The Chief State Solicitor’s Office (CSSO) is conducting an open competition for the position of Temporary State Solicitor (fixed-term) in the Chief State Solicitor’s Office.
A Temporary State Solicitor (fixed-term) is a solicitor who is employed in the CSSO for a duration of 12 months to support the Office in a temporary nature. Competitions may arise as advertised by the Public Appointment Services (PAS) from time to time and Temporary State Solicitors (ixefd- term) who are deemed to be eligible will be able to apply.
Candidates must, on or before 24 June 2021:
- Be enrolled as a Solicitor in the State or be entitled to be enrolled* and have applied for enrolment *Entitled to be enrolled and have applied to be enrolled shall mean that on the closing date for this campaign (24th June 2021) all examination and/or other Law Society of Ireland requirements have been completed successfully and that the candidate is, therefore, eligible to be put on the roll of solicitors and has so applied.
- Have sound knowledge and experience of the law and a good understanding of the procedures used in the general legal tasks encountered in the practice of law
- Demonstrate the required competencies as outlined in Appendix One (1);
- Have excellent communication, negotiation and relationship management skills with the ability to fully engage with a range of stakeholders;
- Have the ability to work on their own initiative, to work independently and in a team environment;
- Have the ability to prioritise, organise and manage a multi-layered file load in a busy environment;
- Have the ability to take responsibility for meeting defined performance targets with clear accountability for outcomes;
- Have the ability to analyse risk and to take corrective action;
- Have a clear understanding of the new framework the Civil Service Renewal Strategy 2030
Candidates must also have:
Experience of practice (during solicitor training or post qualification) in one or more of the following areas:
- Administrative and/or Constitutional and/or European law;
- Litigation and/or litigation involving public bodies;
- Commercial contract negotiation and public procurement/commercial contract advice, negotiation and drafting;
- Property law and/or commercial conveyancing;
- Employment law ;
- Substantial experience, in a fully computerised office environment, in the use of electronic case management systems and other IT applications commonly used in a modern law office;
- Contributed to the development of knowledge management in an office environment Candidates should have the attributes required of a Temporary State Solicitor including drive and commitment to personal development and to public service values. A candidate must demonstrate, by reference to specific achievements in their career to date etc., that they possess the skills and knowledge required for the role of Temporary State Solicitor as set out in the Temporary State Solicitor Competency Framework see Appendix One (1).
For more information about this role please click at Temporary State Solicitor.
How to apply
Interested applicants should forward a completed application form A and application form B to TSS2021@csso.gov.ieon or before 3.00p.m, Thursday 24 June, 2021 with your initials followed by ‘TSS2021’ in the subject description. Please note that depending on the number of applications received, the Office proposes that the completed application form may be used to shortlist candidates for the interview.
Please be advised that in order to ensure a fair and transparent process, a word count of a maximum 300 words per competency applies and a word count of a maximum of 350 words apply to the Personal Statement. If this is exceeded, your application may be deemed ineligible.
Only applications fully submitted online adhering strictly to the instructions above will be accepted into the campaign. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date under any circumstances.