Hydrometry and Telemetry Officer 2 - Data Systems - 9710

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Yorkshire and the Humber
Leeds
Lateral
Staff Grade 3
Permanent
Full Time
Analytical
£22,792
We’re looking for a suitable candidate to join the Area Hydrometry and Telemetry Team. Your role will be to carry out office based data processing, validation and quality assurance on hydrometric data collected in the field. The high quality hydrometric data produced is essential for the effective management of water resources and flood risk.
The team undertakes core telemetry, hydrometric and hydrological activities within our Yorkshire and Northumberland Durham and Tees areas. You'll join a team based at our Leeds office (Lateral). The team are responsible for the operation of area telemetry systems and the validation and archiving of all flow, level, rainfall and groundwater data collected in the areas. The service delivered underpins much of the Environment Agency’s statutory responsibilities relating to flood forecasting and water resources.
We’re seeking a self-motivated individual and a good team player. You'll have relevant vocational training and/or experience in an environmental field and possess knowledge and proven ability in:

• hydrological processes and hydrometric monitoring methods;
• data and information management;
• quality control of data and data validation techniques.

Other key requirements include a keen eye for detail, good organisational skills, proficiency in excel and database management and an ability to analyse and solve problems. As part of a customer driven team you’ll have excellent communication and customer service skills in order to understand client requirements and deliver to their expectations.
Closing date: 22nd January 2019 at 23:55 hours The grade rate for the role is £22,792 The role is office based, at our Lateral Office in Leeds. The successful candidate will need to hold a full UK driving licence. For further details please contact – Jen Cannon, Hydrometry and Telemetry Team Leader on 07770 792839 or by email: jen.cannon@environment-agency.gov.uk You can also download the candidate pack for more information.
Basic Check
Data and Information Management
• Accurately and safely collects, enters and maintains data in line with Environment Agency procedures and stores data, or material, for subsequent analysis safely.
• Examines and tests out sources and validity of data/information before using; makes clear the status or reliability of material used. Undertakes more data gathering where necessary.
• Is fully aware of all documentation applicable to roles & responsibilities. Knows how to find out if unsure.
Achieves Results
• Maximises work output by setting goals and priorities tracking and measuring outcomes and taking swift remedial action when necessary.
• Willing to put in extra effort to meet urgent deadlines when required; shows dedication and commitment;; “goes the extra mile”
• Is resilient and performs well under pressure; responds positively to setbacks and develops alternative action
Works in Teams
• Identifies opportunities to work and build relationships with other team members in their own team and other teams.
• Actively involves themselves and participates in team activities
• Balances personal and local team needs with those of the larger team; acts in the best interests of all wherever possible.
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.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.