Environmental Monitoring Officer

South East
Chichester , Romsey , Worthing , Pevensey
Staff Grade 4
Fixed Term
Environment & Sustainability
As a key member of the Environmental Monitoring team you'll lead on the planning and delivery of the Solent and South Downs area fisheries monitoring programme.

You’ll also be responsible for reporting of good quality data and information to our customers to deliver positive environmental outcomes.

Additionally, you'll play a key role in supporting the team to deliver other aspects of our work including monitoring, analysis, and reporting for statutory legislation in both freshwaters and the marine environment.
The Environmental monitoring teams are responsible for the collection, analysis and interpretation of environmental information across a range of disciplines including chemistry, ecology, fisheries and groundwater.

The evidence we collect and interpret is required to inform and influence decision making to drive environmental improvements.
We’re seeking an enthusiastic, practical person who enjoys working outdoors. You'll be qualified to degree standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and possess experience and proven ability in:
• leading electric fishing surveys, including a good working knowledge of all the relevant Health and Safety requirements associated with this work.
• fish identification skills (freshwater and marine)
• planning, scheduling and reporting fisheries data and monitoring activities
• ecology and water chemistry monitoring techniques
• excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• data management
• taking decisions and solve problems.
These are fixed term posts for 12 months.

Grade rate: £26,603 (pro-rata)

The field element of this role requires frequent travel across the area, for which a badged vehicle is provided. Other skills that would also be beneficial are boat handling, 4x4 off road vehicle use and trailer towing.

For further details please contact Matt Eaves on 02030257182 or by email: matthew.eaves@environment-agency.gov.uk OR
Shirley Medgett on 02084747509 or by email shirley.medgett@environment-agency.gov.uk

You can also download the candidate pack for more information.

Closing date for applications: 17 October 2016

17/10/2016, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
12 months
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
Uses previous experience and careful analysis to identify potential problems, effective solutions and arrive at sound decisions. Seeks out and considers the best available information before making decisions. Probes, checks and confirms veracity of data as appropriate.
Data and Information Management
Accurately and safely collects, enters and maintains data in line with Environment Agency procedures and stores data, or material, for subsequent analysis safely. Examines and tests out sources and validity of data/information before using; makes clear the status or reliability of material used.
Driving licence required
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.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.