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Go for it. There is nothing to lose. If you enjoy the outdoors, forestry will really suit you. On the other hand, if you would rather be in the office, there are many jobs within the sector like mine so it is a win-win situation. The forestry degree course is very broad so don’t think of it as stand-alone forestry. The course could lead you in so many directions you won’t believe how many doors will open up for you. When selecting work placement, be clever about where you do it. Research the company. Why not ask them if you can continue to work with them through the summer increasing your chances of being hired. The forestry sector is very strong at present and is set to get even stronger so for me a course in Forestry is seriously worth thinking about.  
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David Crowe

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Sarah Kennelly

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Alan Gilligan

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3rd Secretary
Fiona Devlin

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Occupational Psychologist
Aoife Lyons

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Administrative Officer
Simon Nix

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Marketing Executive
Jessica Akomfrah

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Roseann Gilligan

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Prison Officer
Paul Harding

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Alan Browne

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How We Recruit...
What are the main entry requirements and recruitment procedures?.

The eligibility requirements vary per campaign, these are set out in the information booklet which accompanies each campaign and is available on our website once a campaign is advertised.

You should register your interest on http://www.publicjobs.ie and select the type of position you want. When a relevant campaign is advertised you will receive a notification.

The image below is approximate as each campaign varies and the steps involved in each campaign will be published in the respective information booklet, please refer to the campaign booklet for the actual process.

 

Where to go for current vacancies?

All our vacancies are advertised on www.publicjobs.ie

Our graduate positions are also available on our dedicated graduate portal www.gradpublicjobs.ie.





 

Working With Us...
What are the main occupation types employed?

There are a great range of opportunities available to those seeking a career within the Public Service. The organisations and career sectors that you can work in are varied and wide ranging. For more information, take a look at our Career Sectors.

To find out more, why not take a look at our Competency Model.

The entry level position in the Civil Service is usually at the Clerical Officer grade level, while junior management positions include Executive Officer level and Administrative Officer level. Senior Management roles are usually Assistant Principal, Principal Officer levels while Assistant Secretary and Secretary Generals are management grades at the highest level.

The following chart might prove useful as it gives a good indication of the typical grade structures for the Civil Service. To find out more about the roles, eligibility and salary, click on the grades below.

 

Clerical Officers (CO)

Clerical Officers work in all departments in Ireland, providing vital input to the team through a range of general office duties. Promotional opportunities are available to all Clerical Officers when they are made permanent. Clerical Officers need a good general standard of education and a customer focused attitude.

Executive Officer (EO)

A trainee management role, Executive Officers perform a first-level management role in all departments. This encompasses both project management and after initial training, staff management. Executive Officers can apply for promotion after a specified period of time

Administrative Officer (AO)

The Administrative Officer position is primarily aimed at graduates.  Administrative Officers play a crucial role in policy formulation (through critical analysis, research and policy drafting) for a wide range of governmental areas. Administrative Officers can also be involved in drafting briefing materials for Ministers. This role is an excellent opportunity for honours graduates to begin working in the Public Service.

Higher Executive Officer (HEO)

The Higher Executive Officer is a mid management role. Higher Executive Officers report to an Assistant Principal and they assist them in managing projects, budgets and staff and help develop government policy.

Assistant Principal (AP)

Assistant Principals commonly head up a specific policy development, business planning, regulatory or service delivery unit within their Department. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the development of national economic, social and business strategies and policies
  • Advising top management on the practical implications of key business decisions and proposals
  • Translating high-level decisions into practical programmes of action
  • Providing appellate functions where members of the public can make appeals against administrative decisions, such as in the various Ombudsman offices
  • Participating on national committees and representing the State on international organisations.

