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Clerical Officer in Prison Service

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  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ lego.andi


    2006 wrote: »
    I booked for first Tuesday in December

    Good luck to you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,059 ✭✭✭ job seeker


    Royal87 wrote: »
    No not that i could see? Anyone know is the training is residential down in portlaoise.

    Ah that’s pure speculation from me! I didn’t get an email for an interview myself. I just thought it would have been done the same way as the AGS..


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ LauraG321


    I have booked in for tomorrow!


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Royal87


    LauraG321 wrote: »
    I have booked in for tomorrow!

    Best of luck hope you can give us some feedback


  • Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭ 2006


    LauraG321 wrote:
    I have booked in for tomorrow!


    Best of luck!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ lego.andi


    LauraG321 wrote: »
    I have booked in for tomorrow!

    Good luck☘️


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,687 ✭✭✭✭ Samuel T. Cogley


    Royal87 wrote: »
    Without any previous public sector experience what is starting salary?



    23,984 (459.65) weekly in brackets. Unless there is a shift allowance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Royal87


    23,984 (459.65) weekly in brackets. Unless there is a shift allowance.

    Is this negotiable? Shocking low


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,687 ✭✭✭✭ Samuel T. Cogley


    Royal87 wrote: »
    Is this negotiable? Shocking low

    Nope you start on point 1 of the scale. Unless the Prison Service have a different pay scale itll be that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 NiamhP123


    Have interview next week. Any one any tips or what questions you were asked?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ LauraG321


    Just finished the interview!
    Pretty straight forward, just asked the 4 competencies stated in the applications and to discuss examples of them


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Royal87


    lego.andi wrote: »
    Hi

    Check all the competencies in the job description, have a few examples and use STAR method. Good luck :)

    What is the STAR method??


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ lego.andi


    LauraG321 wrote: »
    Just finished the interview!
    Pretty straight forward, just asked the 4 competencies stated in the applications and to discuss examples of them

    Great job!

    Did they say when will you get the results?


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Royal87


    lego.andi wrote: »
    Great job!

    Did they say when will you get the results?

    Do they discuss salary?


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ lego.andi


    Royal87 wrote: »
    What is the STAR method??

    Situation
    Task
    Action
    Results

    Google it for more information :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ LauraG321


    Royal87 wrote: »
    Do they discuss salary?

    Didn't discuss salary but open to ask questions at the end. Said might hear back before Christmas too


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,059 ✭✭✭ job seeker


    LauraG321 wrote: »
    Just finished the interview!
    Pretty straight forward, just asked the 4 competencies stated in the applications and to discuss examples of them

    Is that all? I’m a bit surprised..


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ LauraG321


    job seeker wrote: »
    Is that all? I’m a bit surprised..

    Yeah I was too. Two interviewers, one asked the first two competencies and the other asked the next. There was a few short questions asked at the start about my education history but other than that pretty much asks what is in the application.
    I assumed maybe its because there is training for the actual job and they just want to know what you did in previous jobs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,059 ✭✭✭ job seeker


    LauraG321 wrote: »
    Yeah I was too. Two interviewers, one asked the first two competencies and the other asked the next. There was a few short questions asked at the start about my education history but other than that pretty much asks what is in the application.
    I assumed maybe its because there is training for the actual job and they just want to know what you did in previous jobs.

    Ah I see, I assumed that they would have asked more about the education and work history, given the amount of detailed information on the application form!


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ lego.andi


    LauraG321 wrote: »
    Yeah I was too. Two interviewers, one asked the first two competencies and the other asked the next. There was a few short questions asked at the start about my education history but other than that pretty much asks what is in the application.
    I assumed maybe its because there is training for the actual job and they just want to know what you did in previous jobs.
    Hi
    Did they say anything about the location? I know it will be a training in Portlaoise.
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ LauraG321


    lego.andi wrote: »
    Hi
    Did they say anything about the location? I know it will be a training in Portlaoise.
    Thanks

    Sorry for the late reply!
    I asked about Dublin locations and they just said it will more than likely be offered somewhere close to your area, or you may be able to request somewhere if you are selected.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ LauraG321


    Has anyone else had their interview yet? Or maybe heard anything back?


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ lego.andi


    LauraG321 wrote: »
    Has anyone else had their interview yet? Or maybe heard anything back?

    I will get mine on Thursday. Nervous. 1 example for each compeyency enough?


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Royal87


    Interview tomorrow feeling nervous

    Its it based on

    Teamwork, customer service & communication skills

    Delivery of results, managing and processing info

    Drive and commitment

    Specislist knowledge expertise and self development


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 BlueCorra


    I had my interview 2 weeks ago. Was told that Friday 6th Dec the last interview will be held and we should hear from them this week or at the latest on week ending 22.12.
    My interview was straight forward, they did ask few specific questions ie: PCO duties, safety, what do I know about prison service etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Royal87


    Had interview today person from IPS was fine.
    Person from public jobs a little more particular was told people would know before Christmas.
    5 weeks training total. 3 in portlaoise 2 in a Dublin prison.
    They seemed to be big on what programs you know., word excel etc.

    Was told plenty of opportunities to rise in ranks


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ lego.andi


    Royal87 wrote: »
    Had interview today person from IPS was fine.
    Person from public jobs a little more particular was told people would know before Christmas.
    5 weeks training total. 3 in portlaoise 2 in a Dublin prison.
    They seemed to be big on what programs you know., word excel etc.

    Was told plenty of opportunities to rise in ranks


    Thanks for sharing info. I have it tomorrow. Nervous..


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,059 ✭✭✭ job seeker


    Royal87 wrote: »
    Had interview today person from IPS was fine.
    Person from public jobs a little more particular was told people would know before Christmas.
    5 weeks training total. 3 in portlaoise 2 in a Dublin prison.
    They seemed to be big on what programs you know., word excel etc.

    Was told plenty of opportunities to rise in ranks

    I wonder would that 5 weeks of training put off many people? It’s not easy if you’ve got a family!


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Royal87


    job seeker wrote: »
    I wonder would that 5 weeks of training put off many people? It’s not easy if you’ve got a family!

    Especially if its starting at basic pay scale dont see why training cant be dont in Dublin since all roles are Dublin based


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26 Larkinage


    Anyone hear anything yet ?


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