In Summary - Civil Service - Staff Officer
Intermediate role in a government department reporting to the Executive Officer.
Civil Service - Staff Officers typically work in the following Career Sectors:
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The Work - Civil Service - Staff Officer
Interests - Civil Service - Staff Officer
This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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.
The competencies required for the Staff Officer role in the public services are as follows:
Thinking Analysis/ Problem Solving
- Accurately gathers information required and presents it clearly;
- demonstrates thoroughness and accuracy in tracking back information.
- Considers issues thoroughly before making proposals/ recommendations.
- Handles and manipulates numerical information.
Decision Making & Judgment
- Evaluates information available before making decisions.
- Follows through on decisions made, taking responsibility where appropriate.
People - Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Demonstrates tact and diplomacy when dealing with others, treats others with respect and builds rapport by remaining polite and approachable at all times with others.
- Team-working Team Facilitation; Empowers team members to work towards team goals using a balance of participation, guidance and devolved decision making.
Results Planning & Managing Resources
- Plans and prioritises to meet targets, delegates work appropriately, monitors and reviews progress against plans and develops contingency plans to ensure targets are met.
Managing & Developing People Getting the Best from Others;
- Supervises others by providing clear direction and monitoring performance and attendance.
- Provides coaching and development when required.
- Delegates tasks, distributes work fairly and treats others consistently.
- Values and rewards the contribution of others.
- Demonstrates commitment to meeting the needs of both internal and external customers in an efficient and effective way.
Commitment to Quality Results
- Strives to achieve quality by checking and monitoring work for accuracy and ensuring guidelines and procedures are followed.
Personal Self Awareness, Development & Confidence
- Is committed to developing own knowledge base and applies this.
Flexibility & Change Orientation
- Shows openness and a willingness to adopt new ways of working and involves others in change.
- Implements change.
Entry Requirements - Civil Service - Staff Officer
Last Updated: April, 2015
Pay & Salary - Civil Service - Staff Officer
Salary Range (thousands per year)* 34k - 46k
Last Updated: April, 2015
* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Labour Market Updates - Civil Service - Staff Officer
No shortages have been identified for this occupation.
National Skills Bulletin 2018