Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (410)

John Lahart

Question:

410. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the various grades in which males and females are employed in his Department and the agencies under the remit of his Department in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52064/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

One of the goals outlined in my Department's current Statement of Strategy is to continue to develop a highly skilled, diverse and gender-balanced workforce.  My Department is committed to supporting a positive working environment for all staff, one that provides equality of opportunity and supports work-life balance.

Staff in my Department work in various locations around the country and the workforce is made up of a variety of grades, including specialist grades in addition to the standard civil service grades.  The ratio of men and women in my Department as of 7 December 2018 is outlined in the following table:

Grades

Female

Male

Administrative Officer

15

15

Advisory Counsel Grade 3

0

2

Agricultural Inspector

22

54

Area Superintendent

0

8

Assistant Secretary

2

5

Assistant Harbour Master

0

1

Asst Agricultural Inspector

54

86

Asst Principal

69

79

Chemist

2

1

Chief Inspector

0

1

Chief Veterinary Officer

0

1

Cleaner

5

1

Clerical Officer

595

133

Craftsman

0

6

Deputy Chief Analyst

2

2

Deputy Chief Veterinary Off

1

0

Director Of Laboratories

0

1

District Superintendent

6

79

Engineer Grade 1 Civil

0

7

Engineer Grade 2 Civil

2

5

Engineer Grade 3 Civil

3

4

Engineer Technician Grade 2   Civil

0

1

Executive Officer

347

184

First Asst Solicitor

0

1

Forestry Ecologist

1

0

Forestry Inspector Grade 1

0

9

Forestry Inspector Grade 2

0

8

Forestry Inspector Grade 3

1

20

General Operative

1

47

Harbour Constable

0

2

Harbour Master

1

5

Head Of Agricultural Laboratories

0

1

Higher Executive Officer

150

138

Higher Seed Analyst

3

1

Industrial Foreman

0

6

Inspector Grade 2

1

0

Laboratory Analyst

73

28

Laboratory Attendant 

3

15

Librarian

0

1

Ministers Staff

2

4

Principal

15

25

Principal Solicitor

0

1

Professional Accountant

1

0

Quality Manager

5

1

Research Officer

12

7

Secretary General

0

1

Seed Analyst

7

4

Senior Chemist

0

1

Senior Inspector

2

14

Senior Laboratory Analyst

13

16

Senior Research Officer

5

8

Senior Seed Analyst

0

1

Senior Serological Assistant

1

0

Senior Superintend Vet Insp

1

8

Serological Assistant

23

11

Services Staff

3

34

State Solicitor

1

1

Statistician

0

1

Superintening Sen Research Off

1

3

Superintending Vet Insp

11

26

Supervising Serological   Assistant

5

1

Supervisory Agric Off

7

159

Technical Agricultural Off

25

366

Veterinary Inspector

79

131

Wholetime Temp Vet Inspector

5

4

Grand Total

1583

1786

The gender breakdown of specific grades within the State Agencies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for each Agency.  I have referred the question to the agencies under the aegis of my Department for direct reply.