with the preparation of the monthly lease activity and lease arrears reports.
  • Collects payments from clients and submitting to the Account Branch for processing.
  • Assists with the monitoring of lease arrears by making periodic telephone calls and inspections and making recommendations for legal action for collection.

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Liaises with Government Departments/Agencies and private sector entities for the sharing of information.
  • Participates in team efforts to achieve Divisional and Agency goals.
  • Assists with the processing of special cases.
  • Performs other related duties that may from time to time be assigned.

 

Required Competencies/Skills

The post-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Competence in the use of relevant computer applications.
  • Sound work ethics.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Land Economy & Valuation Surveying or Estate Management.
  • Related experience in land administration would be an asset.

 

Remuneration Package

  •  Salary: $997,440.00 - $1,066,318.00 p.a.
  •  Motor Vehicle Travel Allowance: $707,448.00 p.a. (If you own a motor vehicle).

 

 

A letter of application accompanied by a résumé should be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to:

 

The Manager, Human Resource Management & Development

National Land Agency

8 Ardenne Road

Kingston 10

 

We appreciate all responses but only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Workshops Start in January 2018

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Land Registration and Conveyancing Workshop starts October 2017

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For general information about our services, please contact us at:

  • asknla @ nla.gov.jm
  • +876.750.5263
  • +876.946.5263
  • 8 Ardenne Road Kingston 10