Hydrometry & Telemetry Officer 2 - 9721

1
South West
Blandford Forum
Rivers House Blandford
Staff Grade 3
Fixed Term
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Science
£22,792 pro rata
We’re looking for a Hydrometry and Telemetry Officer (level 2) to join a team who install and operate field equipment that measures river level, river flow, groundwater and rainfall.
You'll also analyse, validate and quality assure the data collected from this equipment.
The Hydrometry and Telemetry team provides support to core telemetry, hydrometric and hydrological activities undertaken in the Wessex area. It delivers a vital service that underpins much of the Environment Agency’s statutory responsibilities relating to flood forecasting and water resources.
We’re seeking an enthusiastic, practical person who enjoys working outdoors, in all weather, and has the capability to install, test, calibrate and repair complex instrumentation.

You'll also need to have an aptitude for numbers, demonstrate a logical and analytical mind, and be prepared to pay special attention to detail when it comes to analysing trends in large data sets.

Other key requirements for this job include excellent communication skills, proficiency in word, excel and database management along with a passion for analysis and problem solving.
Closing Date: 27th January 2019 at 23:55 hours The role will be based at Blandford in Dorset, but there will be frequent and often unscheduled travel across the Wessex area to access remote field sites. As a result the post requires a full UK driving licence. For further details please contact – Geoff Hardwicke, Hydrometry and Telemetry Team Leader on 07768-695526 or by email: geoff.hardwicke@environment-agency.gov.uk You can also download the candidate pack for more information.
Basic Check
12 months
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.
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.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.
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.

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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.