Teagasc has launched a recruitment campaign for agricultural development officers, which play a “central” role in the delivery of advisory, education and training services within the state agency.
The positions, which are temporary, have a starting salary of €37,808 per annum and are based across its advisory regions in Cork, Galway/Clare, Kerry/Limerick, Laois/Kildare/Meath/Louth/Dublin, Mayo, Roscommon/Longford, Sligo/Leitrim/Donegal, Tipperary, Waterford/Kilkenny, Westmeath/Offaly/Cavan/Monaghan and Wicklow/Carlow/Wexford.
Advisors are involved in the development of agriculture in a particular geographical region and work closely with assigned clients to ensure the sustainable development of their farm business through improved technical and financial efficiency and sustainable resource management.
College teachers and education officers are involved in the delivery of classes and/or practicals to students on a range of agricultural programmes, delivered at its network of colleges or at advisory region level.
Teagasc will fill roles from a panel – which will remain in place for 24 months unless exhausted earlier – to cover crops, dairy, drystock, horticulture, climate action and education.
Who can apply?
To be eligible for the positions, candidates must have a level 8 degree in agricultural science or equivalent, which includes soil science or be in the latter stages of completing a level 8 degree in this field and are due to sit their final exams and graduate this year.
Moreover, the degree qualification, which should be recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications, should be eligible for FAS – Farm Advisory Service – registration.
How to apply
To apply for the positions, you must complete an application form, which is available on Teagasc’s website and submit it before the closing date of 12 pm on Monday, May 8th, 2023.
In the application form, you must provide your personal details, educational background, FAS registration, post-grad education (if applicable), details of membership of professional bodies, work employment experience and key achievements relating to expert agricultural, environmental and/or horticulture knowledge, practical farming skills, teaching/knowledge transfer skills, judgement, analysis and decision-making and organisational skills.
To obtain further details about the range of duties and responsibilities, along with knowledge, skills and competencies, via this link.