According to the Employment form circular new appointments of civil servants are restricted to the following positions:
- Permanent secretaries and similar chief government officials, judges, senior deputy judges, senior prosecutors, members of the police corps, governors of prisons, prison officers, high ranking officers in the military and civil defence forces, and inspectors of the fishery inspection authorities. Also certain positions in the established church.
The appointing authority determines whether the requirements regarding age and health are fulfilled, cf. section 4 of the Civil Servants Act.