Marine Monitoring Officer 2 - 8195

South West
Manley House
Staff Grade 3
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Science, Surveying
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Marine Monitoring Officer to assist on delivering marine monitoring projects throughout England and Wales, the latter supporting National Resources Wales partnership. You will be responsible for delivering and providing support on a wide variety of marine programmes and projects.

You will carry out operational shifts working mainly on a Coastal Survey Vessel, including weekends and extended periods away from your base. In the office you will manage data upload tasks and support delivery of projects.

The contract for the post is an annualised hour's one which attracts a 15% shift allowance on top of the basic salary.

The post will be based in Manley House, Exeter.

The successful applicant for the role will be required to pass the legal requirement for either a ML5 or ENG1 medical prior to employment. Failure to pass the medical will prevent the applicant from being employed.

The role also requires traveling between locations and as a result the post requires a full UK driving license.
The Estuarine and Coastal Monitoring and Assessment Service is responsible for the delivery of the Environment Agency’s marine monitoring programme. This includes water and ecological monitoring undertaken nationally throughout England and for National Resources Wales as part of an ongoing partnership. It delivers a vital service that underpins much of our marine statutory responsibilities relating to water quality. We also deliver a wide range of marine monitoring projects for internal and DEFRA customers.
It is preferable that you have experience of working effectively in dispersed teams with marine monitoring operations experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate the exemplary Health and Safety awareness needed for working safely in this environment.

You will be qualified to at least degree standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and possess proven ability and/or knowledge of:

• Coastal and estuarine scientific work
• Water Quality and Oceanographic instrumentation
• Operational working practices

Other key requirements for this job include excellent communication skills, ability to manage own workload and be effective under pressure.
Closing Date: 5th June 2018 at 23:55 hours For further details please contact – Katie Arnold (Team Leader) on 07833048103, or Mike Fraser on 07899063013,
Basic Check
Manage your health and safety
Managing your own behaviour in the field reduces risks to the health and safety of yourself and others. Describe a time when you have done this in the past.
Achieves Results
Setting and delivering high work standards for office and field tasks and demonstrating the drive to meet targets is a key aspect of this role. Describe a time when you have prioritised and organised tasks and resources including own time to ensure timely achievement of results.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Please give an example of when you have found and delivered a solution for issues in the field by taking scientifically sound and timely decisions.
Drivers License
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.