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General Operative (with CE Licence)

Dublin City CouncilDublin€537.49 - €576.43 per weekTemporary

We are recruiting for General Operative (with CE Licence) Temporary.

If you hold a Clean Full Category CE Licence and are interested, please click below for more details and to apply.

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General Operative (With CE Licence) – Information Booklet
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NAME OF POSITION: GENERAL OPERATIVE (WITH CE LICENCE) (TEMPORARY)
INFORMATION BOOKLET
POSITION NO.: 21/2020
CLOSING DATE: MIDNIGHT ON
FRIDAY, 28TH AUGUST 2020
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL IS RECRUITING FOR GENERAL OPERATIVES (WITH CE LICENCE)(TEMPORARY) FOR INCLUSION ON A PANEL
FROM WHICH VACANCIES FOR GENERAL OPERATIVES (WITH CE LICENCE) (TEMPORARY) MAY BE FILLED.


BACKGROUND:
Dublin City Council provides a wide range of local authority services including housing, planning and
development, environmental, roads and traffic, leisure and community services. For further information on
Dublin City Council, please log onto our website, www.dublincity.ie


THE JOB:
General Operatives (With CE Licence) (Temporary) are vital to service delivery within Dublin City Council.
Reporting to a supervisor or such person as may be designated by the City Council, the holder of the post is
required to drive designated work vehicles, in support of frontline service delivery, across the DCC area. Their
duties, however, are not confined to driving, and a General Operative (With CE Licence) (Temporary) will be
expected to undertake outdoor, operational and manual tasks as assigned by management. At all times, they
are expected to carry out their duties in a manner that enhances public trust and confidence in Dublin City
Council.


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHALL:
1. have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of driving Heavy Goods Vehicles in urban environments;
2. be committed to and conscious of providing a professional service both to internal and external
customers;
3. have worked previously in the construction industry or in roads maintenance/construction;
4. have an ability to work on their own initiative, in an independent environment and without constant
supervision;
5. have an ability and willingness to learn and execute new skills and participate in appropriate training
courses where required.
6. have completed manual handling training and must possess a current and valid Safe Pass Registration
Card;
7. have a good knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations, the
implications for the organisation and the employee, and their application in the workplace.
Dublin City Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity
General Operative Driver (with CE Licence) Temporary – Information Booklet

QUALIFICATIONS:
The declared qualifications for the post of General Operative (With CE Licence) (Temporary), Dublin City
Council, are as set out hereunder: -

CHARACTER:
Each candidate shall be of good character.

HEALTH:
Candidates shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render
regular and efficient service in the advertised role.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, ETC.:
Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:
a) have attained such a standard of education as would enable the candidate to carry out efficiently the
duties of the position including the writing of clear and concise reports;
b) must possess a current unendorsed full driving licence (Category CE) on latest date for receipt of
applications *;
c) have a good knowledge of the services provided by Dublin City Council;
d) have an ability to work within a team and the ability to motivate and encourage team members to
achieve maximum performance;
e) possess good communication and customer awareness skills;
f) have a willingness to learn and an aptitude to use all new technology and information systems and
have a willingness to operate all necessary equipment and to train in its use;
*Candidates are required to submit a Driver Statement/Letter of Entitlement from the NDLS with their
application.


How to obtain a Driver Statement/ Letter of Entitlement
 Individuals themselves can request a drivers statement (letter of entitlement) to be sent out to them by
phoning 0761087880 or by email to info@ndls.ie (If emailing please do not give bank details in the
email). Information regarding a driver will not be sent to a third party.
 The fee for a driver statement is €15.

DUTIES:
The duties of the General Operative (with CE licence) (Temporary) will be consistent with the services
provided by the Department/Section to which they are assigned and shall include:
 implementing the City Council’s work programmes to the agreed standard consistently;
 delivering services in a manner that enhances public trust and confidence in Dublin City Council;
 carrying out operational/manual work at the instruction of supervisors, which may involve working
outdoors and at times in adverse weather conditions;


 participating in the Winter Maintenance Roster as required;
 working effectively as part of a team/crew;
 cooperating with the varied nature of role and working to achieve departmental goals and priorities in
a flexible manner;
 driving designated work vehicles in a safe manner and in accordance with all legal requirements;
 taking responsibility for required vehicle safety checks and the light maintenance of work vehicles;
 reporting any vehicle defects to management promptly;
 notifying management of any driving licence endorsement, disqualification, or any documented
infringement of the driving licence laws;
 notifying management of any penalty points incurred, either during work or in a private driving
capacity, during the course of their employment;
 notifying both management and the Driving Licence Authority of any long-term or permanent injury
or illness that may affect their safe driving ability;
 taking responsibility for on-site Health and Safety issues and implementing all Health and Safety
regulations and other relevant regulations in the workplace as required;
 submitting any report, whether written or verbal, as and when instructed by their supervisor;
 using new technology when required;
 undertaking any course of training organised by the City Council which they are designated to attend.

