Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (347)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

347. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of new staff recruited to his Department from January 2019 to date; the title of each employment position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53635/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The following table lists all staff recruited by my Department from January 2019 to date.  It should be noted that I have included all new hires and re-hires, as well as transfers to my Department during the period in question. 

In line with workforce planning processes and my Department's business needs, staffing numbers will be continuously reviewed and further new recruits will be engaged as required. 

As well as addressing factors that occur annually, such as retirements and transfers out, a key feature of recruitment in the Department in 2019 was the necessity to address potential Brexit contingencies.  

Action

Entry Type

Grade

Number

New Hire

Open Adult Competition

Administrative Officer

4

 

 

Asst Agricultural Inspector

18

 

 

Asst Harbour Master

1

 

 

Asst Principal

2

 

 

Clerical Officer

117

 

 

Craft Worker

2

 

 

Engineer Grade 3  

3

 

 

Executive Officer

23

 

 

Forestry Inspector Grade 3

5

 

 

General Operative

7

 

 

Higher Executive Officer

5

 

 

ICT Apprentice

1

 

 

Laboratory Analyst

11

 

 

Seed Analyst

1

 

 

Technical Agricultural Off

51

 

 

Veterinary Inspector

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Hire Total

 

 

273

 

 

 

 

Re-hires

Open Adult Competition

Administrative Officer

1

 

 

Asst Agricultural Inspector

4

 

 

Asst Principal

3

 

 

Clerical Officer

45

 

 

Executive Officer

6

 

 

Forestry Inspector Grade 3

1

 

 

General Operative

2

 

 

Higher Executive Officer

1

 

 

Laboratory Analyst

1

 

 

Technical Agricultural Off

2

 

 

Veterinary Inspector

5

Re-hires Total

 

 

71

 

 

 

 

Transfers

Transfer In

Asst Agricultural Inspector

1

 

 

Asst Principal

1

 

 

Clerical Officer

2

 

 

Executive Officer

8

 

 

Professional Accountant

1

 

 

Services Staff

1

 

Transfer In Total

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer In Mobility Scheme

Asst Principal

1

 

 

Clerical Officer

23

 

 

Executive Officer

17

 

Transfer In Mobility Scheme Total

 

41

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer in Promotion Inter-Departmental

Executive Officer

1

 

 

Higher Executive Officer

1

 

Transfer in Promotion Inter-Departmental Total

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer in Promotion Open

Administrative Officer

3

 

 

Asst Principal

3

 

 

Clerical Officer

1

 

 

Executive Officer

18

 

 

Higher Executive Officer

3

 

 

Laboratory Analyst

1

 

Transfer in Promotion Open Total

 

29

 

 

 

 

Transfer Total

 

 

86

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

 

 

430