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Clerical Officer NSSO

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  • 06-04-2023 9:38pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2


    Hi guys,

    NSSO are currently hiring Clerical Officers.

    Incase anyone is interested,

    Em



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  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭koifish


    Has anyone else applied? Any idea on how long the recruitment process may take (in the next few months?) or if it could be a regular year long panel? It seems separate from the standard PublicJobs campaign. I contacted Sigmar Recruitment to enquire but no response yet.



  • Registered Users Posts: 810 ✭✭✭crinkley


    I’m hoping it will be quicker as it’s a private company and not pas



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,604 ✭✭✭channelsurfer2


    Id say anyone that applied will have a good chance.last i heard they were over 70 co's short



  • Registered Users Posts: 810 ✭✭✭crinkley


    I assume no one has heard anything? Strange that the PAS CO is moving faster when it closed after this one



  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭koifish


    I contacted the recruitment and they confirmed the next stages/timelines haven't been agreed on (doesn't sound promising?) but that candidates will be contacted in the next few weeks once shortlisting has concluded. 😥



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  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭irishlady29


    Does anyone know if there will be aptitude tests or just interviews?



  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭koifish


    Any updates for anyone? I'm surprised shortlisting would take this long, even the TCO campaign is moving faster...



  • Registered Users Posts: 810 ✭✭✭crinkley


    This is shockingly slow considering the CO comp closed after and they have done the tests and issued results, can't give out about PAS anymore



  • Registered Users Posts: 24 sanktrangelov


    Thank you all for the solace that NSSO don't have a personal vendetta against me.

    You'd think they'd have given some notice by now.

    Some update would be better than the current radio silence...



  • Registered Users Posts: 810 ✭✭✭crinkley


    Finally got something back from Sigmar, it took them a long time to go through the applications



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  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭koifish


    Good luck all with the assessments!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,604 ✭✭✭channelsurfer2


    results out...a high barrier for a pass to next stage apparently.



  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭koifish


    are the assessments very tough or places very limited? 😥 I'm scared now to look, haha



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,604 ✭✭✭channelsurfer2


    ah you will be alright...next stage is online.



  • Registered Users Posts: 24 sanktrangelov




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,604 ✭✭✭channelsurfer2


    To pass to next stage which is online. I know one or two who didnt get shortlisted with good experience for some reason



  • Registered Users Posts: 18 DancingQueen1


    If anyone can shed some light on the verbal and numerical assessments that would be great. Are they similar to the ones used in previous CO competitions? Where can I go to do practice ones please? Your help would be greatly appreciated.



  • Registered Users Posts: 24 sanktrangelov


    Imo both were dead easy. Written was 42 qns in 12 mins. Numerical was 36 in 12. Don't know where/if to get practice as this was my first time doing this comp. HOwever, if you've done any tests through Aon you'll recognise them. Numerical is more reading charts than raw calculation.



  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭koifish


    I hate that there're always so many questions and not enough time - hard to know if you do well or badly. 😓 Good luck all, hopefully we'll hear back shortly after the 14th.



  • Registered Users Posts: 18 DancingQueen1


    Thanks for your reply sanktrangelov. Best just go ahead and do it so. Good luck with competition.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 24 sanktrangelov


    No problem and good luck! Be fast and you'll be grand. Don't panic at the start, you'll get faster at answering as you go - this was the case for me at least!



  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭irishlady29


    Hi. Has anyone done this test yet? Can anyone advise what to expect and what websites I could practice on. Have never done them before and don't know what to expect. I'm not academic so worried I will not do good.



  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭koifish



    I wouldn't worry too much and would just make a start on them now since the deadline is early this Wednesday. They're by AON and more intense/specific than PublicJobs', but they'll show some examples before you start. Just pace yourself and you'll be fine.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8 Jaye2023


    I barely got through half of the questions in both categories and I feel terrible because that’ll put me way down the list in order of merit 😭 But fingers crossed they’ll get back to everyone with positive news. Good Luck!



  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭irishlady29


    I was the very same. Flew through the reading part and just about got half way through the numerical. Can say goodbye to this opportunity 😢



  • Registered Users Posts: 24 sanktrangelov


    Anyone heard back from them yet, any ideas about when it could happen?



  • Registered Users Posts: 24 sanktrangelov


    In all seriousness, how long does it take to mark an automated test with only 40 questions and rank the participants? I reckon I could do it faster on my own lol.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,587 ✭✭✭SouthWesterly


    You're talking about the NSSO here.

    Those of us who left and are due the pay increase from last Feb to when we left are still waiting 10 months on with no end in sight.



  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭koifish


    oh yikes, I'm sorry to hear that. Can I ask what reputation the NSSO has for turnover or treatment of COs? I'm assuming there's a reason for the mass solo recruitment drive. It's always hard to tell what depts in the CS are best avoided... many thanks.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,587 ✭✭✭SouthWesterly


    A lot of people suffer burnout in the NSSO.

    It's high pressure no matter what section you're in. Payroll is in Killarney, tullamore and Galway with the phone lines being in Killarney. HR and their phones are in clonskeagh.

    WFH is quiet good. I don't have it my current department.

    There was a mass exodus from Killarney on the last 12 months across all grades.

    Other locations are the same.

    Some love it and are happy to stay. Others want to move out for numerous reasons including working closer to home



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