Department of Justice hiring Immigration Control Officers (Clerical Officers) at Dublin Airport

The Department of Justice is seeking to recruit Immigration Control Officers who are interested in being appointed to immigration duties in the Border Management Unit at Dublin Airport.

Candidates should be aware that this role involves working in a ‘front line’ operational environment which attracts a shift allowance. Officers appointed will be required to work on a twelve-hour shift pattern and roster operating on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Dublin Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe and handled over 32.9 million passengers in 2019, setting a new record for traffic at the airport. There are five immigration control areas in Dublin Airport and all arriving passengers, with some extremely limited exceptions, pass through these controls. Passenger numbers are recovering rapidly following the easing of restrictions on travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Newly recruited staff assigned to the Border Management Unit will be employed by the Department of Justice and Equality as clerical officers and appointed as Immigration Control Officers (ICO) under the Immigration Acts.  Officers will be required to perform a variety of duties in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Acts and Orders as they relate to entry and refusal of entry to the State. Generally, duties will include:

• Processing arriving passengers with respect and courtesy in a professional manner.

• Deciding on the granting of permission to individuals to enter the State and, where applicable, refusing entry to the State on behalf of the Minister of Justice.

• Examining passports and identifying potentially forged documentation.

• Conducting personal interviews with passengers – working through interpreters where necessary, and objectively evaluating the information presented.

• Drafting detailed reports based on decisions made.

• Working in co-operation with other business units in Immigration Service Delivery.

• Working in close co-operation with An Garda Síochána and other relevant stakeholders.

• Using relevant technology such as systems and scanners.

• Data recording and input as required.

• Manning and operation of the eGates (Automated Immigration Control Points).

• Required to work well as part of a team, particularly in times of peak demand for our services.

• Fulfil other state-related work that may be assigned from time to time.

• Assisting other areas of Immigration Service Delivery with other general administrative work.

Closing date for applications at 3 pm on Thursday 21st July 2022.

Applicants should give careful consideration to their own health and welfare, their family, and domestic circumstances before applying for this post. Only candidates who are willing to work in a frontline operation area on a 24/7 shift work should apply for this post.

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