36 posts protection and development posts across 15 counties opening up in recruitment drive

Galway is one of the counties which is looking for seasonal officers.

Inland Fisheries Ireland, the state agency responsible for the protection, conservation, development and promotion of freshwater fish, habitats and sea angling, is looking to hire 36 Seasonal Fisheries Officers.

The six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Waterford and Wexford.

These Seasonal Fisheries Officers will join teams over the summer months to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources working in and around Ireland’s lakes, rivers and coastlines.

HR Director, Róisín Bradley launched the recruitment drive today, saying: “Our teams undertake over 30,000 patrols around the clock every year, including patrols by foot, e-bike, vehicle and boat. At the same time, our development teams ensure the sustainability of fisheries habitat, enabling access for this generation and for future generations.”

She said that officers working in protection will spend a lot of their time patrolling lakes, rivers and coastlines. While officers working in development will be spending most of their time building, repairing and maintaining structures aroun lakes and rivers.

“Those that enjoy being close to nature and working outdoors, in all types of weather, are likely to find these roles very appealing and rewarding,” she added.

The recruitment campaign opens for applications from tomorrow: Saturday, February 4, 2023. Apply on-line at www.fisheriesireland.ie/careers  before the deadline of Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

The agency plans to launch a second recruitment drive in the coming weeks for Seasonal Research Assistants.