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    About the Role

    All degree disciplines are welcome to apply for the General graduate stream where opportunities are likely to arise across a number of Government Departments and Offices in the Civil Service. As part of this role you can expect to play a crucial role in policy and strategy formulation across the spectrum of economic, financial, international, environmental and social issues.

    Successful applications will have the opportunity to effect real change in the Civil Service and help to shape a changing Ireland. Roles may also arise to support functions such as Facilities Management and Corporate Affairs.

    Salary:  Approx. €33,053

    Annual Leave:   25 Days

    Grade:   Administrative Officer

    Location:   Dublin

    Opening Date:   01/10/2021

    Closing Date:   07/10/2021

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      Catherine Egan
      Administrative Officer
      The Strategic Transformation Office, An Garda Síochána

      Before I joined An Garda Síochána, I gained a degree and two Masters studying in Dublin, Manchester and Birmingham. My role is fascinating. I translate high level recommendations into tangible principles to ensure effective policing and compliance with human rights. I also produce reports for police oversight bodies, analyse legal frameworks and prepare briefing papers all whilst promoting best practice throughout the organisation. It’s non-stop but I love it.

      I make a difference in my job, which is really rewarding, but I also get to build my own skills. I’m now leading research programmes to build evidence of our methods; working across other government departments and statutory bodies, learning more about human rights and disability.

      I’m working deep inside the inner workings of Irish democracy. I couldn’t ask for a better place to learn about equality and human rights, and to actually deliver real change on the ground.

      Application and Recruitment Process

      Prior to application, please ensure to check that you are eligible to apply for our Graduate Opportunities Campaign. You can do this by reading the eligibility section in full within the Information Booklet .

      The application and recruitment process will follow the below listed steps. Depending on the number of applications received, the selection process may comprise of a number of other elements also.

      Step One

      Register on publicjobs.ie – please ensure to use your personal email address so we can contact you throughout all stages of the recruitment process.

      Step Two

      Click "Apply Now" for Graduate Opportunities in the Civil Service (General)

      Step Three

      Complete the application form (Web Form) before closing date 3pm on Thursday 7th October, 2021. Please ensure your candidate name, ID, and stream selection is correct before you submit.

      Step Four

      View your completed application in the ‘My Applications’ tab on your publicjobs.ie profile.

      Step Five

      Acknowledgment Receipt – You should receive an acknowledgement within 2 working days from when you submitted your application.

      Step Six

      Stage 1 - Invitation to Online Assessment and completion of Assessment (Late October).

      Step Seven

      Stage 2 - Invitation to Video Interview & completion of Video Interview (Mid November).

      Step Eight

      Stage 3 - Invitation to Assessment Centre (Zoom) and completion (Early December)

      Information Booklet

      For more in-depth information about the role, please read the Information Booklet prior to applying for this role.




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