Inland Fisheries Ireland to hire 5 Seasonal Fisheries Officers in Galway

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Pictured are Fisheries Officers (From Left) José Peréz, Maureen Byrne, Andrew Crosbie and Christine Meehan. Photo: Peter Grogan, Emagine

Inland Fisheries Ireland is launching its recruitment drive today to hire 49 Seasonal Fisheries Officers, with five positions available in Galway.

The six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering sixteen counties including Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Recruitment is getting underway immediately and the new Seasonal Fisheries Officers in Galway will join teams over the summer months to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources.

The state agency is looking for candidates for both ‘protection’ and ‘development’ roles and they will play a crucial part in its plans for 2022, according to its Chief Executive Officer, Francis O’ Donnell.

Launching the recruitment drive today, O’ Donnell said that the new Seasonal Fisheries Officers will be joining them on the frontlines, helping to protect, maintain and conserve this country’s natural resources.

“As an environmental agency, enforcement, protection and development are a big focus for us,” said Francis.

“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.

“Our Officers working in protection will spend a lot of their time patrolling lakes, rivers and coastlines,” she said.

“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 in Galway very appealing and rewarding.”

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

Those interested in applying for a six-month Seasonal Fisheries Officer role can apply on-line at www.fisheriesireland.ie/careers, before the deadline of Monday, February 21st, 2022.