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Executive Officers

The Executive Officer (EO) role is a first-level management role in all government departments and agencies. This role encompasses project management and staff management across a wide range of business areas. Executive Officers are engaged in critical analysis of proposals and reports and in examining the more complex, non-routine cases on which decisions are required. They are involved in a wide range of roles and activities, including: researching and drafting proposals relating to policy issues and legislation; acting as junior managers in Government Departments; responsibilities for managing operations and, after some experience, large numbers of people and other resources; dealing directly with the public in support of services provided to them by the Civil Service.

The Civil Service runs recruitment competitions for Executive Officers. These competitions require candidates to undertake a number of selection stages which can include aptitude tests and competency based interviews. We prepare candidates for the competitive selection stages of Executive Officer recruitment campaigns. Prepare for Success in Executive Officer Campaigns.

“I purchased the clerical officer course in 2017 and I placed no 1 in my chosen location. Without the course, practising the aptitude test, helpful hints on interviews etc. I would not have placed so high in my location. Since then I purchased the Executive Officer course and again I placed high in my chosen location and I had a placement within 7 months of doing the exams. I would 100% recommend purchasing a course to help you progress in the exams. You get an in-depth explanation on maths and verbal reasoning and with practise you will increase your speed and accuracy for the real exam.I would be happy to purchase a course from Career Services in the future. Staff also extremely friendly and helpful. I have no hesitation recommending Career Services!” – Eileen, Co. Kerry

Executive Officer Online Course

12 Months Instant & Unlimited Access

Developed by experts our Executive Officer online course covers everything you need to succeed:

EO Aptitude Tests 

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Situational Judgement Tests
  • Video lessons
  • Timed and Untimed tests
  • Fully worked Solutions
  • 100’s of practice questions

EO Written Exercise 

  • Expert guidance on how to approach the exercise

EO Competency Based Interview

  • Understand (Overview of Interview Process, the Interview Board and Candidate perspectives, Resources etc)
  • Prepare (Interview topics, Effective performance Indicators, Creating your Competency Examples)
  • Perform (Competency Example reviews, Style of Questions, Practicing Answering Questions)


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