Grade III – Clerical Officer (Temp, FT & SP Contracts)

City of Dublin ETBDublin€29,311 - €46,446 per yearFull-timeContractTemporary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following post:

Grade III – Clerical Officer

(Temporary, Fixed Term & Specific Purpose Contracts)

Ref: G3TFS24J

City of Dublin Education and Training Board (City of Dublin ETB) was established on 1st July 2013 under the Education and Training Boards Act, 2013. City of Dublin ETB has 3,000 employees and an annual budget of €580m. It is the state education and training authority for Dublin city and serves the area covered by Dublin City Council. This provision is delivered to over 48,000 learners (20,000 full-time and 28,000 part-time) and is supported by a range of services including a psychological service, a curriculum development unit, a buildings maintenance unit and Head Office staff in Ballsbridge. It also has statutory responsibility for supporting the provision, coordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in Dublin city and is the lead partner for Music Generation Dublin City. City of Dublin ETB is also responsible for the national awarding authority for student grants in Ireland, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).

Please note that a Panel will be formed from which any temporary, fixed term or specific purpose vacancies that may arise will be filled throughout the scheme.

Proposed Timeframe: Shortlisting will take place week commencing: 19th August 2024 Interviewing to commence week beginning: 2nd September 2024 *All dates are subject to change and are for guidance only

Location of Positions: Vacancies may initially be based within City of Dublin ETBs Head Office and also throughout the scheme in our schools/colleges and centres.

Head Office Departments – Finance, HR, Corporate Services, IT City of Dublin ETB Scheme outside Head Office: Schools & Colleges, Adult Education, Training Centres, Youthreach Centres, Prisons and any other centres under the aegis of City of Dublin ETB.

Vacancies that arise within SUSI will not be filled from this competition.

Salary: €29,311 - €46,446 (including long service increment). Successful candidates will be paid at point 01 of the salary scale unless they have previous public sector service in an administrative grade.

Annual Leave: 22 working days per annum (pro rata).

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week.

Summary of Positions: The purpose of this recruitment campaign is to fill temporary, fixed term and specific purpose vacancies at Grade III Clerical Officer level as they arise within the organisation. Details and types of service are available on

Full details of individual positions will be provided to those applicants successful at interview when being offered a post

Essential Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role.
  • Be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard.
  • High level of ICT competence, in particular Microsoft Packages.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage work in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

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.

Referees: Candidates must supply details of two referees on their application form, please note that these referees should have knowledge of you and your work to whom professional reference can be made. One of which should be your current or most recent employer.


  • Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all applications are received on time. Any technical difficulties encountered by the sender when submitting applications are not the responsibility of the City of Dublin ETB. Therefore candidates are strongly advised to submit applications well before the 12 noon deadline on the specified closing date.
  • Your application will be assessed on the information you submit.
  • City of Dublin ETB may contact the named referees and/or employers for a reference should you be called to interview.

Selection will be by the way of a competitive interview which will focus on the key skills and duties of the role and the competencies associated with roles at this level.

For full details and to apply visit:

It is important to note that applicants must create a profile in order to apply for positions via our online system, which can be done through the link above. Please note that a panel may be formed from this competition.

Latest date for receipt of completed online application is: 12 noon on Friday 16th August 2024

Late applications will not be accepted. Shortlisting may take place. Canvassing will disqualify. City of Dublin ETB is an equal opportunities employer.

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