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Local Government Pay Scale Change During Promotion

  • 23-05-2022 3:03pm
    Registered Users Posts: 8 domijemc

    Hi! There's a promotion coming up at my local authority and I had some doubts about the process. I have taken two example salary scales from

    Assistant engineer: 40,422 – 42,913 – 44,741 – 46,588 – 48,421 – 50,259 – 52,114 – 53,968 – 55,822 – 57,679 – 59,547 – LSI 1 61,454 – LSI 2 63,365

    Graduate engineer: 33,029 – 35,677 – 39,466 – 42,920

    So let's assume I am a Graduate engineer, currently, at €33029 (not completed a year yet), I am applying for the Assistant engineer post in the same department, and I meet other eligibility requirements. 

    1. How would it be decided as to which point on the salary scale will I start with in the new role? Does it depend on the number of years of experience I have in the LA?

    2. Is there a level of negotiating I can do?

    3. Am I right in assuming that each year the pay increases to the next point as shown in the salary scales?

    Any help would be much appreciated :)