Decent jobs at Electoral Commission

August 11, 2016
An electoral workerwith ballot boxs in his hands.
Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher

For many people, politics is a big no, no. However, there are opportunities to participate in the democratic process and earn from it legally.

How about applying for a job at the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), the body charged with managing Jamaica's electoral system.

The ECJ has advertised for persons to fill several critical positions. And the pay is not that bad.

For example, in Clarendon, the ECJ is looking for a parish manager and is offering up to $2 million yearly, plus allowance, for the post.

And should you live in St. Elizabeth North West, St. Andrew East Rural, St. Andrew Southern or St. Ann South East you can land a part-time job an assistant returning officer.

"We are looking for people who have the highest integrity and enjoy the confidence of the community in which they live,' director of elections Orrette Fisher said.

"If somebody is a known political activist or is a known registered member of a party then that person would not be considered," he added.




In order to qualify for the job of assistant returning officer, persons must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies, Public Administration or equivalent, and have a minimum of three years' experience at the middle management level.

Applicants should preferably be living and/or working in the constituency and must own or operate a reliable motor vehicle.

There are also vacancies at the ECJ for registration clerks whose core duties include providing potential electors with information and assistance in completing the registration procedure.

Registrations clerks are also required to electronically or manually log registration data of applicants and visit electors' residences for verification purposes.

This job pays from $640,392 - $761,225 per year, plus allowances, and is now available in St. Catherine East Central, St. Andrew West Central, Clarendon Northern and St. Ann North West.

Persons applying must have a minimum of five CSEC subjects at grades 1, 2 or 3, inclusive of English Language and Mathematics. They must also have a minimum of two years' experience in data entry have working knowledge of standard computer applications.

The entity is also looking for an inventory officer, administrative assistant, an office attendants and a senior secretary.

0"We would love to complete the interviewing process by the end of the month so that we would have people in place by September," Fisher said.

Applications should be submitted by next Friday, August 19 to:

The Director, Human Resource Management

P.O. Box 671, G.P.O., Kingston


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