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Agricultural Officer

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Helps to monitor the implementation of various Government schemes relating to Agriculture, Food and Forestry.


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Agricultural Officers are employed in Meat Inspection at meat factories, and the operation of the Disease Eradication, Farm Development and Livestock Headage Schemes. Additionally, officers are employed in Cereal, Potato and Seed Certification duties and in the operation of the Poultry and Egg and Dairy sectors. 


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Due to the variety of jobs that Agriculture Officers are expected to do, they need to be; assertive people who can make use of what they have learned to make sound decisions. They also need to be able to operate on their own initiative. Agricultural officers need to have good spoken and written communication skills including the ability to persuade and influence clients.


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Organisation: Teagasc - Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority
  Address: Head Office, Oak Park, Carlow
  Tel: (059) 917 0200
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Organisation: Public Appointments Service
  Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
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Organisation: Gurteen Agricultural and Equine College
  Address: Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
  Tel: 067 21282
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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food

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