Staff at the Ministry

A total of 245 public servants worked at the Ministry of the Environment at the end of 2016. About 70 per cent of them were women and 30 per cent men. The average age of the staff was 51.2 years in 2016.

The share of staff in permanent positions is 86.9 per cent and 13.1 per cent in fixed-term positions. The majority (about 70 per cent) work in expert positions. A total of 22 per cent of the staff work in supporting functions and 8 per cent in supervisory and managerial positions.

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The most common degrees among the staff of the Ministry of the Environment in 2016 were

  • Master of Science (Technology)
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science (Agriculture and Forestry)
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Social Sciences

Demand for new public servants in the next few years

A change of generation is taking place in the Ministry. At the end of 2016, the share of employees aged over 55 years was 40 per cent and the share of those aged over 65 years 3.3 per cent, so the high turnover caused by the large number of retirements is set to continue over the next few years. Although not all positions becoming vacant are filled, several positions will be available for application in the near future.

In 2016, 24 people were recruited for fixed-term public-service relationships. A total of 21 people were recruited for permanent positions.

Published 2013-03-06 at 16:24, updated 2017-07-24 at 9:44