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Civilian Conservation Corps Staff - Introduction

The administrative staff of the Civilian Conservation Corps comprises of active and retired members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, under the guidance of the Specialised Youth Service Programmes (S.Y.S.P.), as mandated by the Cabinet.

 

The CCC is administered by a Programme Director (Major C. Richardson) and a team of coordinating staff located at CCC headquarters in Beetham Gardens, Trinidad. This team is responsible for five (5) functional areas of the CCC:
- Operations and Training
- Human Resources
- Public Relations and Marketing
- Finance and Logistics
- Information, Communications and Technology

 

Each of the eight (8) regions - North-East, North-Central, North-West, Central, South-East, South-Central, South-West, and Tobago (click here for location info and/or to contact us) - is spearheaded by a Regional Manager, along with a Regional Coordinator, Regional Administrative Officer, Regional Logistics Officer and at least one Driver. Each region is further divided into detachments - with each detachment being led by a Detachment Commander - and even further into teams - with each team being led by a Team Commander and an Assistant Team Commander.

 

Specific responsibilities of each member of staff mentioned above are detailed below. If you're interested in applying for any of the positions, or if you would like to find out about other positions within the Civilian Conservation Corps, please call the Human Resources department at (868) 623-0745.

 

CCC Staff Positions and Responsibilities

Regional Managers

Regional Managers are responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of their region. In particular, they:
- coordinate staff activities,
- create and maintain a disciplined working environment that is conducive to training and development,
- coach and mentor staff members and trainees if need be,
- ensure that the highest levels of professionalism are maintained during training,
- keep proper records of all staff members and trainees,
- monitor the performance of staff and trainees and make relevant recommendations,
- report any acts of indiscipline immediately,
- secure all CCC property, and ensure that all resources under their charge are effectively utilised,
- establish, develop and maintain professional relationships with County Councilors, Heads of Government Departments, NGO’s and others,
- create and maintain on-the-job training, job placement, and community-based project opportunities for trainees,
- ensure that all projects undertaken are completed within the training cycle, and all reports and returns submitted to CCC Headquarters on time.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

1. Certificate at level 3 in accordance with the Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualifications Framework.
2. At least 5 years experience at a supervisory level in a training environment or record of proven success in a similar appointment.

Core Competencies:

1. Leadership: Proven ability in motivating, coaching and mentoring staff and especially, young trainees.
2. Communications: Excellent oral and written skills, as well as the ability to prepare reports in a clear and concise manner.
3. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with staff members and trainees, and interact with divisional heads of Government Departments, NGO’s and other organisations within his/her region.

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Regional Coordinators

These individuals must ensure that all training sessions are delivered in a professional manner that is conducive to optimal learning and development. Specifically, they must:
- assist the Regional Manager in identifying and initiating contacts with various training facilities, businesses and other organisations throughout their region in accordance with the syllabus developed by the CCC,
- evaluate trainees’ performance and maintain records of their progress,
- advise the Regional Manager in selecting trainees for on-the-job training and job placement,
- manage projects undertaken by the region and prepare timely reports on the progress and completion of all projects undertaken,
- perform any other programme-related tasks the Regional Manager may assign,
- foster a sense of team spirit and camaraderie amongst trainees whilst maintaining a high level of discipline and professionalism.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

1. Certificate at level 3 in accordance with the Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualifications Framework.
2. At least 5 years experience at a supervisory level in a training environment or proven success record in a similar appointment.

Core Competencies:

1. Leadership: Proven ability in motivating young adults, and particularly in promoting and maintaining the desire to learn.
2. Communications: Excellent oral and written skills, as well as the ability to impart information and give lectures in a manner that is easy to learn.
3. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with staff members and trainees, and interact with divisional heads of Government Departments, NGO’s and other organisations for the purpose of acquiring on-the-job training, job placement, and community projects for the programme.

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Regional Administrative Officers

Administrative Officers are responsible for the administrative and clerical functions of their region, and must provide clerical support to Regional Managers and their staff. Specifically, they must:
- establish and maintain staff and trainee records with respect to attendance, separation, and termination,
- establish and maintain profiles on trainees’ performance throughout the cycle’s duration,
- establish and maintain records of on-the-job placement for trainees, and post job placements,
- submit all reports and returns on time and with a high level of accuracy,
- submit in a timely manner to the Finance Officer accurate Time Sheets of trainees’ attendance,
- perform any other programme-related tasks the Regional Managers or Regional Coordinators may assign.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

1. Certificate at level 3 in accordance with the Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualifications Framework.
2. At least 5 years experience at a supervisory level in an administrative environment or record of proven success in a similar appointment.