Principal Officer (PO)

Principal Officers are key participants in the top management process who generally have responsibility for managing a major policy development, business planning or service delivery unit within their Department. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Formulating and developing policies, business plans and expenditure budgets
  • Providing advice on emerging policy proposals to Assistant Secretaries, Secretaries General, Ministers and Government
  • Preparing legislation and providing expert advice to Ministers and members of the Oireachtas
  • Monitoring policy formulation, strategy, legislative and regulatory development of a range of state, semi-state, the private sector and national organisations.
  • Representing the State on EU, Anglo-Irish and Cross-Border bodies
  • Participating in meetings of international organisations where decisions reached may be of vital importance to Irish economic and social well-being

Assistant Secretary

An Assistant Secretary is a member of the Management Advisory Committee of a Department, they are expected to contribute to the achievement of the Department's overall objectives. An Assistant Secretary is expected to lead and direct strategic change within their area of responsibility, provide effective leadership in promoting the Department's strategic objectives and engendering a positive working environment, and represent the Department's interests in communicating and Liaising with a range of government departments, state agencies and other stakeholders.

Secretary General

Secretaries General are responsible for managing the Department, implementing government policies, delivering outputs as determined with the Minister, providing advice to the Minister and using resources appropriately and assigning specific functions, for which the Secretary General is responsible, to officers or grades of officers within the Department.

Third Secretary/Junior Diplomat

Third Secretary /Junior Diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs, the recruitment grade for the Irish diplomatic service. Third Secretaries initially work in the Department of Foreign Affairs before travelling to an Irish embassy or consulate where they will work for a number of years. There are many different projects and areas of work within Foreign Affairs, from dealing with Irish tourists' issues abroad to acting as an Irish Representative in various formal functions. To apply for the AO and Third Secretary position, you need a first or second class honours degree.

Professional and specialist roles exist within the Public Service for both graduates and non-graduates.

These include:

  • Engineers
  • Statisticians
  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Accountants/Auditors
  • Medical Consultants
  • Psychologists
  • Nursing Staff
  • Legal Staff - Solicitors, Barristers, Law Clerks
  • Paramedical Staff – Dental Surgeons, Environmental Health Officers, Pharmacists, Community Welfare Officers.
  • Scientists   

We also provide recruitment and consultancy services to Local Authorities, the Health Service Executive and other public bodies during times of public service recruitment.

We recruit for the Fire Brigade on behalf of Dublin City Council and we also recruit for An Garda Síochána and the Prison Service.

The role of Firefighter is one that is held in extremely high esteem. The Firefighter team is suitably respected within the community for the service they provide to the public. Roles within the Fire Brigade include firefighting, driving ambulances and fire appliances, providing emergency medical assistance, technician and operating the control room, among others. Training is ongoing and learning new skills will ensure that you are constantly challenged.

Joining up to train as a Garda is a career that will change your life forever. As a Garda your work will involve protecting and serving the public, reducing theft and crime and generally making our society a safer place for all of its citizens. It's a serious task and a fulfilling position, which requires an extremely committed, hardworking approach.

To find out more information relating to these positions log onto www.publicjobs.ie.

 

What types of work contract are offered?

A range of flexible working hours is available depending on the department in which you are working.

Probationary contracts which may lead to a permanent contract: Contracts in which the employee is on probation for one year before they become permanent (subject to satisfactory completion of the probationary contract);

Temporary contracts: Contracts for a duration agreed between the employing Department/Office and the employee. The duration will usually be advertised when the position(s) is advertised on www.publicjobs.ie.

Are there any particular work/life balance initiatives in place?

Some of the initiatives available to staff are as follows (please note that the granting of any of these initiatives is at the discretion of the employing Department/Office and staff may have to be in service for a particular length of time before being eligible to apply):

1) Work sharing allows staff to opt for a part-time attendance pattern. Current examples of attendance patterns include mornings only, afternoons only, three days per week, four days per week, 9 am to 3.20pm each day, week on/week off and three weeks out of four. Worksharing staff are paid on a pro rata basis.

2) Flexitime gives staff flexibility to vary their starting and finishing times, depending on the needs of their section. Staff must be in work during the core times of 10.00am - 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.00 pm. A person may start work between 8.00am and 10.00am and finish between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. Staff may build up hours during a four week flexi period which can be taken as leave in the next flexi period.

