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Administrative Officer (Specialist Streams) 2023

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  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    That’s very quick, I sent off my transcript yesterday but haven’t heard anything since.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    What kind of documents are they looking for if you don’t mind me asking



  • Registered Users Posts: 24 WJ123


    There’s a word document with a few bits to sign, copy of ID, proof of citizenship so birth cert or passport, proof of address, reference details covering last 2 years.



  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭HungrySeagull


    I sent in mine on Friday and they ackowledged that they received it yesterday but haven't had any further contact. The deadline was earlier today so maybe tomorrow.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    Maybe it depends on our position on the panel? Hopefully they get back soon



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  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭HungrySeagull


    Anyone hear back anything further regarding qualifications submitted last week? Ta



  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    I got an email on Friday from someone basically just reconfirming they received it and they’d ask for more information about it if required



  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭HungrySeagull


    Thanks Bitty! We are both in the same boat patiently waiting.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 24 WJ123


    Got a request today to sign a consent form for Garda vetting, the clearance process moves fairly slowly anyway



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  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    I got that too. I’m not surprised with the pacing, it’s public sector. They’re very slow to do things haha



  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    They just got back to me asking for references. I’m surprised they responded quickly



  • Registered Users Posts: 6 aqwerty


    Seems like the HR stream is moving a lot faster than the Business/Finance stream. I got top 10 and still waiting to hear back. Interested to know if anyone for Business/Finance has heard about vetting?



  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭HungrySeagull


    Hi, I'm in Business/Finance top 10. Sent in the transcript the other week and they acknowledged it and said they would be in touch for further info if required. Haven't heard anything since.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    I wouldn’t worry too much about this. Public sector positions move very slowly. Just have your references and stuff ready to go when they do ask.


    A girl I worked with was waiting an entire year to start a position in the HSE and she was in the HSE anyway.



  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭HungrySeagull


    I was contacted about vetting and reference the other day. Sent off my details so there is movement in the Business stream.



  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭countyireland12345


    The B/F stream is definitely moving fast as they are in the 90s now for interview. I have an interview for the end of June for B/F stream, was hoping I would be called for climate stream first. If successful at interview, can you decline a B/F stream to wait for a climate stream position?



  • Registered Users Posts: 31 Wing Back


    I've never done an AO competition before, so not sure particularly with this new specialist stream model what is allowed and what's not. I was always of the impression and then told by PAS that if you turn down an offer, you are gone. But that isn't always the case. I competed in an accountant grade II competition before and placed top 10, got offered Dept Justice and turned it down and was told that I would be removed, however 2 months later they offered me another role with AGS which I again turned down. I went for the same competition 2 years ago and the same thing happened, I turned down the original role offer in Dept of Defence and 2 months later was offered Dept of Children, which I also turned down for various reasons. Before anyone comments on how daft that sounds................I know it seems quite silly to turn down a role 4 times, but some strategic moves not of my making were at play in the dept I was in at the time and an opportunity developed for something quite different where I am now.

    To answer your question specifically, I think it depends on the Competition, but in my experience as outlined above, a refusal does not always mean the end of the road.

    I'm currently on this B/F panel aswell and have placed in the top 10. I was hoping things would take longer to be honest and that the panel would be in existence for a few years as I really enjoy what I'm at now but I have also received another job offer for a set period I want to pursue and then move into a Finance/Economics policy AO role (hopefully in an area I'm interested in) afterwards. It's a good place to be I guess, but I can see myself having a tough decision to make soon I would imagine considering how quick things have tipped along up to now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭countyireland12345


    Congrats on the job offer. Are most of the business/finance stream positions in the Department of Finance? What Department is hiring you?



  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭HungrySeagull


    I haven't heard anything back yet but I imagine Finance, DPER or DETE.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    The radio silence is getting kind of ridiculous. Had anyone heard anything yet?



  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭HungrySeagull


    I'm a different stream but my HR got the manager sign off doc from PAS so it's circulating round somewhere at that stage. Asked them if they know what Dept I'm going to but they said no.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Rob.YesThatOne


    Anyone heard anything back from the Climate stream? I submitted transcript early May but nothing since.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    I think they’ll only ask for references and stuff when they g get t to your position on the panel. But it wouldn’t hurt sending them a quick email



  • Registered Users Posts: 6 dcjc1992


    I'm waiting on the HR panel. I got a request from my internal HR to send a questionnaire from PAS to my manager for a reference a month ago today. Haven't heard anything yet, I emailed PAS last week and they said they had no new information for me. I feel like I am stuck in limbo in my current role waiting to hear about it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 24 WJ123


    Yeah it’s annoying the lack of communication about possible timelines as to when we can expect to start, I feel like I’m just going through the motions in work since I got my interview result and I’m half way out the door in my mind already. I’d only recently started a new role in my current job so I’m still having to do a lot of learning on a daily basis, so I can’t really afford to be coasting. Fingers crossed there will be progress soon



  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    I’m the same, I’d have to move to Dublin so the more information they provide regarding a start date would give me time to find a place



  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭HungrySeagull


    Anyone any news? I'm in the Business stream. My reference went from my line manager back to PAS a while ago but still crickets.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33 Bitty98


    Nothing on my end. I sent them an email just to see if they could give a rough timeline on when offers might be made, but they just told me that being on the panel isn’t a guarantee of employment.


    I hope we hear something soon



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6 dcjc1992


    I just got an email that I have been provisionally allocated a place in the Department of Public Reform and Expenditure. Thank f*ck for that.



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