Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the post of ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT I at the Department of the Public Service.


1. To support the Facilities Management Officer in the implementation of the Facilities Management programme, by undertaking a range of architectural duties, including preparation of plans, specification and drawings and routine site visits, to ensure safe office and housing accommodation for public officers.

2. Liaises with building contractors and other facility management service providers, landlords and/or realtors and heads of departments, on matters of facility

3. Required to respond whenever necessary to the Assistant Permanent Secretary, or any other duly authorized officer, on matters related to work in progress.

4. Reports to the Facilities Management Officer.


1.Assists in developing design concepts, preliminary and work drawings for a variety of projects under the guidance of the Facilities Management Officer, to ensure
the effective and timely delivery of spaces that comply with statutory building and design requirements.

2. Assists in the preparation of design proposals using computer-aided design (CAD), traditional drawing methods and consulting with relevant line agencies, to
ensure that their expectations are met and that their participation in the design process is facilitated.

3. Assists in the inspection of proposed construction/building sites prior to commencement of works through site visits, to ensure adherence to approved building plans.

4. Assists in coordinating and reviewing of architectural,structural and electrical drawings through research and dialogue, to ensure that drawing components of a project meets design and legal requirements.

5. Assists in the identification of suitable office accommodation for line agencies through site visits, inspections, consultation and negotiation with landlords,
realtors and line agencies, to ensure safe, appropriate and affordable office accommodation.

6. Undertakes routine inspection of projects under construction, through site visits to assure conformance with construction documents.

7. Conducts preliminary studies of proposed projects by carrying out building surveys to obtain data and information to ensure that design concepts are sound.

8. Assists in preparing payment certificates for work in progress and ensures that invoices for material and labour are consistent with contract documents prior to
submission for approval.

9. Participates in meetings with line agencies to discuss and resolve issues related to assigned projects.

10. Assists in preparing project briefs and undertakes site visits, to monito and evaluate work in progress, to enable timely intervention when problems occur, and to
garner information for the preparation of monthly status reports.

11. Performs any other related duties as may be assigned.


1. Congenial administrative office accommodation will be provided.

2. Institutional support will be provided through appropriate civil service regulations, Departmental guidelines and standard operating procedures.

3. The officer must avail himself/herself for personal development and career advancement through established orientation and in-service training.

4. Required to be regular on the job and on time for work, meetings, and other official activities.

5. Required to work beyond the normal working hours,on weekends and holidays, from time to time, where time-off is granted in lieu of overtime.

6. Required to function according to the Laws of the State, Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Staff Orders for the Public Service of Saint Lucia and in accordance
with any other relevant collective agreement, established acceptable norms and practices of the Public Service.

7. Salary is in accordance with the terms stipulated by the Government of Saint Lucia in the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure.

8. Vacation leave will be provided in accordance with the public service guidelines.

9. This post is non-pensionable; the holder will therefore be required to contribute to National Insurance Corporation for future benefits.


1. Demonstrated ability to comply with civil service regulations, departmental guidelines, standard operating procedures and overall level of professionalism in the job.

2. Demonstrated ability to realize targets with agreed timeframe, standards and budget.

3. Demonstrated application of job knowledge and/ or technical expertise relevant to the job, and quality of advice provided.

4.. Demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail and effectiveness of completed work.

5. Demonstrated willingness to accept responsibilities and authority of the post and ability to take effective decisions.

6. Demonstrated ability to effectively develop and maintain relationships with management, staff, partners and stakeholders at all levels.

7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team player and to collaborate sufficiently with internal and external stakeholders in the execution of duties.

8. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, show innovation and ingenuity in effectively fulfilling the duties of the post.

9. Demonstrated ability to analyse information and problems to arrive at logical conclusions and implement appropriate solutions.

10. Demonstrated ability to be punctual and present for work, meetings and other official appointments and activities.

11. Demonstrated ability to remain current on issues related to the field of building and architecture.

12. Demonstrated ability to willingly undertake other duties in addition to agreed tasks/responsibilities of the job.


1.Intermediate knowledge of the civil service rules and regulations, collective agreements, Physical Planning Act, the OECS Building Code, Architectural Graphic
Standards, Part IV of the Labour Act (Occupational Health and Safety), Staff Orders.

2. Basic knowledge of development policies, legal requirements and established procedures for seeking planning permission.

3. Intermediate planning, architectural and designing skills.

4. Basic negotiating, interpersonal relations and networking skills.

5. Intermediate research, communications (oral & written) and listening skills.

6. Basic organizational and time management skills.

7.Basic knowledge of the Land Development (Interim Control) Act and other pertinent legislation.

8. Intermediate computer literacy skills with ability to manipulate software applications such as Microsoft Office and any other authorized computer aided programmes.

9. Ability to solve basic technical building and maintenance problems.

10. Ability to attend to simple facility management issues, manage time, meet emerging needs and deadlines and remain focused under intense pressure and in
emergency situations.

11. Ability to keep focused towards timely realization of set goals within a busy work environment.

12. Ability to effectively develop and maintain relationships with staff, partners and stakeholders at all levels.


1. Certificate/Diploma in Architectural Technology, Construction Administration or related field from a recognized university, plus four (4) years post qualifying
2.Diploma in Architectural Technology, Construction Administration or related field from the Sir Arthur LewisCommunity College (SALCC), plus seven (7) years post
qualifying experience.


Salary is at the rate of EC $42,063.88 per annum(Grade 9, Step 1).

Applications should be made on the prescribed Government of Saint Lucia application form and should be addressed to:

The Secretary
Public Service Commission
Sir Stanislaus James Building
The Waterfront
Castries, St. Lucia

To reach her no later than March 16, 2018.
Only suitable candidates will be acknowledged.Please be advised that candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and experience may not be considered for an interview; only the candidates with the best qualifications and experience will be short listed for interviews.