Flood Risk Officer G4 - 18337

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East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bedford , Birmingham , Blandford Forum , Brampton , Bridgwater , Chichester , Colchester , Darlington , Ely , Ipswich , Kettering , Kidderminster , Leeds , Lincoln , Mansfield , Newcastle , Norwich , Nottingham , Penrith , Peterborough , Preston , Reading , Sevenoaks , Wallingford , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling , Worthing , York , Fradley
Staff Grade 4
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£28,785
The Flood Risk Officer role is a crucial to the effective management of flood risk. We are a multi skilled team and you will have key skills to achieve our outcomes for people and the environment. You will report to the Partnerships & Strategic Overview Team Leader.

The delivery of our Capital programme is our key objective, your work will play a key part in its success. This could be in project and programme, representing the business needs during inceptions and development, negotiating funding and other outcomes with our partners, giving advice on planning and permits that we issue, development and delivery of our overview, Strategic plans, and actions. Development of our data and evidence is key and the analysis of GIS, models and data sets are an important part of the team’s activities.

This is an outward-facing role. You will need to possess an excellent customer service skill. You will be able to identify who you need to engage with in a variety of internal, external Risk Management Authorities and customers on flood risk matters.

You will also be expected to participate in an incident response role and support our incident management teams as and when required.
Partnerships & Strategic Overview support the whole lifecycle of our flood and coastal risk management assets. We use a wide range of skills to help us plan for the future. They include the analysis of data to inform future investment plans, engagement with communities and professional partners and developing strategic approaches to future flood risk management. We work in partnership with communities and other organisations to protect people and property from future flood risk.
Being resilient to climate change and limiting the impacts of future flooding to people, infrastructure/environment is our challenge in the coming years. As a Flood Risk Officer in the Partnerships and Strategic Overview Team you'll play a key part in the delivery of our objectives.

You will be a confident communicator, with excellent customer service skills, working with internal/external partners and members of the public. Your enthusiasm/ambition and good organisational skills will help you to achieve defined deadlines and targets. You are happy to work on your own initiative or as part of a wider team.

We require different skills focused on flood risk but also:

• Project development
• Rivers/coast engineering
• Planning and permitting activities
• Influencing and negotiation
• Evidence based modelling
• GIS and data management

Formal qualifications and some experience through to no formal qualification and substantial experience is acceptable. A driving license is desirable.
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve.

We will be holding interviews for these roles during September 2021 and more detailed information will be sent to the successful candidates.

We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome of your application at the earliest opportunity and we appreciate your understanding and patience whilst we assess applications.

For questions relating to this role, please contact ea_resourcing_project@environment-agency.gov.uk.

04/08/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Description: Develops and maintains effective working relationship.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) can help when formulating your answers.

Our stakeholder liaison is an important element in delivering effective project outcomes. When have you identified your stakeholders and how did you do this?
Achieves Results
Description: Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) can help when formulating your answers.

At the Environment Agency we are often having to balance competing priorities. When have you had to prioritise your workload based on competing priorities and how did you decide what was the most important task?
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Description: Identifies and seizes the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods, processes and without, compromising quality or accuracy.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) can help when formulating your answers.

We have an ambitious capital programme and aim to deliver better flood protection to 337,000 properties between now and March 2027 and seek to deliver this in the most sustainable and efficient way. Provide an example when efficiencies were key to you delivering a successful outcome.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Description:Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop
alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) can help when formulating your answers.

We are often required to make decisions with incomplete or conflicting information. What examples do you have where you have had to do the same?
Who did you collaborate with? How did you decide what your options were? How did you arrive at your decision? What was the outcome?
Technical Skills
"This question is for information only and will not be scored.

For the majority our roles you do not need any additional technical skills, but for some of the roles in our area teams we are seeking additional expertise in the technical areas specified below.

If you have one or more of the areas of technical expertise detailed below, then please provide a short statement describing your level of expertise as part of your application, otherwise please mark this section as not applicable.

Project Support
Working with communities and engagement
Coastal Management
GIS
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.