Six-month posts in protection and development

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking for Seasonal Fisheries Officers to fill 49 posts in Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary and Wexford.

The state agency responsible for the protection, conservation, development and promotion of freshwater fish, habitats and sea angling launches its recruitment drive for the six-month appointments today. The seasonal officers will join teams to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources working in and around Ireland’s lakes, rivers and coastlines across seven River Basin Districts over the summer months.

Post are available in ‘protection’ and ‘development’ roles. Chief Executive Officer, Francis O’ Donnell said: “As an environmental agency, enforcement, protection and development are a big focus for us. For example, 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.”

Inland Fisheries Ireland’s HR Director, Róisín Bradley, says the roles would particularly appeal to those who enjoy working outdoors, adding: “Our Officers working in protection will spend a lot of their time patrolling lakes, rivers and coastlines. While Officers working in development will also spend a lot of their time around lakes and rivers, as they build, repair and maintain structures. 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.

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

Deadline for applicants for six-month Seasonal Fisheries Officer posts is Monday, February 21, 2022.
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