Job offer in Ireland Contract Technician – GreenBreed at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Technician Grade 1, with a starting salary of €29,075 per annum. The current salary scale is €29,075 to €39,145.

Starting pay will be at the minimum of the scale per Government Circular E100/8/82. Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current or previous service in the public sector (including Teagasc).

Remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government Policy.

Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 30 months, subject to contract.

A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.

Teagasc is seeking to recruit a motivated and skilled contract technician to work on an externally funded project, which aims to develop breeding programs for low environmental footprint in cattle and sheep.  The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for the collection of field experimental data from sheep flocks. The successful candidate will be responsible for collection of measurements including sheep live weight, feed intake and gaseous emissions.

Person Specification

Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.

Essential Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a Level 6 Specific Purpose in Farm Administration and/or a Level 6 Advanced Cert in Agriculture or a related discipline.


  • A Level 7 qualification in Agriculture or a related discipline would be a distinct advantage.

How to Apply

An application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at

Completed application forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd July 2019.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. 

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants. Canvassing will disqualify.


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