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Staff Officer

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County CouncilDublin€48,089 - €57,572 per yearFull-timePermanent

1. CHARACTER: Candidates shall be of good character.

2. HEALTH: Candidates must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

3. EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE ETC: Each candidate must on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms: (i) (a) have obtained at least Grade D ( or a pass), in Higher or Ordinary Level in five subjects (or four subjects if Irish is included) from the approved list of subjects in the Department of Education Established Leaving Certificate Examination or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme including Irish and/or English and one of the following: Mathematics, Accounting, Business Organisation or Economics, AND (b) have obtained at least Grade C (or Honours) in higher level (or Honours) papers in three subjects in that examination (or two subjects if Irish and/or one of the following is included Mathematics, Accounting, Business Organisation or Economics, OR (ii) Have obtained a comparable standard in an equivalent examination, OR (iii) Hold a third level qualification of at least degree standard Confined competition: (iv) Be a serving employee in a local authority, or a regional assembly and have not less than two years satisfactory experience in a post of Clerical Officer or analogous post. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: In the context of key duties and responsibilities for the post of Staff Officer, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competencies: • Knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of local government, of current local government issues, priorities and concerns and of the key influencers of local government; • Understanding of the role of a Staff Officer; • An ability to supervise a team effectively to achieve a common goal, ensuring strong governance and ethics standards are adhered to and maintained; • An understanding of the representational role of the elected members and the need to work with them to deliver quality services and implement policy decisions; • The ability to motivate and encourage staff under his/her control to achieve maximum performance by supporting the current Performance Management and Development System (PMDS); • A career record that demonstrates an ability to supervise staff; • Relevant administrative experience and input to deliver of organisational objectives; • Proven management report writing and analysis skills • An ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines in the delivery of key operational objectives;

The ideal candidate will also: • Be self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative; • Have strong interpersonal and communications skills and be capable of representing the Council in a professional and credible manner with all stakeholders; • Have an awareness of relevant legislation and regulations in the area of Health and Safety, the implications for the organisation and the employee, and their application in the workplace. 1. The office is permanent, whole-time and pensionable.

2. SALARY: Salary Scale: €48,089; €49,561; €51,039; €52,537; €54,047 maximum, €55,806 (1st LSI); €57,572 (2nd LSI) (rates as at 1st October 2023)

Entry point to this scale will be determined in accordance with Circulars issued by the Department of the Environment, Community 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. Holders of the office 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 their office or in respect of any services, which they are required by or under any enactment to perform.

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