Flood Risk Officer G3 - 18338

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East Midlands, East of England, South East, South West, West Midlands
Birmingham , Kettering , Kidderminster , Lincoln , Nottingham , Shrewsbury , Tewkesbury , Welwyn Garden City , Fradley
Staff Grade 3
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£23,963
This role is central to the effective management of flood risk. Reporting to the Partnerships & Strategic Overview Team Leader, you will fulfil a multi-purpose role delivering some of the teams’ core data management and analyses work.
The work will involve managing data to improve our flood risk maps, and supporting our project delivery leads who develop and deliver our Capital programme.
This is an outward-facing role. You will need to possess an exemplary customer service ethic and engage with a variety of internal and external customers seeking data and advice and guidance on flood risk matters. You will share knowledge and experience with partner operating authorities such as Internal Drainage Boards and Lead Local Flood Authorities.
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.
You'll bring energy, enthusiasm and willingness to learn, communicate effectively and build relationships with our customers/teams, to protect people and property from flooding.

Through your experience you can demonstrate some of the following:

• Understanding of river processes, hydrology and the impact of flooding
• Ability to develop/maintain good customer relationships
• Delivery of work by planning, tracking, gathering and maintaining data/information
• Work on your own initiative and as part of a team
• Good organisational skills
• Managing multiple priorities and competing demands.

As an entry level grade we welcome all backgrounds, preferably with an interest in engineering, geography or science discipline.

A valid driving licence is desirable for some, but not all, roles available at this grade.

Educational experience is required in an engineering or science background/customer related field. A combination of formal qualifications and some experience through to no formal qualification and substantial experience is acceptable.
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?
Works in Teams
Description: Works co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.

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.

There are many different teams at the Environment Agency. Project teams, for example, are made up of different specialists that are all trying to deliver something better for our communities, and for the environment. When have you been a part of a strong team and what was your role? What made the team strong?
Data and Information Management
Description: Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

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.

Good data and evidence is essential in making the right decisions about how and where we use our funding.
Tell us about a time when the use of good data has helped you, or a team you worked in, make a decision
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
Modelling
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.