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BellTIME Who is eligible to apply? Be aged between 18-60. Be a national of European Member state, an EEA State or the Swiss Confederation, or Be legally in the state for five years. Be in good health with good vision. Be of good character. Meet educational requirements. (Some conditions apply for full list please visit www.garda.ie) How do I join An Garda Síochána? The Public Appointments Service (PAS) manages the application process and the initial selection stages of the Garda Trainee and Garda Reserve campaign on behalf of the Garda Commissioner. To register your interest you must have a “User Account” on www.publicjobs.ie. If you have not already done so, you must register as a ‘New User’ to create your Profile (register a New Account). Once registered, you can set up a job alert for positions within An Garda Síochána. In the section “Create Job Alert” under Job Category select “Security/Emergency Services” and Sub Category “Garda” or “Garda Reserve” then “Add alert”. Candidates should not confuse registering (Creating a Profile) and setting up a job alert with submitting an application. Once the position is advertised you must then access the application form, complete and submit it. 24 Opportunities for Civilians: Garda civilian staff are involved in the provision of a wide range of important administrative, professional, technical and industrial support services. As well as providing clerical support and financial management functions in Garda stations and offices across the country, civilian staff carry out a range of specialised support roles in areas such as HR, IT and telecommunications, teaching, finance and procurement, internal audit, communications, research and analysis, accommodation, scene-of-crime support, legal and medical services. In addition, a number of vital operational support areas are either wholly or largely staffed by civilian staff, such as the Garda Central Vetting Bureau (GCVB), the Garda Information Services Centre (GISC), the Fixed Charge Processing Office (FCPO) and the Command and Control Centre (C&C). Following Government approval, An Garda Síochána will increase the number of civilians in the organisation to 4,000 by 2021, which will bring in much-needed skills and experience in a wide-range of areas to help improve the organisation. The Public Appointments Service (PAS) is the centralised provider for recruitment, assessment and selection services for the Civil Service, including An Garda Síochána. For more detailed information visit www.garda.ie / www.publicjobs.ie / www.careersportal.ie 25