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Clerical Officer

City of Dublin ETB (CDETB)Dublin€24,602 - €40,590 per yearTemporary

City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) provides educational services within the Dublin City area. CDETB runs over 1,000 courses across the city of Dublin. We have 23 schools and colleges and 2 Training Centres and operate out of over 60 different locations in the city. Thirteen of our schools offer second level programmes at Junior and Leaving Certificate level. Sixteen of our colleges offer over 300 full-time Post Leaving Certificate courses at FETAC levels 5 and 6. Our Adult Education Service provides courses specifically targeted at those who wish to return to education and our Night Schools provide short courses that cover the widest possible range of hobbies and interests.

CDETB was designated the single awarding authority for student grant applications in Ireland since 2012 and operates a business unit Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) to fulfil these duties.

Please note that a Panel will be formed from which temporary vacancies at Grade 3 Clerical Officer grade that may arise may be filled.

1. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES These vacancies will be based in CDETB – both in our Head Office in various Departments and also throughout the scheme in our schools/colleges and centres.

Head Office Departments – Finance, HR, Corporate Services, IT

CDETB Scheme outside Head Office: Schools & Colleges, SUSI Grants Section, Adult Education, Training Centres, Youthreach Centres, Prisons and any other centres under the aegis of CDETB

2. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS Candidates must: - Have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role. - Be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard - Have obtained at least Grade D3 in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examinations (higher, ordinary, applied or vocational preparation) or equivalent or have passed an examination at the appropriate level within QQI qualifications framework which can be assessed as being of a comparable standard to Leaving Certificate or equivalent or higher or have appropriate relevant experience which encompasses equivalent skills and expertise - Be at least 17 years of age on or before the date of advertisement of the recruitment competition

3. DESIRABLE REQUIRMENTS - have a degree equivalent to level 7 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications in either business administration or accounting (or in such other relevant discipline as may be considered appropriate in the discretion of CDETB) - High level of ICT Competency, in particular, high levels of Microsoft Excel skills and knowledge of Financial Packages such as SUN SYSTEMs are desirable - Experience in preparing and interpeting financial data - high levels of Microsoft Excel skills - Excellent administrative skills and IT skills - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - Self-motivating, flexible and results focused. - Ability to priortise and manage work in a dynamic and fast paced environment - Goal oriented in a manner that ensures works is comprehensively completed - Proven record as a team player - Self-motivating, flexible and results focused. - Understand the main features and current challenges of public service and reglutory reform - Ability to work on own initiative within a flexible, co operative, team structure - Understand the main features and current challenges of public service and reglutory reform - Have at least one years relevant finance experience.

Citizenship Requirements Candidate should note that eligibility to compete for posts is open to citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) or to non-EEA nationals with a valid work permit. The EEA consists of the Member States of the European Union along with Iceland, Leichtenstein and Norway. Swiss citizens under EU agreement may also apply.

4. EXCLUSIONS Candidates should note that persons who have taken part in public service early retirement schemes are not eligible to take part in this competition. If you retired under one of the schemes, you should contact your pension provider and ensure that you are eligible to work in the public sector. Please note that you are required to inform them due to pension abatement rules.

Declaration Applicants will be required to declare whether they have previously availed of a public service scheme of incentivised early retirement, including schemes not specifically mentioned above.

Applicants will also be required to declare any entitlements to a Public Service pension benefit (in payment or preserved) from any other Public Service employment and/or where they have received a payment-in-lieu in respect of service in any Public Service employment. 5. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE Terms of Appointment The appointment will have a probationary period, details of which will be stipulated in the contract of employment.

Appointment is to the City of Dublin ETB Scheme as a whole, not to a particular centre, and will be subject to the sanction of the Chief Executive. The Board reserves the right to transfer Officers as the needs of the Scheme dictates.

The person appointed to the post will be required to contribute to the relevant Superannuation Schemes.

Salary €24,602 - €40,590 (including long service increment) (pro rata)

Annual Leave 22 working days per annum (pro rata)

Sick Leave and Special Leave Sick leave and special leave may be allowed in accordance with the conditions in force for the time being for officers employed under the Schemes of Education and Training Boards

Other Conditions The appointment will be subject to the sanction of the Chief Executive.

For the purposes of satisfying the requirements as to health it will be necessary for the successful candidate before he/she is appointed, to undergo at the Board’s expense, a medical examination by a qualified practitioner nominated by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board.

Extern work may not be undertaken without the prior consent of the Board.

Termination The appointment will be terminated by one month’s notice in writing on either side.

