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Environmental Monitoring Officer 1 (Analysis & reporting) - 8401

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London, South East
West Malling
Orchard House
Staff Grade 4
Fixed Term
Full Time
Operational Delivery
£27,138 pro-rata
We’re looking for a freshwater Environmental Monitoring Officer to help deliver our environmental monitoring and investigations programme in Kent, South London & East Sussex area. The role will include some field based biological survey work, laboratory analysis of biological samples, as well as multifunctional 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 also services information requests to supply this data to both internal and external customers
Our Analysis & Reporting team provides freshwater biological, fisheries and water quality data to support and inform both area and national monitoring obligations. Our multifunctional data analysis & reporting provides high quality evidence to inform decision making & environmental outcomes. We deliver 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, office & laboratory-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, attention to detail, report writing, proficiency in word, excel and database management and a passion for analysis and problem-solving
Closing Date: 1st July 2018 at 23:55 hours

The role will be based in Orchard House, Addington, although travelling to field locations across the relevant area is required and therefore the successful candidate will require a full UK driving licence.

Interviews to be held week commencing 23rd July 2018.

For further details please contact – Claire Gladdy, Analysis & Reporting Team Leader on 0208 4746670, or by email: claire.gladdy@environment-agency.gov.uk You can also download the candidate pack for more information.

We're 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.
Basic Check
end date 31/03/2019
Data and Information Management
Please provide an example of a time you have delivered the below competency:
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes .
Achieves Results
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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
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Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions
Full UK 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.