Fisheries Officers wanted to protect and develop fisheries resource in Tipperary

L-R Christine Meehan Fishery Officer (South Western River Basin District), Carl Owens Fishery Officer (Eastern River Basin District) and Steven McKenna Assistant Inspector (South Eastern River Basin District)

L-R Christine Meehan Fishery Officer (South Western River Basin District), Carl Owens Fishery Officer (Eastern River Basin District) and Steven McKenna Assistant Inspector (South Eastern River Basin District)

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Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers in Tipperary and nationwide. The positions will see the successful applicants support the development and maintenance of Ireland’s fisheries resource during the summer period. There are numerous roles available across six operational districts.

The roles are available on a six month basis with contracts commencing from Monday the 11th of May and training provided to all new recruits. Interviews will take place on the 1st and 2nd of April 2020. The locations for the new positions will be based across the country in the following districts:

    • Eastern River Basin District: Kilcoole, County Wicklow; Drogheda, County LouthVirginia, County Cavan.
    • South Eastern River Basin District: Carrick on Suir, County TipperaryEnniscorthy, County Wexford.
    • South Western River Basin District: Kenmare, County Kerry.
    • Shannon River Basin District: Listowel, County Kerry; Limerick, County Limerick; Clare; Lough Sheelin, County Cavan; Clare, County Clare.
    • Western River Basin District: Galway, County Galway; Ballina, County Mayo; Bangor, County Mayo.
    • North Western River Basin District: Letterkenny, County Donegal;  Ballyshannon, County Donegal; Clady Crolly, Gweedore, County Donegal; Cavan, County Cavan.

Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “I am delighted to invite applications for these seasonal positions which will support the ongoing conservation, maintenance and protection of the fisheries resource. These Fisheries Officers will play a critical role in developing, protecting and conserving Ireland’s precious natural fisheries resource and this additional support on the ground during the busy summer period is vital.”

Roisin Bradley, Head of HR at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “We are looking for applicants who are passionate about developing and protecting our fisheries resource, have an appreciation for the natural environment and who have excellent interpersonal skills. Our Fisheries Officers are at the heart of the work which we do as custodians of this precious resource and we look forward to welcoming the new members to our team in the spring.”

The closing date for applications is Monday the 16th of March 2020. Applicants should be available for interview on the 1st and 2nd of April 2020 with a start date on Monday the 11th of May 2020.  To find out more about the roles and how to apply, visit www.fisheriesireland.ie/careers.

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