Working for the Civil Service or the Public Service involves working in the departments and public bodies that serves the population by carrying out government policy.
Careers in the area are varied, they are characterised by clearly defined career paths with opportunities for progression and upskilling. Positions available include clerical officers, executive officers, management staff as well as technical and specialist roles. Some departments will have positions specific to their field, for example Third Secretary is the primary job title in the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Working in the civil service will provide you opportunities to work on projects that will help Ireland react to the challenges of a changing world, whether that’s in the realm of justice, managing the economy, or reacting to the effects of technology. You may find yourself working to better deliver state services, or crafting initiatives and schemes to create better policy. This is the sector for people strongly motivated by serving the public and the good government can do.