Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (169)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

169. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of persons employed within the public sector by his Department or agency and by grade for each year of the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [30454/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The information requested in respect of my Department for the end of each of the years 2008 to 2012 is set out in the following table. There was a significant change in the staffing levels in the Department from 2010 to 2011. The end 2011 figures reflects structural changes that occurred in May 2011 with the transfer of the heritage function to the new Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the transfer of community functions to my Department. In the years 2008 to 2010, before the transfer of the heritage function, my Department's staffing included a number of State Industrial employees who were mainly based in the National Parks, such as Guides, Craft Workers, General Operatives and Office Administration staff.

Department Staff By Grade

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Administrative Officer

9.00

8.00

8.60

9.60

8.00

Advisory Counsel Grade 3

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Agricultural Inspector

0.00

0.00

0.00

2.00

2.00

Architectural Assistant Grade 1

9.60

4.80

2.50

0.00

1.00

Archaeologist

27.03

21.63

23.73

0.00

0.00

Architect

4.73

2.73

2.73

0.00

0.00

Architectural Advisor

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

Architectural/Engineer Inspector

11.00

13.00

14.00

14.00

14.00

Assistant Agriculture Inspector

0.00

0.00

0.00

5.00

5.00

Assistant Auditor

12.60

12.60

11.60

11.60

9.00

Assistant Director Met

2.00

0.00

0.00

1.00

1.00

Assistant Fire Adviser

2.00

2.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Assistant Principal Officer

108.36

94.43

92.23

84.73

83.20

Assistant Secretary

6.00

6.00

6.00

6.00

6.00

Assistant Staff Engineer

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Auditor

19.80

17.80

17.80

17.80

16.80

Chief Archaeologist

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

Civilian Driver

4.00

2.00

2.00

4.00

4.00

Cleaner

2.81

2.80

2.81

2.81

2.81

Clerical Officer

156.21

139.37

133.41

104.08

99.68

Conservation Ranger

80.50

75.50

76.00

0.00

0.00

Court Crier

0.00

0.00

3.00

3.00

1.00

Director Meteorological Services

1.00

0.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

District Conservation Officer

16.00

16.00

15.60

0.00

0.00

Engineer Grade 1

4.00

4.00

5.00

5.00

4.80

Engineer Grade 2

0.80

0.80

1.00

0.00

0.00

Engineer Grade 3

0.00

0.00

3.00

3.00

3.00

Engineer Grade 3 (Mech/Heat/Elec)

4.00

4.00

4.00

1.00

1.00

Executive Officer

157.10

144.20

138.90

124.40

131.10

Geographical Info Systems Co-ordinator

1.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Head Service Officer

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Higher Executive Officer

141.29

136.43

130.83

122.13

107.93

Housing Inspector

5.00

5.00

5.00

5.00

2.00

Inspector & Engineer Fisheries

0.00

0.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

Inspector Grade 1

10.00

11.00

10.00

8.00

7.00

Inspector of Audits

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Inspector Planning

0.00

2.00

2.00

1.00

1.00

Librarian

0.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Meteorological Officer

73.50

60.00

59.50

56.50

55.50

Meteorologist

36.00

34.60

32.60

32.10

32.10

Park Superintendent

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

Personal Assistant

3.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

Personal Secretary

3.00

1.50

2.00

2.00

2.00

Principal Adviser

5.00

4.00

4.00

3.00

4.00

Principal Auditor

7.00

7.00

7.00

6.00

6.00

Principal Meteorological Officer

11.00

9.00

9.00

10.00

9.00

Principal Officer

40.60

32.00

29.80

28.00

31.00

Professional Accountant Grade 1

1.00

1.00

1.00

2.00

2.00

Quantity Surveyor Grade 1

0.00

3.00

3.00

1.00

1.00

Secretary General

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Senior Adviser

14.80

15.00

13.00

12.00

11.00

Senior Archaeologist

6.73

6.73

6.73

0.00

0.00

Senior Architect

4.00

4.00

4.00

0.00

0.00

Senior Assistant Fire Adviser

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Senior Building Inspector

3.00

2.00

2.00

1.00

1.00

Senior Inspector

0.00

0.00

0.00

1.00

1.00

Senior Meteorological Officer

64.00

57.00

56.00

51.00

49.00

Senior Meteorologist

8.00

7.00

7.00

6.00

6.00

Senior Photographer

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

Senior Technical Assistant

2.00

1.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

Service Attendant

6.74

4.74

4.73

4.73

3.73

Service Officer

26.80

24.80

27.80

23.80

19.80

Special Advisor

4.00

4.00

4.00

3.00

4.00

Staff Officer

16.13

12.73

10.73

9.13

8.53

Statistician

2.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

Supervising Housing Inspector

13.00

9.00

9.00

8.00

4.00

Survey Controller

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

Technical Grades Level 4

1.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Visually Impaired Telephonist

1.20

1.20

1.80

1.80

1.80

Wildlife Inspector Grade 1

6.00

5.00

4.00

0.00

0.00

Wildlife Inspector Grade 2

17.00

16.00

17.00

0.00

0.00

Wildlife Inspector Grade 3

19.00

18.00

19.00

0.00

0.00

Non Industrial Staff Total

1202.33

1083.39

1066.43

810.21

776.78

Industrial Staff

129.60

108.50

110.10

2.00

2.00

Overall Total

1331.93

1191.89

1176.53

812.21

778.78

Note: Staff figures are provided as full time equivalents.

My Department collects overall staffing numbers every quarter in respect of agencies, however details on staff grades are not readily available. The overall staffing numbers for each agency under the aegis of my Department for the end of years 2008 to 2012, are set out in the following table.

Agency

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

An Bord Pleanála

166.60

168.90

164.20

156.20

145.80

Dublin Docklands Development Authority

47.00

34.00

25.00

18.00

13.00

Environmental Protection Agency

358.20

343.50

328.30

322.70

309.80

Housing & Sustainable Communities Agency

0.00

0.00

0.00

39.20

38.97

Housing Finance Agency

12.00

10.60

11.00

11.00

10.00

Irish Water Safety

6.00

6.00

5.00

6.00

6.00

Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)

94.30

85.90

84.50

80.00

123.50

Private Residential Tenancies Board

23.00

55.00

65.40

50.40

37.40

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

47.80

46.80

46.60

45.20

43.40

Western Development Commission

0.00

0.00

0.00

13.40

11.40

Affordable Homes Partnership (Retired 2010)

11.00

10.00

16.00

0.00

0.00

An Chomhairle Leabharlanna (2012 Merged with LGMA)

0.00

0.00

16.10

14.10

0.00

Heritage Council (2011 Transfer to ART)

16.00

14.50

15.00

0.00

0.00

Limerick Northside Regeneration Agency (2012 Transfer Limerick City Council)

7.00

2.00

8.00

8.00

0.00

Limerick Southside Regeneration Agency (2012 Transfer Limerick City Council)

9.00

4.00

8.00

8.00

0.00

Local Government Management Services Board (2012 Merged with LGMA)

29.60

28.10

27.50

26.70

0.00

National Building Agency (Retired 2012)

61.27

49.27

43.35

3.80

0.00

Total

888.77

858.57

863.95

802.70

739.27

Note: Staff figures are provided as full time equivalents.