open competition

Up to 300 civil service jobs available to school leavers and graduates

The competition includes vacancies in departments and offices all over the country.

UP TO 300 new civil service jobs are up for grabs for school leavers and graduates.

A competition for executive officer roles in the civil service has been launched by the Public Accounts Service.

The competition, which is now live, includes vacancies in departments and offices all over the country.

The executive officer grade is the entry level to junior management in the civil service. Officers would be engaged in critical analysis of proposals and reports and in examining the more complex, non-routine cases on which decisions are required.

Announcing the competition the Public Appointments Service stated that executive officers are involved in a wide range of roles:

  • researching and drafting proposals relating to policy issues and legislation
  • acting as junior managers in Government departments
  • responsibilities for managing operations and, after some experience, large numbers of people and other resources
  • dealing directly with the public in support of services provided to them by the civil service


A separate ‘interdepartmental’ promotion competition is also now underway for serving civil servants seeking promotion to the role of Executive Officer.

Anybody interested in the jobs can log on to

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