3) The Shorter Working Year scheme allows staff to balance their working arrangements with outside commitments. Under the terms of the scheme, special leave is available for a period of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 13 consecutive weeks. The leave may be taken as one continuous period or as a maximum of 3 separate periods each consisting of not less than 2 weeks and not exceeding 13 weeks in total. The period of absence counts as unpaid special leave.

4) A career break is a period of unpaid leave from work of between six months and five years. In the Civil Service, staff may take two career breaks during their career. A career break may be allowed for domestic reasons; including child care, education or travel abroad. A person on a career break may not take up paid employment in Ireland. A career break of up to three years is available for purposes of self-employment.

 

What are the key attractions?

The Civil and Public Service encourages staff to strive to be the best. After all, a happy workforce is an efficient one. When you work for the Civil or Public Service, you will have the opportunity to study part-time and will be refunded for all course fees that are relevant to your job. You will be given study leave and you will be supported and encouraged along the way. 

We often need a break to recharge. In the Civil or Public Service, you can avail of a career break, without having to worry about taking a step down in your career.

Healthy Work Life Balance

The Civil Service is a recognised leader in the development of flexible working practices. Flexible working time is available in many government departments. Job sharing facilities and other typical working arrangements may be availed of to pursue further education or for personal reasons.

Some of the initiatives available to staff are as follows (please note that the granting of any of these initiatives is at the discretion of the employing Department/Office and staff may have to be in service for a particular length of time before being eligible to apply) :

Work sharing allows staff to opt for a part-time attendance pattern. Current examples of attendance patterns include mornings only, afternoons only, three days per week, four days per week, 9 am to 3.20pm each day, week-on/week-off and three weeks out of four. Worksharing staff are paid on a pro rata basis. 

Flexitime gives staff flexibility to vary their starting and finishing times, depending on the needs of their section. Staff must be in work during the core times of 10.00am - 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.00 pm. A person may start work between 8.00am and 10.00am and finish between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. Staff may build up hours during a four week flexi period which can be taken as leave in the next flexi period.

The Shorter Working Year scheme allows staff to balance their working arrangements with outside commitments. Under the terms of the scheme, special leave is available for a period of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 13 consecutive weeks. The leave may be taken as one continuous period or as a maximum of 3 separate periods each consisting of not less than 2 weeks and not exceeding 13 weeks in total. The period of absence counts as unpaid special leave.

A Career break is a period of unpaid leave from work of between six months and five years. In the Civil Service, staff may take two career breaks during their career. A career break may be allowed for domestic reasons; including child care, education or travel abroad. A person on a career break may not take up paid employment in Ireland. A career break of up to three years is available for purposes of self-employment. 

 

What locations do you operate from?

Civil Servants fill positions nationwide.

 

What are the current employment trends?

Following the lift of the moratorium, we are currently recruiting at various levels. Please check out www.publicjobs.ie for our current vacancies. You may also register a profile on our site and set up job alerts on your profile to be notified of vacancies as they arise.

 

Describe any particular characteristics of your workforce?

What's it all about?

The Civil and Public Services primary goal is to provide services to the public. How this is achieved is constantly evolving. It may include working with the government to create and implement new policies and services, dealing directly with the public or even providing market research.

What kind of people are we looking for?The Civil and Public Service are extremely diverse, ranging from accountancy to HR to customer services. In fact, no matter what your area of expertise, there is probably a Civil or Public Service job of interest to you.

What's it like to work in the Civil Service?

Working for the Civil or Public Service is both a challenging and fulfilling career. The great thing about a career here is the range of opportunities provided. The Civil and Public Service encourages people to pursue their career goals, whether this is to move up the career ladder or to change their career completely and develop their own career path.

And what about the work place?

