The Public Appointments Service is the centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services for the Civil Service. We also provide recruitment and consultancy services to local authorities, Health Service Executive, the Garda Siochana and other public bodies.
Publicjobs.ie is one of the main channels used for managing and delivering our business. It is a premier recruitment facility for public service recruiters and is the main access route for candidates interested in joining the public service. Our aim with this website is to provide a comprehensive on-line recruitment facility, which is easy to use and effective for both clients and candidates.
The main services provided by the Public Appointments Service include:
Recruiting for positions in the Civil Service,
Recruiting for some senior positions in the Local Authorities, Health Service Executives, Harbour Authorities, Fisheries Boards and Vocational Education Committees,
Selecting candidates for promotion within the Civil Service through inter-departmental selection tests and interviews,
Assisting other public sector organisations, such as the HSE, with open recruitment,
Assisting the Top Level Appointments Committee in making senior appointments within the Civil Service, for example, by conducting preliminary interviews.
Providing recruitment, consultancy and training services to client organisations and public bodies.
Higher Executive Officer
Sinead O'Hara "I have both the possibility to work closely with a team, as well as the opportunity to work on, and have an input into the formulation of new policy."
Industrial Relations Officer
Paul Shortt "The job requires someone who is able to work under pressure, is comfortable with public speaking, is confident, assertive and decisive."
Damien Dollard "Attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people with different needs are very important in my job."
Ray Harli "Everyday is an education, you constantly have to educate and re-educate yourself!"
Margaret Donaghue "tasks range from working on a landing, in the school, gym, waiting room, escort duty to hospital or court etc"
Psychologist - Occupational
Aoife Lyons "I am employed to bring the principles of psychology into the recruitment and selection service that the Public Appointments Service offers"
Nora Barry "An enthusiastic approach to my daily tasks and a desire to learn ensures I make the most of every experience"
Paul Harding "I must remain alert and ready to deal with any situation as and when they arise"