Careers at the EPA

EPA staff 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.

See a list of current job vacancies

Benefits of working at the EPA

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

  • Public sector pay rates and pension benefits
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Ongoing earning and development
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
  • Career progression
  • Wellbeing initiatives

Recruitment policy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an equal opportunities employer.

Recruitment 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