Recruitment to Research Officer and Senior Research Officer positions in the National Crime Council was usually by way of open competition conducted by the Public Appointments Service, Chapter House, 26-30 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.(Lo-call: 1890-449999, Tel. +353-1-8587400. Fax:+353-1-8587500. Website www.publicjobs.ie). Posts were advertised in the national newspapers and on the website of the Public Appointments Service. By registering with the Public Appointment Service,regular notifications can be received by e mail of the availability of research and other positions in civil and public service organisations.
In July 2007, an intern placement was offered in the National Crime Council for the first time. The intern was recruited through an internship scheme operated by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (www.justice.ie). An internship was also offered in 2008.