The Civil and Public Service is an extremely friendly place to work and everyone works together as a team. Most departments and organisations have social clubs and sports teams, offering a great opportunity to meet new people and keep active. A unique 'Partnership' scheme is a forum where all staff are encouraged to contribute ideas to help improve their work environment.

What else is different?

One of the areas that set the Civil and Public Service apart from other organisations is its international approach. Its embassies and consulates throughout the world help to represent Ireland's viewpoints abroad. Many Civil Servants have the opportunity to travel to the European Parliament in Brussels to represent the Irish government on various subjects.

 

Who We Recruit...
Career opportunities for school leavers.

You may go straight into the Civil Service after you leave school as either a Clerical Officer or an Executive Officer provided that you have passed the recruitment process through an open campaign and possess the relevant qualifications.

The eligibility criteria will be set out in the information booklet associated with a campaign once the campaign has gone live.

You may avail of a scheme that supports employees to study part-time, by refunding fees for courses seen as relevant to the job, and be given exam and study leave giving you the opportunity to continue your education while you work.

The Public Appointments Service also recruits for An Garda Siochána, the Fire Brigade and a number of other public services which you may apply to once you have satisfied the necessary requirements.

To apply for any of the above positions or to register your interest log on to www.publicjobs.ie

 

Career opportunities for college graduates.

If you achieve a first class or second class honours degree you may apply for the following graduate positions

The Administrative role is the level above Executive Officer. Administrative Officers play a crucial role in policy formulation (through critical analysis, research and policy drafting) for a wide range of governmental areas. Administrative Officers can also be involved in drafting briefing materials for Ministers. This role is an excellent opportunity for honours graduates to begin working in the Public Sector. 

Another attractive position for graduates is the Third Secretary/Junior Diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs, the recruitment grade for the Irish diplomatic service.  Third Secretaries initially work in the Department of Foreign Affairs before travelling to an Irish embassy or consulate where they will work for a number of years. There are many different projects and areas of work within Foreign Affairs, from dealing with Irish tourists' issues abroad to acting as an Irish Representative in various formal functions.

Professional and specialist roles exist within the Public Service for both graduates and non-graduates. These include:

  • Engineers
  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Accountants/Auditors
  • Medical Consultants
  • Psychologists
  • Nursing Staff
  • Legal Staff – Solicitors, Barristers, Law Clerks
  • Paramedical Staff – Dental Surgeons, Environmental Health Officers, Pharmacists, Community Welfare Officers.
  • Scientists 

To seek further information or apply for any of the above positions or to register your interest log on to www.gradpublicjobs.ie

 

Career opportunities for experienced talent.

We recruit into the Civil Service via open campaigns at all grade levels.

Appointees to positions in the public service frequently remain within the public service because of the broad range of job opportunities and promotion available during times of economic growth and/or public service recruitment.

The public service also affords jobholders the opportunity to transfer across public service organisations and thus expand their skill base and enjoy new experiences and challenges.  Any skill/experience that enables an officer to serve the public better in his/her official duties is valued - a strong customer orientated focus being an obvious example. Ask yourself what you think you could bring to the public service.

The public service offers staff the opportunity to broaden their skills and expertise. Staff are encouraged to gain relevant qualifications - and opportunities to do so may be made available. 

Professional and technical positions will require officers to have the appropriate qualifications and/or experience.

Please register a profile on www.publicjobs.ie and set up job alerts to receive notification of vacancies as they arise.

 

Career opportunities for adults wishing to return to work.

Depending on the positions involved, candidates may enter directly from school or following third level qualifications at colleges.

Normally applicants may be of any age provided they are suitable in all relevant respects and would accordingly have varied experience.

There is no limitation on the type of course acceptable except in the case of professional and technical positions where appropriate qualifications/experience is required.

 

Opportunities for those wishing to gain work experience.

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What qualifications are required?


Eligibility criteria for each position vary per campaign and so the requirements for each post are set out in the information booklet which accompanies the advertisement for the campaign. Qualifications can range from those of school-leavers to graduates and those at a professional level.

