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 An Excellent Career Move Starts Here

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Joining the CSO team could be the best career move you’ll ever make. Why?

1. Our work is extremely important - we collect and collate the facts that are used by businesses, governments and the EU to make more informed decisions.

2. The CSO is a highly respected statistical body internationally.

3. You will be joining a strong team of successful professionals and you would undoubtedly enjoy your time working with them.


The CSO has a wide range of Civil Service posts – including general service grades, professional, technical and field staff. CSO recruitment campaigns are widely organised and all recruitment competitions are organised in compliance with the CPSA’s code of practice.

The CSO will advertise any vacancies with the Public Appointments Service (PAS).

We regularly look for recruits to the following key staffing grades:

Statistician/Analyst

Are you interested in turning data into information and information into insight which helps decision makers understand and tackle some of the key challenges facing society today ?

We have the largest team of professional statisticians and analysts in the country and we are always looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join us. The work itself is fascinating and offers a variety of roles, including requirements analysis and design, analysis and reporting, continuous performance monitoring and quality control plans.

Most positions include operational and human resource responsibilities as well as liaising with other departments and international organisations. Sometimes, our statisticians and analysts may be assigned for a specific period to carry out statistical work in other Government departments or agencies.

Field Staff

Did you know that CSO interviewers conduct surveys in 3,000 households every single week?

We work all through the year, talking to people and gathering information from households throughout our nation.

Through these surveys we can get a really accurate picture of the economic and social situation of the citizens of Ireland in a way and with a level of detail that no one else can gain.

With the help and cooperation of people living under every possible circumstance in every corner of Ireland we can record the true facts about our society. We recruit full-time and part-time staff, on both permanent and temporary bases working throughout the country on household surveys such as the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Survey on Income & Living Conditions (SILC). 

Working with the CSO

Working with the CSO is quite different to anywhere else and there is an excellent team spirit and sense of mutual trust and camaraderie here.

As an organisation, the CSO has been careful to nurture a culture of promoting the continuous personal and professional development of every team member. This means that we will help you and your career to grow through in-house coaching/mentoring for new staff, in-house courses to continuously up-skill you and we support and sponsor staff who are pursuing recognised professional qualifications. You can receive paid study leave and exam leave as we actively encourage staff to undertake further education to develop your career in the CSO.

The CSO also has a flexible attendance scheme and we promote a culture of staff engagement, innovation and wellbeing. We don’t just pay lip service to that either: in 2016 the CSO was named Ireland’s Best Large Employer at the inaugural National Workplace Wellbeing awards.

Recruitment Policy

Recruitment in the CSO is carried out in accordance with the Code of Practice: Appointment to Positions in the Civil Service and Public Service published by the Commissioners for Public Service Appointments. You can get a copy of the code here. The CSO is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Opportunities

For further information on any current CSO recruitment campaigns please click here