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ICT Career Opportunities in the Civil Service

The Government’s vision for Ireland is to be recognised as a global leader in digital government by providing world-class digital services. The civil service employs nearly 2000 ICT staff across over 40 government departments, civil service offices and agencies nationwide.

ICT roles within the civil service aid the social and economic development of Ireland, by creating and sustaining systems that positively impact the day-to-day lives of citizens and businesses.

As an employer of choice, civil servants can avail of a wide range of learning and development initiatives. Staff are encouraged and supported to undertake further training and certification, at all NFQ levels. This enables employees to develop their expertise and further their career.

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, innovative, ambitious and committed, with the potential to learn, grow and adapt to ever-changing opportunities and challenges across a range of public services.

Discover the specialisms

Software Development

Writing, testing and maintaining applications, developing databases, frontend / server-side code needed to support the effective operation of your organisation. Utilising development languages and frameworks that are used to deliver most modern digital solutions systems.

Infrastructure & Operations

Providing direct support and advice to the end users; Implementation of Projects and roll-out of new hardware, applications, operating systems and ICT/ digital services; Creating and maintaining comprehensive technical documentation.

Networks & Cyber Security

Administration, diagnostics, and on-going support for your organisation’s networking and cyber security infrastructures; Ensuring that all necessary security measures are in place to protect digital government.

Digital Business Engagement

Capturing, documenting and validating business requirements; Supporting delivery teams; Identifying service delivery efficiencies and improvements, including through the use of A.I. and Robotic Process Automation.

Discover the benefits


Depending on the nature of the work, some offices may offer flexible working hours, work sharing, a pro-rata shorter working year or career breaks.


We recognise and value the importance of attracting and welcoming a workforce that is responsive, accessible, resilient, and reflective of the communities it serves.


We offer a dynamic and innovative work environment where you can engage in meaningful and interesting work, right from the start.

Making a Difference

Contribute to purposeful work that impacts directly on our society and citizens.

Possible ICT career path

The civil service is a diverse and inclusive workforce, with many opportunities for progression and upskilling, across a variety of careers. The below infographic is an overview of the civil service grade structure and possible career paths.

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Possible ICT Career Path. Executive Officer. ICT Specialist. Salary from €34,562. Higher executive officer. Senior ICT Specialist. Salary from €54,764. Assistance Principal. ICT. Salary from €75,822. Principal Officer. ICT. Salary from €98,665

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