Recruitment and selection in the local government sector is open and fair. Generally, recruitment is competency based and involves an application and interview process. Competencies are defined as the behaviours, skills and attitudes that underpin effective performance in a role.
While most employees are recruited to roles directly by the council or regional assembly through a competitive recruitment process, those in senior grades are recruited by the Public Appointments Service.
Following application, selection and interview, the position is offered to the successful candidate. A panel of other qualified candidates may also be formed from which future positions may be filled.
You can read more about all of these recruitment steps in this section by clicking the links below.
Please note the following information relates directly to recruitment processes managed by local authorities, regional assemblies and the LGMA. For information on recruitment managed by the Public Appointment Service, please visit www.publicjobs.ie. Candidates are required to create a Publicjobs profile when applying for local government jobs that the Public Appointments Service advertise for on their website.