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The Department's staff are generally recruited through the Public Appointments Service. Details about open recruitment can be obtained by contacting the Public Appointment Service at Chapter House, 26-30 Middle Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1 or via their public jobs website (external link)

Communications Officer (Assistant Principal Officer)

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government is now inviting applications for the position of Communications Officer (Assistant Principal Officer). 

The Communications Officer/ Assistant Principal Officer will work in the Department’s communication and media team, delivering on a range of strategic communications issues associated with specific sectoral policies.  In the initial phase, the Communications Officer will focus on the further development of communications associated with the implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive, having particular regard to the schedule of public consultation set out in these directives. 

The successful candidate will be expected to be adaptable to working across other sectoral areas of the Department and have the skills and competencies required of positions at Assistant Principal level.

Additional Information

For further information and details on the post please see the attached information booklet.

Candidates Information Booklet

Employing Department/Authority

Department of Environment, Community & Local Government


The Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government is recruiting for these positions under its Recruitment Licence issued by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA) and in accordance with the CPSA’s Code of Practice.

Employing Department/Authority Website




The closing date for applications is 12 February 2016

Applicants should submit completed application forms to

Note:  Only applications submitted on the official application form will be considered. 

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Advertising Date


Closing Date for Applications



Expressions of Interest - Chairpersons / Board Members

From time to time when vacancies arise on the boards of Agencies/Bodies under the Department’s aegis they will be advertised on the state boards website (external link) .

The state boards website (external link) offers a single dedicated point of contact to all prospective candidates to express their interest in joining the State Boards under the Aegis of all Government Departments. This portal facilitates:

  • the advertising of opportunities to express an interest in State Board vacancies and the terms and conditions pertaining to same,
  • the registration by prospective Board members of their general interest in a position on a State Board
  •  and the sending of alerts to those registered on the website of Board vacancies as and when they arise.

This Department will no longer accept applications for membership of State Boards, and accordingly prospective applicants should make their applications solely via the state boards web portal (external link) .

That website also has a dedicated e-mail inbox for members of the public who have questions about the process or how to apply:

Guidelines governing appointments to state boards (external link) may be found on the website of the Public Appointments Service . 

All appointments will be made in accordance with the legislation governing appointments to each body.  The Minister will not be restricted to considering only those who have applied under the expression of interest.  In considering applications due regard will be given to Government policy on gender balance and diversity on State Boards (external link).

The Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (external link) includes a description of the roles and responsibilities of Chairpersons, Boards and Directors.

Boards under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government are listed below.

The current composition of each Board under the Departments aegis can be found on the state boards website (external link) 

Appointments made to Boards since March 2011 - 27 October 2015  (pdf, 283kb)

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