Our Mission!

To create and promote a safe, efficient and reliable sea traffic and air traffic system for St. Maarten and its citizens. For this, we are looking for a:

Legal Advisor

Tasks consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepares, implements and manages shipping laws and regulations as well as monitors the compliance with these laws and regulations;
  • Initiates the creation or amendments of regulation and proposes legal texts and policies and advisory notes on and advises about the effectiveness and feasibility;
  • Conducts research and studies and analyzes case law in the field of international law, administrative law, international criminal law and the civil law in conjunction with maritime issues and looks for links between the various jurisdictions;
  • Coordinates the national laws and regulations with other ministries, the administrative authorities of the island regions, independent administrative bodies and private bodies who deal with those laws and regulations;
  • Advises on applications for Maritime related business requests.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree, with more than 2 years relevant professional work experience;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in both the English & Dutch language;
  • Experience in project management, problem solving and research skills;
  • High level of working independently, as well as in a group dynamic;
  • Policy development, implementation & evaluation on a broad and complex field of subject matters;
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.


Salary range: minimum NAf. 5,092.00 to maximum NAf. 9,821.00. Salary based on experience and qualifications, within the established salary range, plus a benefits package that includes vacation, pension (age 25 or older) and medical coverage.


If you are the right candidate for this position above, kindly submit your application letter and resume no later than March 28, 2022 to:

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunication (TEZVT)
Soualuga Road 1, Pond Island
Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Attn: Louis Halley ([email protected])
CC: c[email protected] and [email protected]

For further information about the vacancy, please contact Mr. Louis Halley via telephone 1721-549 0220.

About Department of Civil Aviation, Shipping and Maritime Affairs- St. Maarten

Who we are?

The Department of Civil Aviation and Shipping and Maritime primary obligations are to promote, develop and regulate civil aviation and maritime activities in the best interest of St. Maarten. The aim of the department is to comply with international standards to ensure the progress of civil aviation and Maritime network and services, which would fulfill users demand resulting in tourism promotion and national economic growth