Job offer in Ireland Contract Technician – Horticulture / Nursery Stock at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority – Teagasc – CT/ASH/0217

Location: Forest Produce Ltd., Tralee, Co Kerry and local Teagasc Offices when the need arises. Travel around trial locations in the south of the country when required.  

Grade/Salary: Technician Grade 1, with a starting salary of €27,220 per annum. The current salary scale is €27,220 to €37,373. 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.

Post Type: Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 33 months, subject to contract.

Basic Function: To provide technical support for the New Leaves research program. 

Person Specification

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

Essential Qualifications

  • Level 6 QQI or equivalent qualification in horticulture or related discipline WITH MERIT OR DISTINCTION

Desirable Qualifications

  • A relevant Level 7 qualification at Merit or Equivalent GPA
  • 3 years’ work experience in hardy nursery stock

How to Apply: A detailed job description and application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at

Completed application forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on 23rd of March 2017.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

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