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Senior Principal Superintending Inspector Of Explosives – 3 Posts At Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK) – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience10 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldEngineering / Technical 

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will head Commercial Explosives Licensing Explosives Division, Inspection and Surveillance Division or Technical Services Division. Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing and reviewing policies, standards, guidelines and procedures of technical services and management of commercial explosives;
  • Assessing suitability for persons applying for permit to use blasting materials;
  • Conducting statutory pre-licensing verification inspections of explosives factories, explosives magazines, quarries, mines and other works to facilitate licensing;
  • Conducting theoretical and practical tests to qualify holders of permits to use blasting assess suitability for persons applying for permit to use blasting materials;
  • Regulating the storage, movement, sales and use of blasting materials and pyrotechnics;
  • Maintaining an up-to-date register of explosives licences and permits; and manage an explosives database;
  • Developing guidelines for explosives magazine construction, explosives manufacture and packaging, storage, transport and use of commercial explosives;
  • Evaluation and give recommendations on environmental impact assessment reports related to explosives and blasting licensing, in liaison with other relevant stakeholders;
  • Controlling and preventing adverse environmental effects resulting from blasting operations such as dust, air-blast (noise), ground vibrations and others;
  • Conducting surveillance on importation, movement, storage, sale and use of commercial explosives and pyrotechnics;
  • Investigation of explosives accidents and incidents, in liaison with other relevant stakeholders provide technical advice and assistance during incidence and accidents related to commercial explosives to protect life and property; and 
  • Reviewing and approving of blasting designs, parameters, magazines designs and site plans;
  • Providing directions on packaging of various types of commercial explosives by the manufacturer;
  • Reviewing and approving plans on safe storage, transportation and disposal of commercial explosives; and
  • Provision of advisory technical services on handling of and access to commercial explosives to protect public safety, property and environment in liaison with other relevant authorities

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served for a minimum period of ten (10) years, three (3) of which must be at the grade of Senior Superintending Inspector of Explosives, CSG 8 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • A Bachelor degree in the following fields: – Explosives Science/Engineering, Mining Engineering, Environmental Science/ Engineering chemistry and Physics from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • A practical knowledge in safe handling and disposal of explosives to specific standards; and
  • Be well versed with both local and international guidelines for safe use of explosives.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK) on to apply

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