Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Questions (238)

Willie Penrose


238. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a new round of applications will open for positions (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21380/18]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Public Appointments Service (PAS) is the independent recruiter of people for the civil service through open and interdepartmental competitions.

While there are many factors affecting recruitment the most important are the expected number of staff who will leave in the near future, existing panels in place and the demand for staff based on the work to be carried out by departments/offices.

I understand from PAS that it intends to hold the following competitions in 2018/2019;

Executive Officers - Quarter 3 2018

Higher Executive Officers - To be decided

Administrative Officers - Quarter 3 2018

Assistant Principal Officers - Quarter 2 2018

Principal Officers - Quarter 1 2019

I would emphasise that these dates are subject to change.

The grade of Staff Officer no longer exists in the civil service.