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Career Opportunities

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The department has specific recruitment procedures. In common with other Government Departments, most permanent posts in the Department are filled from panels of candidates selected by competitive examination. These examinations are run by the Public Appointments Service (PAS), which is the central recruiting body for the whole of the Irish civil service.

Recruitment competitions are advertised on or alternatively, the national newspapers and relevant trade magazines. They will also advise you as to what qualifications or experience may be needed.

The Public Jobs website offers an email alert service which notifies one automatically when jobs of interest are advertised.

Internship opportunities do arise with the department and we recommend you keep in contact with the Careers’ Office of your University.

Please note​​ that the Department is not in a position to accommodate applications for work experience or internships at present due to Covid-19 restrictions.​

Should you require further information on career opportunities contact the Department.