Superintendent (Principal Officer)

The Houses of the Oireachtas Service, on the proposal of the Taoiseach, is running a competition to select the best qualified candidate who has the required knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the requirements of the role of Superintendent of the Houses of the Oireachtas for consideration for appointment by the Taoiseach. The Taoiseach has absolute discretion whether or not to appoint a candidate to the position from this competition.

The Superintendent is an officer of the Houses of the Oireachtas and is the Head of the Superintendent’s Unit. The primary function of the unit is to maintain security and decorum in the Parliamentary Chambers and across the Leinster House complex ensuring that a secure and safe work environment is provided for Members, their staff and the staff of the Service. The unit must also ensure that the Houses of the Oireachtas is a secure, safe and welcoming place for visitors as “A Parliament which works for the People”. The Superintendent has overall responsibility for the infrastructure and accommodation needs of the Houses of the Oireachtas and for Members' and staff accommodation.

Candidates should acquaint themselves with the essential entry requirements for applying for this position, as described in the information booklet for the competition. Only applications completed via and submitted to and submitted on the official application forms will be accepted in this competition. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1pm on Monday, 4 November 2019.

Senior parliamentary researcher (environmental science)

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) is seeking a senior parliamentary researcher (environmental science). The researcher will provide accurate, high quality and impartial research, analysis and information to individual Members, Committees and to the Houses of the Oireachtas and will contribute to the strategic development and overall management of the L&RS's research and analysis services.

Information and application for this post is via the Public Appointments Service,

The closing date for applications is 3pm on Thursday, 31 October 2019.

Public Appointments Service

Vacancies in the Houses of the Oireachtas Service are generally advertised and filled by the Public Appointments Service. If you are interested in working for the Oireachtas, see the Public Appointments Service website,

Want to know what it’s like to work for the Houses of the Oireachtas Service? Follow a typical day in the life of some of our staff.

Day in the life of Leinster House - Catering

From the minute I arrive at work, it’s go go go. Wednesday is the longest sitting day for the Dáil and Seanad, and the kitchen will serve up more than 1,000 meals to Members, staff, journalists and visitors.

Day in the life of Leinster House - Debates Office

Wednesday is the toughest day of the week for a parliamentary reporter, with numerous committee meetings in the morning, Seanad sittings and a Dáil session that stretches into the night.

Day in the life of Leinster House - Ushers

I arrive in Leinster House and my first priority is to meet with the two team leaders of the early team. They report that all their staff have arrived and all posts are covered.

Day in the life of Leinster House - Library & Research Service

I’m first into the Members Reading Room in Leinster House this morning, so I set up the room for the day.