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Civil Service - Clerical Officer

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€21k > 38 
Civil Service - Clerical Officer
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€21 - 38 
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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.
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Assists Senior Officers with clerical work in a government department.


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Clerical Officers may be engaged in drafting letters, asking for or giving factual information, making and checking calculations, analysing reports, preparing, scrutinising and verifying documents, statistics, records, etc. They may also be engaged in operating office equipment such as computer terminals, photocopiers and fax machines etc. They may deal with enquiries at a reception desk and answer telephone calls.

 


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You should be methodical and careful in your work. Some clerical duties can be repetitive, so you must be comfortable with this and able to keep your concentration and accuracy at all times.  
 
Good organisational skills are needed, for example, to manage filing systems.  
 
Good literacy and number skills will be important, for example, when completing forms or composing straightforward letters.  
 
Good communication skills, both written and verbal are desirable in a clerical officer, as well as teamwork and customer service.

View the Competency Framework for Clerical Officers in the Public Service here


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Recruitment of Clerical Officers takes place through the Public Appointments Service - publicjobs.ie. 

The recruitment and promotion moratorium that has been place since 2009 in the public service, local authorities, non-commercial state bodies, the Garda Síochána and the Permanent Defence Forces was lifted in a targeted way under Budget 2015. 

The recruitment of 550 Public Service roles was announced in late 2014, and campaigns for Clerical Officer and Executive Officer positions have taken place to date.

Last Updated: January, 2015


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Organisation: Public Appointments Service
  Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
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