Technical Agricultural Officer

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine serves the government and people of Ireland by leading, developing and regulating the agri-food sector, protecting public health and optimising social, economic and environmental benefits. The agri-food sector encompasses all primary agriculture, forestry and the food processing industry, including seafood.

Technical Agricultural Officers are employed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to carry out various functions related to services and schemes operated by the Department in addition to operating controls relating to animal welfare, public health, animal health and EU payment schemes.

 

The successful candidate(s) will on or before the closing date for receipt of applications;

Hold the Leaving Certificate or a qualification that is acceptable to Public Appointments Service (Publicjobs) as being of an equivalent or higher academic standard (other than any qualification submitted to meet the technical educational requirements noted below).

                                                                    AND

  1. Hold an Advanced Certificate in Agriculture at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications

OR

  1. Hold a qualification in Agriculture at level 7 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications

OR

  1. Hold a qualification at level 6 or higher in an area such as horticulture, plant health, animal health, animal welfare or food safety that is acceptable to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine as being relevant to the role of Technical Agricultural Officer. In addition the subject matter of such qualification must include significant content relating to either Animal Husbandry or Crop Production.

 

For more information and how to apply, visit: https://bit.ly/AgriRecruit_Ad_TechAgriOff

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: 3pm, THURSDAY 20th August 2020

 

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.