Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (465)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

465. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government 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. [53646/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

104 new staff were recruited into my Department since January 2019. While some of these were additional staff, others were replacements to fill vacancies that arose.  Information in relation to grades/titles is set out below in two separate tables for general service grades and professional and technical grades.  In addition to these staff one special adviser and one Ministerial driver were appointed during 2019.  Both of these appointments were replacements rather than additional posts.

General Service Grades 

Grade  

 Number

Clerical Officer

17

 Executive Officer

20 

 Higher Executive Officer

 Administrative Officer

13 

 Assistant Principal

18 

Principal Officer 

 6

 Service Officer

 1

 Totals

 82

Professional and Technical Grades  

 Grade

 Officer

 Architectural Adviser

1

 Assistant Auditor

 Planning Adviser

 Geographical Information Systems Officer

 Principal Adviser

 Scientific Policy Adviser

 Quantity Surveyor (Grade 1)

 Statistical Data Manager

 Hydrometeorologist

Meteorologist 

 Total

22