The Environment Protection Department of Punjab has recently announced 26 job openings for the position of Assistant Director. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with a passion for environmental sciences, engineering, and management to contribute to the preservation and conservation of the environment in Punjab. The positions are on a contract basis for a period of three years. In this article, we will delve into the qualifications, application process, and key details related to these government jobs.
|Posting Date:||18th July 2023|
|Type of Employment:||Contract|
|Department Name:||Environment Protection Department|
|Place of Posting:||Anywhere in Punjab|
|Last Date to Apply:||31st July 2023|
The Environment Protection Department is offering 26 Assistant Director positions to candidates with a background in environmental sciences, engineering, and management. These positions provide an excellent opportunity for talented individuals to contribute their skills and expertise towards environmental conservation and sustainable development in Punjab.
Prescribed Qualifications and Experience:
To be eligible for the Assistant Director position, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
- M.Sc / B.S in Environmental Sciences: Candidates should have obtained a second division M.Sc or B.S degree in Environmental Sciences from a recognized university.
- B.Sc in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering: Another pathway to eligibility is a second division B.Sc degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering from a recognized university.
- Master’s Degree in Environmental Management or equivalent: Candidates with a second division Master’s Degree in Environmental Management or its equivalent from a recognized university are also eligible for the position.
Age Limit, Gender, Domicile, and Place of Posting:
The age limits for male and female candidates are as follows:
- Male Candidates: The age limit is 18 to 28 years, with a relaxation of 5 years, making it 33 years.
- Female Candidates: The age limit is 18 to 28 years, with a relaxation of 8 years, making it 36 years.
Gender and Domicile: Both male and female candidates from anywhere in Punjab are eligible to apply.
Place of Posting: Successful candidates will be posted anywhere in Punjab.
Syllabus for Written Examination/Test (if held):
The written examination/test will be of MCQ type with 100 marks and a duration of 90 minutes. The syllabus is divided as follows:
- Environmental Sciences – 15%
- Environmental Management – 15%
- Environmental Engineering – 15%
- Chemical Engineering – 15%
- Agricultural Engineering – 15%
- General ability, including General Knowledge, Pakistan Studies, Current Affairs, Geography, Basic Mathematics, English, Urdu, Everyday Science & Basic Computer Studies – 25%
General Instructions for Applicants of Environment Protection Department Jobs:
Applicants should take note of the following instructions before applying for the Assistant Director position:
- Application Fee: Details regarding the application fee and payment methods can be found on the PPSC website (www.ppsc.gop.pk).
- Age Concession for Employees of Semi-Government and Autonomous Bodies: Employees of Semi-Government and Autonomous Bodies of the Federal or Provincial Government, as well as those of Local Bodies, are not entitled to age concession during their service period.
- Equivalence Certificate for Foreign/Local Qualifications: Candidates claiming equivalence to the prescribed qualification must submit an equivalence certificate issued by the Competent Authority of HEC/PMDC/PMC/PEC & QEDC of the concerned Administrative Department.
- Experience from Private Firms/Entities: Candidates claiming experience from private firms/entities must provide proof of registration of the firm/entity with SECP, Registrar of Firms, or any other Regulatory Authority.
- Departmental Permission Certificate/NOC: Candidates must apply for a Departmental Permission Certificate/NOC in their concerned departments immediately after applying for a specific post.
- Registration in Relevant Bodies: Applicants must ensure they have obtained/applied for registration in PEC/PNC/PMDC/PMC/PVMC or other relevant bodies for a Registration Certificate on or before the Closing Date.
- Providing Marks Obtained/Total Marks or Percentage Certificate: Candidates must provide marks obtained/total marks or percentage certificates of all degrees issued by the Competent Authority at the time of the interview. CGPA is not acceptable.
- Authentic Information: Candidates should only rely on information available on the PPSC’s official website (www.ppsc.gop.pk) and avoid trusting any other sources.
- Shorthand, Typing & Proficiency Tests: Shorthand tests and typing & proficiency tests, if required, will be held only in Lahore.
- Variation in Number of Posts: In case of any variation (increase/decrease) in the number of posts by the concerned department, no fresh applications will be invited.
- Fee Payment Methods: Applicants are advised to deposit fees online through ATMs, Mobile Phone Banking, Internet Banking, Over the counter (by visiting the nearest *1Link Member Banks Branches), Jazz Cash, Easy Paisa, U Paisa, and other available micro-finance banks.
If you have a passion for environmental sciences, engineering, or management and are looking for a challenging career opportunity, don’t miss this chance to become an Assistant Director in the Environmental Protection Department. Ensure that you fulfill the prescribed qualifications and follow the application guidelines on the PPSC website (www.ppsc.gop.pk) before the closing date.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- Q: How can I apply for the Assistant Director position in the Environmental Protection Department?
- Applicants can apply online through the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) website (www.ppsc.gop.pk) before the closing date of 31 July 2023.
- Q: Are there any age relaxations for female candidates applying for the Assistant Director position?
- Yes, female candidates are eligible for an age relaxation of 8 years, making the age limit 18 to 28+8 = 36 years.
- Q: Is the Assistant Director position open for both males and females?
- Yes, the position is open to both male and female candidates from anywhere in Punjab.