The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments;

Ministry Of Public Service, Youth And Gender Affairs

No of Positions: 250

POSTS – 159/2020

Basic Salary    –  Kshs. 24,580 – Kshs. 32,760 p.m  (CSG 12) House Allowance   – Depends on the station Deployed in Commuter Allowance  – Ksh.   4,000 Per Month Leave    –  30 Days Per Annum

Terms of Service Three (3) year Contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, mean grade C- (minus) with at least C (plain) in English or Kiswahili language or its equivalent qualification.
  • a Diploma in Secretarial studies from the Kenya National Examinations Council;

OR Business Education Single and Group Certificates (BES & GC) from the Kenya National Examinations Council in the following subjects:

  • Typewriting III (50 w.p.m)/Computerized Document Processing III;
  • Shorthand II (minimum 80 w.p.m);
  • Business English II/Communications I;
  • Office Practice II;
  • Secretarial Duties II
  • Commerce II;
  • Office Management III/Office Administration and Management III.

Duties and responsibilities include:

This is an entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the supervision of a senior officer.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include: 

  • taking oral dictation;
  • word and data processing;
  • managing e-office;
  • ensuring security of office equipment, documents and records
  • maintaining an up-to-date filing system in the office;
  • operating office equipment;
  • managing office protocol
  • handling telephone calls and appointments;
  • supervision of office cleanliness; and
  • undertaking any other office administrative duties that may be assigned.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: or jobs portal:

Please Note:

  1. Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
  2. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  3. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  4. The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
  5. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
  6. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
  7. Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

Applications should reach the Commission on or before 6th July 2020 latest by 5.00 pm (East African Time).

Interested and qualified? Go to Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK) on to apply