CITY OF LEGAZPI – The regional office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Bicol is hiring 126 people to fill various vacancies from this week until July 10.
In a statement on Sunday, Geri Buensalida, spokesperson for DAR-Bicol, said the agency has 117 entry-level and nine promotion positions that are expected to be filled this year.
“These include Agrarian Reform Program Technologists (ARPT-SG10) for entry level positions, while Prosecutor IV (SG23), Administrator III (AO III-SG14), Engineer II (SG16),), Senior Agrarian Reform Program Technologist (SARPT-SG14), Agrarian Reform Program Officer I (ARPO I-SG11) and Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (ARPO II-SG15) are promotion, ”he said.
In 2019, the agency hired 130 ARPTs, who were assigned to various municipal land reform offices across Bicol.
Buensalida said provincial offices will interview 325 qualified candidates who have passed the DAR qualifying exam for entry-level positions. The interview times are as follows: Camarines Sur I (July 1-2 and July 5-9), Albay (July 5-7), Camarines Sur II (July 6-8), Masbate (July 6-7), Sorsogon (July 7-9) and Camarines Norte (July 9-10).
“Those who applied for the promotion positions, however, still have to take the promotion exam to qualify. The exam will take place in July,” he said.
Rodrigo Realubit, regional director of DAR, said they would base admissions decisions on academic criteria and special skills, such as applicants’ abilities and potential to work in fields and communities.
“The interviews, as well as any other information they provide, will help in the assessment of their applications,” he said.
Candidates who performed well on exams and passed interviews would most likely be invited to the regional selection and promotion committee for a final interview either later this month or early next month, Realubit said.
He noted that DAR still needs additional manpower, especially technical staff to work in land acquisition and farmland documentation under the land tenure improvement divisions and offices. municipal agrarian reform in the provinces of Bicol.
“We continue to prepare our workforce for the impending and more sensitive implementation of the government’s land reform agenda. We still have over 167,113 hectares of farmland to distribute to qualified beneficiaries in the months and years to come, ”Realubit said.
The DAR is also required to help beneficiaries of land reform to make the land entrusted to them as productive as possible, he added.
The Department of Budget and Management and the Civil Service Commission have approved the filling of the said vacancies in the region, the statement said. (ANP)