The Role:
The SFPA will hold a competition to establish a panel of suitably qualified candidates to fill Sea Fisheries Protection Officer vacancies which may arise in its office in Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conducting direct inspections of fishing vessels, processing establishments, seafood business premises and other places of fisheries and marine activity to verify compliance and to detect non-compliance with Sea-Fisheries and Seafood safety legislation.
  • Taking appropriate follow-up action following these inspection activities such as writing reports, inputting data into databases of inspection activity, compilation of written statements or attending court to act as a witness for the prosecution.
  • Collecting, verifying and inputting fisheries statistics in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Collecting samples of shellfish, fishery products and fish to sampling specification at shellfish production sites, fish processing establishments, auction halls and fishing vessels and ensuring the delivery of these samples in a suitable condition to conduct the analysis intended.
  • Attending meetings or meeting with individuals to provide technical input on matters related to fisheries conservation, food safety and fisheries statistics or to advise groups or individuals on these matters or matters related to the policy of the Authority
  • Must hold a minimum qualification of a National Diploma Level 7 in a discipline relevant to the work of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority
  • Full clean driving license
  • Previous experience in a regulatory environment
  • Satisfactory knowledge of a second official and working language of the EU
  • Experience working with systems/processes

How to Apply: (Please carefully note the following instructions before applying)

To apply, candidates must complete an Online Application Form and submit their application form via the online application portal. You can access this form by clicking the Apply Now button below. 
  • It is imperative that all sections marked with * of this application form are completed in full.
  • Please ensure that you complete all other sections relevant to you.
  • We suggest that candidates prepare all their responses for the competencies in advance of completing and submitting the application form.
  • You are not restricted to the size of each dialogue box. The Boxes will expand should you need more room in any section. We recommend that you provide as much detail as is necessary.
  • Once completed please click the Submit button at the bottom of the page.
  • If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 24 hours of applying, please contact 

Please note, this Application Form cannot be saved as a word document or other. You must complete the Form on the following page through your browser. No CV or any other document is required. Candidates should also note that the information in the application form will play a central part of the short-list process. The decision to include you on the short-list of candidates going forward to stage 2 of the process may be determined based on the information you supply at this stage. This information may be discussed in more depth, should you be called to interview.

Closing Date:
Your online application form must be submitted by 12 noon on the 4th of August 2021. 
Applications will not be accepted after this time. 

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is an equal opportunities employer