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Sea Fisheries Protection Officers


Title: Sea Fisheries Protection Officer – Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Salary: €34,083

Grade: Sea Fishery Officer PPC

Location: Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 19th May 2021.


The SFPA will hold a competition to establish a panel of suitably qualified candidates to fill Sea Fisheries Protection Officer vacancies which may arise in its office in Greencastle, Co. Donegal.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting direct inspections of fishing vessels, processing establishments, seafood business premises and other places of fisheries and marine activity to verify compliance and to detect non-compliance with Sea-Fisheries and Seafood safety legislation.

  • Taking appropriate follow-up action following these inspection activities such as writing reports, inputting data into databases of inspection activity, compilation of written statements or attending court to act as a witness for the prosecution.

  • Collecting, verifying and inputting fisheries statistics in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Collecting samples of shellfish, fishery products and fish to sampling specification at shellfish production sites, fish processing establishments, auction halls and fishing vessels and ensuring the delivery of these samples in a suitable condition to conduct the analysis intended.

  • Attending meetings or meeting with individuals to provide technical input on matters related to fisheries conservation, food safety and fisheries statistics or to advise groups or individuals on these matters or matters related to the policy of the Authority.

Essential Entry Requirements

  • Minimum qualification of a National Diploma Level 7 in a discipline relevant to the work of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority.

Desirable Entry Requirements

  • Previous experience in a regulatory environment

  • Satisfactory knowledge of a second official and working language of the EU

  • Excellent Planning and Organisation ability

  • Experience working with systems/processes

  • Excellent communication and administration skills

  • Fluent spoken and written English is absolutely essential

  • Strong IT capability

  • Full, clean driving licence

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


To apply, candidates must complete an Online Application Form. We suggest that candidates prepare all their responses for the competencies in advance of completing and submitting the application form.


Only fully completed Application Forms submitted online will be accepted into the campaign Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.


Your online application form must be submitted by noon on Wednesday the 19th of May 2021


Applications will not be accepted after this time. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 24 hours of applying, please contact


The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is an equal opportunities employer





Information Booklet (Download)
Online Application Form
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