Recruitment Policy

All permanent recruitment is based on a minimum entry academic standard of four (4) CXC subjects, at least at level three, or equivalent qualification, including English language and mathematics, and matching a competency profile comprising at least four (4) core competencies, except as otherwise approved by the CEO.

The qualifications and person requirements for each position is clearly stated on job descriptions and communicated in all advertisements.

Management and director vacancies are advertised simultaneously internally and externally to attract the best qualified candidates for the position and to encourage open competition.
Vacancies for positions below management level are advertised internally first and if no suitable candidate is found, external candidates are invited. 

Where appropriate the Director of HRM & Administration utilises external expertise of a recruitment company or undertake selective recruitment campaigns e.g., at the university, schools and job fairs.

All applications must be made in writing. Internal advertisements are placed on the agency’s staff notice board together with details of vacant posts elsewhere in the public service that have been sent to the NWA.

The selection process includes the following four stages designed to ensure the best qualified candidate is selected:

  • Preliminary shortlist;
  • First interview;
  • Competency assessment, and;
  • Screening and final interview.

At the end of the selection process, candidates are advised if they have been successful. At the discretion of the Director of HRM & Administration feedback is given to unsuccessful applicants.

All candidates are considered on the basis of their written application submission judged against the job and person requirements. The candidates who meet the key job requirements are placed on the first interview shortlist. Depending upon the number of applicants, the Director of HRM & Administration may decide to raise the standards required for short-listing in order to keep the number of candidates for further consideration at manageable levels.

Job Vacancies

Position Closing Date Description Details Document
Training and Development Manager 23 Nov 2021 The National Works Agency, an Executive Agency  of the Government of Jamaica is seeking suitably  qualified individuals for the above-... PDF icon Career Opp Training&Development Manager 14.11.21.pdf Apply for this Job!
SENIOR RECORDS OFFICER – Level 5 29 Jun 2022 SENIOR RECORDS OFFICER – Level 5 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE: •   First Degree in Library & Information Studies or Management of... PDF icon CareerOpp SeniorRecordsOfficer 19&26.6.22.pdf Apply for this Job!
SENIOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OFFICER 11 Oct 2019 The National Works Agency, an Executive Agency of the Government of Jamaica is seeking suitably qualified individuals for the above-mentioned... PDF icon Career Opp Snr PublicProcureOff 29.9.19.pdf Apply for this Job!
SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER (LEVEL 6) 24 Jan 2023 PDF icon Career Opp Senior EnvronOfficer_Level6 15&22.1.23.pdf Apply for this Job!
SENIOR ENGINEER (Level 7) 25 Jun 2021 The National Works Agency is seeking suitably qualified  individuals to fill the under-mentioned position Minimum Requirements... PDF icon Career Opp SnrEngineer L7 13&20.6.21.pdf Apply for this Job!