Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board – County Director (Physical Planning).

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Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancies:

County Director (Physical Planning).



ADVERT NO. 22/2021/2022

Salary scale: Ksh.115, 290 x 5,770 – 121,060 x 6,050 – 127,110 x 6,240 – 133,350 x 6,420 – 139,770 x 6,610 – 146,380 x6, 790 – 153,170 p.m. 

The Director Physical Planning will be responsible to the Chief Officer, Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development for planning, coordination, implementation and development control of urban and rural physical development in the County.

Specific duties and responsibilities

 (i) Coordinating  key  result  areas  such  as  planning  and  management  of  Border business hub, new town planning and implementation, urban areas planning and  implementation,  cities  and  metropolitan  planning  and  implementation, county planning, inter-county (regional) planning, development control;

(ii) Overseeing  the  formulation  of  physical  planning  manuals,  standards  and guidelines;  coordinating  research  on  matters  relating  to  strategic  national projects and programmes, human settlement patterns, urbanization patterns, urban sprawl and emerging methodologies, issues and trends;

(iii) Coordinating  preparation  of  county,  metropolitan,  regional,  urban  and  rural physical development plans;

(iv) Formulating strategies of annual state of physical planning reports;

(v) Monitoring  and  evaluation  of  physical  planning  projects/programmes  at  the county and national levels. 

In  addition,  the  Director  will  be  in  charge  of  preparing  and  implementing  strategic plans  and  annual  work  plans;  and  facilitating  continuous  professional  development and deployment of staff in the directorate.

Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must: –

(i) Have served in the grade of Senior Assistant Director of Physical Planning for a minimum period of three (3) years. 

(ii) Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Physical Planning; Urban  and  Regional  Planning,  Urban  Planning  or  Town  Planning  from  a recognized institution; 

(iii) Have  a  Masters  degree  in  Physical  Planning;  Urban  and  Regional  Planning, Urban  Planning,  Regional  Planning  or  Town  Planning  from  a  recognized Institution; 

(iv) Be a member of Kenya Institute of Planners;

(v) Have  a  certificate  in  Strategic  Leadership  Development  Programme  (SLDP) lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution; 

(vi) Have a certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution;

 (vii) Have proven administrative ability and professional competence necessary for the effective performance of work at this level. 

(viii)  Demonstrated managerial and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national policies, goals, objectives and ability to relate them to the Physical Planning function; 

(ix) Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Terms of Service: Contract/ P&P


A  duly  filled  CPSB.1  (2020)  form,  written  application,  CV,  copies  of  certificates, testimonials and National Identity Card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side, the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary,

Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board

P.O. Box 4210, 30200


CPSB.1 (2020) form can be downloaded at

For  a  candidate  to  meet  the  requirements  of  Chapter  6  of  the  Constitution,

he/she must have the following clearances: 

  1. Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID); 
  2. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  3. A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  4. A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC); and
  5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

 Copies of the above certificates MUST be attached to the applications for Job Groups H and above.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Trans Nzoia County Public Service Board does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Our official communication channels are email address or and phone number: 0713635352, 0110005315 only.

All  applications  should  reach  the  Board  Secretary,  Trans-Nzoia  County  Public  Service Board, Board’s Offices situated after Mt. Elgon Hospital next to the Kenya Red  Cross Offices on or before 26th November, 2021.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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