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Clerical Officer in the Civil Service 2021 (Nationwide)

  • 17-11-2021 12:12pm
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    The Public Appointment Service has announced that the nationwide Clerical Officer Competition will open this Thursday the 18 November 2021!

    Job Advert on Public Jobs: CLICK HERE

    Closing Date for Applications: Monday, 29 November 2021 at 3pm !!


    Entry Requirements and Eligibility On the closing date of 29 November 2021, candidates must have:

    a) have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role;

    b) be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard;

    c) have a good general level of education;

    d) be at least 17 years of age;

    e) fulfil Citizenship, Health & Character, Garda Vetting & Security Clearance and Reference Check requirements (CLICK HERE for further information);

    f) ensure that they meet the criteria regarding Public & Civil Service Redundancy/Ill Health Retirement Schemes (CLICK HERE for further information)


    Candidates who indicate their interest in Irish Language posts and who are successful at the final selection stages will be required to undergo certain assessments though Irish, e.g. interview and written test, prior to being considered for such a position. They must achieve the required level in the Irish language, i.e. demonstrate a minimum Level B2 on the Europass self-assessment framework



    The salary for this position, rate effective from 1 October 2021 is:

    Clerical Officer (PPC) €480.79; €511.61; €519.44; €534.72; €557.26; €579.76; €602.26; €618.64; €637.19; €658.75; €673.94; €695.27; €716.49; €749.58; €775.60(LSI1); €787.52(LSI2).

    Important Note

    Entry will be at the minimum of the scale and the rate of remuneration will not be subject to negotiation and may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.

    Different terms and conditions may apply if you are a currently serving civil or public servant.

    Subject to satisfactory performance increments may be payable [annually] in line will current Government Policy. 


    Tenure and Probation

    The appointment is to a permanent position on a probationary contract in the Civil Service. The probationary contract will be for a period of one year from the date specified on the contract. Notwithstanding this paragraph and the paragraph immediately following below, this will not preclude an extension of the probationary contract in appropriate circumstances......(see information booklet for more details)


    Selection Process

    The selection methods for this competition will comprise a number of elements to select successful candidates for positions that may arise. These may may include the following:

    • Online Assessment Questionnaire;

    • Online Video Interview (via Zoom) ;

    • Any other assessment deemed appropriate

    To be compliant with recent government guidelines for public safety, it is envisaged that the methods of assessment may differ to previous competitions in response to Covid-19. As such it is strongly advised that each candidate reviews any communication or familiarisation sent to them prior to the commencement of each stage. Applicants must successfully compete and be placed highest, in order to be considered for advancement to the next stage of the multi stage selection process. The number to be invited forward at each stage will be determined from time to time by the Public Appointments Service.


    Next Steps

    Should you come under consideration to proceed to subsequent stages of the selection process, information will be forwarded to you at the appropriate time.

    Indicative Dates (Subject to Change) Stage Dates

    Stage 1 - Online Assessment Questionnaire Live 8 December 2021

    Stage 1 - Online Assessment Questionnaire Close 13 December 2021

    Stage 2 – Interview January 2022

    After Stage 1 – Assessment Questionnaire, successful candidates will be ranked in accordance with their total score and given an Order of Merit (OOM) placing on the panel of their chosen county choice, i.e. the candidate who achieves the highest score will be OOM 1.

    The number to be called forward to Stage 2 – Interview, will be determined from time to time by PAS. Candidates will be invited to interview in ‘batches’, for example Batch 1 may be from OOM 1 – 100, Batch 2 may be from OOM 101 – 200 etc.

    Please note that the number of candidates in each batch may differ. Candidates must be prepared to make themselves available at short notice, to undertake and attend test(s) and interview and provide any supporting documentation required.

    Irrespective of which of the number of regions you applied for, you may only sit the various stages of the selection process, including interview, once.


    Appointments from Panels

    .... Please note that once an offer of appointment has been accepted a candidate will be removed from the panel and no further offers of appointment will be made.

    It is not envisaged that appointments will be made from this competition after 31st January 2023.

    Please note that placement on a panel is not a guarantee of appointment to a position.


    Information Booklet: Click Here

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