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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.



Clerical Officer Competition Now Open *CLOSED*

Closing date is 3pm on Thursday 5th July 2018

Clerical Officer Competition Now Open *CLOSED*

The Clerical Officer competition (nationwide excluding Co. Dublin) is now live. Closing date is 3pm on Thursday, 5th July 2018

Applications are invited from individuals who wish to be considered for a Clerical Officer role in the Civil Service.

Typical duties you may be required to undertake, if appointed, include:

  • 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.
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate.

In certain instances positions may arise where specialist skills or experience is required e.g. accounts, language skills, typing skills, etc. Suitable candidates may be selected for the purpose of filling such vacancies.

Please see Information Booklet for further information and details on how to apply.

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