Environmental Monitoring Officer (Analysis and Reporting) - 12591

East of England
Brampton Office
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Science, Knowledge & Information Management, Analytical
This role is primarily involved with water chemistry data generation and analysis. This is likely to include:
1. Extracting water quality data from EA databases, in response to data requests and for EA requirements
2. Carrying out investigations of this data where problems are identified.
3. Being Area lead for automatic water quality instrumentation, liaising with national and Area colleagues.
4. Carrying out site visits and adding details of new monitoring sites to relevant systems.
5. Part of an Area team acting as a database administrator for sample archive.

You will work in a multidisciplinary team with ecologists and fish specialists as well as a across teams with water quality planners, enforcement and data collection teams.

Some field work is required.

We as an Agency take part in incident response. Participation in supporting is very much encouraged, covering both environment management and flooding incidents. If successful your line manager will discuss arrangements with you depending on your role and circumstances.

The information in the candidate pack and generic job profile available below, should be read along with the advert in order to understand the key accountabilities and skills needed to succeed in this role.
The Analysis and Reporting team based in Brampton is a multidisciplinary team covering water chemistry, ecology and fisheries in freshwater and saline aquatic environments. Our main aim is to collect and assess information on the state of the environment in order to feed into the work of other teams and departments. We work closely with our Analysis and Reporting colleagues in the East of the catchment.
You must have training or experience in scientific methodology and data analysis, preferably to degree level.
Experience of using Excel and Word is essential and experience of working with water quality data is highly desirable.
Ideally you will have some familiarity with EA databases such as MIDAS, WIMS and SlimWIMS and some experience of using Access.
You should be well organised, have good attention to detail and prioritise good customer service.
You need to be able to work effectively on your own and as part of a team and be able to produce clear written work.

A full UK driving licence is essential.

Membership of or working towards CIWEM preferred but not essential

You will be willing to undertake specialist/or further training when necessary.

Everyone starting a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support needed to succeed.
We offer an extensive range of employee benefits and there are fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.

Please note we do not accept CVs. It is your answers given to the competency questions below that will be used for interview selection.

If you're successful in your application and invited to interview, as well as further competency questions you will be asked technical questions. This is for us to gain an understanding of your suitability for the role.

If you have any questions please contact the hiring manager: mark.ginns@environment-agency.gov.uk or on 020302 553644

Please note late applications cannot be accepted under any circumstances.

Interviews provisionally booked for the 8th October 2019 in Brampton.

25/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, manages, develops and shares data or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

Give an example of a time when you have analysed a variety of data to draw conclusions for environmental work. What was the outcome and what did you achieve?
Please draw out your skills and experience in your response.
Communicates Effectively
In this role you will need to be able to communicate to a wide range of people with varying levels of technical knowledge.

Please describe when you have used your communication skills effectively to convey information and ideas clearly to others.
Please draw out your skills and experience in your response.
Achieves Results
The role has many varied work streams. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate their ability to set and deliver high work standards. They will be able to prioritise and organise tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

Give an example of how and when you have managed many complex work streams. How did you ensure the work was done to a high standard? How did you prioritise?
Please draw out your skills and experience in your response.
Driving Licence
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.