 

What are the typical routes into this sector?


Depending on the positions involved, candidates may enter directly from school, or on completion of a third level qualification at college. 

Usually, applicants may be of any age provided they are suitable in all relevant respects and would accordingly have varied experience. 

There is no limitation on the types of courses acceptable except in the case of professional and technical positions where appropriate qualifications/experience is required.

 


Meet our People...
"Some of the best experiences have been representing the department at meetings with the EU and IMF"
Administrative Officer
Alan Gilligan
"No day is the same in the Guards, the first call you take in the morning can change your day."
Garda
Alan Browne
"You need to be resilient and manage several different tasks at once. "
Third Secretary - Press Officer
Jennifer Bourke
"Seeing flyers, posters and things I've worked on in person at events is very exciting."
Marketing Executive
Jessica Akomfrah
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I love that my job is very varied and also very challenging, there is a great team spirit in the office.
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Executive Officer
Roseann Gilligan
"Everyday there is something new and its an ongoing opportunity to learn."
Senior Solicitor
Audrey O'Hara
"tasks range from working on a landing, in the school, gym, waiting room, escort duty to hospital or court etc"
Prison Officer
Margaret Donaghue
"I must remain alert and ready to deal with any situation as and when they arise"
Prison Officer
Paul Harding
"Being able to write well is very important because you will be doing a lot of reports and research as well as political analysis. "
Administrative Officer
Simon Nix
"It’s great informing the Taoiseach on the issues of the day and it’s a real buzz hearing something I’ve written on Oireachtas TV"
Administrative Officer
David Crowe
"You need a lot of technical skills such as knowledge of different types of coding along with skills to communicate and work as part of a team.  "
Administrative Officer & Developer
Sarah Kennelly
"When I was 19 I lost 90 percent of my vision and I retrained to use computers with speech software, the Civil Service was an obvious outlet for me."
Assistant Principal - Civil Service
Mark Kehoe
"I thoroughly enjoy the diverse opportunities which a career in the Department offers, in particular the opportunity to promote Ireland in one of our overseas missions"
3rd Secretary
Fiona Devlin
"Rinne me staidéir ar an ateagaireacht agus ar an aistriúchán agus tá mé ag úsáid an dá gnéithe sin i mo shaol oibre."
Translator / Interpreter
Breda Ni Mhaoláin
"I am employed to bring the principles of psychology into the recruitment and selection service that the Public Appointments Service offers"
Occupational Psychologist
Aoife Lyons

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Are there overseas opportunities available?

Yes - opportunities are available to work abroad for the Civil Service as follows.

A Third Secretary/Junior Diplomat's career path is largely based abroad representing Ireland in an embassy or consulate following the initial probation period working in the Irish headquarters. Departments also have staff representation in Brussels and opportunities arise for serving staff to be seconded to the European Parliament.

Vacancies are available within the European Union where there is a free movement of labour, growing harmonisation of standards and mutual recognition of qualifications. Apart from the opportunity to work in any of the 27 Member States, the European Institutions are significant employers providing permanent, temporary and contract opportunities. To apply for jobs in the EU click here

Working in Brussels, Luxembourg and a variety of other locations across the Union you could make a real difference to Europe. The challenge of ensuring that everything that happens across the 27 member states enhances the lives of 500 million citizens is one you could contribute to. The challenge requires the best people with drive, commitment and passion for succeeding. An EU citizen, it is a great opportunity to be able to play a key role in the European Union's success.

Public servants can opt for positions abroad with the European Union and other international organisations. Special leave for such purposes is frequently made available. Some civil servants have also availed of the career break scheme to travel abroad. 

To view more information on public sector jobs in the EU and view a number of videos visit the Irish Voices - EU Careers area here.

 

Are there opportunities in this sector for non-Irish nationals?

Career opportunities in the Civil Service are usually not limited to Irish nationals. All candidates who come from the EEA (including the EU) may apply. Indeed, for professional and technical positions there is often no nationality requirement whatsoever.

