Civil Service Career Path

The Public Appointments Service is the centralised provider of recruitment services for the Civil Service through its website, They also provide recruitment services for the most senior roles in Local Authorities, leadership positions and Hospital Consultant roles for the HSE, An Garda Síochána, and a range of specialist professional and technical roles throughout the Public Sector. This service also supports appointments to State Boards, by Minsters, through the website

Working within the Public Service offers you the unique opportunity to deliver crucial services to the Irish public and to assist with the vital services that influence and shape Irish society.

There are a great range of opportunities available to those seeking a career within the Public Service. The organisations and career sectors that you can work in are varied and wide ranging.

To find out more about the compentencies needed for some of the roles in the Civil and Public Service, look at the Competency Model.

The entry level position in the Civil Service is usually at the Clerical Officer grade level, while junior management positions include Executive Officer level and Administrative Officer level. Senior Management roles are usually Assistant Principal, Principal Officer levels while Assistant Secretary and Secretary Generals are management grades at the highest level.

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