Sea Fisheries Protection Officer – Greencastle Co. Donegal

Sigmar Recruitment


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Sea Fisheries Protection Officer – Greencastle Co. Donegal

Sigmar Recruitment is working in conjunction with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority and are seeking 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.

Role Summary

A Sea Fishery Protection Officer performs multi-faceted front-line roles related to Sea-Fisheries conservation and Seafood safety. This work requires the regular conduct of direct inspections onboard fishing vessels, at processing establishments and seafood business premises and in other places of fisheries and marine activity.

The inspection activities may include the taking of samples of fish, shellfish and fishery products, collection of articles of evidence, taking of formal statements from individuals, cross-checking and verification of surveillance data or other data such as VMS data, sales note data, logbook data, etc., and the compilation and production of formal statements to be used in the taking of prosecution cases against individuals.

A Sea Fishery Protection Officer is frequently engaged in the collection of fisheries statistics, verification of these statistics and the input of data into a database. The process involves the collection, verification and processing of data on a frequent basis. The work of a Sea Fisheries Protection Officer takes place at the ports around Ireland, at sea and at land based establishments. Travel within the North West region is likely to occur on a frequent basis and travel nationally and internationally less frequently. The working environment is both indoor and outdoor, on land and at sea.

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.

Essential Entry Requirements:

· Minimum qualification of a National Diploma Level 7 in a discipline relevant to the work of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority.

Desirable Entry Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a regulatory environment
  • Satisfactory knowledge of a second official and working language of the EU
  • Excellent Planning and Organisation ability
  • Experience working with systems/processes
  • Excellent communication and administration skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English is absolutely essential
  • Strong IT capability
  • Full, clean driving licence

If you're interested in this role, click APPLY NOW to access the Application Form and further information.

And information booklet is also available from the Additional Documents section below.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday the 19th of May.

For recruitment enquiries please contact

Additional Documents

Greencastle SFPO Information Handbook 2021 FINAL 1.pdf
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Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
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Environmental, Health & Safety
Job Roles
Fisheries Officer, Quality Advisor
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Employer Type
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Sigmar Recruitment

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Sea Fisheries Protection Officer – Greencastle Co. Donegal

  • Donegal
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Closing: 19/05/2021

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