BORDER CONTROL OFFICER-NADI

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Fiji Immigration Department
  • Post Date: December 27, 2023
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Job Overview
  1. Salary Range*: $19,041.75-$24,412.00 (BAND E)
    *Additional performance payments may be available for our highest performers, in accordance with the Public
    Service Commission guidelines
  2. Contract Term: 3 years
  3. Duty Station: Nadi
  4. Reporting Responsibilities:
    a) Reports To: Manager West
    b) Liaises With: Internal and External Stakeholders.
    c) Subordinates: Immigration Inspector

POSITION PURPOSE
The position ensures that all cases referred by the Primary Line Officers (PLO) are in accordance with the
Immigration Laws.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The position will achieve its purpose through the following;

  1. Supervising and conducting Advanced Profiling of passengers prior to the landing of all flights.
  2. Ensuring all flights are correctly maintained, balanced and cleared by PLO.
  3. Supervising assessment of all passenger referrals to Immigration for Interview, verification of status, passport examination and verification, Controversial List verification entry and deactivation, passenger and luggage search, and identification, arrest and or detention of all illegal migrants and or prohibited immigrants.
  4. Supervising the Vetting, Assessment and processing of work permits (short and long term permits), permit to reside, permanent residence permit, passport applications, visitor’s permit extension, exemption permit, vet process and issue visa, and vet citizenship applications.
  5. Overseeing the compilation of daily morning reports and briefs seniors and Managers.
  6. Providing policy advice when need arises to PLO.
  7. Providing sound advice to the public, vetting and processing of Visitors
    Permit Extension, Authority to Study and Work while on counter service.
  8. Vetting, processing and issuing of Travel History and other search enquiries.
  9. Supervise logistics and escorting inadmissible passengers.
  10. Actively contribute to all requirements, including planning, budgeting and corporate/ Human Resource Management activities as required

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  1. Ensure accurate, timely and appropriate procedures are followed when processing all arriving and
    departing passengers and crews.
  2. Accurate reporting and data entry of border control activities and processing of permits applications to be delivered within agreed timeframes.
  3. Effective and timely stakeholder communication to strengthen cooperation and compliance with
    immigration policies and requirements.
  4. Ensure all IBMS system usage is accurately and effectively maintained by all end users.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
In addition to a Degree in Management and Public Administration (or equivalent experience) or a field relevant to Immigration, the following Knowledge Skills, Experience and Abilities are required to undertake this role.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  1. At least 3 years in a customer service role
  2. Sound knowledge and understanding of Immigration Legislation applicable to Fiji.
  3. Practical working experience, supervising and monitoring staff performance and reporting to management on
    daily operations.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Good communication skills and the ability to tactfully deal with stakeholders
  2. Ability to follow guidelines and meet set timeframes
  3. Good interpersonal and representational skills
  4. Demonstrated ability to produce effective good writing skills
  5. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within a team environment
  6. Capacity to utilize computer programs to support daily operations
  7. Demonstrated ability to lead and make sound decisions at the Border
  8. Service oriented approach, with a commitment to supporting the operational and corporate environment of the organization.

PERSONAL CHARACTER AND ELIGIBILITY
Applicants for employment within the Fiji Civil Service must be Fijian Citizens, under the age of 60, in sound health with a clear police record. The successful applicant will be required to provide a medical certificate and police clearance prior as a condition of employment.
The Ministry is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applications are encouraged from all eligible, qualified applicants. Only the specific knowledge, experience, skills and abilities required for the job will be considered in assessing the relative suitability of applicants.

Apply online on  https://immigration.gov.fj/border-control-officer-nadi/

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