The Administrative Officer grade is the main graduate recruitment grade for the civil service. Career Services-The Entrance Exam Experts has been Ireland's leading provider of preparation courses for the selection tests used for entry into various careers since 1987. Our courses have helped thousands of candidates successfully prepare for assessment tests that have formed part of the selection process in many recruitment campaigns within the Public Service. The PAS (Public Appointments Service) is the centralised recruiter for the Civil Service. They run competitions to establish panels of suitably qualified individuals from which various vacancies may be filled.
2019 Administrative Officer Campaign
A 2019 Administrative Officer Recruitment Campaign is expected to be launched later in the year. Details of this will follow once the campaign opens.
2018 Administrative Officer Campaign
The deadline for applications was 3.00pm on Thursday October 11th 2018.
The PAS (Public Appointments Service) launched a national 2018 Administrative Officer Recruitment Campaign for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. For this campaign the Civil Service were recruiting people who possess particular qualifications, skills and competencies in the following areas:
1. Human Resources
3. Industrial and Employee Relations
Applications can only be made via the Public Appointments Service website.
Note: The process below is a general overview of the selection process. Each campaign varies, the steps involved in each campaign are published in an Information Booklet provided by the PAS at the beginning of each campaign. Each candidate should refer to this for the steps involved in the recruitment process.
1. Apply online when applications open
2. Online selection tests - competency based, verbal, numerical
3. Supervised in-house assessment (verification of online tests)
4. Optional specialist assessment
5. Assessment centre e.g. interview, group exercises etc.
This information is based on the Public Appointments Service website and you can learn more here
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