Technical Officer – Major Air Quality Incidents Team - 12226

South West
Horizon House
Staff Grade 4
Fixed Term
Part Time
Administration / Corporate Support, Operational Delivery
£27,572 Pro-rata
Part–time 2 year contract (2 days a week, days to be agreed with successful candidate)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Incident Management and Resilience Department supporting our Major Air Quality Incidents service.

Role involves day to day liaison with our air quality monitoring service contractor and arranging the maintenance of our air quality monitoring equipment and mobile laboratories with our Ambient Air Monitoring Team and external suppliers.

You’ll support the training and rostering of our community of National Air Quality Technical Advisers (NAQTAs), Air Quality Cell Chairs (AQCCs) and Air Quality Cell Support Officers (AQCSOs). These duty officers are the ones who are called into action to deliver the major air quality incident service when required in liaison with key response partners Pubic Health England (PHE), the Meteorological Office (MO) and others.

You’ll help ensure that duty officer procedures, Easinet pages, Incident Management Toolbox and Resilience Direct folders that underpin the major air quality incident service are kept up to date and available to our duty officers. All Environment Agency employees are encouraged to be trained to perform a role in its incident response arrangements and a suitable role for the successful candidate will be explored.
This is a national role in the small Major Air Quality Incidents Team within the Incident Management and Resilience Department. We put in place arrangements necessary to enable the Environment Agency to respond to major air quality incidents in partnership with other response agencies. The Incident Management and Resilience Department puts in place national arrangements for the full range of incidents that the Environment Agency needs to respond to including floods, water pollution and drought.
You must have:

• Good relationship building and communication skills
• Good level of competence as a user of data and information systems
• A good knowledge of the Environment Agency’s incident management service
• Experience of performing an incident role is desirable but not essential
• Knowledge of air quality issues is desirable but not essential
The post is based in the in Horizon House, Bristol.

The post holder will be expected to be trained to perform an incident role.

For further details please contact Phil Chappell on 07899 061993 or email

You can also download the candidate pack for more information.

27/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
24 months
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets.
Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Identifies and seizes the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods, processes and without, compromising quality or accuracy.
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.

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