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Administrative Officer 2020 in the Civil Service

  • 17-09-2020 11:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 973 ✭✭✭ November Golf


    Hi All,

    Upcoming Campaign

    The Administrative Officer campaign is due to open on the 02/10/2020
    • General Stream (All Disciplines)
    • Business and Finance Stream
    • Health Policy Analyst Stream
    • Human Resources Stream
    • Economists & Policy Analysts Stream

    https://www.publicjobs.ie/en/graduate-opportunities

    ... ... ...

    Currently Advertising

    The Public Appointments Service are current advertising for following
    1. Graduate Industrial and Employee Relations Specialists in the Public Service
    2. Third Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs
    3. Development Officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs

    These positions are open to applications on 18/09/2020.

    The closing date for the IR/ER role is the 28/09/2020
    The closing date for the TS/DOS role is 08/10/2020


    https://publicjobs.ie/en/graduate-opportunities
    ... ... ...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 327 ✭✭ Cheeseplant


    wonder what will be involved in the Health Policy stream and more importantly, will i qualify?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,474 ✭✭✭ floorpie


    Great! Is it my imagination or are there an unusually large number of campaigns going on at the moment? I naively assumed that there'd be a hiring embargo due to Covid


  • Registered Users Posts: 625 Gus Ivey


    Can't see anything about job descriptions and eligibility requirements on OP's link.

    Can someone please advise on eligibility? I have a level 8 honours degree, is that enough? Or do you need to have a few years experience in the CS?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,474 ✭✭✭ floorpie


    Gus Ivey wrote: »
    Can't see anything about job descriptions and eligibility requirements on OP's link.

    Can someone please advise on eligibility? I have a level 8 honours degree, is that enough? Or do you need to have a few years experience in the CS?

    Click "Learn more and apply" on the two positions that are open, then scroll down to the bottom and click the Information Booklet link


  • Registered Users Posts: 973 ✭✭✭ November Golf


    floorpie wrote: »
    Great! Is it my imagination or are there an unusually large number of campaigns going on at the moment? I naively assumed that there'd be a hiring embargo due to Covid

    Well the AO Health Policy stream and the DFA Development Officer are new this year but the rest are all the usual annual campaigns.

    Anyway, PAS may run campaigns but it doesn't gaurantee jobs or numbers so an embargo of some kind may still come in the budget.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 657 ✭✭✭ doc22


    floorpie wrote: »
    Great! Is it my imagination or are there an unusually large number of campaigns going on at the moment? I naively assumed that there'd be a hiring embargo due to Covid

    Trying to get staff in the door before any embargo perhaps


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,926 ✭✭✭ Augme


    floorpie wrote: »
    Great! Is it my imagination or are there an unusually large number of campaigns going on at the moment? I naively assumed that there'd be a hiring embargo due to Covid

    From a PR (and economics) perspective the government will not want to send out the message that their is an embargo so Id very much expect it to look like business as normal.

    Very much different behind the scenes though. The panels will move much slower and the numbers taken will see a massive reduction compared to previous comptetitions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 339 ✭✭ Wonderstruck


    Augme wrote: »
    From a PR (and economics) perspective the government will not want to send out the message that their is an embargo so Id very much expect it to look like business as normal.

    Very much different behind the scenes though. The panels will move much slower and the numbers taken will see a massive reduction compared to previous comptetitions.


    There's a load of people due to retire in October after the last PSSA pay increase, they may be contingency planning by having a lot of panels ready to go. Though nothing like causing yet another retirement cliffedge to deal with when they put in another embargo :pac::pac::pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ Aes Triplex 94


    If you apply for several streams for the AO competition, do you have to do separate aptitude tests for each stream or would they use the results of your first attempt for the other streams?


  • Registered Users Posts: 269 ✭✭ Aleece2020


    There are people in the AO position currently offering advice in the form of one-to-one video calls on gradIreland's website. Register for the gradIreland fair and book an appointment with one of them. Received some extremely solid advice from two of them today and would recommend that others do the same.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭ job seeker


    Aleece2020 wrote: »
    There are people in the AO position currently offering advice in the form of one-to-one video calls on gradIreland's website. Register for the gradIreland fair and book an appointment with one of them. Received some extremely solid advice from two of them today and would recommend that others do the same.

    Is this the careers fair you're referring too?

    https://gradireland.com/events/gradireland-graduate-careers-fair-virtual

    If so that ended today..


