The island of St. Eustatius is geographically located, in the Caribbean Sea and is known as a friendly and tranquil island. We have worked hard to create and maintain protected areas of natural beauty both on land and at sea, and our historic capital, Oranjestad, is delightful tranquil. Our island is five miles long and two miles wide and is home to over 3100 people. We are located in the Leeward Islands chain as one of the Dutch Caribbean islands.  

The Executive Council of the Public Entity, St. Eustatius, wishes to come in contact with candidates who are interested in the following function: Unit Manager Security (1fte) - Vac.03-2020.

Organization The Public entity of St. Eustatius employs 170 people, divided in 3 bureaus and 4 directories; Social, Economy, Nature & Infrastructure, Business Operations & Client Services and Transport. The organization is in a change process and continuously in development. “The roadmap” to Statia is designed with the objectives for the various departments. The focus is on improving the quality of life, accessibility of the island, fighting poverty and economic development of the island. The last few years the government worked on different projects like improving the infrastructure, building a new airport terminal, job center, strong roots program, training- and development program and a strong financial management. We have recent commenced and we will continue executing these projects to keep continuing to improve the life on St. Eustatius. The focus will be on a further professionalization of the organization through clear processes, procedures and accountability.  
The cluster Transport is one of the vital clusters for the island containing the two ports. The cluster Transport has 42 fte and is divided in the unit: Airport, Harbor and Security. The unit Security facilitates the Airport and the Harbor with security services. At the moment the unit has an interim manager Security, three supervisors and 19 security officers.  

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The Unit Manager Security is accountable for overseeing the execution of task of all security officers and supervisors and makes decisions in compliance with the instructions, legislation and regulations. The (inter) national safety rules and regulations are becoming stricter and the Unit manager Security has to keep the team up-to-date with all the current and new developments and function requirements. Therefore, the Security manager must take preventive and repressive measures. The Security team has to be service oriented, within the boundaries, and a complaint has to be handled as a case to improve.


The main tasks of the manager Security are:

x managing the unit; responsible for the planning and coordination of operations, sets priorities, guides, and implements changes and renewal;

x delegates, monitors and supervises the progress, integrity, efficiency and quality of the services performed;

x ensures that all security officers are certified and up to date;

x ensures that the Manuel and work instructions are up-to-date and performed in the manner described;

x responsible for coordination and execution of mandatory security & safety trainings; 

x gives input for the year planning and budget;

x Minimal 3 years’ experience in management;

x Flexible, the Security department is operational 24 hours;

x Experienced in making policies executable;

x Strong communicative skills in English and Dutch;  

Competences: coaching, empathy, change management, integer, political and administrative sensitive, organizational and cultural sensitive. 

Working conditions:

The function is equivalent to scale 10 on the salary scale, with a minimum of gross $ 3,159.47 to a maximum of gross $ 4,183.93 per month with a 39,5-hour irregular workweek. Salary scaling is based on experience and education.  Internal candidates with equal suitability have preference for appointment.   


You are invited to respond in writing no later than May 31st, 2020. 

Openbaar Lichaam Sint Eustatius
Employment Type
Salary and benefits
Salary range min. USD 3,159 and max. USD 4,183
US$3200 to US$4200 Per Month
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
At least One (1) year
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