The Department of Defence employs civilian staff at various military installations to support the upkeep and maintenance of military infrastructure and equipment. The grades employed are spread across a wide spectrum and include craftworkers, services, administrative, healthcare professionals and other specialist grades. Recruitment to fill vacancies in the above categories is by way of open competition. Details in relation to current vacancies are as below:

Civilian Consultant Psychiatrist

Civilian Craftworker- Carpenter

Civilian Craftworker- Plumber

Recruitment to all Civil Service Departments/Offices, including this Department, is coordinated centrally by the Public Appointments Service, Chapter House, 26-30 Upper Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

If you are considering a career in the Civil Service and would like further information on open recruitment grades, you may wish to consult the Public Appointments Service website on In addition to providing career information and profiles of open recruitment grades, this website gives details of forthcoming open recruitment competitions.