The Department of Transport is set to appoint an Assistant Secretary for the Irish Coast Guard for the first time ever.
The person appointed will have overall strategic, operational and governance responsibility for the service, and manage “a diverse workforce of uniformed officers, volunteer units, operational staff, policy officials and administrative support staff.”
A core aspect of this role will be to deliver a transformation programme of the Irish Coast Guard ( IRCG) following a review across all aspects of the Coast Guard Service including strategy, structure, roles, culture and governance, to ensure that the IRCG is best placed to succeed in the 21st century.
The Department is said it will be appointing new leaders and managers across the maritime sector. It will also be recruiting for the role of Director of the Irish Coast Guard, which will be a key member of senior management and will include ensuring effective and efficient delivery for critical incidence responses to maritime emergencies.
Additional vacancies include Assistant Secretary, Maritime Policy, a role which will drive and deliver Government Policy in the maritime sector and ensure that it meets international obligations and domestic needs.
Comprising of almost 100 full-time staff, who are supported by nearly 1,000 volunteers across 44 units nationwide, the Coast Guard saves around 400 individuals every year and responds to almost 3,000 call-outs.
An additional three upcoming opportunities include: Quality Assurance Officer in the Irish Coast Guard; Health and Safety Officer in the Irish Coast Guard; and Electronics Officer in the Irish Coast Guard. These roles will be open for application in the coming months.
Full details of the various roles, including specific eligibility requirements, will be available on www.publicjobs.ie.