Chief Valuation Officer - Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands (KY)
CI $80,832 - $108,720 PER ANNUM
04 May 2018
23 May 2018
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture & Lands

Reference: VEO/01
Salary:  CI $80,832 - $108,720 per annum

(US$1=CI$ .84)


The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory with a population of c63,000 and is located approx. 450 miles south of Florida, USA. The islands enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean. Following the Cadastral survey of the early/mid 1970’s, titles to all land are registered under a Torrens-based system.

The Department comprises five Sections all linked by a common involvement in land. These are Land Registry, National Geographic Information Systems (NGIS), Valuation & Estates Office, Land Survey and Administration & Finance.

The Chief Valuation Officer heads the Valuation and Estate Office.  Reporting to The Director, the postholder will be responsible for a myriad of Valuation and Estates Office matters. These Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Formulate and implement policy in relation to all land/property matters for Department, Ministry and Government.
  • Undertake the more complex and contentious valuations/acquisitions as directed by The Director, Ministry and Cabinet.
  • Develop and implement procedures to enhance the productivity of the Valuation Office.
  • Interact with Ministry and other Government entities to derive efficiencies in the Crown estate.

In addition to the above (and as part of the Senior Management Team) the post holder will assist The Director with annual budget preparation as it relates to the Valuation & Estates Office Section.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate should possess as a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Valuation/Estate Management (or equivalent) with a minimum of 10 years post-degree experience in a broad spectrum of professional work, with a minimum of 5 of those years being in a senior position with significant management responsibilities. Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Valuation Faculty/ MRICS or FRICS) or equivalent is also a prerequisite.

General computer literacy and excellent keyboard skills are required and knowledge of and expertise in the ESRI suite of GIS products would be useful. Excellent skills with MS Excel are required.

Benefits will be determined in accordance with the Public Service Management Law (2018) and Regulations (2017), the Public Service Pensions Law (2017 Revision) and the CINICO Health Plan, which includes non-contributory pension and health benefits.

The contract period is 2 years, renewable pending satisfactory performance review.


Lands & Survey Department
Government Admin Building, 133 Elgin Avenue,
P.O. Box 1089,
Grand Cayman, KY1-1102
Cayman Islands
Fax: (345) 949-2187   

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