WORKING ABROAD / DEC. 27, 2012
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Local Authority Jobs in Ireland

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 There are 114 local authorities in Ireland, which means that individuals from across the country can find employment with their local authority rather than having to relocate for their job. Candidates interested in a career with their local authority in Ireland must satisfy the entry points of their chosen profession.

The local authorities provide a broad range of services from housing, roads and traffic, to environmental health, leisure services and fire services. Individuals can therefore specialize in an area of service that interests them, and which they skills are most suited to.

Examples of jobs available in the local authority:

  • Architects

  • Engineers

  • Housing officers

  • Librarians

  • Leisure centre staff

  • Museum curators

  • Fire-fighters

  • Environmental health and conservation jobs

  • Road maintenance

  • Waste management

  • Town and country planning and administrators

  • Quantity Surveyor

  • Solicitor

  • Financial Management Accountant

The skills, experience, and qualifications required to succeed in your local authority career will vary depending on the area of service you specialize and your level of responsibility. Regular training is given and training programs are available for those who wish to further develop their career and progress to higher positions.

Skills and attributes required to succeed in a local authority job:

  • Strong sense of service to the public

  • Ability to team work

  • Problem solving skills

  • Motivated and positive outlook

  • Excellent communication skills

Benefits of working with the local authority in Ireland include excellent working conditions, flexible working hours, employee pension plans, good work/life balance, competitive salaries and other employee rewards.  

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