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; Independence Constitution had Regional PSC’s but abolished in 1964 following constitutional amendments; It is the oldest Constitutional Commission and its mandate has expanded over the years. The Commission then constituted of a chairman, a deputy chairman and fifteen members all appointed by the President. The Commission, since then, has handled matters of human resource management in the public service especially the civil service and local authorities. Constitution of Kenya, 2010 promulgated on 27th August 2010 reconstituted the Commission with a redefined and expanded mandate and a lean membership.
Children Officer II – 32 positions
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.24,662 – Ksh.29,918 p.m – Job Group ‘J’
Qualifications for the Children Officer Job
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the following disciplines:-
- Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, Psychology and Criminology from a university recognized in Kenya.
Responsibilities for the Children Officer Job
This is the entry grade in this cadre. An Officer at this level will work under the close supervision of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities will entail: –
- Rescuing children from hostile environments;
- Preparing and generating children welfare related reports;
- Creating awareness and Advocacy on Children Services;
- Visiting homes to conduct interviews and compile reports for presentation to courts of law;
- Collecting data on children welfare matters;
- Identifying and committing Children to safe places; and
- Receiving and recording complaints and any other reports regarding violation of children rights.
Chief Finance Officer – 16 positions
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m. (Job Group ‘R’)
Qualifications for the Chief Finance Officer Job
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
- served for a cumulative period of twelve (12) years, three (3) of which should have been in the grade of Senior Principal Finance Officer/Assistant Director of Budget, Job Group ‘P’ and above or in comparable relevant positions in the Public Service;
- a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following discipline: Commerce (Finance Option), Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or Finance from a university recognized in Kenya;
- any other Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya plus Certified Public Accountant II (CPA II) qualification;
- a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Economics, Finance, Commerce or in any other Financial related discipline from a university recognized in Kenya;
- shown outstanding capability in Financial Management; and
- demonstrated understanding of national development goals, policies, objectives and national values and principles of governance.
NOTE: Possession of a strategic leadership course from a recognized institution will be considered an added advantage
Responsibilities for the Chief Finance Officer Job
- An officer at this level will be deployed as a head of Finance Department in a Ministry/State Department or in the Budget Department at the National Treasury.
- At the Ministry/State Department, the officer will be responsible for: developing budgetary requirements for the department; ensuring systematic expenditures consistent with work plans;
- Developing contract liability projections for the identification and budgeting of contractual and legal financial obligations;
- Budget planning, preparation and implementation;
- Coordinating the preparation of annual work plans, procurement plans and cash management;
- Advising the accounting officer on financial management matters; and
- Coordinating the preparation of the Ministerial Public Expenditure reviews and the sector reports.
- Coordinating the allocation of resources among a number of ministries through public sector process;
- Providing leadership in budget management;
- Taking charge of all matters pertaining to the budget, including preparation, printing and submission of the estimates to Parliament;
- Dealing with parliamentary questions and issues pertaining to expenditure, monitoring and control;
- Advising the Treasury on Budget management; and
- Assessing the risk involved in new and existing budget policies.
Social Development Officer – 30 positions
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.24,662 – Ksh.29,918 P.M Job Group ‘J’
Qualifications for the Social Development Officer Job
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:-
- Sociology, Social Work, Community Development, Anthropology, Business Administration/Management, from a university recognized in Kenya.
Responsibilities for the Social Development Officer Job
This is the entry point for Social Development Officers. An officer at this level will perform duties of limited scope and will closely work with a more experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities will include:-
- Working with communities to identify and mobilize local resources for the implementation of development projects;
- Guiding communities develop Community Action Plans (CAPs);
- Liaising with local communities and other development agencies in implementing
- Community development programmes;
- Identifying self-help groups and community based organizations for registration;
- Collecting social development related data for planning;
- Guiding communities and self-help groups to identify their social economic needs; and
- Mobilizing communities to implement their development projects; and mainstreaming
- Disability in programmes and projects.
National Registration Assistant Director
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.89, 748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m. (Job Group ‘Q’)
Qualifications for the National Registration Assistant Director Job
- Served for a cumulative period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should have been at the grade of Principal Fingerprint Officer, Job group ‘N’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the in the Public Service;
- A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Forensic Science, Criminology, Security and Disaster Management, Information Science, Information Communication Technology, Anthropology, Library and Archival Science, Sociology, Psychology,Government/Political Science, Community Development, Conflict Management, Development Studies, Cultural Studies or Communication from a university recognized in Kenya;
- A Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Forensic Science/Investigation, Criminology, Security and Disaster Management, Armed Conflict and Peace Studies, Information Communication Technology, Business Administration or Information Science from a university recognized in Kenya;
- Attended a Strategic Leadership course in a recognized university;
- Been gazetted as a Fingerprint Officer;
- Passed Departmental Fingerprint Technology Examination Papers ‘A’ ‘B’& ‘C’;
- Attended a departmental Advanced Fingerprint course lasting not less than two (2)weeks; and
- Thorough understanding of the Registration of Persons Act (Cap 107), related Acts,registration procedures and related government regulations.
Responsibilities for the National Registration Assistant Director Job
- Overseeing cross referencing of detected double, multiple and illegal registration of national identity cards;
coordinating validation of automated searches involving fingerprints;
- Collaborating with security agencies and other stakeholders in combating and controlling illegal entry of persons into the country;
- Liaising and collaborating with relevant training institutions on the planning, designing,implementing,
- Monitoring and evaluating training programs for fingerprint for fingerprint personnel;
- Initiating and formulating fingerprints operational procedures;
- Initiating the adoption of new technologies in the provision of fingerprint services; and
- Designing public outreach programs in fingerprint services.
Immigration Assistant Director
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs.89,748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m. – (Job Group ‘Q’)
Qualifications for the Immigration Assistant Director Job
- Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Assistant Director ofImmigration, Job Group ‘P’;
- A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration, Sociology, Information Technology, Economics, Business Administration, Anthropology, Public Policy and Administration, International Relations, Government/Political Science, Criminology, History, Education, Linguistics, Communication Studies, Human Resource Management, Governance and Ethics or Psychology from a university recognized in Kenya;
- A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Sociology, Information Technology, Economics, Business Administration, Anthropology, Public Policy and Administration, International Relations, Government/Political Science, Criminology, History, Education, Linguistics, Communication Studies, Human Resource Management, or Psychology from a university recognized in Kenya;
- Attended a Strategic Leadership course in a recognized institution; and shown administrative ability and merit as reflected in work performance results.
Responsibilities for the Immigration Assistant Director Job
- Initiating development and review of immigration policies and strategies
- Coordinating the implementation of policies relating to immigration documents, border management, law enforcement or citizenship;
- Collaborating with security agencies and other stakeholders in immigration policy implementation;
- Developing guidelines for delivery of immigration Services;
- Undertaking consular duties and functions such as processing passports, visa and
- Facilitating issuance of certificate of good conduct, birth certificates and other documents;
- Recommending, granting and revocation of Kenyan Citizen to the Citizen Advisory Committee;
- Analyzing information related to declaration and removal of prohibited immigrants to the Prohibited
- Immigrants Committee; and ensuring safe custody of immigration records.
Method of Application
The details of the posts and mode of application can be accessed on the Commission’s website. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:
Online through the Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal: www.psckjobs.go.ke OR By completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission website.
Completed applications should be sent to: THE SECRETARY/CEO PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION P. O. BOX 30095-00100 NAIROBI So as to reach the Commission on or before 15th June, 2017.
Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.
Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates.
Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.