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Vacancies (3) for position of Armourer in An Garda Síochána

Closing Date is Thursday, the 6th July 2017

The Commissioner of An Garda Síochána invites applications for the post of Armourer in An Garda Síochána based in Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.

Applications for this specialist post are welcomed from candidates who are qualified as a Fitter Turner holding an Advanced Certificate Craft – Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting at level 6 (NFQ) or an equivalent recognised qualification.

Candidates must also be a qualified Armourer with a minimum of 5 years experience and hold certification in a range of handguns, rifles and other automatic and semi-automatic weapons. Candidates must also hold a full Class B Irish driving licence or equivalent with no endorsements.

Salary (which incorporates rent allowance):  €48,512.30

Members of An Garda Síochána are required to serve until the minimum age of 55 years.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Inspection of all official weapons on issue to stations and members
• Repair and maintenance of all official weapons within the force
• Involvement with the research and development of new police weapon systems and ancillary equipment
• Test-firing of new and repaired weapons
• Maintaining complete and accurate records regarding repairs and parts associated with firearms repairs
• Acceptance testing of ammunition at point of manufacture
• Liaising with specialist units, external Government Departments and other agencies and suppliers
• Being prepared to undergo all of the approved courses relevant to the section

The selection process may include short-listing/preliminary interview prior to applicants being called forward for main interview.

Closing Date:  6th July 2017

Full details including Role profile, Application Form and Notes for Candidates are available on the right.