Senior Staff Officer - Closing date Tuesday 26th October 2021

Limerick City and County Council is currently inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the above competition.

Limerick City and County Council will, following the interview process, form 3 panels for the post of Senior Staff Officer (Grade VI) from which future relevant vacancies may be filled subject to sanction approval from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

These panels will exist for 12 months and may be extended for a further period of 12 months. Suitably qualified persons are invited to apply for the following panel(s):

Panel Formation

A.         50% confined to employees of the sector,

B.         30% open

C.         20% confined to employees of Limerick City and County Council

Panel A (Confined to the Local Authority Sector) will comprise of successful applicants, in order of merit, from within the Local Authority Sector only, i.e. candidates serving in a Local Authority or Regional Assembly (where applicable).

Panel B (Open Competition) will comprise of all successful applicants in order of merit and may include candidates serving in a Local Authority, Regional Assembly and external candidates.

Panel C (Confined to Limerick City and County Council) will comprise of successful applicants, in order of merit, from within Limerick City and County Council only.  

The advertising process for filling of posts according to these procedures is on the basis of:

  • Advertising one competition and
  • Forming three separate panels to meet the requirements of the ratio of posts to be confined to the local government sector, open and confined to the local authority as indicated above.


Salary scale: €49,040 - €59,913. Payment of increments is dependent on satisfactory performance.
Annual Leave
30 days per annum.
Hours of Work
37 hours per week.
Application Process

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to  no later than Tuesday 26th October 2021. 

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. CV’s will not be accepted in lieu of an application form.

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.  Please also ensure that you regularly review your spam/junk email folder as occasionally your email service provider may direct emails to that folder.

Application Form
Briefing Document