Careers at the EPA

Working at the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an equal opportunities employer. Our employees come from varied professional backgrounds including Engineers, Accountants, Lawyers, Administrators, Economists, Hydrologists, Scientists, Geologists, physicists, Chemists and Microbiologists. Through our continuous learning and development programme, we provide employees with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to carry out their roles to serve the public interest.


Recruitment Policy

Recruitment in the EPA 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. All our recruitment is competency-based, and our vacancies are advertised on the EPA website Current Vacancies and on the Public Jobs website. 

Work permits are required for non-EEA nationals.  Find out more about working visa/work authorisations for employment in Ireland from or the Department of Foreign Affairs at 


Benefits of working at the EPA

Below are just some of the benefits that the EPA has to offer:

  • Our Mission, culture and values
  • Public sector pay rates, pension benefits and annual leave entitlements
  • Learning and Development
  • Career progression
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
  • Dynamic team based interactive working environment
  • Wellbeing initiatives


Current Opportunities

For more information on our current vacancies, please click here.


Gender Pay Gap Report


Gender Pay Gap Report













This is the EPA’s first Gender Pay Gap report, which is published under the requirements of the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021.

The pay gap of the average hourly rate of pay is based on a snapshot date of 30 June 2022.

We have a wide range of policies and practices in place to create a diverse and inclusive working environment.  For example:

  • the establishment of an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion group;
  • flexible working arrangements (short working time arrangements, flexible hours, flexible parental leave, blended working, etc.);
  • an extensive learning and development programme;
  • a Management & Leadership Network (MLN) to strengthen leadership capability; and
  • an established workplace wellbeing programme.

Find out more by reading the Gender Pay Gap Report 2022