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The Irish Coast Guard


Maritime Sector




8 months ago

Closing date:

26 October 2023

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Watch Officer in the Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG), a Division of the Department of Transport, has vacancies for Watch Officers at its three Marine Rescue Coordination Centres in Dublin, Valentia, Co. Kerry and Malin Head, Co. Donegal. The IRCG provides a nationwide maritime emergency service as well as a variety of services to shipping and other government agencies.

Watch Officers are responsible for watch-keeping on the emergency communications systems, act as Search and Rescue Mission Coordinators, Marine Alert and Notification Officers, as well as tasking and co-ordination of Coast Guard aviation operations. They process marine communication traffic, monitor vessel traffic separation, and coordinate responses to, maritime casualty and pollution incidents and Coast Guard support for the other emergency services.

Full details of the role, including specific eligibility requirements is available on

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Thursday 26th October 2023.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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The Irish Coast Guard has vacancies for Watch Officers

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