Data and Information Technical Specialist, Data and Systems (GIS) role 1 - 9632

South West, National
Horizon House
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Information Technology
We’re looking for an individual with strong technical and platform management skills, to join our Data and Systems department. You will help us meet an ever increasing demand on our data and the associated services. Our aim is to manage our data and platforms in a consistent way ensuring all staff can easily use high quality data and information that will support insight-driven decision making, our environmental outcomes and our reputation.

Working as part of a dynamic professional team you will help us to provide technical support and assurance for our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, platforms, tools and data.

Day to day you will help us to optimise performance, troubleshoot issues, develop and maintain our processes and documentation. You will help drive continuous improvement, share knowledge by coaching others and provide business support with a focus on our technical infrastructure. You will work with our suppliers, IT leads at Defra, and business leads as well as the wider Data and Systems teams. This will help us to maximise the reuse of our existing services, strengthen and advance our use of spatial data and tools as well as ensuring we meet our service targets, while helping deliver our environmental outcomes.
This post is in the National GIS team, within Data & Systems as part of the Flood and Coastal Risk Management Directorate. This team provides leadership and cross-cutting support to all Environment Agency users of spatial data and information. It is a centre of excellence for spatial data management and the application of GIS technologies. They run GIS services to support the business outcomes and help set the corporate direction for Geographic Information.
You will have a technical background in platform management and configuration, good data and information management experience and can demonstrate a strong background with GIS. As well as the standard Microsoft packages your will be able to demonstrate you have skills in the ESRI suite of products including: AGOL, Enterprise, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop. A working knowledge of spatial ETL tools such as FME, software such as Python and server architecture would be an advantage. You will be able to work effectively as a part of a bigger team and have good communication skills to help your engagement with both technical and non-technical audiences.

We are seeking someone who can demonstrate these capabilities:

- Achieving results
- Focusing on customers and partners
- Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
- Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
- Data Management and a Knowledge of relevant software and technologies
- Communicates effectively.
Closing Date: 13th January 2019 at 23:55

The Data and Systems department is based in Horizon House in Bristol, so some travel to other Environment Agency Office across England will be required to help build your networks, engage with other teams and support project delivery.

For further details please contact Susie MacLeay 07770596762 or Pete Law mobile number

We are fully committed to having an 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.

Diversity: it’s in our nature.

13/01/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
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.
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Identifies and seizes the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods and processes without compromising quality or accuracy.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses
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.
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 for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.