New 2017 Campaign Announced this morning
Closing date for applications is the 19th of October.
Best of good luck everyone!
Edit: Familiarisation / information booklet attached
Just to add there is also a seperate campaign at AO level for Graduate Economists/EValuators launched today
Anyone know the full scale for this grade?
It has a starting salary listed as €31,221, but I can't spot the full scale in the information booklet.
The Personal Pension Contribution (PPC) salary rate for the position of an Administrative Officer is as follows (1st April 2017)
Long Service Increment (LSI1) = may be payable following 3 years satisfactory service at the maximum
Long Service Increment (LSI2) = may be payable following 6 years satisfactory service at the maximum
I am wondering if it's worth applying if you're not interested in a position in Dublin? The info booklet states "It is envisaged that these graduate opportunities will arise across a range of Departments with the majority of these vacancies based in Dublin, however, regional positions may arise from time to time."
To the best of my knowledge- there are current vacancies across most of the Departments taking part in the competition- however the list of regional locations is rather spartan. Aka- Revenue and Foreign Affairs probably have a few Limerick and Cork posts, Agriculture- Portlaoise, DSP- Carrick-on-Shannon- and that might be about it. AO is predominantly Dublin based- and tends to be treated differently than the other general service grades. You 'might' get a regional offer- but its a bit of a long shot- and it would be unfair to assume even if you got placed on a panel- that there would be a regional post to be filled.
Some people from the last panel were accommodated- by being back-filled into defacto HEO posts- more as staff managers- than traditional HEO posts- however, that doesn't appear to have gone particularly well (several AOs quit in quick succession- as the post didn't live up to what they expected).
Impossible to tell really- but if you're not willing to countenance a Dublin post- its a bit of a long shot.
Note- even at lower grades you can have to travel to Dublin and/or other locations for specific aspects of your work. Just because you're based in Clonakilty (and yes- there is a fairly large government office in Clon)- doesn't mean you won't have to drive elsewhere as required (you'll get mileage and subsistence etc- but its not something you'll get rich on.......)
I am currently in the Public service and in the middle of the scale above. If I was successful here would I stay on my current salary or would I have to start at the bottom?
The explanation is a bit vague saying different terms may apply if you are already a public servant.
Public service? or civil service?
I'm currently in the Public service.
Depending on the nature of the post you're currently in- and whether, or not, it has parity or relativity to a civil service grade- you are entitled to 1), 2) or 3)(depending on the post).
1. Consideration as a new entrant at the bottom of the salary scale, but pre-existing public sector pension contributions transferred to your new employer under the public sector transfer network.
2. A maximum of 2 increments on the stated salary scale and transfer of accrued pension entitlements
3. Start point on the AO PPC scale at the point closest to your current salary- without any loss in pay for you (this can mean a small payrise- typically of around 400-500 Euro per annum).
It depends on the post- and you would be advised to seek clarification from PAS on this.
I have just graduated with a degree in applied maths, do I have a hope with this?
why wouldn't you?
once you have a first or second honours degree you can apply
That's a first or a second class honour on a Level 8 Honours Degree (i.e. if you have a first or second class honour in a level 7 degree- it doesn't count).
Further information on what constitutes a level 8 qualification here: http://www.nfq-qqi.com/
Ok thanks. I'm in a clerical officer role under the HSE so I presume it would be similar to the CS. I'll check with PAS.