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Administrative Officer (Specialist Streams) 2023



  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭exitstageleft

    As a counterpoint, I think if you're joining the CS as a specialist AO, or any AO really, Forsa doesn't reflect your priorities. I regularly work alongside HEOs who do exactly the same job, for the same pay, while being paid €20,000 more and with 5 extra days holidays. As far as I'm aware, Forsa negotiated and accepted this deal.

    Also, I have attended meetings with the Forsa rep for AOs and they promise great things but over a year later they've failed to deliver.

    I reckon save your few hundred quid a year on membership fees.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10 Lo d

    Can I ask a question and sorry if it’s already asked so many times. What happens if your offered a position and turn it down, do you leave the panel? Let’s say you are hoping to get part time or a certain area. Obviously you wouldn’t apply for a specific job if it doesn’t suit but if it’s a panel how does it normally work ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Henman007

    I note you are posting on multiple forums… which is your right… however you are only giving one perspective on working in the CS… and it is completely skewed by what you PERCEIVE to be the unfair treatment you got and the ALLEGED bullying you were subject to. Did you raise these matters with HR? With the Union? Did you go to the EAS? I have been in CS 20+ years and also worked in private industry. Some of the hardest working, most dedicated people I have ever worked with are in the CS. There are always a few underperformers but no more so than any other workplace.

  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭countyireland12345

    Has anyone from the AO Buisness & Finance stream been assigned to a department recently? If yes, which department? My clearance started last week and I'm very excited to find out what department I will be assigned to!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 AOFinance

    Hi Everyone

    I have been called for interview next week for the Finance stream. I am terrible at interviews and presentations so I am not looking forward to it whatsoever.

    Could any one share some examples of questions they where asked?

    I am curious as to what level of detail they require when answering questions regarding your specialist stream.

    Thank you


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1 njkgg

    Hi Everyone,

    how long did it typically take everyone to to get called to clearance after sending in their transcripts?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 01234

    Hi, just wondering if there is any update on the panel for the specialist stream "Climate"? I am Batch 5 OOM 12. I emailed Clearance last week and they informed me that there were 14 candidates ahead of me. Does anyone have any idea when I should expect an email for clearance or will I receive an email for clearance that they have reached my place on the panel? Thanks!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 Fellowes93

    Hi, I'm on this panel too but I'm behind you so you'll hear before me... Hopefully it moves along quickly :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 01234

    I contacted them last week on Thursday and they said there was 10 ahead of me at that stage. Have you emailed them recently to get an update on where they are? Really hoping it moves fast!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,755 ✭✭✭lbunnae

    Sorry guys , a bit off topic but does anyone know how the scales work when you move job , I presume you just go to point 1 on the scale if it's effectively a promotion? Heo to acc grade 2. Also small point but currently get 29 holidays , is there any scope to keep that or do you need to reduce to the 27 ,grade 2 hols. I'm happy being on point 1 and 27 hols but worth a try asking haha.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3 Fellowes93

    Okay, 10 ahead, it seems to be moving along since the previous time you emailed! I haven't emailed them no. Bit of a waiting game but am hopeful!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 Fellowes93

    There is a Circular 08/2019

  • Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭Cdub

    In the interview, when they ask about examples of competencies, are they clear in how they ask it: (Example Please give us an example of your Leadership Potential ?) or is it trickier than this to interpret which competencies they are asking about?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 01234

    Did anyone on the Climate Stream get called recently and if so what batch and OOM were they? Thank you!