In Summary - Civil Service - Clerical Officer
Assists Senior Officers with clerical work in a government department.
Civil Service - Clerical Officers typically work in the following Career Sectors:
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The Work - Civil Service - Clerical Officer
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.
Interests - Civil Service - Clerical Officer
This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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, both written and verbal are desirable in a clerical officer, as well as teamwork and customer service.
Entry Requirements - Civil Service - Clerical Officer
Recruitment of Clerical Officers takes place through the Public Appointments Service - publicjobs.ie.
The recruitment and promotion moratorium that has been place since 2009 in the public service, local authorities, non-commercial state bodies, the Garda Síochána and the Permanent Defence Forces was lifted in a targeted way under Budget 2015.
The recruitment of 550 Public Service roles was announced in late 2014, and campaigns for Clerical Officer and Executive Officer positions have taken place to date.
Last Updated: January, 2015
Pay & Salary - Civil Service - Clerical Officer
Salary Range (thousands per year)* 21k - 38k
Last Updated: April, 2015
* 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.
Labour Market Updates - Civil Service - Clerical Officer
No shortages have been identified for this occupation.
National Skills Bulletin 2018