Environmental Crime Officer- 10849

East Midlands
Kettering , Lincoln , Louth , Peterborough
Guy Gibson Hall, Kingfisher House, Nene House, Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Operational Delivery
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work as an Environmental Crime Officer as part of our Lincolnshire & Northamptonshire Area Enforcement Team.

You will be able to demonstrate practical experience of working in an intelligence led enforcement field and will have led criminal investigations into illegal activity. Ideally you will have experience in dealing with environmental issues, although this is not essential for the role. You will be experienced in gathering evidence, statement writing, interviewing of suspects / witnesses and preparing case files.

You should be able to proactively establish good working relationships with colleagues and partners (both internal and external). We are looking for someone with a proven ability to complete tasks accurately and with minimum supervision, either working individually or as part of a team.
Overall, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate through experience that he / she has a good understanding of delivering criminal investigations and has an ability to share these skills, helping others in protecting our environment and communities from environmental crime.
The Area Enforcement Team's (AET) prime responsibility is to tackle serious/complex environmental crime and to ensure crime prevention. It also supports the other enforcement functions across the area with technical input into cases such as investigation & interview plans, coaching and mentoring, delivery of training packages and specialist work such as surveillance and partnerships with other law enforcement organisations.
Experience of working in intelligence led enforcement and active involvement in criminal investigations.
The ability to establish excellent working relationships with colleagues, internal and external partners. Sharing skills and knowledge, communicating effectively to ensure timely and high quality case files.
Experienced in evidence gathering, statement writing, interviewing of suspects and witnesses, completion of case files, and familiarity with the court system.

An excellent knowledge of investigative legislation, including the PACE and its Code of Practice and CPIA
An understanding of environmental legislation including the Environmental Permitting Regulations, and Environment Act,

Proven ability to complete tasks accurately and with minimum supervision, working individually or as part of a team.
Closing Date 7th June 2019 at 23:55 hours
Mark Rumble
0203 0253328

07/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.
Describe a time when you have focused on the needs of an external customer. How did you go about this, and what criteria did you put in place to ensure that the customers needs had been met?
Illegal Activity Detection and Enforcement
Uses intelligence to detect suspected illegal activities. Instigates and carries out enforcement action where illegal activities have been detected.
As an Environmental Crime Office you will be responsible for leading investigations into criminal activity. Describe a time when you have lead an investigation from detection through to its rightful conclusion.
Deals with Hostile Situations
Responds appropriately and effectively to hostile individuals when carrying out enforcement work.
As an Environmental Crime Officer, you may find yourself exposed to potentially hostile situations. Descried a time when you have faced a hostile situation. What measures did you take to reduce the risk of a hostile situation from arising, and what actions did you take following the incident.
Full Driving License
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.