We're hiring Senior Met. Officers - Management and Technical Support

Met Éireann is recruiting Senior Meteorological Officers to fill a number of existing vacancies. Candidates are sought to work within the organisation in operational areas. These roles involve provision of management and technical support throughout Met Éireann’s offices and successful candidates may be appointed to work as part of a team covering 24/7 shifts – for example in the General Forecast Office, Flood Forecast Office, in the ICT Operations Office or in the Aviation Offices at some of Ireland’s airports. Staff assigned to shift roles will be in receipt of an additional shift allowance.

Employing Department/Authority

Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (Met Éireann).


The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (Met Éireann) is recruiting for these positions under its Recruitment Licence issued by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA) and in accordance with the CPSA’s Code of Practice.

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SMOs recruited will be assigned to positions at a range of locations, including Met Éireann Headquarters in Glasnevin, Dublin 9 and State airports across the country (Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport, Cork Airport, Ireland West Airport, Casement Aerodrome).

They may be required to attend occasional meetings or training courses (in Ireland or abroad), or work for limited periods with external organisations or with other meteorological services. SMOs working in operational areas are regularly required to work shift duties (including night duties), covering weekends and Public Holidays. Shift work attracts a shift allowance of up to 27%, which is paid in addition to the officer’s salary, on a fortnightly basis.

The application form and associated booklets are available on our Vacancies page.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12th January 2024 at 5pm.

Met Éireann is also currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Researcher – Research and Infrastructure Support for the Newly Established Irish Soil Moisture Observation Network (ISMON). (Fixed term Contract). Details