Dáil Éireann - Volume 640 - 01 November, 2007

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Science the structure, management system and number of personnel in her Department’s Tullamore building unit; the number in each grade working on the administrative and professional or technical areas; the number and title of positions which are currently vacant; when they will be filled; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26849/07]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin: The Planning and Building Unit of my Department, which is located in Tullamore, has a total staffing level of 128 posts. The unit deals with first, second and third level infrastructure, as well as Public Private Partnership. Details of the staff allocation at each grade are set out below. There are 5.5 vacancies in the unit and arrangements are being made to fill these. 8 — Principal Officer/ Technical Manager (1 vacancy); 11 — Assistant Principal Officer (1 vacancy); 6 — Senior Architect; 3 — M&E Engineer Gr1; 5 — Architect (1 vacancy); 4 — Snr Quantity Surveyor; 10 — Architectural Assistant (1 vacancy); 17.5 — Higher Executive Officer (1.5 vacancies); 40.5 — Executive Officer; 2 — Staff Officer; 21 — Clerical Officer.