Jobs at IFI: Fishery Assistants

Please note that the deadline for applications passed on 5pm 9th May 2018

Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking Fishery Assistants for short term contracts (June – December 2018). If you love the outdoors and are passionate about researching our natural resources this role might be just what you’re looking for.

The job description will give you guidance on the role of a Fisheries Assistant; if this sounds like the role for you please see our application process outlined below.

                                                                           ROLE PROFILE


DATE:    1/12/2015






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Citywest / Galway (1)



Assists the Senior Research Officers and their teams in the collection, ordering, analysis of biological and physical data in the aquatic environment.  Collects and makes preliminary analysis of biological and physical data.  Computes and summarizes data and prepares charts, graphs, and figures for data analysis.



Key Responsibilities


Assists with compilation, justification, and refinement of biological data, e.g. prepares charts and summaries, performs computations in numerical summaries, and cross references facts, dates and other data.

In support of research, collects samples and assists in the identification and assessment of any problems caused.  Compiles and summarizes data from survey, biological evaluations and pilot tests.

Carry out field surveys (if necessary) using electric fishing, netting and other sampling techniques as required in a range of habitat types

  • Process fish samples and collate scale, otolith and opercular bone samples to provide information on age profile and growth rates of fish species.
  • Collate and input data into IFI databases and present data in report format as required.  Maintain raw data and all other records in a clear concise format.  Compile and maintain all records in a manner compatible with GIS.
  • Assist the Senior Research Officer in ensuring that other elements of the programme not specifically linked to data collection and analysis, are achieved in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Provide any technical support necessary for timely delivery of the appropriate programme.
  • Liaise with other IFI staff working on related projects as required.
  • Carry out such other duties as may be assigned to the post from time to time by the Senior Research officer or his/her nominee.
  • Considerable travelling and residing in locations across Ireland, whilst conducting field work in all weather conditions.


Note: The above attempts to outline in a broad sense the range of duties associated with a Fisheries Assistant post.  However other duties may arise as the requirements of our customers and online facilities change over time.






  • Ability to form effective working relationships with team members
  • flexible approach to work and hours
  • excellent communication skills
  • Commitment and self-motivation
  • Good timekeeping
  • Excellent, oral, written & numeracy skills
  • Demonstrated ability in use of computer software
  • Experienced in report writing
  • honest & trustworthy
  • Good command of the English language
  • Acts with Dignity & Integrity at all times
  • Customer service skills


Qualifications & Experience

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent with minimum Grade C on at least two Higher level papers, to include one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography or Maths
  • Have a full driving licence valid in the state


  • A Relevant degree or equivalent (NFQ Level 7)
  • Previous relevant experience
  • Familiarity working in water and in small boats
  • Familiarity with electric fishing/netting for fish
  • Experience using GPS and GIS software
  • Knowledge of fisheries


Fisheries Assistant, appointments will normally be made at the first point of the scale:
€24,147, €25,538, €26,341, €27,434, €28,295, €29,191, €30,146, €31,077, €32,013, €32,636, €33,566, €34,508, €35,870 (LSI1), €37,607 (LSI2)

Appointment to this position will be on a temporary basis – for a period of 5 - 6 months (Commencing early June 2018).


Please note that the deadline for applications passed on 5pm 9th May 2018

Late applications will not be processed.

Short listing will be based on information provided in the Cover Letter and CV

Canvassing will disqualify
Inland Fisheries Ireland is an equal opportunities employer