Public Service Commission Chemist Jobs Kenya (120-180K)


V/NO. 5/2017
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.120,270 – Ksh.180,660 p.m.
Job Group ‘S’

Qualifications for the Chemist Job

  • Served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should have been at the grade of Deputy Government Chemist, Job Group ‘Q’ and above;
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in any of the following disciplines: Chemistry, Food Science and Technology, Forensic Science, Biochemistry or Environmental Science or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Attended a strategic leadership course from a recognized institution; and
  • Demonstrated professional competence and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals and policies and the ability to relate them to the government chemist in the provisions of quantitative and qualitative analytical laboratory services and water quality and pollution control services.

NOTE: possession of a Master’s degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya will be considered as added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be the head of the Government Chemist Department and will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for management and administration of the function.

Chemist Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulating, implementing and reviewing policies and programmes relating to quantitative analytical services and water quality and pollution control services;
  • Provision of quantitative and qualitative analytical laboratory services and water quality and pollution control services;
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC);
  • Monitoring and evaluating quantitative and qualitative analytical and forensic laboratory services;
  • Securing and managing financial support for development plans;
  • Instituting operational accountability and transparency; and
  • Managing the financial, human and other resources of the institution

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:

(i)Online through the Commission website or job portal

(ii)By completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.

Completed applications should be sent or delivered to:

P.O. BOX 30095 – 00100

Please Note
(i)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.
(ii)Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii)Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv)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.

(v)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.
(vi)Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

Applications should reach the Commission on or before 2nd March, 2017.