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BOC looking for more than 1,000 staff

ID-10024442The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is opening 1,056 job vacancies in first and second level positions for the agency’s various offices across the country.

“By filling up these vacancies, we will be able to provide a faster and better standard of service for importers, exporters and the public dealing with Customs,” Customs commissioner John Sevilla said in a statement.

Each day, there are more than 3,000 entries and over 6,000 individual items on 4,000 containers arriving into the country. “In order to facilitate these transactions we need additional manpower,” Sevilla said.

Presently, there are only 3,600 employees in BOC tasked to accomplish “a lot of mandates” and the lack of manpower is further aggravated by natural attrition due to retirement, resignation, death, as well as dropping from the rolls, and dismissal from service, Sevilla said.

Available job positions include: Customs Operations Officer (COPO) I, II, III, and IV, (Salary Grade [SG] 10, 11, 13, 16, and 18 respectively); and Administrative Officer I, II, III, IV, and V (SG 10, 11, 15, and 18 respectively). The complete list of job vacancies as well as the application procedure is available at the BOC website www.customs.gov.ph. Deadline for submission of application is August 6.

In order to properly screen the applications, BOC issued new guidelines in the hiring and selection of personnel under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 15-2014.

The CMO has simplified the hiring and selection process, according to the BOC. It also streamlined the process of promotion for employees with first and second level positions.

Applicants with relatives in the BOC up to the fourth degree of consanguinity are barred from applying for any position in the bureau. This is in accordance with the Administrative Code (Executive Order No. 292) which prohibits nepotism.

All applicants will be screened by the newly formed BOC Personnel Selection Boards, chaired by new Deputy Commissioner for Internal Administration Group Atty. Arturo Lachica.

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