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭ job seeker


    If you apply for several streams for the AO competition, do you have to do separate aptitude tests for each stream or would they use the results of your first attempt for the other streams?

    I assume it'll be the one aptitude test. The reason why I'm thinking this is, a couple of years ago I applied for CO in the prison service and CO in immigration. I was only required to one aptitude test for both separate competitions. Sure you can apply and see what happens?


  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ Conqueror


    The general competition has now opened.

    Note the closing date of 15:00 next Thursday, 8th October

    Campaign booklet


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭ beanyb


    This is an oddly short closing date, no?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭ ciano316


    Has anybody applied for this already?

    Not the same as before or am I missing something?

    I clicked apply and there was 1 single form to fill out


  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭ rostalof


    beanyb wrote: »
    This is an oddly short closing date, no?

    Yes, but it was much the same last year.
    ciano316 wrote: »
    Has anybody applied for this already?

    Not the same as before or am I missing something?

    I clicked apply and there was 1 single form to fill out

    This is similar to last year too. I think the next stage will be the online tests and they whittle the numbers down from there. I presume there'll be a more detailed form at some stage down the line. This way saves some hassle for everybody involved. You may fill out the form at a later date if you progress and PAS only has to screen these forms, which is far less than the amount to be screened if every applicant submitted one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭ ciano316


    rostalof wrote: »
    Yes, but it was much the same last year.



    This is similar to last year too. I think the next stage will be the online tests and they whittle the numbers down from there. I presume there'll be a more detailed form at some stage down the line. This way saves some hassle for everybody involved. You may fill out the form at a later date if you progress and PAS only has to screen these forms, which is far less than the amount to be screened if every applicant submitted one.

    Ah OK. Few years since I did the AO one. It was 2 full forms last time I did it. One online and one you download. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭ rostalof


    ciano316 wrote: »
    Ah OK. Few years since I did the AO one. It was 2 full forms last time I did it. One online and one you download. Thanks

    Yeah, that's how it was done until last year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭ beanyb


    rostalof wrote: »
    Yes, but it was much the same last year.



    This is similar to last year too. I think the next stage will be the online tests and they whittle the numbers down from there. I presume there'll be a more detailed form at some stage down the line. This way saves some hassle for everybody involved. You may fill out the form at a later date if you progress and PAS only has to screen these forms, which is far less than the amount to be screened if every applicant submitted one.

    Interesting! I guess there's no need for a long lead in date when the application process is so simple.


  • Registered Users Posts: 657 ✭✭✭ doc22


    Is it dublin only this year again?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭ rostalof


    doc22 wrote: »
    Is it dublin only this year again?

    Seems to be unfortunately.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,014 ✭✭✭ StevenToast


    Its says 'Nationwide' on the business/finance info page but dublin elsewhere...

    With remote working in place for a long time, might be worth sticking application in

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher



  • Registered Users Posts: 657 ✭✭✭ doc22


    Its says 'Nationwide' on the business/finance info page but dublin elsewhere...

    With remote working in place for a long time, might be worth sticking application in

    By the time one would start as AO I'd hope the vaccine will be well on it's way. AO is not the grade to attempt to transfer down the country either(i.e I wouldn't leave a good job in hope to transfer back).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,014 ✭✭✭ StevenToast


    I think remote working is here to stay...maybe 2 or 3 days in the office

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher



  • Registered Users Posts: 419 ✭✭ newbie18892


    Well that was the easiest application form i've ever filled in lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭ job seeker


    It states that the general stream was nationwide. Will I just take this as all the positions been in Dublin similarly to how it was stated as being nationwide two years ago. With all the positions in Dublin? (From what I recall reading on that particular thread..)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 BlueJay424


    I graduated in 2014, so not exactly recent. Reckon it's ok to apply?


  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ Conqueror


    BlueJay424 wrote: »
    I graduated in 2014, so not exactly recent. Reckon it's ok to apply?
    More than OK. What matters is that you meet the criteria, it doesn't matter when you obtained them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭ job seeker


    BlueJay424 wrote: »
    I graduated in 2014, so not exactly recent. Reckon it's ok to apply?

    Yes!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28 ✭✭✭ AOHopeful2019


    BlueJay424 wrote: »
    I graduated in 2014, so not exactly recent. Reckon it's ok to apply?

    Yeah I graduated a couple of years before that and I got an AO position this year!


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