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Fancy a career with the Department of Agriculture?

The Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) is actively recruiting for the position of Forestry Inspector Grade III in the Forestry Inspectorate.

In a listing on, it outlined that further vacancies may arise in any of the Department’s regional forestry offices throughout the country.

Eligible candidates:

  • Candidates must have on or before June 11th, 2020:
  • A qualification at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) for which forestry was taken as a major subject or equivalent; and
  • Experience of working in the forestry sector or related area(s);
  • A full driving licence and/or have access to a car;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; Ability to work as part of a team;
  • The ability to work on their own initiative;
  • A commitment to updating and broadening their professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis; The ability to work to rigid timelines while maintaining standards of scientific excellence.


  • A relevant postgraduate qualification;
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills.


Depending on the position and work assigned, and working as part of a team, one or a combination of the following tasks may be allocated to successful candidates:

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  • Inspections and documentation checks regarding forestry consents and schemes;
  • Inspections and documentation checks regarding forest protection and forest reproductive material;
  • Inspections and documentation checks regarding control of felling;
  • Collecting and disseminating statistics about Ireland’s forest estate;
  • Measuring and recording of data for the National Forest Inventory;
  • Implementation in a forestry context of EU and National legislation; Forestry Inspector Grade III 4;
  • Input to policy and development work leading to the initiation, implementation or modification of forestry schemes or policy;
  • Evaluation, monitoring and verification of progress and expenditure on DAFM funded forest research projects and related duties;
  • Input into policy regarding climate change, forest genetic resources, bioenergy, international forestry, and forest sector development-related matters.
  • Work will be a mix of office and outdoors – depending on the duties assigned, the listing outlined.
  • Outdoor work may involve travel to various parts of the country on official duties.


The salary scale for this position starts at €31,687 and can reach €66,118.

More information

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3.00pm on Thursday, June 11th, 2020.

For further information, please click here.

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