 


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Please give an overview of your sector?


The Public Service is at the heart of economic and social life in Ireland, and the services delivered by and within the Public Service directly influence people’s lives.

Made up of 16 different Government departments and many other offices and agencies including the Local Authorities, the Irish Health Service Executive and An Garda Síochána, the crucial overall function of the Public Service is to serve and assist the Irish Public. Among many other things, this involves working alongside the Government, helping in the drafting of new legislation, and ensuring timely and efficient implementation of policies and services.

The services delivered by and within the Irish Public Service today directly influence the ways in which the country is experienced and regulated, and has a great impact on the ways in which Ireland is perceived both at home and globally. As a result, whether implementing policies, delivering crucial services or facilitating the regulation of vital resources, the Public Service requires an extremely varied and dynamic workforce of people with a range of expertise, interests and talents.

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The Public Service involves itself with everyday life issues, changes and innovations constantly, resulting in developments and continuous advancements that improve the lives of the Irish people and ensure that the best possible service is delivered. Working within the Public Service, therefore, offers the unique opportunity to assist in the provision of vital services that influence and shape Irish society today.

To do this work, we need to be continuously adding new talent to our team in the form of committed, ambitious individuals with an interest in developing policy and improving services delivered to the Public in Ireland.

If this sounds like something that would interest you, then be sure to check out our website at www.publicjobs.ie and read on about Public Service opportunities.

 

What is the size and scope of the sector?


The Public Service deals with the most diverse workload of any organisation in Ireland. There are currently around 289,600 Public Service Employees, with Civil Servants making up approximately 36,100 of these numbers working in 17 Government Departments and other agencies. The Local Authorities then employ around 28,600 people while the Health Sector is comprised of about 97,800 workers. The other numbers represent employees working in areas such as Defence, Education and Non-Commercial State Agencies (Source: Reform Plan available here).

The following chart provides a good overview of the different sectors, sub sectors, relationships and positioning in relation to Government:


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What are the current issues affecting this sector?


The Public Service is undergoing sustained and efficiency-centered reform, as outlined and examined in the Reform Plan available here.

This plan stresses that there will be a real and measurable change in the way the Public Service designs and delivers services to achieve the best possible outcomes for our people, for our economy and for our society, and outlines the steps required currently and over the coming years to achieve these outcomes.

As a result of this ongoing focus on Public Service reform and renewal, there are opportunities for school leavers at Clerical and Executive Officer level as well as for graduates at Administrative Officer level.

 

What changes are anticipated over the next 5 years


The Public Service must continue to modernise if it is to continue to meet the expectations and requirements of our increasingly sophisticated, complex and diverse society. As a result, there will be continuous efforts made over the coming years to sustain and develop this reform and our people will be at the forefront of these developments.

Further information in relation to the Public Service Reform Plan is available here

 

Do you have any statistics relevant to the sector?


The Public Service deals with the most diverse workload of any organisation in Ireland with

  • 289,600 Public Service employees
  • Civil Servants make- up approximately 36,100 of these numbers
  • Local Authorities make up around 28,600
  • The Health Sector currently employs around 97,800 
  • Defence, Education and Non-Commercial State Agencies 

For more information and Public Service statistics see the Reform Plan here and the databank here.

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Are there any areas in your sector currently experiencing skills shortages?


We are currently recruiting at various levels and in various areas.

Please check out www.publicjobs.ie and www.gradpublicjobs.ie for our current vacancies.

You may also register a profile on our site and set up job alerts on your profile to be notified of vacancies as they arise.

 


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The centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services for the Civil and Public Service is publicjobs.ie.

A wide variety of job roles are offered across a number of career areas, including Local Government, IT, education, health, finance, legal, foreign affairs and emergency services among others.

There are also opportunities to work nationwide as many Government offices are based throughout Ireland, and in some cases, there may be opportunities to work abroad.