The duties of the post are to give to the local authority and to
(a) the local authorities or bodies for which the Chief Executive is Chief Executive, and
(b) to any other local authority or body with which an agreement has been made by the local authority or
by any of the authorities or bodies referred to in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph under the general
direction and control of the Chief Executive or of such officers as the Chief Executive may from time to
time determine, such appropriate Inspector, management, administrative, executive, supervisory,
advisory and ancillary services as may be required by any local authority or body hereinbefore
mentioned in the exercise and performance of any of its powers, functions and duties and to exercise
such powers, functions and duties as may be delegated to them by the Chief Executive from time to
time including the duty of servicing all committees that may be established by any such local authority
or body. The holder of the post will, if required, act for an officer of a higher level.

SELECTION PROCESS:
 Posts of General Operative (with CE Licence)(Temporary) will be filled from this publicly advertised
competition. Selection shall be by means of a competition conducted by or on behalf of Dublin City
Council.
 Candidates should note that the information provided by them in their application form/CV will form
the basis on which eligibility and short listing is conducted.
 Dublin City Council reserves the right to undertake eligibility and/or shortlist candidates in the manner
it deems most appropriate.
 A panel may be formed on the basis of interviews. A candidate whose name is on a panel and who
satisfies the Council that they possesses the qualifications declared for the post and that they are
otherwise suitable for appointment may, within the life of the panel, subject to the appropriate sanction
from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, be appointed as an appropriate
vacancy arises.
 The life of the panel shall be for a period of one year from the date of its formation.

 Dublin City Council shall require any person to whom an appointment is offered to take up such
appointment within a period of not more than one month and if they fail to take up appointment within
such period, or such longer period as the Council in its absolute discretion may determine, the Council
shall not appoint them.
All applicants must refer to the Additional Candidate Information Booklet, which can be found on Dublin
City Council’s Digital Recruitment Platform, for additional relevant information pertaining to the salary
scale and the recruitment process.

INTERVIEW:
The interview will be competency based and marks will be awarded under agreed competencies.

SALARY:
The weekly wage scale for the position of General Operative (With CE Licence) (Temporary) is:
€537.49; €545.29; €553.10; €560.85, €568.60 and €576.43.
An eating on site and travelling allowance may also be applicable.
Entry point to this scale will be determined in accordance with Circulars issued by the Department of the
Housing, Planning and Local Government.

In accordance with Departmental Circular letter EL 02/2011, a person who is not a serving local authority
employee on or after 1st January 2011, will enter the scale for the position at the minimum point.
Rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government Policy.
The salary shall be fully inclusive and shall be as determined from time to time. The holder of the post shall
pay to the Local Authority any fees or other monies (other than their inclusive salary) payable to or received
by them by virtue of the post or in respect of any services, which they are required by or under any enactment
to perform.

HOURS OF ATTENDANCE:
A General Operative (With CE Licence) (Temporary) will be required to work 39 hours per week, generally
between the hours of 07:45am and 16:30pm.
The holder of the position will be required to participate in the Winter Maintenance Roster, and from time
to time, will be expected to work from 02:00am onwards.
Any work, which the holder of the post is authorised or required to do after completion of a normal day's work
will be paid at the rates as agreed with the union and appropriately sanctioned, or whatever alternative
arrangement is applicable.

PARTICULARS OF POSITION:
(a) The position is temporary and the holder of the post will be employed, subject to satisfactory service,
on a 1 year fixed-term contract basis.
The nature of this employment is fixed term as it is a temporary posting to a vacant position. A
contract will therefore be issued on such objective grounds.

UNIFORM:
As a condition of employment the holder of the post will be required, at all times when on duty, to wear such
uniform and/or items of personal protective equipment as are specified from time to time by Dublin City
Council.

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
 The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 to 2016 came into effect on
29th April 2016. The Act places a statutory obligation on Dublin City Council to ensure that ‘any work or
activity which is carried out by a person, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of a
person having access to, or contact with children or vulnerable persons will be the subject of Garda
Vetting’.
 Subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014, applications will be treated in strict
confidence.
 Any attempt by a candidate themselves or by any person(s) acting at the candidate’s instigation, directly
or indirectly, by means of written communication or otherwise, to canvass or otherwise influence in the
candidate’s favour, any employee of the City Council or person nominated by the City Council to
interview or examine applicants, will automatically disqualify the candidate for the position being
sought.
 It is important to remember that this is a competitive process for a role where integrity is paramount.
Sharing information on the selection / interview process e.g. through social media or any other means,
may result in a candidate being disqualified from the competition.
 Dublin City Council does not allow the unsanctioned use of any type of recording equipment on its
premises. This applies to any form of sound recording and any type of still picture or video recording,
whether including sound recording or not, and covers any type of device used for these purposes.
 An applicant who is found to be ineligible at any stage of the competition will not be further considered.
Provision of inaccurate, untrue or misleading information will lead to disqualification from the
competition, withdrawal of employment offer or dismissal.
 A candidate who does not attend for interview when and where required by the City Council, or who
does not, when requested, furnish such evidence as the City Council requires in regard to any matter
relevant to their candidature, will have no further claim to consideration.
 The City Council will not be responsible for any expenses candidates may incur in connection with their
candidature.

CLOSING DATE
All applications must be made through Dublin City Council’s official Digital Recruitment Platform.
Candidates must upload their Driver Statement/letter of entitlement from the NDLS on the
Driving Licence Information upload tab of the application form.
Applications must be submitted before Midnight on Friday, 28th August 2020.
For any queries please contact hrqueries@dublincity.ie.

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