7 Nov 2016

Local Government Service Job Vacancy : Head Of Transport Department

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The Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) is inviting applications from its qualified staff to be considered for appointment as Head of department (HoD) in the following Department of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs):

Job Purpose:

  • The Head of Department shall provide strategic leadership and technical advice in promoting the formulation and implementation of transport policies and programmes to improve the transport services in the Assembly’s jurisdiction.


  • The Head of Department shall report to the Chief Executive through the Coordinating Director of the Assembly.

Key Responsibilities / Job Summary:

  • Participate in the preparation of Composite Budget and Annual Action Plan for the MMAs;
  • Regulate the use and conduct of public vehicles, including the routes and parking places in accordance with provisions in the Driver Vehicle Licensing I Authority (DVLA) Act (Act 569);
  • Provide for the identification of licensed vehicles;
  • Establish, acquires and maintains transport services by land or water including ferries;
  • Maintain records of classified contractors and consultants in the transport services industry within the Assembly;
  • Assist in the review of road designs by consultants for designated roads;
  • Coordinate the activities of Operations, Planning and Traffic Management and Safety sections in such a way as to bring about effective utilization of resources;
  • Ensure the development of the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff;
  • Establish, maintain and control parks for motor and other vehicles; and
  • Prepare composite and comprehensive progress and annual reports on transport works in the Assembly

Required Skills or Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Transport Economics, Planning,Transport Engineering or equivalent relevant discipline;
  • A minimum of Eight (8) years working experience in the Public Service with two (2) years in a managerial position;
  • Must be in the Professional Cadre of the Engineering Group or Development Planning class;
  • Must be a staff of the Local Government Service, and
  • Membership of a recognized professional body will be an advantage

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Must be self-disciplined and self-motivated;
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration across teams to achieve a common goal;
  • Ability to initiate, define and address high-level challenges and opportunities;
  • Ability to use variety of communication strategies/ modes to promote dialogue and develop shared understanding and consensus;
  • Be able to analyze and synthesize information to understand issues, identify options and support sound decision making; and
  • Must be computer literate.

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should submit their applications together with photocopies of their certificates and Curricula Vitae (CV) to the respective Regional Coordinating Directors of their respective Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs). LGS-CV format for the application can be down loaded from LGS website www.lgs.gov.gh;
  • Officers who have alreadv been appointed and posted as a Head of
  • Department of any MMDAs are not allowed to apply for any of these posts;
  • Deadline for the submission of applications shall be 12:00 noon, Friday, 25'" November, 2016; and
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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