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Commissioner for Petroleum at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)

Commissioner for Petroleum at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK).

Commissioner for Petroleum at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)

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The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments; At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission

Commissioner for Petroleum

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Served for cumulative period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should been in the grade of Assistant Commissioner, Petroleum, or Principal Superintending Geologist, Petroleum, CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service;
  • A Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Geophysics, Petroleum Geochemistry, Petroleum Geo-Science, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Economics, Geology, Physics, Chemistry or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya:
  • A Masters Degree in any of the following fields: Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geophysics, Petroleum Geochemistry, Petroleum Geo-Science, Petroleum Economics from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • A certificate in Petroleum related course lasting not less than two weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Registration and valid membership in any of the following professional bodies Geological Society of Kenya (GSK), Geologists Registration Board (GRB); Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) or any other relevant professional body;
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence and managerial ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • A thorough understanding of the global, regional and national development goals policies and programs and the ability to relate them to the State Department’s mandate.

Duties and responsibilities 
The officer at this level will be responsible for overall coordination of the petroleum function. Duties and responsibilities will include:-

  • Overseeing development, implementing and reviewing of policies, strategies and programs in the oil and gas sector;
  • Advising the Government on the commercial and economic value of oil and gas fields;
  • Advising the Government on decisions for non-compliance relating to international bodies on matters relating to oil and gas;
  • Initiating development and review of modalities and strategies for licensing of petroleum blocks;
  • Initiating development of systems for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects in the oil and gas sector;
  • Ensuring maintenance and management of petroleum data;
  • Ensuring a competitive and transparent petroleum industry in Kenya while fostering collaboration between Stakeholders;
  • Ensuring compliance with environmental protection and management regulations in liaison with the relevant agencies;
  • Ensuring local content capacity building in line with national policy goals;
  • Overseeing execution agreements with purchasers for export of crude oil and natural gas; and
  • Ensuring security of supply of petroleum products in Kenya and Regional markets

Method of Application

Quick Guiding Steps

1. All first time users of the Online Recruitment and Selection system are required to register by providing ID / Passport Number, Surname, current Email address and a password to access the system.
2. To apply for any advertised job or internship opportunities, log into the system using the ID / Passport Number and the Password created in (1) above.
3. Applicant MUST ensure that information pertaining to personal details, professional and academic qualifications, experience, membership to professional bodies, referees and any other relevant information is provided before submitting the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
4. Applicants are advised to print and keep a copy of the Feedback Report (application summary) by clicking on the Report tab or Application Summary link on the Application Menu.
5. The Online Recruitment and Selection system allows applicants to amend/revisit their application(s) at any time BEFORE the Advert Closure Date.

Please Note

i) The online recruitment and selection system allows applicants to amend/revisit their application(s) at any time before the advert closure date.
ii) Section 100(4) of the Public Service Commission Act 2017 provides that a person who gives false or misleading information to the Commission is, on conviction, liable to a fine not exceeding Kshs. 200,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

Inquiries

Send an email to: pscict@publicservice.go.ke. Please include your ID /Passport Number and full name, or call the following numbers: Landline: +254 (020) 2223901, 254 20 2227471 Call Centre: 020 4865000

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