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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.



Clerical Officer Recruitment Campaign Open

Closing Date: 12pm, Tuesday, April 30th 2019

The Civil Service is currently recruiting Clerical Officers in County Dublin. 

As a Clerical Officer in the Civil Service, you may work in one of the main Departments of Government or one of the many Offices of the State.

The nature of the work carried out by clerical staff may vary depending on the business being conducted by the employing organisation. The following reflects the typical duties you may be required to undertake: 

  • General clerical work e.g. filing, photocopying, answering/making telephone calls, dealing with emails, reception desk duties, etc. under the supervision of a designated manager
  • Supporting line-managers and colleagues
  • Working as part of a team in delivering services
  • Communicating and dealing with the public/customers e.g. responding to queries and providing information face-to-face, by telephone or via email
  • Providing the highest quality standards in customer service
  • Using Information Technology on a daily basis, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and internet
  • Maintaining high quality records in a thorough and organised manner
  • Checking all work thoroughly to ensure it is completed to a high standard
  • Carrying out routine accounts work
  • Approaching work in a careful and methodical manner, displaying accuracy at all times, even when conducting routine/repetitive work.
Entry Requirements and Eligibility

Candidates must, on the closing date of 30th April 2019:

  • have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role;
  • be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard;
  • have a good general level of education;
  • be at least 17 years of age on or before the closing date of 30th April 2019;
  • fulfil Citizenship, Health & Character, Garda Vetting & Security Clearance and Reference 
  • ensure that they meet the criteria regarding Public & Civil Service Redundancy/ Ill Health Retirement Schemes 
Download the Candidate Information Booklet for full details.

Applications must be made online through www.publicjobs.ie 

The Public Appointments Service will establish a panel of suitably qualified individuals to fill vacancies which may arise in the Civil Service within County Dublin only.

Closing Date for Applications Tuesday, 30th April 2019 at 12 noon.

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