NCEA Field Monitoring Officer (G3) Darlington and York - 27866

North East, Yorkshire and the Humber
Darlington , York
Teesdale House, Coverdale House
Staff Grade 3
Full Time
Operational Delivery
We’re looking for a Field Monitoring Officer to help us deliver and collect quality environmental monitoring. You'll take a range of samples including river water quality, effluents, bathing water, invertebrates, diatoms and groundwater boreholes.
You will work towards qualifying as an Officer in Charge for electric fishing surveys and will be involved in boat work, so experience of fieldwork and biosecurity good practice is essential. You will be using a scheduling tool and utilising this technology to enhance delivery. You will maintain, interpret, and input into monitoring systems. You'll lead on the ordering of sampling equipment and maintaining the bottle & fishery stores. You will be an effective communicator, liaising with site contacts, members of the public and internal customers. You will train and mentor other team members to ensure consistent delivery to a high standard.
The field work can be physically demanding, and you will be required to sample in all weathers. You’ll be working alone for long periods of time, so you’ll need to prioritise your Health, Safety and wellbeing, be self-motivated and organised.

There will also be opportunity to support the Environment Agency’s Incident response.
We collect field-based samples and environmental data for both local, national, and statutory requirements. The data collected provides key information to serve diverse community and environmental needs.
The North Yorks and Teesside Team is based at Darlington and York. You will be also expected to cross boundaries to support other teams. This is a field-based role and requires long, extensive driving in urban and rural locations.
A full UK driving licence is essential for this role.
Experience/Skills required:
• Field sample collection experience
• Training and mentoring staff
• Able to work independently as part of a dispersed team
• Good organisational skills
• Working in water confidently and safely
• Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers
• Required to use standard IT packages to deliver work as well as more specialised systems
• Experience of health, safety and wellbeing procedures including carrying out risk assessments
• Electric fishing experience
• Freshwater fish identification
• Experience of biosecurity procedures
This role is 37 hours/week Monday to Friday. We welcome flexible working patterns so clearly include any information on your application. This post benefits from flexitime.
You will be provided with a badged vehicle. The base location for this role is Darlington or York where you will drop off samples most days. The majority of the time you will be outside collecting data from locations across North Yorks and Teesside.
For enquiries about the role: Duncan Perrin on 07500951610 or by email – We welcome applications from individuals of any age, gender, or ethnic background. What matters most to us is that you want to make a real, practical contribution to protecting the environment.

12/10/2023, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Data and Information Management
Please describe any recent experiences where you have demonstrated your ability to collect, record, update and manage field material or data, and the equipment and systems used.
Uses Initiative
Please describe a situation when you have used your initiative to solve a problem or to improve a process/situation quickly and effectively.
Works in Teams
Please tell us about a successful team you have been part of. Describe what made the team successful and what was your personal contribution to the success of the team?
Health Safety & Wellbeing
Explain a situation where you have exhibited good health and safety practices and tell us how you keep health and safety as a top priority in all your work activities.
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.

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