Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima has instructed the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) to fast-track the filling up of the bureau’s 197 vacant positions as part of the DOF’s revenue agency reform and modernization program.
“We are re-energizing the BLGF by hiring more young and competent individuals committed to public service so we can improve the quality of our supervision of the revenue operations of all local government units (LGUs). As a percentage of GDP, LGU revenues have fallen from 0.9% in 2009 to 0.8% in 2012. The BLGF has much to do to help LGUs improve their fiscal performance,” Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima noted.
The filling up of positions had been authorized by the Department of Budget and Management in December 2014 to implement the BLGF’s approved Rationalization Plan and Notice of Organization, Staffing, and Compensation Action.
The BLGF, with 15 regional offices, is the technical and administrative arm of the DOF in supervising local treasury and assessment operations of the 81 provinces, 144 cities, and 1,490 municipalities.
“The Secretary has set his agenda for us, so we want to recruit the best possible personnel to be part of the BLGF,” OIC Executive Director Salvador M. Del Castilllo emphasized.
The BLGF is now receiving applications for the 153 vacant first and second level positions.
Among the key positions that will be filled in the BLGF Central Office are five Division Chiefs (Salary Grade [SG] 24-25), and six SG 22 positions, namely, Financial Analyst IV, Local Assessment Operations Officer IV, Local Treasury Operations Officer IV, Supervising Administrative Officer, Supervising Administrative Officer, and Supervising Tax Specialist. These SG 22 positions are also available in 22 vacancies in various regional offices.
In addition, there are 40 vacant SG 18 positions (10 Central, 30 Regional), 35 vacant SG 15 positions (10 Central, 24 Regional), 5 vacant SG 14 positions (all Regional), 25 vacant SG 11 positions (4 Central, 21 Regional), and 16 vacant positions under SG 8-10.
Applicants must submit personally or by mail the following documents to the BLGF, with office address located at 8F EDPC Building, BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila:
§ Application letter addressed to Atty. Salvador M. Del Castillo, OIC Executive Director;
§ Personal Data Sheet (PDS) per CSC Form 212 (Revised 2005);
§ NSO Birth Certificate;
§ Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Civil Service Commission, Professional Regulation Commission, or Supreme Court, as appropriate;
§ Transcript of Records and Diploma;
§ Relevant certificates of trainings and seminars attended, if any; and
§ Performance Rating Report for the last two (2) rating periods for those who are already working in government offices.
The deadline for the submission of application for first and second level positions is on February 16, 2015.
For third level positions, three director positions are vacant in the BLGF Central Office, while the Regional Director position is vacant in 13 BLGF regional offices. Applicants for director positions must submit their application letter directly to the Secretary of Finance, with office address located at 6F DOF Building, BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
The complete list of job vacancies is available at www.blgf.gov.ph/downloads/