Core Competencies:

1. Leadership: High level of discipline with the ability to motivate others in a dynamic environment.
2. Communications: Excellent oral and written skills, as well as the ability to prepare reports in a clear and concise manner.
3. Interpersonal Skills: Must be an excellent team player with the ability to interact and maintain strong relationships with members of staff.

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Regional Logistics Officers

Logistics Officers must provide Regional Managers with all aspects of logistics in support of the region's function, particularly as they pertain to stores, facilities, and transportation management. Specifically, they must:
- establish and maintain stock and inventory records, and other related documents,
- maintain the region’s property and vehicles,
- be responsible and accountable for all material and equipment issued to the region,
- ensure that all equipment are properly stored and secured in accordance with Ministry of National Security standards,
- perform preventative and predictive maintenance programmes,
- ensure that correct procedures are followed in any procurement processes,
- provide any logistical support for training and projects that the region may participate in or undertake,
- perform any other programme-related tasks the Regional Managers or Regional Coordinators may assign.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

1. Certificate at level 3 in accordance with the Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualifications Framework.
2. At least 5 years experience at a supervisory level in a logistics environment or record of proven success in a similar appointment.
3. Must have a working knowledge of Government Procurement Procedures.

Core Competencies:

1. Leadership: High level of discipline with a strong conviction for accountability and a strong capacity for problem solving.
2. Communications: Excellent oral and written skills, as well as the ability to prepare reports in a clear and concise manner.
3. Interpersonal Skills: Must be an excellent team player with the ability to interact, instruct and impart knowledge to young adults.

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Drivers

Drivers must safely transport staff, trainees and/or stores, equipment, supplies or other related items to the intended destination. They must also:
- clean, maintain, secure and safely drive the vehicles under their charge,
- maintain all tools and equipment assigned to them and/or issued with the vehicles,
- perform any duties issued to them by the Regional Logistics Officer,
- adhere to any instructions for drivers that are laid out by the Transport Department,
- perform any other programme-related tasks the Regional Manager or Logistics Officer may assign.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

Certificate at level 2 in accordance with the Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualifications Framework.

Core Competencies:

1. Leadership: High level of discipline with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
2. Interpersonal Skills: Must have a pleasant personality and be people oriented.

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Detachment Commanders

Detachment Commanders are responsible for leading and managing the day-to-day functions of their Detachment, and coordinating its activities. They must also:
- ensure that all Team Commanders and Assistant Team Commanders within their Detachment perform their duties efficiently and responsibly,
- evaluate trainees’ performance and maintain records of their progress,
- advise the Regional Manager in selecting trainees for on-the-job training and job placement,
- manage projects undertaken by the region and prepare timely reports on the progress and completion of all projects undertaken,
- assist the Regional Manager in identifying and initiating contacts with Heads of Government Departments, NGO’s and other organisations for the specific purpose of procuring on-the-job training and job placement,
- perform any other programme-related tasks the Regional Manager may assign,
- provide Team Commanders and Assistant Team Commanders with clear directions as to the intended outcome of training and projects undertaken,
- maintain a disciplined work environment.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

1. Certificate at level 2 in accordance with the Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualifications Framework.
2. At least 5 years experience at an equivalent supervisory level in a similar work environment or record of proven success in a similar appointment.

Core Competencies:

1. Leadership: Proven ability in motivating subordinates and young adults, and acting as a role model.
2. Communications: Excellent oral and written skills.
3. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with superiors, peers, subordinates, trainers and trainees, and interact with divisional heads of Government Departments, NGO’s and other organisations for the purpose of on-the-job training, job placement, and community projects.

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Team Commanders & Assistant Team Commanders

Team Commanders are, in a nutshell, the direct supervisors and leaders of the trainees on a day-to-day basis. In addition to supervising a team of CCC trainees in a professional manner, they must also:
- ensure that their trainees adhere to the code of discipline for the programme,
- conduct training and other activities in a manner that is conductive to learning and development,
- prepare and submit time sheets for their trainees to the Detachment Commander within the stipulated time,
- prepare and submit reports of trainees’ performance and progress,
- submit weekly Project Progress Reports to the Detachment Commander within the stipulated time,
- perform any other programme-related tasks the Detachment Commander or Regional Manager may assign.

Minimim Education/Experience Required:

1. Certificate at level 2 in accordance with the Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualifications Framework.
2. At least 5 years experience at equivalent supervisory level in a disciplined work environment or record of proven success in a similar appointment.

Core Competencies:

1. Leadership: Ability to act as a role model, motivate and inspire young adults to achieve their goals.
2. Communications: Must be able to speak and write effectively.
3. Interpersonal Skills: Must be people oriented.
4. Physical Fitness: Should be physically fit in order to meet the rigours and demands of the programme.

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