Environmental Monitoring Officer 1 - 12562

East of England
Welwyn Garden City
Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
We’re looking for a Freshwater Ecological Environmental Monitoring Officer to lead and help deliver our environmental monitoring and investigations programme. The role will include some field based biological survey work, laboratory analysis of biological samples, data analysis, interpretation and reporting using both standard and bespoke computer applications. The high quality data that we produce is essential in contributing to the delivery of our monitoring programme, required to fulfil our national and European commitments. The role services information requests to supply this data to customers.
The Analysis & Reporting team provides freshwater biological and water quality data to support and feed into all monitoring obligations. It delivers a vital service that underpins much of the Environment Agency’s statutory responsibilities relating to national and European legislation.
We are seeking an experienced Environmental Monitoring Officer with freshwater ecological field and office-based experience. You’ll be qualified to a higher education level in a relevant discipline and possess ability and/or knowledge of:
• biological survey work for freshwater macro-invertebrates and macrophytes;
• identification and analysis of aquatic macro-invertebrate specimens to species level;
• data analysis and interpretation using biological and chemical metrics and indices for use in investigations and reports;
Other key requirements for this job include excellent communication skills, leading people, attention to detail, report writing, proficiency in word, excel and database management and a passion for analysis and problem-solving.
The role will be based in Welwyn Garden City, but travelling to field locations across the relevant area is required and therefore the posts require a full UK driving licence to be held. For further details please contact – Colette Sales, Analysis & Reporting Team Leader on 07919303061, or by email: Colette.sales@environment-agency.gov.uk You can also download the candidate pack for more information.

24/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Applies Analytical Knowledge and Experience
Demonstrates ability to assess and interpret ecological and water quality data sets to feed into technical reports and waterbody investigations and classifications.
Achieves Results
Demonstrates ability to deliver own workload on time and accurately along with teams aims and objectives
Leads People
Demonstrates the ability to lead on programmes of work and how you deliver work through others.
Technical Support
Provide technical support to the team through knowledge of freshwater aquatic ecological and water disciplines, including the use of relevant modelling applications and indices.
Health Safety & Wellbeing
Demonstrate how Health Safety & Wellbeing is taken into account to protect yourself and colleagues in office, laboratory and field based environments.
Full Clean 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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