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Snr. Technical Mgmnt. Position

The Maritime Administration of Antigua and Barbuda; the Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS) has a vacancy for a:

Senior Technical Management Position

This role includes appointment as Deputy Director and managing the Technical Division at the Policy level; Development of technical policy and the dissemination of technical advice to customers. There is also a requirement to attend international fora such as the IMO.

Duties and Responsibilities include;

  • Oversee the Technical Division at the policy level and assist with formulating and implementing policy within the Administration relating to survey, security, port state control and statutory matters;
  • Provide technical assistance to legislative drafting when changes to regulations are required and when international instruments are required to be formally adopted and transposed into national legislation
  • Register ships &/or mortgages and maintain the Register of Ships in accordance with national legislation, international procedures and International standards;
  • Assist with the development and drafting of technical shipping notices;
  • Develop, maintain and improve procedures and regulations for the process of ship registration and seafarers documentation;
  • Control and follow up on the implementation of corrective actions in the Registration and Technical Divisions;
  • Provide specific expertise in the areas of maritime safety and security;
  • Work with other members of staff in furthering the aims and objectives of the Administration;
  • Represent the Administration as a delegate, when required, at conferences, seminars and workshops related to Shipping

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Management, Business or in a subject related to shipping industry, 10 years work experience at a senior level in a similar organization, or alternately at least 15 years of related senior level experience &/or certification as a Master Mariner, a Chief Engineer or a Naval Architect with experience working as a Marine Surveyor/Ship Inspector with a maritime administration. A proven track record in a senior level management position on a global scale is also required;
  • Knowledge of local, regional and international issues impacting maritime matters;
  • Knowledge of international maritime legislation, regulations, IMO Conventions and requirements to give full effect to mandatory IMO instruments;
  • Knowledge and experience in Registration procedures;
  • Knowledge and experience in marine surveying and ship inspection;
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the Code of Safety for Caribbean Cargo Ships (CCSS) and Small Commercial Vessel (SCV) codes;
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Office and Visio;
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines;
  • Good public relations, interpersonal, management, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to lead, organize, extract and disseminate information within groups;
  • Ability to display integrity and impartiality in all tasks and observe strict confidentially, while exercising discretion and courtesy.
  • Good communications skills in English.

The job is offered on a contract basis for a two year term renewable for a further two year term.  A key part of the role will be the provision of managing, training and instruction to national staff.

A competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience and skills.

Interested persons are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and professional references to:

The Director
Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping.
Antigua and Barbuda
PO Box 1394
St. John’s,
West Indies.


Applications by email should be directed to:  clartigue@abregistry.ag

The deadline for receipt of applications is 31st August 2013

Interested candidates may obtain a copy of the job description from the Head of Personnel at clartigue@abregistry.ag