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Clerical Officers

Positions in Clonakilty

The SFPA will hold a competition which will establish a panel of suitably qualified candidates to fill Clerical Officer vacancies which may arise in the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority across a range of business areas within the SFPA in its head office in Clonakilty, Co. Cork.




Key Responsibilities

The duties of the Clerical Officer involve clerical and administration tasks and may vary depending on the nature of work carried out by the employing business unit. The main duties and responsibilities of this role include - :

  • General clerical duties – typing, filing, photocopying, inputting data, handling/dealing with correspondence, answering/making phone calls etc.

  • Processing, auditing and examination of various documentation

  • Managing high volumes of data input and validation. Front line communication with the public/customers (internal and external) e.g. responding to queries and providing information in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone and via e-mail

  • Providing secretarial support for meetings and taking minutes when required

  • Maintaining complete and accurate files and records, for example, by using the Authority’s data system or other filing systems that are in place

  • Providing reception cover e.g. operating the switchboard, answering and directing calls, greeting visitors, logging post/cheques etc.

  • Supporting supervisors and colleagues as required

  • Working as part of a team to deliver high quality services

  • Completing routine accounts work

  • Complying with any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Relevant Unit Head or Deputy/Assistant Head of Unit




Essential Entry Requirements

Candidates must, on or before 12 noon 2nd April 2020, have the following essential requirements:

  • Relevant clerical/administration experience

  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and databases

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment • Commitment to delivering quality work • Sound judgement and problem-solving skills

  • Willingness to learn and to develop skills, knowledge and expertise

  • Administration experience within a compliance, regulatory background would be advantageous to applicants.

  • Proficient in both written and spoken English

Applicants must demonstrate, by reference to specific achievements in their career to date, that they possess the qualities, skills and knowledge required for the role of Clerical Officer as identified in the ‘Requirements’ above and the Authority’s Clerical Officer Competencies (see Appendix 1 of Information booklet).

It is an absolute requirement that candidates declare any potential conflict of interest at the application stage of the recruitment process.  Failure to declare such conflicts of interest which later come to light may result in the candidate being disqualified from the competition or, if the candidate is offered and takes up a role with the SFPA on the basis of misleading information may result in immediate dismissal from the SFPA.




How to Apply

Your application must be submitted on the online application portal below by 12 noon on Thursday the 23rd of April 2020. Applications will not be accepted after this time.

Information Booklet (Download)

Application Form (Download)



If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 24 hours of applying, please contact or Shane Mullen (

Campaign updates will be issued to your registered email address as entered on the online application portal.


The onus is on each applicant to ensure that they are in receipt of all communication from Sigmar Recruitment Consultants Ltd.  You are advised to check your emails on a regular basis throughout the duration of the competition; in addition, being sure to check junk/spam folders should any emails be mistakenly filtered.


Sigmar Recruitment accepts no responsibility for communication not accessed or received by an applicant.

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