Range of opportunities and roles

There are a great range of opportunities available to those seeking a career within the Public Service. The organisations and career sectors that you can work in are varied and wide ranging. For more information, take a look at our Careers Sector.

The entry level position in the Civil Service is usually at the Clerical Officer grade level, while junior management positions include Executive Officer level and Administrative Officer level. Senior Management roles are usually Assistant Principal, Principal Officer levels while Assistant Secretary and Secretary Generals are management grades at the highest level.

The following chart might prove useful as it gives a good indication of the typical grade structures for the Civil Service. To find out more about the roles, eligibility and salary, click on the grades below.