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Civil Service - Clerical Officer

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These occupations usually require a Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

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Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a bank teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

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€20k > 33 
Civil Service - Clerical Officer
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€20 - 33 
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Last Updated: November, 2011

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Assists Senior Officers with clerical work in a government department.


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Damien Dollard
Clerical Officer  
Damien Dollard is a Clerical Officer in the Public Appointments Service. Damien's work involves dealing with the public, working on interview boards as a note taker, managing recruitment campaigns and facilitating at exams.
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Clerical Officers may be engaged in drafting letters, asking for or giving factual information, making and checking calculations, analysing reports, preparing, scrutinising and verifying documents, statistics, records, etc. They may also be engaged in operating office equipment such as computer terminals, photocopiers and fax machines etc. They may deal with enquiries at a reception desk and answer telephone calls. 


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You should be methodical and careful in your work. Some clerical duties can be repetitive, so you must be comfortable with this and able to keep your concentration and accuracy at all times.  
 
Good organisational skills are needed, for example, to manage filing systems.  
 
Good literacy and number skills will be important, for example, when completing forms or composing straightforward letters.  
 
Good communication skills written and verbal are desirable in a clerical officer.


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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 
  Email:  info@publicjobs.ie 
  Url  www.publicjobs.ie 
   


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