Garda Vetting CDETB is registered with the National Vetting Unit (NVU) which provides a disclosure service for organisations who have staff positions which may involve regular unsupervised access to children and vulnerable adults. As part of the Board’s recruitment and selection process, offers of employment to all posts will be subject to NVU disclosure.

CDETB reserves the right to re-vet all staff employed in positions which entail working with children and vulnerable adults at any time during their employment. Superannuation & Retirement The successful candidate will be offered the appropriate superannuation terms and conditions as prevailing in the Civil/Public Service at the time of being offered an appointment. In general, an appointee who has never worked in the Public Service will be offered appointment based on membership of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“Single Scheme”). Full details of the Scheme are at www.singlepensionscheme.gov.ie.

Where the appointee has worked in a pensionable (non-Single Scheme terms) public service job in the 26 weeks prior to appointment or is currently on a career break or special leave with/without pay different terms may apply. The pension entitlement of such appointees will be established in the context of their public service employment history.

Key provisions attaching to membership of the Single Scheme are as follows: • Pensionable Age: The minimum age at which pension is payable is 66 (retirement age is in line with eligibility for State Pension) • Retirement Age: Scheme members must retire on reaching the age of 70. • Career average earnings are used to calculate benefits (a pension and lump sum amount accrue each year and are up-rated each year by reference to CPI). • Post retirement pension increases are linked to CPI

Pension Abatement If the appointee has previously been employed in the Civil or Public Service and is in receipt of a pension from the Civil or Public Service or where a Civil/Public Service pension comes into payment during his/her re-employment that pension will be subject to abatement in accordance with Section 52 of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012.

Please note: In applying for this position you are acknowledging that you understand that the abatement provisions, where relevant, will apply. It is not envisaged that the employing Department/Office will support an application for an abatement waiver in respect of appointments to this position.

However, if the appointee was previously employed in the Civil or Public Service and awarded a pension under voluntary early retirement arrangements (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement (ISER), the Department of Health Circular 7/2010 VER/VRS or the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government Circular letter LG(P) 06/2013, any of which renders a person ineligible for the competition)the entitlement to that pension will cease with effect from the date of reappointment. Special arrangements may, however be made for the reckoning of previous service given by the appointee for the purpose of any future superannuation award for which the appointee may be eligible.

Department of Education and Skills Early Retirement Scheme for Teachers Circular 102/2007 The Department of Education and Skills introduced an Early Retirement Scheme for Teachers. It is a condition of the Early Retirement Scheme that with the exception of the situations set out in paragraphs 10.2 and 10.3 of the relevant circular documentation, and with those exceptions only, if a teacher accepts early retirement under Strands 1, 2 or 3 of this scheme and is subsequently employed in any capacity in any area of the public sector, payment of pension to that person under the scheme will immediately cease. Pension payments will, however, be resumed on the ceasing of such employment or on the person's 60th birthday, whichever is the later, but on resumption, the pension will be based on the person's actual reckonable service as a teacher (i.e. the added years previously granted will not be taken into account in the calculation of the pension payment).

Ill-Health-Retirement Please note that where an individual has retired from a Civil/Public Service body on the grounds of ill-health his/her pension from that employment may be subject to review in accordance with the rules of ill-health retirement within the pension scheme of that employment.

Pension Accrual A 40-year limit on total service that can be counted towards pension where a person has been a member of more than one pre-existing public service pension scheme (i.e. non-Single Scheme) as per the 2012 Act shall apply. This 40-year limit is provided for in the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012. This may have implications for any appointee who has acquired pension rights in a previous public service employment. Additional Superannuation Contribution

This appointment is subject to the ASC deductions in accordance with the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017.

9. Application and Selection Process • The appointee to the Temporary Grade 3 posts will be required to show evidence of the Grade 3 competencies outlined below. • Applications accepted through on-line system only – see www.cdetb.ie for full details and how to apply on-line. • Your application will be assessed on the information you submit. Please ensure all sections are completed fully and accurately, giving clear evidence of qualifications, skills and experience. Incomplete applications may not be considered. • Shortlisting may apply. • Canvassing by or on behalf of the applicant will disqualify. • Late applications will not be accepted. Candidates are strongly advised to submit application forms well before the 12 Noon deadline on the specified closing date. • Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application forms are received on time. Any technical difficulties encountered by the sender when forwarding forms by e-mail or fax are not the responsibility of the CDETB. • CDETB may contact the named referees and / or employers for a reference should you be called to interview. • Any travel or other expenses incurred by candidates whilst undertaking or attending any elements of the selection process will not be refunded by CDETB.

CDETB is an equal opportunities employer

The closing date for applications is Thursday the 8th of July 2021

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