Assistant Staff Officer - Closing date 29th August 2019

The Position

The Assistant Staff Officer is a support or supervisory position within the Council and is assigned responsibility for the day to day operation of a work area, section or team.  The Assistant Staff Officer works as part of a team, supporting managers and colleagues to meet work goals and objectives and to deliver quality services to internal and external customers.

The Person

 1.     Character

         Each candidate must be of good character.

 2.    Health

        Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and           efficient service.

 3.    Education, training, experience, etc.

       Open Competition (Panel A)

       Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms -


            (i) (a)   have obtained at least Grade D (or a Pass), in Higher or Ordinary Level, in five subjects (or four subjects if Irish is           included) from the approved list of subjects in the Department of Education Established Leaving Certificate Examination or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme including Irish and/or English and one of the following: Mathematics, Accounting, Business Organisation or Economics, and


                 (b)   have obtained at least Grade C (or Honours) in higher level (or Honours) papers in three subjects in that examination (or two subjects if Irish and/or one of the following is included: Mathematics, Accounting, Business Organisation or Economics) or

             (ii)        have obtained a comparable standard in an equivalent examination, or

             (iii)       hold a third level qualification of at least degree standard, or

             (iv)         be a serving employee in a local authority, health board, vocational education committee in the State, institute of technology, the General Medical Services (Payments) Board, St. James's Hospital Board, Beaumont Hospital Board, An Bord Altranais, the Local Government Computer Services Board, the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly or the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly and have satisfactory experience in a post of Clerical Officer or an analogous post.

 Common Recruitment Pool (Panel B)

Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms -

            (i)         be a serving employee and have at least two years satisfactory experience in a post of Clerical Officer or analogous post in one of the organisations set out in paragraph (iv) above.



Salary scale: €27,567 - €44,771 per annum. Payment of increments is dependent on satisfactory performance.
Annual Leave
30 days per annum
Hours of Work
The normal working hours are 37 hours per week
Application Process

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to no later than 29th August, 2019.

An official application form must be completed in full by the closing date for the competition. Please note that amendments to the application form will not be accepted after the closing date.

Please send your application from an e-mail address that you will review regularly as communication during the assessment/selection period will only be through that e-mail address.

The Application Form and Briefing Document are also available from Human Resources, Corporate Headquarters, Merchant's Quay, Limerick  Tel: (061) 557160  E-mail: