The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is seeking to recruit a number of assistant agricultural inspectors.
It expects to employ a number of specialists in the area of Dairy/Food Science and one specialist in each of the other two areas;
- Dairy/Food Scientists;
- Microbiologist (Pesticides Evaluation);
- Molecular Biologist (Plants).
The Department has stated that applicants must ensure that they meet the specific requirements for the specialisation for which they are applying.
There are over 200 Agricultural Inspectorate personnel working in approximately 20 different work areas in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.
The grading structure of the Agricultural Inspectorate comprises of a chief inspector, a director, senior inspectors, agricultural inspectors and assistant agricultural inspectors. Opportunities for career development within the civil service are available, the Department stated in the job listing.
The Assistant Agricultural Inspector is a member of the Agricultural Inspectorate team, supporting the work of the Department and taking responsibility for certain assignments.
The Agricultural Inspectorate is responsible for bringing scientific expertise to bear on the development of the Irish agri-food sector (including funding of Irish agri-food research programmes), and on the negotiation and enforcement of European Union and National legislation relating to agriculture.
Order of merit
Following an assessment process, candidates who achieve the qualifying standard will be placed on an order of merit relating to their selected specialisation.
The order of merit will remain in place for a period of up to two years from the date of the first appointment and will be used to fill further vacancies, if any, that may arise during that period.
The starting salary for the positions is €33,387; the successful candidates will be located in one of the Department’s Dairy Science laboratories or in one of the Department’s offices throughout the country, Pesticide Registration Division, Backweston Agri-Laboratories, Celbridge, Co. Kildare and Plant Health Laboratory, Backweston, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
Your application must be submitted no later than 4 pm on August 6th, 2019 to; Mr Ray Nesbitt Competitions & Recruitment Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Eir Building Old Knockmay Road Portlaoise Co Laois R32YK81.Note:
- Applications will not be accepted after this date;
- All sections of the form must be fully completed;
- One hard copy of your application form must be submitted.