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Clerical Officer 2020



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  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭ EO2019

    Anywhere from 4 weeks up. Some people have been waiting up to 6months.

  • Registered Users Posts: 49 DarkJ

    12 weeks for me and I lived abroad so that held things up a bit on my side.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 LankyD92

    Hi all !

    I applied for CO comp in March 2020 like everyone else, did interview before Christmas, got my clearance back saying they would be in contact shortly to discuss contract, start date and location within county I selected.

    Anybody know how long they take between getting that message and actually being contacted? Someone i know has been waiting 5 weeks.

    I'm just anxious as even though i got the County i wanted, i'm hoping i get the station near my home town as it is with AGS, and not one out in the shticks 🙈😂

    Thank you.

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    Edited to add I am under consideration for a position in the Revenue Commissioners in Cork. I am on the 2022 panel, but just reading back on this thread and it says the revenue departments training can take up to 3 months, can you take any annual leave during this time? Is the whole 3 months classroom based? I have a family wedding on a weekday comming up.

    Also are there only 2 locations, I was told Cork City, Blackpool would be perfect, The Airport would be very difficult, how likely is it that it would be the Airport?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 49 DarkJ

    It was approx. 5.5 weeks for me. It went crazy fast then. Return all paperwork and when can you start please was the phonecall I got from HR.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11 Lena034

    Hi all,

    I'm due to start my placement in July after my ML ends. I was just wondering if hybrid working will be an option at that stage or will there be an option to work x amount of days at home?

    Thanks in advance

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,282 ✭✭✭ shmeee

    There is no word on what will happen going forward as of now. At present majority of staff are WFH full time and yet to return to office since March 2020. Revenue have advised this will be updated in the coming weeks / months. Currently talk's ongoing with the various bodies involved in relation to a blended working model going forward.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11 Lena034

    Hi @shmeee

    Thanks for the reply 😊. I'll keep an eye out for any updates in the coming weeks/months.

    Hopefully some sort of blended work would be great to cut out some travel into the city centre each week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 41 midlands091315

    I have been WFH full time until this week, we got word yesterday that we are fully back in the office from Monday next.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 41 EduKate

    So I got offered position as a CO.

    HR emailed me to say that it could take up to 4 weeks before PeoplePoint put me on payroll, and that I should make financial contingency plans for this possibility.

    How long did it take after starting before other CO's got paid for the first time?

  • Registered Users Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ furrybones

    That's a long time! I started on a Monday and got paid the 2nd friday after that. So I really only missed one week.

    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts"

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,282 ✭✭✭ shmeee

    Usually you get paid the 2nd week of work, so Friday week after starting. Never heard of it taking up to 4 weeks. Maybe covering themselves? (short staff at present etc)

  • Registered Users Posts: 41 midlands091315

    It took three weeks for me but got the three weeks together then

  • Registered Users Posts: 11 Lena034

    Hi All,

    Has anyone here been placed with the Legal Aid Board? Just wondering what it's like working there, what the workload is like etc. Due to take up placement after my maternity leave and curious 😊 Thanks

  • Registered Users Posts: 42 Kas2010

    Why are people still eager to work for Public Services? What are the benefits these days?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,173 ✭✭✭ jaffa20

    Job security is the main benefit. I guess flexibility and mobility options too. Pay is not great at all at first, especially if experienced and coming from private sector.

  • Registered Users Posts: 41 midlands091315

    Job security, guaranteed pay rises, flexible working practices (flexitime) and family friendly working practices I suppose are the main ones.

  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ garryowenman

    I recently went for interview with Limerick county council for the clerical officer position. I passed my interview. I have come 12th in the panel. The panel is for one year does anyone if i have much chance of being called?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6 Mc123

    Hi everyone just looking for some help on interview questions/ were there any tricky questions asked for a county council clerical officer position thanks in advance.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11 Dublin.85

    Hi all, I'm under consideration for CO with an Garda Siochana in Dublin? Has anyone any experience in this department? I've to wait for Garda vetting to come through. Then I assume they give me more details as to the job description , location and hours before I accept job?